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Mysore Travel - City of Palaces

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.

Mysore Nandy Bull

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

Mysore Palace

» Vrindavan Gardens : They are famous terrace gardens and are bordered by watercourses. Musical fountains with soft coloured light add to visitor delight.

» 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.

» B. R. Hills : The Biligirirangana range of hills are picturesquely situated between the Cauvery & Kapila rivers at a height of 5,091 feet above the sea level. The B.R hills houses the Biligirirangaswamy Temple, The Biligirirangaswamy Temple Sanctuary, Kanchikote. It is 120 kms from Mysore and 247 kms from Bangalore.

B.R. Hills

» By Air : Mysore is well connected through airways. The nearest airport is 96 Kms which is connected to Bombay by a Go away flights. Bangalore houses another airport and is 236 km from the city.

» By Rail : The railway network is strong and is connected to all the major cities through Bangalore. The nearest railway station is 96 km.

» By Road : KSRTC is available which connects to several major destination. Private buses and taxis are available for local transport.

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