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A Rendezvous With Mysore
Ritco ToursMysore, the royal city, was the capital of the Wodeyars. Situated about 140 Kms from Bangalore, Mysore is also known as the city of Palaces. With its quaint charm, treasured heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples, Mysore has never failed to mesmerize the tourists. Mysore is certainly a charming, old-fashioned and undaunted town dominated by the spectacular Maharajah's Palace, around which the boulevards of the city radiate. Nearby is the city center with the colorful and frenetic Devaraja Market inviting people who love to shop.

Things You Can Do in Mysore
» Sightseeing : There are palaces, gardens, hills, temples zoo, art gallery and many more things for people planning to go sightseeing in Mysore.

» Shopping : One can buy Mysore silk, sandalwood & rosewood carving, Metalware, paintings, sarees, jewellery, handloom and Gokak toys from Belguam district, Guledgudda, Nagmala, Devaraja Market and other markets of Mysore.

» Eating Out : Mysore has a variety of exotic cuisines ranging from sea food to the vegetarian dishes. Apart from regular Idli & Dosa, one can also enjoy dishes like, Malnads, Udupi, Kodagu, Mangalorian fish delicaies and many more mouthwatering cuisines.

Sightseeing in Mysore
Ritco Tours» Mysore Palace : Built in & around 1897 AD in an ethnic style, the Mysore Palace is a fine composition of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. Designed by an English architect, the palace was built in place of an earlier palace burnt down in 1897 and was rebuild in 1912. The entire palace is tastefully shaped with massive gray granite stones, beautiful and colorful gem stones, paintings etc. There is a temple within the royal courtyard, from where the Dussehra procession starts in the month of October. The museum of the palace houses a collection of musical instruments, children's toys, many paintings, costumes and weapons belonging to the Maharaja's family.

» Lalitha Mahal Palace : The snow-white Lalitha Mahal, the guesthouse of Wodeyar rulers was built in the 1930s. The attraction of the palace is a staircase of Italian marble branching off from a landing to reach the first floor hall. Now, converted into a prestigious hotel of the India Tourism Development Corporation, Lalitha Mahal is surrounded by lush green lawns and stately trees.

» Chamundeshwari Temple : Situated atop the Chamundi hills, the Chamundeshwari Temple is widely visited by Hindu devotees. A nice birds eye view of Mysore city is available from the hill top.

» St. Philomena's Church : This is one of the oldest churches of Mysore and also one of the largest in India. Another architectural delight of the city, lofty towers and stained glass windows give this church a superb look.

Excursion from Mysore
Mysore is a magnificent city full of places to delight you and make your visit the one to be remembered forever. Here, it is important to mention that if you can extract some time from your schedule then there are many places in the vicinity of this ancient city to add a tinge of excitement to your visit.

To begin with is the Bandipur National Park, a famous Tiger reserve, situated 80 km from the city. Then is Belur, which is located near Mysore and houses the Channekeshava temple, which is one of the three Hoysala temples. People who love birds must pay a visit to Ranganathittu which owns a lovely Bird sanctuary. Lastly, 35 km from the city of Mysore is Somnathpur which again houses temples built by Hoysala Kings. Its a surety that you can pack these destinations as well to your tour it will fill your mind with pleasurable lasting memories.

Most Ideal Time to Visit Mysore
Ritco ToursMysore does not have an extreme type of climate. The weather is pleasant throughout the year. During summers the max temperature reaches 34oC and the min temperature is 21oC. On the other hand during winters, the max temperature is 27oC and the min temperature is 16oC. The city can be visited anytime of the year except during rainy season(June to August).

Getting There
» By Air : The nearest airport from Mysore is 140 km away at Bangalore, from where one can take flights for most of the important cities in India. Taxis and buses are easily available at the airport to transport you to the hotel.

» By Trains : Mysore is well connected with most of the metropolises like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai through regular trains. Between Mysore and Bangalore, there are several good trains like the Shatabdi and Tipu Express. The railway station is at a distance of 2 km from the city center. Taxis and buses are easily available at the Rly station.

» By Road : There is a well defined network of roads that links Mysore to Bangalore and the other major cities of the region. The distances from Mysore to some of the other important cities in the country are Delhi-2154 km, Mumbai-1168 km, Calcutta-2147 km, Chennai-469 km, Bangalore-140 km, Tirupati-393 km, and Hyderabad-701 km, Hassan - 130 km, Ooty - 150 km, Madikeri - 136 km. Bus services are the mainstay of the communications network of Mysore. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation connects the city with all

» Private Vehicles : You can contact us for this, as we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches (ranging from luxury to budget and between) for the tourists from all over. We can arrange for you all types of land transport for your comfortable journey in Mysore and throughout the Indian state of Karnataka.

Anchoring in Mysore
Ritco ToursIf you plan a tour of southern India , then never miss a chance to visit the enigmatic city of Mysore. It happens to be one of the major cities of Karnataka and a thriving market for exotic sandalwood and incense products, the Mysore silk-sarees and stone-carved sculptures. This fragrant city of Karnataka, allures the tourists with its charm and rich cultural heritage. People come from various parts of India and rest of the world to immerse themselves in its charm and grace.

The city of Mysore is accessible via all means of transport and the nearest airport is in Bangalore which is 140 km from the city. The city is well connected via rails and roads to all parts of the country.

To move around in the city there are buses, metered auto-rickshaws and tourist taxis available. It will enable your movement within the city with comfort.

To add to your convenience we have a wide range of cars and coaches which will be at your service round the clock and ensure that your tour within and around the city is comfortable and devoid of any hassel. So, if you care for luxury and comfort contact us at the time you plan for the trip to Mysore. Otherwise, our booking facilities are also available at the Mysore railway station to add to your convenience. On that note we wish your tour to be a memorable and one to be cherished forever.

Mysore has a lot of accommodation options. There are many good heritage and five star hotels in Mysore, along with budget hotels.

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