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Mysore, Karnataka, India

How much does it cost to travel to Mysore?

You should plan to spend around $34 (₨2,843) per day on your vacation in Mysore. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $12 (₨975) on meals
  • $8.04 (₨668) on local transportation
  • $30 (₨2,460) on hotels

A one week trip to Mysore for two people costs, on average, $479 (₨39,800). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Mysore cost?

A one week trip to Mysore usually costs around $240 (₨19,900) for one person and $479 (₨39,800) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Mysore on average costs around $479 (₨39,800) for one person and $959 (₨79,600) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Mysore will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Mysore on average costs around $1,027 (₨85,286) for one person and $2,055 (₨170,572) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Mysore has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Mysore expensive to visit?

Mysore is a very affordable place to visit. Located in India, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Mysore in depth.

Within Asia, Mysore is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Luang Prabang, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Taipei.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Mysore Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Mysore?

The average Mysore trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Mysore travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 2,460 ($30)
Local Transportation 1 668 ($8)
Food 2 975 ($12)
Entertainment 1 778 ($9)
Tips and Handouts 1 13 - 38 ($0 - 0)
Alcohol 2 398 - 1,195 ($5 - 14)
Accommodation Budget in Mysore
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Mysore is $15 (₨1,230). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Mysore is $30 (₨2,460). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Mysore

Looking for a hotel in Mysore? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Mysore based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $27. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Mysore
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Mysore is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $8.04 (₨668) per person, per day, on local transportation in Mysore.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Mysore
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Rental Cars in Mysore
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Food Budget in Mysore
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Mysore can vary, the average cost of food in Mysore is $12 (₨975) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Mysore should cost around $4.70 (₨390) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Mysore is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Mysore
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  • Entertainment and activities in Mysore typically cost an average of $9.37 (₨778) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Mysore
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Mysore is $0.30 (₨25) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Mysore is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Mysore
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  • The average person spends about $9.60 (₨797) on alcoholic beverages in Mysore per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Mysore
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  • On average, people spend $0.50 (₨42) on bottled water in Mysore per day. The public water in Mysore is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Mysore On a Budget
Mysore Mysore
Also known as Mysuru, Mysore is the state of Karnataka's second biggest city behind Bangalore (also called Bengaluru) in southern India. Its landmark attraction is the Mysore Palace, though it also features memorable temples, markets, and a renowned annual festival in September-October.
One of the most iconic landmarks of the city is Mysore Palace, complete with marble sculptures, paintings of the royal family, intricately carved rosewood doors, and ceilings inlaid with ivory, all of which exhibit a time of wealth and extravagance. The Palace is also beautifully lit on Sunday evenings and on national holidays with nearly 100,000 bulbs, and the palace grounds are home to a number of Hindu temples and Mysore Palace Garden.

Within the city itself, there are a few other sites worth visiting, such as the 157-acre Mysore Zoo (one of the oldest and most popular in India) and the Neo-Gothic St. Philomena’s Cathedral (with stained glass windows and towering spires). Additional locations include the art collections at Jaganmohan Palace, Karanji Lake and nature park with an aviary, butterfly garden, and museum, and plenty of other museums like Folk Lore Museum Mysore, Mysuru Sand Sculpture Museum, and the Railway Museum Mysore.

On the outskirts of Mysore, however, there are attractions as well. One of the most popular places to visit here is the Hindu Chamundeshwari Temple, located on top of Chamundi Hills with panoramic views of the city about 13 kilometers to the north. On the other side of the city, about 21 kilometers north, many people visit the Brindavan Gardens and Musical Fountain at the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam. The fountain puts on a music and light show in the evenings, and there is also an aquarium on site.
The attractions of the general area are spread both within and on the outskirts of Mysore city, making it easier to see the sights by public transportation rather than on foot. Frequent bus services are available to all major tourist and residential areas of the city, as well as Volvo air-conditioned buses to Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Garden, Zoo, and other areas and destinations. Taxis are also available as are car and motorcycle rentals, and auto-rickshaw transportation. For a break from the city bustle, Mysore has close to 200 parks and playgrounds scattered throughout. As far as neighborhoods go, you'll want to be familiar with Gokulam, Yadavagiri, and Agrahara. Mysore Palace, the Jaganmohan Gallery, and the city zoo are all located in the main historic neighborhood of Agrahara. Yadavagiri is centrally located and known for its many eateries, green spaces, and attractions like the Railway Museum. And finally, Gokulam is just north of the city center with access to many ashrams and yoga centers like the renowned Badri Yoga School.

Many visitors spend their time in Mysore exploring the major sights like the main palace and many temples in and around the city. Other than traveling at your own pace to see these attractions, it is also popular to book guided tours, from walking to cycling, to get a more informed overview of the city's history and mythology. Many people also come to experience Dasara, the state festival of Karnataka. It is a 10-day celebration in September and October and features elephant parades, floats, and firework displays. For an everyday taste of the local culture try taking a detour to the historic Devaraja Market, which features a bustling scene of about 800 vendors and stalls.
Food and Dining
South Indian cuisine largely consists of rice, flatbreads, chutneys, pickles, snack foods, and both vegetarian and meat dishes. Meals are prepared in a variety of ways from curry sauces based in coconut milk to red gravies or white gravies, all usually served with rice. Herbs and spices used in much of the cooking include items like garlic, onion, coriander leaves, ginger, curry leaves, green chili pepper, turmeric, mustard seeds, coriander, cumin, dried bay leaves, chili powder, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, cardamon, and nutmeg. One local specialty that can be found all over the city is Mysore Pak-a sweet dish cut into rectangular pieces consisting of flour, sugar, and lots of ghee (clarified butter). Other popular items include idlis (savory rice cakes), sambars (lentil-based vegetable stew or chowder), and masala dosas (a kind of pancake made from rice, lentils, potato, methi, and curry leaves, and served with chutneys and sambar).

The nearest major airport to Mysore is Bengaluru International Airport near Devanahalli, about 170 kilometers from Mysore. It is served by Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo, and Spice Jet, as well as Air Arabia, Air France, Air Asia, British Airways, Qatar Airways, and Lufthansa, amongst others. Mysore itself has its own airport, located about 10 kilometers south of the city, but it only offers domestic connections to other major cities in India. One option is to fly into Bengaluru and arrange a connection to Mysore Airport. Mysore Junction also receives train routes from Bangalore (Bengaluru).

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.