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Mysuru (Mysore)

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom. The capital of the Kingdom of Mysore between 1399 and 1947, the city boasts a plethora of historic royal buildings, including a World Heritage-listed palace. The rich regal heritage of the city has left it with a distinctive artistic and architectural style, as well as a distinctive set of traditions, including festivals and dances. Nearby national parks provide a habitat for some of India's most iconic animals, including elephants, tigers, and leopards. You can explore the diverse nature on day excursions during your holiday in Mysore. Take a look at our India trip itinerary planner to refine the details of your trip to Mysuru (Mysore).
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Where to stay in Mysuru (Mysore)

Make your reservations early to enjoy the range of accommodations available in Mysuru (Mysore), as the diverse range of hotels and guesthouses in this popular tourist town can fill up quickly. For the bulk of available options, look south of the train station along the JLB arterial road. A handful of old colonial treasures still stand, along with a number of modern hotels, some offering views of the more princely architecture in the city. Simple guesthouses on primarily residential side streets, as well as a few shared-room hostels, provide good options for budget-conscious travelers.
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