I remember the first time when i visited Mysore, i was probably 6 year old. My uncle used to reside there and i used to dreadfully wait for my summer vacation as an excuse to escape to this extraordinary town.
Even with countless visits, this town treasures abundance of knowledge on history each time.
Mysore is known as city of palaces located in southern part of Karnataka. From art, culture, sandalwood, silk and the sweet this city offers everything that is magical.
Although visiting this place numerous times, i could not witness the night-view of the palace and this time no one was stopping me to do it.
This place is home of wodeyars who were the rulers 500 years ago. The palace offers the splendid attractions along with the parade during the Dassara festival. A three storied palace is built between 1897-1912.
1. By Road:
If you want to drive to Mysore from Bangalore, take the Mysore Road (SH 17) all the way till Mysore via Kengeri, Ramnagaram and Mandya. the journey is not more than 4 hours.
2. By Bus
Convenient way is to take bus from Kempegowda Bus Station in Majestic(Bangalore) to Mysore. There are several options of state transport buses as well as private tour operators. Tickets are easily available at the bus station ticket counters.
Many express trains between Bangalore and Mysore that cover the distance between the two cities in about three hours. Some of the trains that gets you to mysore are Tippu Express, Chamundi Express, Kaveri Express and Mysore Express.
Sound and light show Timings:
Mysore Palace visiting hours is everyday from 10 am to 5.30 pm.
The lighting of the palace is around 40 -45 min which starts everyday at 7pm.
Please note- The lighting would be cancelled if the state declared mourning on account of events such as demise of important personalities.