Shashi’s Guide to Safe Travel.
Hello I am Shashi Kumar, ( Osho Sanyasi ) founder of Mystic School Spiritual Center .
I am born and raised in Mysore. Mysore city has got a lot of hidden splendor which I would like to share here.
Mysore is declared as “Heritage city”, from the Government of India and lots of funds
flow in to keep this city clean,safe and well planned. Compared to other cities, Mysore is
developing rapidly with a proper plan and yet preserving the environment has also been
given the priority.
Mysore is the Karnataka’s second biggest city, situated in Southern India. It was the
erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar dynasty and is considered the cultural capital of the
state. Recently Mysore has also been declared by local Government as the,”Yoga City”
considering the increased numbers of Foreigners and domestic Yoga enthusiastic travelers .
How to Reach Mysore?
From Bangalore International Airport:
The nearest International airport is Bangalore International Airport and from there it takes
3 hours drive in night or 4hours drive in the day time By taxi. 4hours by Government
Bus, Known as, “Fly bus”, which has nonstop direct bus services from Bengaluru
International Airport to Mysore. Just reserve a seat when booking your air ticket and
make travel more comfortable than before.Click here to book your seat now!
Fly bus costs Rs. 990/- . Mystic School can arrange a pick up Taxi from Bangalore
airport for Rs.2,500/- for a 2 door sedan & Rs.4,500/- for a SUV. Sharing can be done
at your convenience. Approximate Bus fare from Bangalore satellite bus station to
mysore suburb bus station starts from Rs.150/- to Rs.400/- . Approximate Train fare
from Bangalore city railway station to Mysore city railway station will be from Rs 85 to Rs
300/- .But, to travel to Bangalore satellite bus station or to Bangalore city railway station
you will need to take a local taxi or you will need to board an Airport bus service which is
named as”Vayu Vajra”.
(PS: Details of Bus services and Train services are given below)
Fly to Mysore Airport:
Mysore Airport is also known as Mandakalli Airport. Mysore airport serve the city from all major
airports of the nation. It is located about 12 km away from the city. This is a small airport with
frequent operations. Only ATR (the smaller aircrafts) operate from the Mysore airport.
Mysore Airport Terminals:
Mysore at present has only one terminal which caters to the domestic needs and connects all
the major cities of India through various frequent flights. Mysore is the nearest domestic airport
connecting it with major cities of India, such as Goa, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai. The
terminal has the capacity to provide lodgings for 200 passengers.
For more details visit www.spicejet.com
Inter City Airport Service: Flybus
• Flybus on Volvo multi-Axle Chassis
• In-Bus pantry and Chemical Toilet
• In-Bus live Entertainments with 70+ Channels
• Artificial Leather seats with increased legroom
• Live Display of flight timings
• Bus with GPS device
• 2 Departures each from BIAL and Mysore
Fly Bus Help Line at the Airport # +91 99722 13726
Call Center # +91 08 4455 4422
Complaints & suggestions : firstname.lastname@example.org
KSRTC Buses from Bangalore to Mysore
To book tickets visit
By train :
Mysore Junction is the city’s main station, and there are daily trains plying the route to Bangalore.
The fastest and possibly the most comfortable way to travel between Mysore and
Chennai is by the Shatabdi Express, which covers the Mysore-Bangalore leg of the
journey in 2 hours and the Mysore-Chennai section in 7 hours. Although more expensive
than other trains, all the Shatabdi’s coaches are air-conditioned and meals, snacks and
a bottle of mineral water are included in the cost of the fare.
There are many trains available from Mysore to Bangalore and vice versa. Tippu
Express being the most popular one which covers the distance of 140 km in about 2.5
hours. Tippu Express leaves Mysore at 11AM and reaches Bangalore by 1:30PM and
leaves Bangalore at 3PM and reaches Mysore at 5:30PM. Chamundi Express and
Yeshvantapur-Mysore Express (17303/04)are other daily trains between the cities
For details of train timings,
Visit : http://www.indianrail.gov.in
Some Safety Tips
* Do not make friendship or travel around with strangers.
* Women should not walk alone in the early morning and late evenings. It is better to go
around in a company of 2 or in a group.
* It is better for Women to cover their chest with a shawl, when moving in a public place.
* Do not eat streets food as it is unhygienic westerns may face diaheria and stomach
Mysore city radius is about 10kms well networked city buses.Every 15mins you will
find buses frequenting from various suburbs to central city bus station. From city bus
station you can travel to Chamundi hill , Brindavan Garden, Srirangapatna,
Somanathapura and many more places.
Shopping in Mysore City
A branch of Fabindia, this store in Mysore has Indian and Indo-western garments in natural
fibres for the entire family. For men, there are kurtas, shirts, jodhpuris and drawstring pants. For
women, there are dupattas, scarves, sarees, skirts, tops, kurtas, salwars, churidars and shawls
in various weaves; and for children, there are half and full sleeved shirts, frocks, rompers,
churidar kurta sets (for boys and girls) and long skirts with blouses. The store also has a variety
of bed, bath and kitchen linen, furniture, lamps, crockery, footwear (jootis), etc.
Address: No. 1028/3A, New No. CH-19/1A, 2nd Floor, Jayalakshmi Vilas Road,Next to
Hotel Airline, Chamarajapuram, Mysore, Karnataka 570005, Phone: 0821 324 7776
Hours: 10.30 am – 8.30 pm, Monday To Sunday
Big Bazaar is one of the largest supermarkets in Mysore city. A great place to shop for food
stuffs,groceries, clothes, household electronics,glassware,furnishing etc….Shopping apart this
is a great place to get a Mehendi work done ( henna decoration on hand ). You’ll also find a
good deal of snacks stalls in front of the building , that is apart from the restaurant at the top
floor of the mall.
No.446, Opposite To Hardwick School, Jhansi Lakshmi Bai Road, Chamarajapuram, Mysore -
(821) 4000960, 4263070
Hours : 8 am – 9 pm, Monday – Sunday
Easy Day is one of the largest supermarkets in Mysore city. A great place to shop for food stuffs,
groceries, clothes, household electronics, glassware, furnishing etc….. You’ll also find a good
deal of snacks . DRC Cinemas
B M Habitat Mall Gokulam Road Hunsur Road Jayalakshmipuram ,Jayalakshmi Puram, Mysore,
Karnataka ( North ) – 570012
Land Mark : Behind B M Hospital
Hours: 10 am – 10 pm, Monday to Sunday
Loyal World Super Market
Loyal World is an old supermarket of Mysore city, that enjoys a good patronage from the local
population as its clientele. They have a few outlets scattered around the city, all under the brand
name Loyal World.
Loyal World Supermarket
No.2902/1, Temple Rd,Vontikoppal, Vani Vilas Mohalla, Mysore – 570002
Hours : 9 am – 9 pm
5 pm – 9 pm Only on Fridays.
Mall Of Mysore
Mall of Mysore is of branded shopping center in Mysore city. And also houses Satyam
Mall of Mysore
Indiranagar Extension, Nazarabad Mohalla, M G Road, Mysore – 570004
Hours : 10 am – 9 pm, Monday to Sunday
Garuda Mall is of branded shopping center in Mysore city,Enjoy a plethora of choices for
shopping and eating at Garuda Mall, one of the biggest malls in South India.
Makkaji Complex, K R Circle, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Hours : 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Monday to Sunday
Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium
India can boast of one of the oldest civilizations of the world. The country’s vast cultural and
ethnic diversity is showcased in its wide array of fascinating handicrafts.
The south Indian state of Karnataka is known for its handicraft industry and its unique,
traditional masterpieces which are made from a variety of materials using intricate motifs and
time-tested as well as modern techniques. The dense forests of Karnataka, rich in flora and
fauna, have inspired a variety of crafts. The sandalwood and rosewood grown in abundance in
Karnataka have led to the legacy of exquisite sandalwood carvings and intricate rosewood inlay
work. Age-old traditions have been kept alive by passing on jealously guarded techniques from
generation to generation. However, the onslaught of modernization has sidelined these
craftsmen due to their lack of exposure to the modern global culture
To ensure that the State’s rich tradition of exquisite craftsmanship is preserved, developed and
promoted, the Government of Karnataka established the Karnataka State Handicrafts
Development Corporation (KSHDC) in 1964.
Sayyaji Rao Road, Mysore-570 001
Hours : 10 am – 8 pm, Monday to Sunday
KSIC Mysore Silk
Mysore is rich for its Royal heritage and Grandeur and it is no surprise that the silk produced
there reflect the traditional splendor through its rich yet delicate motifs.The name Mysore silk is
a befitting tribute to its ancestry. KSIC the proud inheritor of this royal legacy, has treasured it for
over seven decades, has been producing 100% pure silk with pure gold zari.
We are in the business of manufacturing quality silk products of varied designs for end user
consumption. The Products include finest of designer silk sarees, salwar Kameez ,shirts,
Kurta’s, Silk Dhoti and Men’s Tie. The silk Products are manufactured in our factories located in
Mysore district of Karnataka state, INDIA.
Zoo Complex, Indiranagar,
Mysore – 570010.
LandMark :Next to Zoo
Hours : 10 am – 8 pm
Swimming pools in Mysore
Mystic Rooftop cafe and relaxing pool.
First time in India the concept of all in one place holistic approach Mystic school
offers Roof top Relaxing pool with Jacuzzi,Souna just for Rs 400 unlimited use.
Spa is attached to Sauna you will be well pampered.
Food can be ordered by being in Pool and Continental food will be available for
B/F,Lunch and Dinner.
The outdoor Swimming pool adjoining the lawns is a great way to exercise, unwind or simply
splash around. Open from 0630 Hrs to 1900 Hrs.
The exercise room is equipped with state of the art cardio and strength training equipment.
Open from 0600 Hrs to 2100 Hrs.
Santhigiri Ayurveda Health care & Treatment Center is open from 0730 Hrs to 1900 Hrs. Indoor
games like carom, chess and other board games are available on request.
13-14 Vinobha Road, Mysore-570005
Tel. No.: (0821) 2426426/ 2427 427
Country Inn & Suites
The recreational opportunities including an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness
facility. This Art Deco hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access,
a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare.
Plot No. 345/A
Hebbal Industrial Area
Mysore Karnataka 570016 India
Silent Shores Resort
A mammoth pool measuring 12,000 Sq. Ft. is surely very inviting. In fact one can splash
around for hours or just chill out by the pool side.
Within our luxurious spa, we have a fully equipped fitness room. After your work-out head
to the sauna to ease those aching muscles
Silent Shores Resort & Spa
# 85-87, BEML / KRS Road, Hootagalli,
Off Hunsur Road, Mysore – 570 018.
Tel: 0821-2402930, 2402931, 2402933
Golden Landmark Resort
The rejuvenate oneself one has only jump into the inviting waters of the Swimming Pools
and work-out in the well equipped Fitness Centre to tone up the muscles.
After a workout, relax I on the sun deck and enjoy the view or simply unwind by the pool.
Golden Landmark Resorts
45/A, K.R.S. Road, Metagalli,
Mysore, Karnataka – 570 016. INDIA.
Fortune JP Palace, Mysore
With a holistic approach to health, the Fortune Wellness Centre at the hotel offers swimming
pool, fitness centre, invigorating steam, sauna and body treatment that helps you to relax and
Fortune JP Palace
#3, Abba Road Nazarbad, Mysore – 570 007, Karnataka