How to Reach Nimishamba Temple from Mysore?
Nimishamba Temple is about 17km north of Mysore city.
Bus from Mysore to Nimishamba: Take the city bus going to Srirangapatna (Gumbaz). From Gumbaz, Nimishamba temple is a short walk.
Alternatively you can take a Bangalore bound bus and get down at Srirangapatna town on the Bangalore highway.
Buses leaves at every 5 minutes towards Bangalore from the KSRTC bus stand. From Srirangapatna town square, hire an auto rickshaw.
Train from Mysore to Nimishamba: You can even reach to Srirangapatna by train. All the passenger and some of the express trains from Mysore towards Bangalore stop here.Checkout Mysore to Bangalore train timings. Nimishamba temple is about 5km from the Srirangapatna railway station. Take an auto rickshaw from the railway station.
Driving from Mysore to Nimishamba: If you are driving, take the Bangalore road. Make a right turn once you've reached Srirangapatna main junction on the highway. This diversion is the same to Gangam, Gumbaz, Tipu's Summer Palace etc.
After a while you'll cross Tipu's Summer palace and reach a junction. Take the left fork. The road will make another left turn and pass through a village and end at the parking area of the temple.
This shrine dedicated to Ganesha is attached to the Mysore Palace building serves as a private shrine to the Wodeyar family. According to legends, this shrine was saved when the whole of the palace was destroyed in a fire in 1897.Later when the palace was rebuilt in the present form, the Ganesha shrine got integrated to the palace ...
The French born celebrated sculptor of the time, William Robert Colton was commissioned to execute a statue in memorial of the maharaja.He is the same sculptor who executed many famous sculpture in India including the statue of Sir K Seshadri Iyer, at Cubbon Park in Bangalore, who was the Dewan of Mysore State from 1883 to 1901.
More than 200 years old , the Wellington Lodge located next to the KSRTC Bus stand is one of the earliest colonial structures built in Mysore.There is a plaque installed on the front hall of the first floor which says this mansion was used as the residence of Arthur Wellesley from 1799 to 1801.