Being moderate throughout the year, any season is the best time to visit Mysore
However, the dynasty that had the most lasting impact on this city is Wodeyars of Mysore who ruled it till independence. The entire city is dotted with their opulence reflected in architecture of its monuments, domes, and archways. It is nestled beautifully at the foot of Chamundi hills which adds a splendor to its landscapes. The gardens within the city are so enchanting and appealing that they attract every visitor of the city to spend some quality time. Sandalwood and fragranced incense sticks are so popular in Mysore that they constitute the must buy list of every tourist.
The cultural fervor of the city invites many travelers to explore the artistic visage of Mysore but the most exhilarating time to visit here is the Dasara Festival of Mysore, a ten day extravaganza participated by the whole city with impeccable enthusiasm and joy. Showcasing the imperial treasures of Mysore, this festival is marked with royal cavalcade of king marching on the city streets with palanquins, elephants, horses, and camels decorated in multihued attires. The city also has some quite fascinating places to see which include Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hill with its hill top temple, Mysore Zoo, and St. Philomenas Church.
Best time to visit Mysore:
Mysore, the city of Palaces, receives moderate climate all through the year, hence it can be visited at any time of year depending on your time schedule.
But winter is the best time to visit Mysore, if you evaluate amongst the seasons. Winter temperature remains around 10 degree Celsius making it pleasant for tourism. Travelers can ensure that their visit will be one of the best trips during this time. This season holds three major festivals of Mysore, Vijaya Dashmi, Deepawali, and Pongal (Sankranti), which mesmerize travelers by the spectacular display of splendid art, glorious culture, and rich tradition of this place filling the heart with delight.
Weather during summers is moderately hot and days are sunny in this period. Temperature of Mysore remains between 25 to 35 degrees which draws attention of tourists who are looking for decent place with pleasant climate for vacations. Cool breeze flowing through this city makes it more pleasant and refreshes the tourists with lot of enthusiasm. Basically this season floats between March and May.
Monsoon hits this place in the mid of June and continues till September. This season really enhances the beauty of natural ambiance to allure the tourists with lush green surroundings. This city receives heavy to moderate rainfall, which is too appealing for nature lovers.