You will need to apply for the Indian Tourist Visa only and before departure.
Visit: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in get the information and follow the procedure or contact your travel agent.
The nearest international airport is Bangalore, but you can also arrive in India from many other cities, like Hyderabad, Chenai, Mumbai, Delhi, etc and from there take a domestic flight to Bangalore.
GETTING FROM BANGALORE TO MYSORE
Best option, it is the more convenient as it takes less than 4 hrs on good roads to reach Mysore from Bangalore. Taxi will take you all the way to your door. Highly advised.
We can organize a taxi at your arrival in Bangalore Airport. Driver will wait for you at main exit with your name on a board. He will take you all the way to Gokulam right at the door of your accommodation at any time of the day or night. Send us your full details like: date and arrival time, airline company, flight number, also your phone number if you have. Price: around INR2700.
You can also directly contact the agents listed bellow, or any other travel agent will be able to help you to arrange an Airport taxi to pick. It is also possible to get a prepaid a taxi when you arrive at Bangalore airport. Ask airport staffs.
There is a direct confortable Volvo bus from Bangalore airport to Mysore Bus Stand every 2 hours (FlyBus), 3 to 4 hours journey for 790 Indian Rupees. Check out these links: FlyBus
The train ride is quite pleasant – takes about 3hrs (just for the train trip) – but requires getting to the station by taxi or bus; also to get a ticket (an unpredictable waiting journey or book below), and then getting with your luggage across all of the platforms and finally on to the train… You need really to want this, otherwise just take it easy and take a cab!
INDIAN RAILWAYS PASSENGER RESERVATION ENQUIRY
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Flying Bangalore to Mysore is not always the best option. Rare are these who do it. It takes often longer and it is more expensive that reaching by taxi. Indian airport control are many and flight connection are few… And anyway you will need to take another 30 minutes taxi from airport to Gokulam…
Gokulam has many hotels, guests houses and plenty of rooms for rent because of the presence of many yoga Shalas, among them the world famous KPJAYI – K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Institute, nowadays run and taught by Sharath Jois and Saraswati.
Rooms are managed directly by owners, who are renting bedrooms, a floor or an separate apartment inside their own house or property.
Some locals agents are managing many apartments, flats and houses. Most accommodations are managed by houses owners, renting a couple of rooms or by locals agents managing pool of apartments. Some westerners subletting their place or part of it.
One of the best and easiest way to get a place to stay is to post on the Ashtanga Yoga Community in Mysore: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ashtangacommunityinmysore/ “searching for accommodation in Gokulam 3rd stage from … to …”
Students can also choose to arrive on the spot and ask around the center, but some will prefer to book a few nights at arrival in an hotel or directly the complete duration of their stay.
See Agents list below to book a place to stay.
We suggest you to contact either Shiva and Chendu, Ganesh, or Murti. All of them have years of experience helping thousand of students with accommodation, booking taxi, renting scooters and many other services.
IMPORTANT: Be careful dealing with any other agents for hosting, some people have reported various scams.
Shiva and Chendu
tel: +91 98442-26082
Shiva on FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009151798930&fref=ts
tel: +91 98802-65622