Best Season / Best time to visit Mysore
Mysore can be visited throughout the year but the best time to visit is from September
- Winters (October to February) has cool atmosphere with minimum temperature touching up to 10°C, and are very pleasant. Perfect time for Mysore tourism.
- Summers (March to May) has hot weather with recorded maximum mercury level of 39°C, and minimum of 22°C. There will be a wide variation in temperature between days and nights in summers.
- Monsoons( June to September) in Mysore has medium to heavy rainfalls.
On an average summer months from March to May has moderate warm weather which makes it possible for sightseeing and other tourist related activities. Southwest monsoons bring heavy rainfall in monsoon months. Rain lovers can always book tour packages
for Mysore to enjoy the serene sites of the places. October to February is perfect for exploring the glorious city of Mysore and its outskirts.
Major festivals celebrated in Mysore are Sankranti (Pongal) in January, Holi during February-March, Deepavali during October and Vijaya Dashami during October. All these religious festivals are celebrated with much enthusiasm and gaiety. Many fairs are organized during these period and the places are illuminated with colored lights.
One of the most popular festivals in India is Mysore Dusshera celebrated during October-November. This festival lasts for 10 days with first nine days for Navaratri celebrations and tenth day for big attractive processions. The processions are very attractive with decorated majestic elephants, decorated horses, soldiers, folk dancers, nobles, and courtiers.
The procession is led by an elephant that carries the idol of goddess Chamundeswari seated on a golden throne. During this renowned festival period the whole Mysore is illuminated with colorful lights and many events held during the season. This is highly worth to witness to remember all through the lifetime.