Experience royal living first hand – visit Mysore

The second largest city in Karnataka and one of the cleanest cities in India, Mysore is a tourist hotspot, thanks to the beautiful Mysore Palace which is the seat of Kings from the Wodeyardynasty. The city is one of the most visited by tourists in the entire country and is a perfect getaway for those who want to drive down from Bangalore to Mysore by car.

Being the seat of power for centuries has infused the feeling of opulence in the streets of the city. The royalty of the place is contagious which is bound to leave every individual visiting Mysore awestruck.

Travelling to Mysore:

Mysore is connected to the rest of the country by road, rail and air. However, the most preferred mode of transportation is road as it is well connected to Bangalore via NH 275. The distance between Bangalore to Coorg by car is 150 KM’s that can be easily covered in 3.5 hours.

For those of you who plan to take the aerial route, Bangalore airport is 35 KM’s from the city centreand Mysore airport is 20 KM’s away. This makes travelling from Bangalore to Mysore by car a viable and an enjoyable option.

You can drive your own car or rent a self-drive car from service providers like Zoomcar where you can select from a wide range of wheels, including SUV’s and luxury cars. These cars come bundled with insurance coverage, all India travel permit, 24*7 roadside assistance and other features which make your journey hassle free. You also get to enjoy complete independence and privacy as there is no chauffeur to eavesdrop on your conversations.

Places to visit in Mysore:

The reason why Mysore is a perfect getaway is that it has unique and exclusive tourist attractions which cannot be found elsewhere in the country. Starting from the grand Mysore Palace, visiting this place is a must. The grandeur of the structure and its beauty when it is fully lit up is worth admiring. Guided tours take you around the palace where the royal family still resides, giving you a sneak-peak into the royal life and letting you experience it firsthand.

Next on the must-visit list is the Brindavan gardens. Located near the Krishnarajasagara dam built on the river Cauvery, the garden is spread across 2 acres of land and attracts more than 2 million tourists every year. The rich collection of flora and the numerous water fountains add to the charm of the gardens.

Another place to visit in Mysore is the Chamundihills which is famous for the Chamundi temple built in 11th century A.D. A flight of 1000 stairs needs to be climbed to reach the hilltop and view from the top is breathtaking.

Other places in and around Mysore include Karanji lake, Mysore zoo, Srirangapatna and Shivanasamundra falls which are a must to visit. On your way back from Mysore to Bangalore by car, you can also enjoy delicious food from the numerous road-side eatery joints, to bring a perfect end to your memorable trip.

Zoomcar offers self-drive car rentals in more than 25 cities across India.


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