Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Mysuru famous for?
2. I am planning to come to Mysuru, What are the various modes of Transportation available?
3. Contact Telephone Number and E-mail address of Youth Hostel Mysuru?
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?
Mysuru is famous for Silk Sarees (Mysore Silk), Yoga, Sandalwood carvings and the many varities of perfumed Incense Sticks. Mysuru'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 Mysuru, What are the various modes of Transportation available ?
By Train Mysuru Junction is the city's main station, and there are daily Trains plying the route between Bangaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thanjavur as well as smaller and lesser known Indian cities.

By Bus Mysuru has intra-city, inter-city and suburban public Bus Transportation. Buses run every 5 minutes on the Bengaluru 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 Mysuru and Bengaluru 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 Bengaluru and Mysuru is now complete, and allows the 140 km journey to be covered in about 3.0 hours.

By Plane The nearest Domestic and International Airport is Bengaluru Airport (208kms from Mysuru) Mysuru Airport is currently semi-operational (only Domestic Flights)
 
3. Contact Telephone number and E-mail address of Youth Hostel Mysuru ?
Telephone: +91-821-2544704. e-Mail: yhmysuru@gmail.com Whatsapp: +09481107371
 
4. Contact details for Foreigner Registration and Visa Extension Office ?
Office of the Police Commissioner, Nazarbad, Telephone : +91-821-2564252
Office of the Superintendent of Police, Jalapuri, Telephone : +91-821-2441551
 
5. Contact Number for the Bus services available in Mysuru 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 Mysuru 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 30/- Rupees.

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 Mysuru. One of the few remaining vestiges of the old pre-independance Mysuru. A Jhutka stand exists in the railway station, bus stand etc. It is a feeling of Heritage Ride in Mysuru, when the city is illuminated at the evenings.