Activities in Mysore
is famous for carved sandalwood, pure
silk sarees and incense. The best
place to shop is the Cauvery Arts
& Crafts Emporium on Sayyaji Rao
Road, which is the Main shopping area.
There are also many other craft shops
on Dhanavanthri Road. At the Government
Sandalwood Oil Factory, you can buy
Sandal Powder, Sandal Oil and scented
incense sticks. At the Government
Silk Factory you can see the master
weavers at work. Buy shimmering silks
straight off the looms. Shop at Cauvery
Handicrafts Emporium or in the little
back streets and by lanes that offer
some exiting bargains.
|Events in Mysore
- The pride of Mysore's
festivals is Dussehra. It is a celebration that
lasts for ten days. The rulers of Vijayanagara
Empire used to celebrate Dussehra with remarkable
brilliance. The rulers of Mysore continued the
tradition. The Maharaja of Mysore used to hold
a Durbar for 9 days and on the 10th day went
in a procession on a caparisoned elephant. With
the ending of the royal rule, a picture of Bhuvaneshwari,
the patron goddess of Karnataka, is taken out
in procession. It is a unique and significant
festival of the Hindus.
- The Kannadiga new
year day of Yugadi that falls on the second
half of March or early April is celebrated with
devotion and delight.
Getting There & Away to Mysore
nearest airport is in Bangalore, 140 km
from Mysore, which has daily flights to
most of the important cities in India.
is well connected with regular trains
to most of the metros like Delhi, Mumbai,
and Chennai. The railway station is almost
2 km from the city center.
has a good network of roads connecting
it to the other important cities of the
Getting Around in Mysore
Auto Rickshaws, Private Taxis and Tongas
available for commuting within the city. Buses
are also available, though they should be used
only if you are ready for some adventure!