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Mysore Travel Guide

Attractions - The Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hill, The Jaganmohan Palace, St. Philomena's Church, Brindavan Gardens
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Location : In the state of Karnataka in south India.
Major Tourist Attractions : Chamundi Hill, The Mysore Palace, The Jaganmohan Palace, St. Philomena's Church, The Mysore Zoo, Brindavan Gardens.
Best Buys : Mysore Silk, Sandalwood & Handicrafts, Incense sticks, perfume.
Best Hangouts : Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hill.
Nearby Tourist Destinations : Bangalore, Hampi, Hassan, Belur, Halebid, Nagarhole, Bandipur, Srirangapatna, Somnathpura

About Mysore
Mysore, the temple city of India unfolds an enchantment that never ends....Mysore in the south Indian state of Karnataka is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples. Also the sandalwood city of India, Mysore retains some of the charm of the old world with its many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical music and dance.

Mysore was the political capital of the Wodeyar dynasty which ruled the state of Karnataka for some 150 Mysore Palaceyears till the independence of the country from the British. During their rule, Mysore was the cultural capital of south India, for its rich art & culture which reached the acme of development at that time.

Mysore is synonymous with Sandalwood, silk and fine inlay-work using ivory. It is the home of incense sticks (agarbathi) dipped in sandalwood oil perfume base and has many well known incense factories.

Tourist Attractions in Mysore
The Mysore Palace
Once the residence of the Wodeyars, the Mysore Palace is one of the largest of its kind in India. Built in 1912 in the Indo Saracenic style, the Mysore Palace exudes a grandeur that is unmatched. The Golden Royal Elephant Throne, the Durbar Hall, the Kalyana Mantap and the Gallery are the main attractions here.

Chamundi Hill
Set atop a hill is a 12 th century temple of Chamundershwari, at a distance of 13 Kms from Mysore. The huge 4.8 meter tall monolith of Nandi the sacred vehicle of Lord Shiva is a wonderful piece to watch. Also close to the temple stands a gigantic statues of the demon Mahishasura.

The Jaganmohan Palace
The palace is converted to an art gallery which houses paintings that date back to the late 19th century. Paintings of Raja Ravi Verma of Travancore and the Russian Painter Svetoslav Roerich are on display. Paintings in the traditional Mysore Golden leaf style can also been seen here.

St. Philomena's Church
Built in 1956, this cathedral is one of the largest churches in the country. It has been built in the Gothic style with beautiful stain glass windows and lofty towers. The illuminated church in the evening is a wonderful site not to be missed.

Brindavan Gardens
Shravanabelgola - MysoreAt a distance of 19 Kms north west of Mysore is the famous KRS dam. Built by the famous engineer Sir. M. Vishvesvariah this was one of the first multi purpose dams built in India. Close to the dam is the beautiful Brindavan Garden. With lighting and musical fountains this place converts itself into a fairy land in the evenings.

Getting There
Air : The nearest Airport is Bangalore (139 Kms).
Rail : Mysore is again connected with many trains to Bangalore. Also the prestigious luxury train, Shatabdi Express connects it to Madras
Road : Mysore is located 139 Kms. to the south west of Bangalore. The state highway that connects the two cities could provide a pleasant ride through rustic country side.

Accommodation
Mysore being a very popular city with the tourists in India, offers wide spectrum of accommodations offering world class facilities and services. We offer the best accommodation in the city, that will satisfy your travel needs. The range of hotels in Mysore include both luxury and budget categories, you can pick the one which best suites you requirements.




Mysore Tour Packages


Duration - 4 Nights
Places - Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan
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