Mysore is a well known city in Karnataka and also a popular tourist destination. It is known for its scenic beauty and also boasts of a rich culture and heritage. Travelers can opt for various modes of transportation in Mysore to reach the city with ease and in a hassle free manner. The well developed transport network in the city links it well with other parts of the state and country. In order to have a hassle free Mysore travel, you should have an idea of the various transport options available in the city.
For getting to Mysore in a fast and convenient manner, you can avail of air services. Mysore does not have an airport of its own. However, the nearest airport to the city is the Bengaluru International Airport in Bangalore. Both Mysore and Bangalore are very close to each other and so travelers can easily get down at the Bangalore airport and come to Mysore by buses, cars and so on. The Bangalore Airport is one of the busiest airports in India and operates numerous domestic and international flights. It is also close to the city center and so travelers can easy get transport options to go to their respective destinations from the airport. The Bangalore Airport consists of various contemporary facilities and services such as duty free shops, currency exchange services, disabled care facilities, child care services, tour and travel desk and a host of other convenient amenities. There is a small airport named Mandakalli airport near Mysore which is yet to be functional.
The railway network is a major mode of transportation in Mysore. The city is well linked with different parts of the state and country by the rail network. It is linked through 3 lines to the cities of Bangalore, Chamarajanagar and Hassan. Traveling by train is quick, hassle free and also affordable. Other big cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, and Trivandrum and so on are also well accessible through the railway network.
Bus services form an important part of transportation in Mysore. The road network is well developed in the city and buses are one of the popular modes of getting to the city. Mostly the buses are operated by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and some private agencies. The city is connected with various parts of the country by the National Highway NH-212. The four lane State Highway 17 connects it with Bangalore. Some other major road networks are State Highway 33 and State Highway 88. The buses are convenient and also the fare is cheaper.
There are also some local modes of transportation in Mysore which can be easily used to visit in and around the city. Auto rickshaws are very popular among both local people and tourists. Other modes of transportation consist of Tongas or horse carriages, carts, cycles, bikes and so on.
Travelers can get useful information on Mysore transportation and about touring the city from the local tourist board or various private travel agencies.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/12