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Devaraja Market


Devaraja Market is the primary fruit and vegetable market in Mysore, in the state of Karnataka. A beautifully planned market, it is believed to be over 100 years old, and is an integral part of the heritage and culture of the city of Mysore.

Devaraja Market is located along the Sayyaji Rao Road, with its southern entrance lying on the Dhanvantari road, and its northern entrance facing the Dufferin Clock Tower. The place comprises of a market plaza and shops with open spaces meant for the bargaining of fruits, vegetables, spices and flowers, among other things, with a clock pavilion installed in the centre. The number of shops in Devaraja Fruit and Vegetable Market is said to be around 722.The northern part of the market comprises of stalls selling fruits, while the southern part sells mostly vegetables. There is also a section in the middle where one finds shops selling local flowers.

The market begins its daily activities just after sunrise, with the arrival of truckloads of vegetables and fruits. There is no concept of cold storage in the market, with all the fresh produce that arrives in the morning sold off by the time the market closes. Devaraja Market witnesses a heavy rush during the festive season. The market is also thronged by countless photographers who visit the place for its subject material, as well as foreigners attracted by the vivid colours of the place.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Devaraja Market is between the months of October and March, and during the festive season. However, the prices can shoot up dramatically then, especially those for the flowers.


Although estimated to be over 100 years old, the original market place may be as old as the origin of this city. The place where people lived in this part of Mysore was called ‘Devaraja Mohalla’ after one of the two successive maharajas who shared the same name, i.e. Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar (1659-1673) or Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar (1673-1704).


The market opens at 6:00 am and closes by 8:30 pm. However, the timings vary depending on the festive season. The market remains closed on weekends.

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