South Western Railway is the latest zone in the Indian Railways, which came into existence from 01.04.2003. It was formed by merging Bangalore and Mysore divisions from Southern Railway with Hubli division.

Divisions in South Western Railway:

South Western Railway has its headquarters in Hubli, Karnataka and it covers Karnataka, parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and Goa. It has three divisions under its control namely:

· 1. Bangalore
· 2. Mysore
· 3. Hubli

The entire zone is broad guaged and the important stations in this zone are Bangalore, Mysore & Vasco Da Gama (Goa). With the latest technological advancements which helps the running of the trains, South western Railway is one of the most efficient and revenue yielding zones of Indian railways. As the area covered by this zone has many places of tourist interest, there are large number of domestic and international tourists using this railway every day. Listed below are some of the names of railway stations where one can alight to access important places of tourist interest.

Places of Tourist Interest, connected by South Western Railway:

NoStationImportant Places of Tourist Interest
1BANGALORELAL BAGH CUBBON PARK VIDHAN SOUDHA BANGALORE PALACE ISKON TEMPLE BANNERGHATTA NATIONAL PARK (22 KMS) NANDI HILLS (60 KMS)
2DHARWADKITTUR CHENNAMMA FORT (32 kms)
3cHITRADURGACHITRADURGA FORT
4MYSOREMYSORE FORT MYSORE PALACE CHAMUNDESWARI HILLS BR HILLS (86KMS) SOMNATHPUR (35 KMS) COORG (120 KMS) CHICKMAGALUR (86 KMS) BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK (80 KMS) RANGANATHITTU (19 KMS) THALACAUVERY (50 KMS) SRIRANGAPATNA (16 KMS)
5HASSANBELUR (38 KMS) HALEBEID (27 KMS) SHARAVANABELAGOLA (52 KMS)
6BAINDURMOOKAMBIKA (30 KMS)
7SHIMOGASRINGERI (85 KMS) JOG FALLS (105 KMS)