The city of Mysore has always been an important part of India’s history and heritage. Also called the City of Palaces, it is steeped in stories of power, prestige, and grandeur, which still reflects in its edifices and culture. Home to ancient royal families and historical legends, the city invites all kinds of visitors to discover its legacy and make their travel experience a class apart. Book a Bangalore car rental for the best experience on your effortless journey to Mysore from Bangalore by road and other means of travel.
Table of Contents
- Why travel from Bangalore to Mysore?
- Traveling from Bangalore to Mysore by Car
- Best time to take a road trip from Bangalore to Mysore by car
- Popular routes to travel from Bangalore to Mysore by road
- Other means of traveling
- Explore Mysore Like a Local: A Handy Guide
- Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Mysore
- Hotels and Resorts – Accommodation in Mysore
- Nearby road trips from Mysore
Why travel from Bangalore to Mysore?
The city of Mysore has always remained a significant chapter in India’s history. Due to its rich heritage and culture, the city has wholeheartedly welcomed its visitors to witness and discover all that Mysore has to offer. When you take a road trip from Bangalore to Mysore, you can enhance your experience by enjoying everything that lies on the way. With Savaari’s Bangalore taxi service, you can transform your drive into an enjoyable and exciting journey, while also customizing it according to your preferences, travel time, and budget.
Travelling from Bangalore to Mysore by car
A road trip from Bangalore to Mysore by car is one of the best ways to experience the roads that connect the busy metro to the ancient city. When you book Bangalore to Mysore trip packages with us, you can enjoy a ride through the smaller towns and rural areas of Karnataka, before you enter the City of Palaces. With our completely customizable Bangalore to Mysore trip packages, you can stop at any of these places and do a quick sightseeing. Let us help you discover the best routes to travel from Bangalore to Mysore by car.
Let us help you discover some of the best routes so your trip from Bangalore to Mysore by road is nothing short of amazing!
Important Highway information – Bangalore Mysore Expressway
|Highway Name||Bangalore Mysore highway|
|Alternate Name||Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway|
|Total Distance||142 Km|
|Starting Point||Mysore road, Bangalore|
Quick Facts about Bangalore to Mysore
|Road Distance from Bangalore to Mysore||142 kms|
|Aerial Distance from Bangalore to Mysore||128 kms|
|Travel Time for Bangalore to Mysore by Road||3 hours|
|Travel Time for Bangalore to Mysore by Train||2 hours and 50 minutes|
|Best Routes||Bangalore to Mysore Via Mysore Road and NH275|
|Bangalore to Mysore Via NH948|
|Best time to visit||December – February and September – November|
Best time to take a road trip from Bangalore to Mysore by car
Mysore experiences a tropical wet and dry climate, which makes it warm and humid for most parts of the year. The winters are dry and cooler. The monsoon period is also pleasant with ample showers. So, the best time to visit is either in the winter, between December and February, when the weather is comfortable enough to explore, or right after the monsoon between September to November, when the temperature is much lesser than the previous months. When travelling in a group, comfort and space are crucial, and you can easily meet those needs by booking an Innova Taxi in Bangalore, which can accommodate up to 7 passengers and offers amenities such as air conditioning and lots of luggage space.
Popular Routes from Bangalore to Mysore
Route 1: Bangalore to Mysore via NH275 expressway
Bangalore to Mysore Distance
This is the shortest and the best travel route between Bangalore and Mysore. With the new expressway from Bangalore to Mysore, traffic congestion is reduced. The distance between Bangalore to Mysore on this route is somewhere around 142 KM and it can be covered in less than 3 hours. Always check live maps and instant traffic updates for the latest information on Bangalore to Mysore road conditions.
Here’s a basic Bangalore to Mysore road map for this route:
Popular places along the way:
To make your Bangalore to Mysore road trip experience exciting, we would suggest you take a short detour from the new expressway & visit the below-listed places.
- Ramdevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary, Ramanagara – Tucked within the mountainous areas off the highway, there is a natural reserve that houses a huge population of vultures and is certainly one of its kind in the country.
- Kanva Reservoir, Ramanagara – Take a detour towards Kunigal Main Road to reach this expansive lake which is also surrounded only by hills and grassy meadows.
- Janapada Loka open-air museum, Ramanagara – Stop by this unique kind of conservatory for local arts and crafts, depicting regional culture and traditions. With ample greenery of the neighboring Doddamannagudde Forest and wildlife, this is a rather perfect blend of nature and history.
- Channapatna – As you cross the town, you will find local artisans selling handcrafted wooden toys, exclusive to this locale.
- Daria Daulat Bagh, Srirangapatna – Stop by the summer palace of Tipu Sultan who was once the once ruling emperor of the Kingdom of Mysore. At a walking distance, you can also visit the burial of the legendary king, at Tipu Sultan Gumbaz.
- Kokkare, Bellur – If you are traveling after the rainy season or during late winters, do stop by to spot pelicans, right before Maddur.
- Ranganathitthu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna – About 16 KM before you reach Mysore, you will pass through the forests of Ranganathittu, home to one of the largest bird sanctuaries of the state.
Places to eat on this route:
- Kamat Lokaruchi: A popular highway restaurant for travelers serving only vegetarian meals from breakfast through dinner.
- Maddur Tiffany’s, Mandya: Stop here for their house speciality- Maddur Vada.
- Thotada Mane, Srirangapatna – A local restaurant serving traditional meals and is quite popular among travelers.
Route 2: Bangalore to Mysore via NH948
This is a slightly longer route to cover and is approximately 160 km. While there is no severe congestion, you could expect a little traffic during weekends or holidays, or during any roadwork. Therefore, no matter which route you take always check for traffic updates and follow live maps.
Here’s a basic Bangalore to Mysore road map for this route:
|Bangalore – Kanakapura – Malavalli – Bannur – Chikkalli – Mysore|
Popular places along the way:
- Mekedatu Dam & Reservoir, Kanakapura – What seems like a freshwater reservoir, you can certainly stop here for a refreshing break.
- Chunchi Falls, Kanakapura – The gorgeous waterfall sits remotely from the Kanakapura town. Hence, it’s rocky setting along with the surrounding greenery are reasons perfect enough to stop for a quick picnic on a road trip.
- Shivanasamudra Waterfall, Malavalli – Take a detour from the highway at Malavalli to reach this scenic waterfalls, which assumes enhanced beauty during the rainy season.
- Talakadu, Malavalli – A few kilometers from the Shivanasamudra Waterfall, this ancient site houses more than 30 buried temples around the Cauvery River.
Places to eat on this route:
- NH 209 Family Garden Restaurant, Bolare – Another popular highway restaurant with garden seating, ideal for families.
- Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant, Kallahalli – This humble eatery on the highway serves almost all vegetarian and North Indian dishes.
Bangalore to Mysore Best Route
Both the above routes are good for traveling from Bangalore to Mysore. However, the route via Bangalore to Mysore NH275 expressway is shorter. If you want to save time and still have a scenic drive, then taking short detours between the routes via Mysore Road and NH275 is your best option.
Other means of traveling from Bangalore to Mysore
You can also travel from Bangalore to Mysore by train or flight.
You can also cover the Bangalore to Mysore distance by train, which is available daily. There are around 29 weekly trains and 17 daily trains that ply between Bangalore and Mysore. So you can visit the Indian Railways website for your Bangalore to Mysore train bookings, or choose your options from the multiple online portals.
The fastest train is MGR CHENNAI CENTRAL-MYSURU SHATABDI EXPRESS (12007). The total time taken from Bangalore to Mysore can vary from 2 to 5 hours, depending upon the train you choose. Therefore, for the updated Bangalore to Mysore train timings, check with IRCTC for their latest timetables.
|Train Name||Departure||Arrival||Duration||Check Availability|
|20607 – MYS VANDEBHARAT||10:20 AM||12:20 PM||2hr||Click Here|
|12007 – MYS SHATABDI||10:50 AM||2:00 AM||2hr 10 min||Click Here|
|12785 – KCG MYS SF EXP||06:45 AM||09:30 AM||2hr 45 min||Click Here|
There are many flights available from Bangalore to Mysore. Bangalore is served by Kempegowda International Airport( BLR). Mysore is served by the Mysore Mandakalli Airport (MYQ).
You can make your Bangalore to Mysore flight booking from any of the airline websites or also through the various travel portals available online, for the best deals. Bangalore to Mysore flights can cost you INR 1000 to 4000, which will also depend on the booking window, available deals, and the travel season. You can book a Bangalore airport to Mysore taxi to have a hassle-free road trip.
Explore Mysore Like a Local: A Handy Guide
Mysore is not only steeped in history and heritage, but it also has some of the most majestic monuments, palaces, and iconic structures, which makes the City of Palaces one of the crown jewels of Karnataka.
Home to the legendary royal families, emperors, and sultans; Mysore is certainly a treasure trove of art, culture, and grandeur in the truest sense of the term. For a holistic Mysore tour, let us direct you to the must-visit places and plan your itinerary. Furthermore, with our tips and suggestions, you can make the most of your Mysore trip.
Attractions in Mysore for Sightseeing
A trip to Mysore is essentially about exploring its three majestic palaces like the Mysore Palace, Lalitha Palace, and finally the Jaganmohan Palace, which are now art galleries as well.
For an experience unlike any other, we recommend you visit the beautiful Mysore Palace in the evening or on Sundays when it’s fully lit up with 100,000 light bulbs.
Also, visit the Rail Museum for a deep dive into the history of Indian Railways and browse through some interesting memorabilia. The Sand Sculpture Museum is also an interesting place that attracts all art enthusiasts.
Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Mysore
Mysore’s food trail is probably as old and popular as the city itself. While idli and dosa are a staple, the local specialities like ragi mudde, crispy bondas, chiroti, flat idlis, multiple curries, and the historic Mysore Pak should also be on your must-try items here.
Drop by these famous eateries to sample some of the most noteworthy dishes of Mysore-
- Oyster Bay, Kannada Parishath Road
- Mahesh Prasad, Ashok Circle
- Gufha Restaurant, Bangalore- Nilgiri Road
- Poojari’s Fish Land, Mysore- Bangalore Road
- Hotel Hanumanthu Original 1930, Akbar Road
- The Old House, JBL Road
Our food blogger Ashwin who is also a loyal customer suggests you to try the Mylari dosa at Agrahara Mylari. This is what he has to say “Imagine a dosa. Now imagine a pile of soft dosas. Now imagine the softest dosas to ever exist served with a big dollop of white butter on top. We’re talking about the Mylari Dosa, Mysore’s favourite dish found in a humble restaurant. The timings at Hotel Mylari border on unusual too, with it being shut during prime lunch hours at 1.30pm and reopening again at 3pm. But those who value their idlis being soft and dosas buttery will switch their other meals around to accommodate this one.Ashwin, Bangalore Food Blogger
|Lalitha Mahal Palace||Lalitha Mahal Palace Road, Lalithmahal Nagar, Siddhartha Layout, Mysuru, Karnataka 570028 PH: 0821 247 0444|
|Hotel Ruchi The Prince||#986/624, Mysore-Hunsur Main Road, Hinkal, Mysuru, Karnataka 570017 PH: 0821 241 3072|
|Country Inn & Suites||345/A Hebbal Area Near Infosys Campus, Karnataka 570016 PH: 0821 664 2000|
|Silent Shores Resort & Spa||BEML Road, Plot No. 85-87, Hootagalli, Mysuru, Karnataka 570018 PH: 0821 240 2930|
|Hotel Royal Orchid Metropole||451/5, Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai Rd, Devaraja Mohalla, Chamarajapuram Mohalla, Lakshmipuram, Mysuru, Karnataka 575005 PH: 0821 425 5566|
Nearby road trips from Mysore
|Mysore to Coorg||118 Km||3 hours|
|Mysore to Ooty||125 Km||3.5 hours|
|Mysore to Chikamagalur||172 Km||3.5 hours|
|Mysore to Kodaikanal||346 Km||8 hours|
|Mysore to Coonoor||144 Km||4 hours|
|Mysore to Hampi||400 Km||7.5 hours|
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