What is the best time to visit Mysore?

Mysore surely has a tropical climate, but the Monsoons and Winter are the best time to visit the city. The monsoon - winter months from July - February has pleasant weather as a respite from the intense heat of summer. With these months captivating the city's beauty; summers are less ideal for travelling and sightseeing.

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Monthly Weather in Mysore

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 20 31
February 20 32
March 23 34
April 25 35
May 24 33
June 23 30
July 23 30
August 23 30
September 23 30
October 22 31
November 22 31
December 20 30

Mysore in Winter (October - March)

Winter season in Mysore starts from October and continues till March. This is the most pleasant season to visit Mysore with temperatures falling as low as 15-degree Celsius. Winter is perfect for exploring the architectural marvels of Mysore including the various temples, palaces and forts. The festival of Diwali falls in Winter when the entire city is adorned with decorations, lights and fireworks. Mysore is vibrant with great zeal leaving you awestruck by its beauty as the musical fountains in the Brindavan Gardens are the main attraction during this time. Hence, Mysore in Winter is a must sight to witness.
Mysore Palace during Dussera
Mysore Palace during Dussera
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Mysore in Monsoon (July - September)

Mysore during Monsoon receives ample amount of rain. The temperature from July to September ranges from 20 - 29-degree Celsius, with the rain making the weather calm and soothing. The city of Mysore under the spell of rain looks lush with greenery and it is a delightful period to explore the city and all the beautiful sights it has to offer. The breezy wind provides the perfect ambience to stroll around the city and visit the various historical monuments and other attractions.
KR Circle Mysore
KR Circle Mysore
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Mysore in Summer (April - June)

With blazing summers, the temperature from April to July ranges from 20 - 30-degree Celsius. This time of the year is not the best option to explore the city, since the intense heat may hinder your sightseeing plans. The colourful markets of Mysore that otherwise beckon every shopaholic might not seem appealing to a traveller because of the humidity that is in the air. Since Mysore is a tourist hub for its grandeur history and culture; it's ideal not to visit during Summers. However, if you plan to relax and chill during the day and take a stroll in the evenings, then Summer is a good time since accommodations are cheaper than usual.
Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace
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Events in Mysore

Vairamudi Festival, Melkote Temple

23rd March

The Vairamudi Festival is the annual celebration held at the Cheluva Narayana Swamy Temple, when the deity is adorned with the legendary diamond-studded crown. The Lord is then taken through the city in a colorful procession, attended by more than 500,000 people.

Mysore Dasara

29th September- 8th October 2019

The Mysore Dasara is a ten-day festival that is celebrated during Navratri which goes on till the day of Vijayadashami. This festival is the most awaited event of the small city of Mysore and is often referred to as the Royal Festival due to its exuberant vibe. When visiting Mysore during this festival, there is a myriad of things to do, from joining in the dance, music and processions to attending the various exhibitions and Food Mela's set up on the grounds or just going on a heritage tour and witnessing Mysore's glitz and glamour up close. The beautiful decked up Mysore palace with more than 1 Lakh lightbulbs adorning it is a sight to behold. This year the Mysore Dasara will be held from 28th September to 8th October 2019.

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