at a distance of 130 km from the State Headquarters, Bangalore, Mysore is
the second biggest City in the State of Karnataka. It is the erstwhile
capital of the Mysore Maharajas and still has an Old World charm, which have
not given way to modern infrastructures and facilities. Mysore is famous for
Beautiful silk sarees well known for its quality and everlasting lustre,
sandalwood oil, sandalwood and rose wood carved articles.
Mysore is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples. It
has many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical music and dance.
The District of Mysore is a vibrant plateau covered partly by granite
outcrops and fringed by verdant forests
Tourist Attractions in Mysore
Maharaja's Palace : Located in the heart of the city The
Maharaja's place is an imposing structure built in the Indo-Saracenic style.
It has ornate domes, archways, turrets, sculptures and colonnades. The
Durbar Hall is an extravagant piece of art made up of beautiful carvings on
glass ceiling, reflecting mirrors, mosaic floors and wooden doors. Tourists
can enjoy special illumination on Sunday nights.
Amba Vilas Durbar Hall : The gorgeously decorated room is
a masterpiece of luxury and riches. The teakwood ceiling with intricate
carving on precious stones such as Jasper, Cornelian, lapislazuli are the
high landmarks of artistic beauty. The doors of silver, teakwood & rose
wood are highly executed. This hall was a place to celebrate investitures
and birthdays. One of the loveliest new buildings in India, the palace
reminds the glorious past of the city.
Chamundi Hills : Chamundi Hills (13 Kms) could be
approached by stairs and on the way there's a huge statue of Nandi (bull)
and at the top, the temple to Goddess Chamundeswari. Chamundi hills are one
of the favorite tourist destinations in Karnataka since it is unique and has
a story of its own.
Brindavan Gardens : Brindavan Gardens has the splendid
watercourses bordering the world famous terrace gardens. Musical fountains
with light colored lights look vibrant and fascinating at night.
Mysore is famous shopping destination for sandalwood products, oil and the
hand-woven silk sarees and garments. Main shopping spot is on Sayaji Rao
Road in the main city. Other traditional handicrafts available in Mysore are
rosewood, sandalwood, copper ware, stone and brass, wooden furniture,
sandalwood powder and perfumes and lacquer ware.
How to go there
By Air -
The nearest airport is in Bangalore, 140 km from
Mysore, which is well connected to most of the important cities of India.
By Train -
Mysore is well connected with regular trains
to most of the metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore.
By Road -
Mysore has a good network of roads connecting
it to the other important cities of the region.