Mysuru, or Mysore, a city of Karnataka is located at the base of the Chamundi Hills. It lies around 150 km, southwest of Bengaluru (Bangalore) and has the rich history and beautiful places for tourists to see. Tourists can easily hire bikes from Bangalore bike rentals if they wish to get a two-wheeler on rent in Bangalore to see the lovely city of Mysuru. It is often regarded as the cultural capital of Karnataka for its rich cultural heritage.
Mysore is known for a lot of things and lends its name to a number of food items as well as garments. The sweet dish Mysore Pak and the lovely turban Mysore Peta along with Mysore silk fabric originated in this city. Mysore style of painting is a unique painting style, native to Karnataka, especially the city.
Mysuru is a major tourist destination of India and a number of tourists fly in from various parts of the world during the 10-day Dasara festival. The Amba Vilas Palace, or Mysore Palace, is the centre of the Dasara festivities. Jaganmohana Palace, Sand Sculpture Museum, Jayalakshmi Vilas and Lalitha Mahal are a few other palaces in Mysore that are often frequented by tourists. The Chamundeshwari Temple, located on the top of Chamundi Hills, St. Philomena's Church and Wesley's Cathedral are notable religious places in Mysore, for those who wish to connect to the divine.
Mysuru has a number of museums that exhibit the rich history of the place from ancient times to modern. The Regional Museum of Natural History, the Folk Lore Museum, the Railway Museum and the Oriental Research Institute offer great insights to visitors about evolution, biodiversity, folk culture, history of railways etc. The museums bring one in touch with the glorious past of the city.
Mandya District, which lies a short distance from Mysore boasts of the Krishnarajasagar Dam and the adjoining Brindavan Gardens known for its musical fountain show which is held every evening. Popular destinations for wildlife enthusiasts near Mysore include the Nagarahole National Park, the wildlife sanctuaries at Melkote, Mandya and B R Hills. The bird sanctuaries at Ranganathittu, Mandya, and Kokrebellur allow bird watchers to spot many species of rare and migratory birds in their natural habitat. Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai National Park are sanctuaries for gaur, chital, elephants, tigers, leopards and other threatened species is also close to Mysuru and tourists can pick up bikes on rent from bike hires in Bangalore to visit this national park and sanctuaries.
To the tourists who have a deep interest in South Indian history and culture, Mysore will be a perfect destination. It has good rail and road connections but going to Mysore on a road trip will be much more fun than by rail. The bikers who wish to make this dream come true can approach bike rentals in Bangalore and get their choice of bike or scooter on rent. For the style lovers, various models of Royal Enfield on rent in Bangalore are also available.