Mysore Food

Mysore is popularly known among many tourists as the 'City of Palaces', owing to the majestic residences of kings that are found in this region. This city has now become a famous travel destination, and is visited by numerous individuals from different parts of the world. A rich culture of Mysore has many things to offer for tourists, including different forms of performing arts and a variety of mouth-watering cuisines. The idli sambar of Mysore is one particular dish that enjoys great popularity not only among tourists, but also with the locals. While the combination of idli and sambar makes for a delicious breakfast, it is also good for health.
Idali Sambar
Mysore Food-Idali Sambar

A signature dish which is greatly favoured by many people in Mysore and Bangalore is known as Bisi Bele Bath made using rice, lentils and vegetables. In the rural areas of Mysore, people relish a dish made using steam-cooked finger millet powder which is rolled into large balls. This delicacy is called Raagi Mudde and can be eaten with mutton curry or a thick broth called 'Saaru'. Another variety in Mysore dishes enjoyed by locals are the Raagi and Akki Rotis that are eaten along with chutney or readily available chutney powder mixed with vegetable oil. Tourists and locals also love to eat Masala Poori made using peas and spices. For completing a good meal, it is essential to have something sweet in the end. There are many sweet dishes that people of Mysore have after their meals, but Mysore Pak is preferred by most of them. It is a dessert prepared using clarified butter, gram flour and sugar, and was first made in the kitchen of Mysore Palace. 

Mysore Food
Mysore Food-Mysore Pak


Booking an accommodation in one of the famous hotels of Mysore would allow tourists to taste some fantastic cuisines. One of them is Mysore Hotel United-21, which is located just opposite Mysore Palace and has all the modern facilities that tourists need in order to enjoy a pleasant stay. It has a multi-cuisine restaurant called Spices and Sauces, where delicious Indian and Chinese dishes are served for guests. They can also enjoy the relaxing environment which is created inside this restaurant.

Mysore Happy Man Park

Many people are not aware that Mysore has several parks worth visiting, other than its usual attractions like mysore palace. These parks are spread across a vast area with plenty of greenery in them. Some parks are not that well-known among tourists; and, as a result, get lesser number of visitors. Those who are in search of some serenity or a good place for relaxation after long hours of travel can visit such parks to unwind. The Mysore Happy Man Park is one of them, which serves as a good place to hang out after a hectic travel schedule.

Mini Zoo at Happy Man Park
Mysore Happy Man Park


Happy Man Park is located at a distance of about three kilometres from the railway station. It also comprises of a mini zoo, and visitors would find many ducks and hens moving around freely in its lawns. This landscaped park's main attraction is the statue of a 'Happy Man' with pot belly, which resembles a 'Laughing Buddha'. The park opens for a while in the morning for joggers, who frequent this park to take in some fresh air. Tourists can also visit this park between 4:30 and 9:00 in the evening, and enjoy some music played in it with the help of small loudspeakers spread across the area. People of all age groups would enjoy spending some time in this park which creates an ideal environment for relaxation. They can either have a brief tour of the entire park or have their snacks while sitting in a corner.
accommodation in Mysore
United-21 Hotel Mysore

There are a few excellent hotels nearby that offer comfortable accommodations for tourists visiting Mysore. Booking a stay in any one of them would offer the required convenience for getting to most of the attractions, including Happy Man Park. Rooms or suites in United-21 hotel are provided with all the modern facilities, designed to provide a memorable stay for guests. People staying in Mysore Hotel can also enjoy mouth-watering delicacies served in their multi-cuisine restaurants, including the local dishes. They can also enjoy certain additional amenities during their stay in these hotels. Easy accessibility to railway station and Bangalore International Airport is also one of their greatest advantages.