Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Mysore famous for ?
2. I am planning to come to Mysore, what are the various modes of transportation available?
3. Contact Tele Phone number and Email address of Youth Hostel Mysore ?
4. Contact details for Foreigner Registration and Visa Extension Office ?
5. Contact Number for the bus services available in Mysore City ?
6. What food is available ?
7. How to get around in the city ?
 
1. What is Mysore famous for ?
Mysore is famous for Silk Sarees (Mysore Silk), Yoga, Sandalwood carvings and the many varities of perfumed Incense Sticks. Mysore's market places can be a good place to start, like Ashoka Road, Sayyaji Rao Road and for a mix of Western and Indian traditional shopping head to Devaraj Urs Road. To experience one of India's best markets head to Devaraja Market where tourists and locals alike shop for daily fruit and Vegetables as well as the rows and rows of flowers and various spices. Devaraja Market is on Dhanwanthri Road.
 
2. I am planning to come to Mysore, what are the various modes of transportation available ?
By Train Mysore Junction is the city's main station, and there are daily trains plying the route between Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thanjavur as well as smaller and lesser known Indian cities.

By Bus Mysore has intra-city, inter-city and suburban public bus transportation. Buses run every 5 minutes on the Bangalore route, and there is a choice of both A/C and non-A/C vehicles. During the weekends, these buses are often full, so it is advisable to reserve a seat in advance.

By Car Mysore and Bangalore have a direct road connection, but be warned about driving in India, which is especially dangerous at night because of speeding trucks. The 4 lane expressway between Bangalore and Mysore is now complete, and allows the 140 km journey to be covered in about 2.5 hours.

By Plane The nearest domestic and International Airport is Bangalore airport (130km from Mysore) Mysore Airport is currently semi-operational
 
3. Contact Tele Phone number and Email address of Youth Hostel Mysore ?
Telephone : 0821- 2544704. Email: warden@yhmysore.com
 
4. Contact details for Foreigner Registration and Visa Extension Office ?
Office of the Police Commissioner, Nazarbad, Phone : 0821-2564252
Office of the Superintendent of Police, Jalpuri, Phone : 0821-2441551
 
5. Contact Number for the bus services available in Mysore City ?
KSRTC City Bus Stand - 0821 - 2424995
KSRTC Reservation 0821 - 2425819 / Mobile +91-9980915215
KSRTC Bus Stand 0821 - 2443490
KSRTC Counter 0821 - 2423652
Rural / Suburban Bus Stand 0821 - 2520853
 
6. What food is available ?
Vegetarian south Indian breakfast my also be arranged in the youth hostel with prior information.
 
7. How to get around in the city ?
Getting around in Mysore is cheaper than most Indian cities.

Auto Rickshaws - Usually go by the meter, there are also pre paid auto stands at the bus stands Minimum fare is 14.00 Rs.

Tourist Cabs - Are the best choice in case you want to tour the city all day or visit nearby places.

Jataka Gaadis (Horse drawn carriages) are available in Mysore. One of the few remaining vestiges of the old pre-independance Mysore. A Jhutka stand exists in the railway station, bus stand etc. It is a feeling of Heritage Ride in Mysore, when the city is illuminated at the evenings.