Mysore is a beautiful city located in the state of Karnataka. It is officially known as “Mysuru”. It is the second largest city in Karnataka, with the second largest urban agglomeration. It is about 146 kms to the southwest of Bangalore. Mysore is known for its heritage structures, palaces and for its unique festivities that take place during Dussehra. One of the main attractions of Mysore is the Mysore palace. Tourism of Mysore is well cared for by the government because of the regular influx of tourists in the city. Things to look for in Mysore include the Mysore Paintings, Mysore Dasara, the sweet dish called Mysore Pak, Mysore Ink, Mysore Silk Sarees, etc. If you are planning to visit this city, you should definitely visit the Mysore Palace, Somnathpur Temple, Mysore Maharaja’s Palace, Mysore zoo, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundeshwari Temple, Karanji lake, St. Philomena’s Church, GRS Fantasy park, Talakadu, Jaganmohan Palace, among others.
If you are planning a trip to Mysore with your friends or family, and you are clueless as to how to reach there, here I am to help you with your dilemma. Besides taking a cab or a personal car, trains are one of the most efficient and convenient ways to reach Mysore from Bangalore. You can easily get your PNR by booking tickets online.
There are in total 30 trains running from Bangalore to Mysore. Travelling between these two places is convenient because of the rail connectivity. On a daily basis, 8 trains run between the two cities. On a weekly basis, the number shoots upto 12. There is 1 Shatabdi train, 15 Mail/Express trains, 5 Passenger trains, 8 Superfast trains, 1 Humsafar train running from SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) to MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore). The shortest route between the two stations is about 137.62 kms. The trains that run from Bangalore to Mysore include 16230 Varanasi – Mysuru Express, 11066 Renigunta – Mysuru Express, 22817 Howrah – Mysuru SF Express (PT), 16209 Ajmer – Mysuru Express, 16218 Sainagar Shirdi – Mysuru Weekly Express, 16021 Kaveri Express (PT), 16228 Talguppa – Mysuru Express (Via Bengaluru), 22682 Chennai Central – Mysuru Weekly SF Express (PT), 16231 Mayiladuthurai – Mysuru (Thanjavur) Express (PT), 16591 Hampi Express, 16235 Tuticorin – Mysuru Express (PT), 16220 Tirupati – Chamarajanagar Express, 16536 Gol Gumbaz Express (PT), 56232 KSR Bengaluru – Mysuru Passenger, 16558 KSR Bengaluru – Mysuru Rajya Rani Express, 12007 Chennai Central – Mysuru Shatabdi Express, 17308 Basava Express, 56215 Yesvantpur – Mysuru Passenger, 12976 Jaipur – Mysuru SF Express (PT), 16024 Malgudi Express, 19667 Palace Queen Humsafar Express, 12614 Tippu Express, 56282 KSR Bengaluru – Chemarajanagar Passenger, 17325 Vishwamanava Express, 16216 Chamundi Express, 56238 KSR Bengaluru – Mysuru Passenger, 16517 KSR Bengaluru – Kannur Express, Bagmati Express, Night Queen Passenger. Maximum time taken to reach destination station from source station is approximately 3 hours, in case you have not taken any chain trains. Chain trains can take you upto 10 hours to reach Mysore. Shatabdi is the fastest train running between Bangalore and Mysore and it reaches Mysore from Bangalore in just two hours.