Bangalore to Mysore by Road – Useful Travel Information

Why travel from Bangalore to Mysore?

The city of Mysore has always remained a significant chapter in India’s history. Due to its rich heritage and culture; the city has wholeheartedly welcomed its visitors to witness and discover all that Mysore has to offer. And maybe just to enhance this experience furthermore, Savaari recommends a road trip from the nearest metro, Bangalore.

When you book a cab with Savaari, the most noteworthy part of it is that you can turn a simple drive into an experiential road trip. Not only do you get to stop at interesting places you also get a chance to customize your itinerary designed fully to your liking.

Travelling from Bangalore to Mysore by car

A road trip from Bangalore to Mysore by car is one of the best ways to experience the roads that connect the busy metro to the ancient city. When you book Bangalore to Mysore trip packages with us, you can enjoy a ride through the smaller towns and rural areas of Karnataka, before you enter the City of Palaces. You will pass through some popular, as well as, offbeat locales, on your Mysore trip from Bangalore.

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Let us help you discover some of the best routes so your trip from Bangalore to Mysore by road is nothing short of amazing!

Best time to take a road trip from Bangalore to Mysore by car

Mysore experiences a tropical climate which makes it warm and humid most parts of the year. It is important for the weather to be conducive when going on a road trip. Therefore, the best time to take a road trip is either during the winter months or during the Monsoon. While the winters are dry and cooler, monsoons are humid but pleasant, giving you respite from the warmer months.

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Route 1: Bangalore to Mysore via Mysore Road/ NH275

This is the shortest and fastest route to cover the Bangalore to Mysore distance which is approximately 144KM. You can most probably expect regular Bangalore to Mysore traffic, but certainly no severe congestion. So it is certainly important that you check for live traffic updates and follow real-time maps to get a better idea of road conditions.

Here’s a basic Bangalore to Mysore road map for this route:

Bangalore — Bidadi — Ramanagara — Channapatna — Maddure — Mandya — Srirangapatna — Mysore

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Vital Statistics – Distance, Time & Highway Quality

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Popular places along the way:

  • Ramdevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary, Ramanagara – Tucked within the mountainous areas off the highway, there is a natural reserve that houses a huge population of vultures and is certainly one of its kind in the country.  
  • Kanva Reservoir, Ramanagara – Take a detour towards Kunigal Main Road to reach this expansive lake which is also surrounded only by hills and grassy meadows. 
  • Janapada Loka open-air museum, Ramanagara – Stop by this unique kind of conservatory for local arts and crafts, depicting regional culture and traditions. With ample greenery of the neighboring Doddamannagudde Forest and wildlife, this is a rather perfect blend of nature and history. 
  • Channapatna – As you cross the town, you will find local artisans selling handcrafted wooden toys, exclusive to this locale.
  • Daria Daulat Bagh, Srirangapatna – Stop by the summer palace of Tipu Sultan who was once the once ruling emperor of the Kingdom of Mysore. At a walking distance, you can also visit the burial of the legendary king, at Tipu Sultan Gumbaz.
  • Kokkare, Bellur – If you are traveling after the rainy season or during late winters, do stop by to spot pelicans, right before Maddur.
  • Ranganathitthu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna – About 16 KM before you reach Mysore, you will pass through the forests of Ranganathittu, home to one of the largest bird sanctuaries of the state. 

Places to eat on this route:

  • Kamat Lokaruchi: A popular highway restaurant for travelers serving only vegetarian meals from breakfast through dinner.
  • Maddur Tiffany’s, Mandya: Stop here for their house specialty- Maddur Vada.
  • Thotada Mane, Srirangapatna – Local restaurant serving traditional meals and is quite popular among travelers. 

Route 2: Bangalore to Mysore via NH948. 

This is a slightly longer route to cover and is approximately 160KM. While there is no severe congestion, you could expect a little traffic during weekends or holidays, or during any roadwork. Therefore, no matter which route you take always check for traffic updates and follow live maps.

Here’s a basic Bangalore to Mysore road map for this route:

Bangalore — Kanakapura — Malavalli — Bannur — Harohalli — Chikkahalli — Mysore

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Vital Statistics – Distance, Time & Highway Quality

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Popular places along the way:

  • Mekedatu Dam & Reservoir, Kanakapura – What seems like a freshwater reservoir, you can certainly stop here for a refreshing break.
  • Chunchi Falls, Kanakapura – The gorgeous waterfall sits remotely from the Kanakapura town. Hence, it’s rocky setting along with the surrounding greenery are reasons perfect enough to stop for a quick picnic on a road trip. 
  • Shivanasamudra Waterfall, Malavalli – Take a detour from the highway at Malavalli to reach this scenic waterfalls, which assumes enhanced beauty during the rainy season.
  • Talakadu, Malavalli – A few kilometers from the Shivanasamudra Waterfall, this ancient site houses more than 30 buried temples around the Cauvery River.

Places to eat on this route:

  • NH 209 Family Garden Restaurant, Bolare – Another popular highway restaurant with garden seating, ideal for families.
  • Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant, Kallahalli – This humble eatery on the highway serves almost all vegetarian and North Indian dishes. 

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Other means of traveling from Bangalore to Mysore

You can also travel from Bangalore to Mysore by trains or flights. 

By Train 

You can also cover the Bangalore to Mysore distance by train, which is available daily. There are around 34 trains that ply between Bangalore and Mysore, of which 20 ply daily. So you can visit the Indian Railways website for your Bangalore to Mysore train bookings, or choose your options from the multiple online portals.

The fastest train is MGR CHENNAI CENTRAL-MYSURU SHATABDI EXPRESS (12007). The total time taken from Bangalore to Mysore can vary from 2 to 5 hours, depending upon the train you choose. Therefore, for the updated Bangalore to Mysore train timings, check with IRCTC for their latest timetables.

By Flight

Finally, there are many flights available from Bangalore to Mysore. The nearest airport is Mysore –Mandakalli Airport (MYQ).

You can make your Bangalore to Mysore flight booking from any of the airline websites or also through the various travel portals available online, for the best deals. Bangalore to Mysore flight can cost you INR 1000 to 4000, which will also depend on the booking window, available deals, and the travel season.

Explore Mysore Like a Local: A Handy Guide

Mysore is not only steeped in history and heritage, but it also has some of the most majestic monuments, palaces, and iconic structures, which makes the City of Palaces one of the crown jewels of Karnataka.

Home to the legendary royal families, emperors, and sultans; Mysore is certainly a treasure trove of art, culture, and grandeur in the truest sense of the term. For a holistic Mysore tour, let us direct you to the must-visit places and plan your itinerary.  Furthermore, with our tips and suggestions, you can make the most of your Mysore trip.

Attractions in Mysore for Sightseeing

A trip to Mysore is essentially about exploring its three majestic palaces like the Mysore Palace, Lalitha Palace, and finally the Jaganmohan Palace, which are now art galleries as well.

For an experience unlike any other, we recommend you visit the beautiful Mysore Palace in the evening or on Sundays when it’s fully lit up with 100,000 light bulbs.

Also, visit the Rail Museum for a deep dive into the history of Indian Railways and browse through some interesting memorabilia. The Sand Sculpture Museum is also an interesting place that attracts all art enthusiasts.

Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Mysore

Mysore’s food trail is probably as old and popular as the city itself. While idli and dosa are a staple, the local specialties like ragi mudde, crispy bondas, chiroti, flat idlis, multiple curries, and the historic Mysore Pak should also be on your must-try items here. 

Drop by these famous eateries to sample some of the most noteworthy dishes of Mysore- 

  • Oyster Bay, Kannada Parishath Road
  • Mahesh Prasad, Ashok Circle
  • Gufha Restaurant, Bangalore- Nilgiri Road
  • Poojari’s Fish Land, Mysore- Bangalore Road
  • Hotel Hanumanthu Original 1930, Akbar Road
  • The Old House, JBL Road

Hotels and resorts – Accommodation in Mysore

Hotel Name Address
Lalitha Mahal Palace Lalitha Mahal Palace Road, Lalithmahal Nagar, Siddhartha Layout, Mysuru, Karnataka 570028 PH: 0821 247 0444
Hotel Ruchi The Prince #986/624, Mysore-Hunsur Main Road, Hinkal, Mysuru, Karnataka 570017 PH: 0821 241 3072
Country Inn & Suites 345/A Hebbal Area Near Infosys Campus, Karnataka 570016 PH: 0821 664 2000
Silent Shores Resort & Spa BEML Road, Plot No. 85-87, Hootagalli, Mysuru, Karnataka 570018 PH: 0821 240 2930
Hotel Royal Orchid Metropole 451/5, Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai Rd, Devaraja Mohalla, Chamarajapuram Mohalla, Lakshmipuram, Mysuru, Karnataka 575005 PH: 0821 425 5566