MYSORE / MYSURU
About: Mysore is one of the prime tourist city of Karnataka state located at the foothills of Chamundi hills and is about 150 kilometre southwest of Bangalore city. It was previously the capital of the state and was ruled by erstwhile Wodeyar dynasty. City is famous for the palaces, Mysore Pak-a traditional sweet, and the celebrations of the Dasara, a ten days festival.
Connectivity: Mysore is about 150 kms from Bangalore, which is well connected by air, bus, and train from all major cities in India. Air-connectivity of Mysore as the airport is functional through Chennai-Mysore flights. Rail connectivity from Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bangalore City) Station, Bangalore and bus service from Satellite bus stand, Bangalore is quite frequent. Apart from it, one can avail the Fly Bus service of KSRTC directly from the Bangalore Airport (Kempegowda International Airport) to Mysore bus stand.
Reaching the venue: CSI R-CFTRI, the venue of the conference is just half a kilometre from Mysore Railway Station and 4 kilometre from Mysore bus stand. Pre-paid auto/ taxi services as well as popular App based taxi services can be availed to reach CSIR-CFTRI.
The weather: The December month happens to fall in winter season in Mysore. The weather will be cool and pleasant and temperature may generally vary from 17 to 28 degree celsius through the day. Light woolen cloth may be handy for a comfortable stay.
Places of Interest: Mysore city and surroundings host many heritage, religious, nature, and cultural attractions for tourists. Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Temple of Goddess Chamundeshwari, the statue on Nandi, St. Philomina's Church, Jaganmohan Palace art gallary, sand museum, wax museum, Mysore zoo, rail museum are most visited places in the city of Mysore. Ranganathittu bird scantuary, Tipu Sultan's palace and the armoury, Brindavan gardens, wildlife scantuary of Bandipur, Nagarhole, Hoysala temples at Halebedu, Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden temple, statue of Bahubali-Shravanabelagola, coffee plantations of Coorg, tea plantations and other attractions at Ooty and Coonoor are also approachable by road in short time.