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How To Reach Mysore
Mysore is the veritable seat of art and culture of Karnataka. The city’s heritage sites, temples and palaces contribute to tourism and make for some very coveted places to visit in India. The city’s thriving tourist sector works efficiently, largely due to a well connected transport system of buses, rail and flights. The easiest way to reach Mysore would be to travel by train, since the railways of Mysore cater to most train services across the country.
Mysore airport caters to flights from Chennai, with five more destinations in the offing. The nearest International Airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at Bengaluru. You can fly to Bengaluru and take a train to Mysore or travel via road. There is very good road connectivity from Bengaluru to Mysore and you can hire a cab or take a bus.
You have a good number of trains to Mysore, from most major cities of India including from Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi and Hyderabad. If there are no trains from your city to Mysore, take a train to Bengaluru and then a connecting train or a bus to Mysore.
There are a number of private and state owned bus services that you can use to travel to Mysore. You can book seats online to travel from Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad or Chennai. You can also drive to Mysore from Bengaluru, which will take about 3-4 hours. The four-lane state Highway connecting Bengaluru and Mysore via Bidadi, Channapatna, Mandya and Srirangapatna makes travel by road faster and smoother.
You will find local KSRTC buses to get around inside the city and to the suburbs of Mysore. The well developed bus transport system of Mysore has low floor non AC as well as high floor AC Volvo buses for local transit. Mysore, along with World Bank, has implemented the Intelligent Transport System for its fleet of buses that emphasises among other technological advancements, less waiting time and an automated voice announcement system in its vehicles.
You could also use local taxis or mobile based call taxis, autorickshaws or horse drawn tongas to get around the city. Then there is the TrinTrin, a government based bicycle sharing system, which is a very popular means of transport for the local people as well as the tourists. More than 45 TrinTrin hubs are located at various points in the city and you can contact them to hire a bicycle.