Mysore is famous for Yoga and it’s wonderful palaces, for it’s very sacred and ancient sites and for it’s magnificent market. Ayurveda is an extremely strong tradition in Mysore and it has a long royal heritage of Ayurvedic healing. The climate is something to write home about as it has mild summers and moderate winters, the average temperature is 28°C in the day and nights hover around 18°C.
|Climate data for Mysore|
|Average high °C (°F)||28.6|
|Average low °C (°F)||16.2|
|Rainfall mm (inches)||4.8|
A Brief History
Mysore was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar Kingdom who ruled for 400 years. Famous for its Dasara carnival during October. It is a college town and a heritage city. Popularly called the airconditioned city of India, it enjoys the most moderate salubrious climate in the whole country with an annual precipitation of 30 inches, it is lovingly surrounded by two famous rivers, the Cauvery in the North and the Kabini in the South.
To the south of the city is a forest reserve of over a thousand acres and a mountain called Chamundi Hill. Atop the mountain is the famous Chamundeswari temple visited by millions of people each year. There are many sights seeing attractions within 2 hours of drive of the city. The city has three palaces. The main palace is illuminated each Sunday between 7-8 PM.
Mysore is famous for handicrafts, sandalwood and silk. It is worth visiting the silk factory and sandalwood oil factory as Mysore is a World-famous producer of Incense and sandalwood soap. Mysore is also famous for its practice of Ayurveda and Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga was developed in the city of Mysore. The New York Times has listed Mysore as the fourth topmost tourist destination among 31 most popular destinations worldwide.
Thousands of students from various countries study in Mysore. Mysore University is one of the top 10 universities in the country. There are two Universities, two medical, two ayurvedic and four Engineering colleges. World-famous Yoga Gurus, Pattabhi Jois and Krishnamachar and Lyengar all taught in Mysore. Maharaja’s Sanskrit College in Mysore is one of the oldest schools in the country. Mysore is in the state of Karnataka, which apart from being considered as one of the most beautiful states in the Union is the only state in the country, which legally bans the slaughter of cows.
Location – Getting to IVAC
IVAC is located in Mysore, a convenient 4½ hours drive from Bangalore International Airport. Mysore is well connected by rail and road. The Centre overlooks the magnificent Lalitha Mahal Palace and offers a panoramic view of the city and Chamundi Hill.
Mysore is the ideal springboard for you to plan health and leisure activities.
|Flights from Mysore – Direct/Via flights ( Same Aircraft )|
|SG 3006||Mysore||Bengaluru||02:25 PM||03:10 PM||Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun||–||30 Mar’14|
|SG 3006||Mysore||Chennai||02:25 PM||04:50 PM||Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun||Bengaluru||30 Mar’14|
|Flights from Mysore – Connecting flights ( Change of Aircraft )|
|SG 3006 / SG 507||Mysore||Delhi||02:25 PM||09:35 PM||Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun||CHENNAI||30 Mar’14|
|SG 3006 / SG 1087||Mysore||Hubli||02:25 PM||07:15 PM||Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun||CHENNAI||30 Mar’14|
|SG 3006 / SG 246||Mysore||Kochi||02:25 PM||06:05 PM||Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun||CHENNAI||30 Mar’14|
|SG 3006 / SG 524||Mysore||Kolkata||02:25 PM||08:25 PM||Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun||CHENNAI||30 Mar’14|
|SG 3006 / SG 153||Mysore||Mumbai||02:25 PM||10:00 PM||Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun||CHENNAI||30 Mar’14|
|Bengaluru (Bangalore) to Mysore – Direct/Via flights ( Same Aircraft )|
|SG 3005||Bengaluru||Mysore||01:10 PM||01:55 PM||Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun||–||30 Mar’14|
|Mumbai – Mysore- Connecting flights ( Change of Aircraft )|
|SG 152 / SG 3005||Mumbai||Mysore||07:35 AM||01:55 PM||Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun||CHENNAI||30 Mar’14|
Mysore, located 770m (2527 ft) above sea level and 140 kms (4½ hrs drive) from Bangalore. Once the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty and the throne of Tipu sultan, Mysore, the City of Palaces, even today it retains a quaint charm that never fails to mesmerize tourists. The city has an old-world allure, enhanced by its broad shady avenues, well laid out gardens, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, sacred temples and grand structures. Mysore traces its history into the mythological books where there is a reference to Mahisasura, the buffalo-headed demon king who is believed to have lived here. Goddess Chamundeshwari killed this demon and hence Dussara the festival of victory of good over evil, is celebrated with unprecedented grandeur.
Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
St. Philomena’s Church
It is one of the oldest churches in Mysore. It is built in the Gothic style and is counted among the largest in India. Stained glass windows and lofty towers give this cathedral an imposing look.
The world-renowned Brindavan Gardens are on the terrace of the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam, built across the river Cauvery. It is a meticulously planned garden and the musical fountain presents a spectacular harmony of water, colors and music.
Other Places of Interest
- Srirangapatna – the island fortress of Tipu Sultan (14 kms)
- Bandipur National Park (80 kms)
- Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (18 kms)
- Somanathapur (35 kms)
- Melkote (50 kms)
- Cauvery Fishing Camp (82 kms)
- Nagarhole National Park & Kabini River Lodge
- Shivasamudram Waterfalls (85 kms)
- B.R.Hills (120 kms)
- Mahadeshwara Hills (142 kms)
IVAC can organize day trips to any of these places on request. Please contact us for more information.
State of Karnataka
Channapattana – famous for wooden toys
Maddur – famous for food preparation called “Vada”
Mandya – famous for sugar mills
Srirangapattana – famous for Ranganatha temple and Cauvery river which is the largest river and irrigates several hundred thousand hectares of land in this area.