Situated south of Karnataka, Mysore is a charismatic city that allures
travelers from all over the world. This laid back city enjoys good climate
and manageable size. The city has chosen to retain and promote its heritage
rather to replace it.
As far as careers and information are concerned, the city is famous in the
field of Food Technology, Engineering, Medical, Sericulture, Speech Science,
Archeology, Anthropology and Pharmaceutical Science.
The royal city is the second largest city of Karnataka and is 130 km from
the state headquarters, Bangalore.
Known as the City of Palaces, Mysore encompasses royal buildings that
depicts the gallantry and glory of the past times.
Mysore, pre independence, was once the seat of the maharajas of Mysore, a
princely state covering about a third of present-day Karnataka. The walled
Indo-Saracenic palace is a major attraction in Mysore. The Maharaja's
Indo-Saracenic Palace has kaleidoscope of stained glass, ornate mirrors,
carved mahogany ceilings, solid silver doors and outrageously gaudy colours.
» Dusshera Festival :
Mysore is famous world wide for its
Dusshera festival. The 10 day fest is held in September and October,
depending on the auspicious day of the Hindu calender. On all the 10 days
the Mysore palace is illuminated and renowned musicians from the state give
performances in front of the palace. Programmes like doll shows, folk dances
and music are arranged for nine days.
Mysore Travel, Tourist attractions
» Chamundi Hills :
Chamundi hills is one of the major tourist
spot as it houses the majestic Chamundeshwari temple, a statue of
Mahishasura and Nandi. Perched on the top of the Chamundi hills is
chamundeshwari temple, the royal family patron diety. There are two ways of
reaching the temple either through road or by climbing 1,000 stone steps.
Nearby the temple stands the statue of Mahishasura, the demon slian by the
goddess. It also has nandi statue,the favourite bull of Lord Shiva. The
Statue is 4.8 m high and is believed to 300 years old.
» Mysore Palace :
Designed By English architect, the palace has
influence of both Hindu and Muslim architecture. The palace is made of
massive grey granite covered with gilded dome. The palace is adorn
equistively with array of colours. The rooms and floors are beautifully
coloured with mixture of turquoise blue, magenta, golden yellow and leaf
green. The central hall in the palaces was used for special occasions like
marriages and other major gatherings. The palaces also houses a museum that
showcases musical instruments, Children's toys, costumes, weapons belonging
to the Maharaja Family
» Vrindavan Gardens :
They are famous terrace gardens and are
bordered by watercourses. Musical fountains with soft coloured light add to
» The Nagarhole National Park :
Set up in 1955, the Nagarhole
Park is considered as one of the best national park in India. The Nagarhole
National Park is a home to Tiger, elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Chital, Pangolin
and about 250 species of bird The park derives it names from the combination
of two words Nagar- meaning snake and hole meaning streams.
» The Bandipur National Park :
Earlier known as Venugopal
Wildlife Park,it was created in 1930 from the hunting lands of the local
Maharaja Voodiyar's. The park was designated as tiger reserve in 1973 and is
amongst the 15 sanctuaries selected under project tiger Scheme. The natural
inhabitants of this lovely forest are gaur (a type of bull), sambhar,
chital, mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild boar, jackal, sloth bear,
panther, Malabar squirrel, porcupines and the black-knapped hare. Birds like
jungle fowl and green pigeon are also found here.