Local transport in Mysore will not be problem with loads of traveling options available. Traveling in Mysore is pretty cheap compared to other cities of India. Tourist taxis are the best option if you want to tour the whole city and adjoining areas the entire day. Else you may also opt to travel by an Auto Rickshaw which is the most convenient and the reliable mode of transportation in Mysore. They generally charge you by the meter however, usually after 10pm the driver may charge you more than the meter reading.
If you have enough time in your hand during your Mysore tour and would like to see the city in a slow and steady pace, then riding a Jhutka gaadi is the perfect choice. Jhutka gaadi is nothing but a local name given to horse driven carriages. These are generally available outside Mysore railway station. Finally, there is an excellent bus service provided by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation. Their routes and fares are always fixed hence you don’t have a chance to get cheated.
During your Mysore holidays whatever mode of transport you opt for, if the driver is not ready to charge you fare by meter then ensure to bargain and fix the charges before you hire any vehicle.