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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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.
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.