Mysore is the third most important city of Karnataka. It is nestled in the foothills of Chamundi Hills. It was earlier a ‘royal city’ which now converted into an IT Hub, It is the second largest softwareexporter in Karnataka. It is the ‘cultural capital of Karnataka’ because of the accomplishments of Mysore.
Mysuru is famous for its structures and heritage palaces, including the Mysore Palace. The former ruling Wodeyar dynasty has a seat in this heritage palace.. The town also got the privilege to be the capital city for nearly six centuries. Initially, this city served as a vassal state of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Lot of tourists visit Mysore during the Dasara festival. Moreover, the city is also home to spice stores andincense stalls. Another important aspect of the place is Ashtanga yoga. The first private radio station of India was based in Mysuru. Mysore University had given limelight to severalscientists, notable authors, ,politicians, actors, sportsmenand singers.
There are number of tourist attraction that makes no one sit idol in this city.
Mysore palace was once the throne of Maharajas of Wodeyar. The architecture of this palace is a perfect example of the Indo-Saracen style of architecture. The palace is counted as one of the splendid royal buildings of India. It is also known as Amba Vilas Palace. There are many other palaces in the city but now one can be compared to this marvellous palace.
Mysore Palace offers exquisite sights to behold at night when the entire palace gets lit up with lights. At night there are many shows that take place, he light and sound show are the major attractions and lures many. One of the praiseworthy part of royal architecture is its façade which is a fusion of Gothic,Rajput, Muslim, and Hindustyles.
Chamundeshwari hill is crowned by Hindu Goddess Chamundeshwari who killed the demon Mahishasur. It is believed that the city “Mysore” was named after a buffalo demon named as Mahishasura. Devotees have to climb 1000 plus steps to reach the temple and seek the blessings. From the temple you can see a majestic views of the city.
There is an idol of Mahishasura and Nandi which are inevitable part of the temple. This temple is also counted as one of the Shakti Peetha, the divine aura of this holy shrine lures pilgrims on weekends. People who cannot walk the 1000 steps can drive through the interwoven valley road.
Brindavan Gardens is very famous in the Bollywood films. The rose gardens,flowerbeds and lush greenery spread across a wide area of 60 acres presents a terrific view. There are beautiful terrace gardens and symmetrical designs in the garden that leave visitors astonished. Although the garden is visited by people throughout the day but the place at night time becomes highly active, when it showcases the musical fountain. The peppy Bollywood numbers with the fountain light up in light is a visual treat to watch.
You can also do boating and watch sunset view with delicious sweet corn or fresh brewing coffee. Kids can enjoy an enthralling ride on the swings.
Kids love to be here for taking their turn to enjoy an enthralling ride on the swings. Delicious sweet corn or fresh brewing coffee tempts them. Boating and sunset views also grab the attention.
The Jagmohan palace used to be a Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery in 1861. The palace was a three story building that used to preserve an array of traditional Japanese paintings, art and notable works of Raja Ravi Verma.
Somnathpur is a famous spot for a family picnic. Appreciate the intricate stone carvings of Hoysala architecture at Somnathpur Temple. The name of the village was kept to honour the founder of this place, Somnath.
Jayalakshmi villas mansion was built for Princess Jayalakshmi Ammani, it was later converted into a museum. The major attraction in the museum would be folklores, rural costumes, a wooden puppet of the 10-headed demon king Ravana, stone sculptures and tablets and artefacts.
Keshava Temple is a star-shaped temple decorated with stone effigies portraying various scenes from Ramayana, Mahabharata and lifetimes of Hoysala Kings.
Mysore Zoo also known as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens was the best and well maintained zoological garden that was built for the royals. It is a natural habitat where you can find habitat of big to small cats, terrestrial to aquatic birds, reptiles to primates and so on. It is one of the famous and oldest zoo in India.
Devaraja Market is existing form the time of Tipu Sultan's reign. You can get flower garnalds, colonical piles of Kumkum and spices in the market.
A perfect family gettogether gets completed at the scenic Karanji Lake. The lake is home to varied species of birds and thus entices numerous bird watchers.
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya was a palace of Colonel Arthur Wellesley, it was a lodge which is now converted into a museum. The major centre of attractions would be textiles, terracotta sculptures and Impressive handicrafts.