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  • STD Code:0821
  • Languages Spoken:Kannada, Hindi and English
  • Major Festivals:Mysore Dasara
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Mysore/Mysuru Overview

  • Ideal Trip Duration: 1 Night 2 Days
  • Nearest City Mysore/Mysuru: Bangalore
  • Best Time to Visit Mysore/Mysuru: Through out the year
  • Peak Season: Sep & Oct
  • Weather Info: Moderate
  • State: karnataka

Mysore history and Places

Mysore or Mysuru, is the third-largest city in Karnataka. The city was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty and it is well known for the rich architectural history, palaces, and beautiful gardens. It is located at the bottom of the Chamundi Hills and is about 150 kms from Bangalore.

The city has a large tourism industry, which attracts tourists from all across the World. The city is famous for the palaces, the delicious Pak and the Dashara celebration in the city. It is one of the most visited destinations in Karnataka.

History of Mysore 

The name Mysuru finds its roots from Mahishasura, who was a demon who had the ability to take the form of buffalo and human. It is believed that this area was ruled by the demon Mahishasura who was killed by the Goddess Chamundeshwari, whose temple is over the hills. This is how the city was named Mysore.

Sightseeing in and around Mysore

Mysore Palace

The Palace is famous for the rich culture and architectural history. The Mysore palace is a highlight of the architecture and reflects Hindu, Rajput, Islamic and Gothic style of architecture. Located in the heart of the city, it has two Darbar halls, garden, and buildings. It is the official residence of the rulers of Mysore.

Brindavan Gardens, Mysore

Brindavan Gardens: Another prominent tourist attraction, Brindavan Gardens is a famous garden in India. Situated next to the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam, the gardens house a dancing fountain which is a major tourist attraction. A light and sound show is conducted every evening, which adds colour to the beautiful gardens.

Chamundi hills

Chamundi Hills: Located in the outskirts of Mysuru, the Chamundi Hills is one of the most sacred hills in India. The Chamundeshwari Temple is situated at the top of the hill. Goddess Chamundeshwari is the main deity of the temple and one can get a breathtaking view of the city from the top of the hills.

Rail Museum

Rail Museum: The rail museum located in the city of Mysuru is only the second museum in India after Delhi. It has a huge display of vintage locomotives and royal carriages that were once used by the royal family of Mysore. In addition, there are paintings, photographs and various items that give an insight into the history of the city

Mysore Zoo

Mysore Zoo: One of the oldest zoo in India is the Mysore Zoo. It has a huge plantation and houses white tigers, rhinos and gorillas. It is one of the popular tourist attractions in the city.

Wax Museum

Wax Museum: The wax museum in Mysuru is one of a kind. It exhibits various musical instruments and has more than 300 musical instruments which represent different states in the Country.

Specialty of Mysore

Mysore Silk Saree

Mysore Silk Saree: Mysore and silk both share the same history. The Mysore royalty is taking serious measure to cultivate the craft. The silk saree is a light, smooth and soft variety that is inlaid with beautiful and intricate golden zari thread in different patterns. There are various saree shops in Mysore for you to choose from.

Sandalwood oil and soap

Sandalwood oil and soap: Sandalwood has become a thriving industry in Mysuru. You can buy the famous Mysore Sandalwood soap and oils from here. There are shops located near the Devaraja Market, which specialize in the same.

Coffee Powder

Coffee Powder: The city produces one of the best coffee in the country.  You can easily buy coffee powder or buy roasted beans and have them fresh ground. Various stores are located near the Devaraja Market.

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