The sweet dish Mysore pak is a must while visiting the city, as are Karnataka specialities like bisibele baath, masala poori and idli sambar. Visitors will find it hard to find anything but Indian food in Mysore apart from at some of the more upmarket hotels like Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Mysore and The Windflower Resorts and Spa. Mysore is quite relaxed when it comes to alcohol and there are bars all over the city.Shopping
Mysore is known for its silk saris, incense sticks and sandalwood carvings. The main market place is a good place to purchase souvenirs, as is Devaraj Urs Road. Travellers who want to bring home a selection of local spices should head to the Devaraja Market.