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Mysuru or Mysore in South India is the most popular tourist destination known for its glittering royal heritage. Sobriquet as City of Palaces, Mysore enchant visitors with its appealing heritage palaces, enchanting culture , historical importance, manicured gardens, colourful festivals and astonishing craftsmanship. Its alluring appeal and the scintillating attractions makes Mysore the most sought after holiday destination in South India, where tourists pours from nook and corner of the world to experience the lively atmosphere which is delightedly dotted by the bygone era cultural heritage. Mysore tour would surely be an experience as one tour with the many exciting packages that are delightedly organised by the experts. Kerala tour packages that covers to trip down some of the most renowned tour destination of South India is surely going to make the vacation an experience to treasure as the package provides not just the comfort and satisfaction, but ensure happy journey with memorable memories to bring back home as souvenirs.
Mysore Palace: The prestigious heritage of Mysore, the Amba Palace also known by the name Mysore Palace is the most beautiful monument that depicts the glory and heritage beauty of the city. It is the prime tourism attractions which enchants visitors with its glittering look and magnificent architecture which was once the official residence of the Wodeyars – the Maharajas of Mysore. The palace which is the most important landmark of Mysore was originally built of wood, but it got burnt out in 1897 during the marriage ceremony of Jayalakshammanni, the eldest daughter of Chamaraja Wodeyar. But even though it was again built in the Indo-Saracenic style with the mix architectural speciality of Hindus, Muslims, Rajput and Gothic style of architecture. While in Mysore it’s a must visit attraction that one cannot miss out to visit.
Originally created in the year 1892 Mysore Zoo was originally called Palace Zoo as it was on the 10 acres of the summer palace of the Majaraja Sri Chamaraja Woodeyar. Maharaja was nature lover and animal buff who took special care to built spacious enclosures of the animals, so that they can have comfortable stay inside. After few years of establishment, Maharaja appointed Mr. Huge from Australia as Zoo superintendent and the zoo was increased to 45 acres. Again after years, the zoo was opened for Public as Maharaja came to realize that it was not only ideal for recreation but the zoo was equally important from education point of view and so it was open for public. When Mysore got zoo of its own at that time there were very few zoo in country and till date it is considered to be one of the best zoos in India.
Initially used by the Kings of Mysore as their home, Jaganmohan Palace is another prized tourist attraction of Mysore, which is highly appreciated for its treasure trove of Paintings. More than 150 years old, Jaganmohan Palace is an important landmark which has withness various events of the Indian history which took place in Mysore. It is also a must visit attraction in Mysore which is surely going to enlighten with the glorious historical importance that are still preserved inside Jaganmohan Palace.
Established in the year 1979 by Indian Railways, Mysore Railway Museum is second of its kind in India where one can enjoy the view of the vintage coaches that are put up for public view. The Railway Museum has wide collection of vintage railway locomotives among which the major highlight are the Sri Ranga Pavilion, two royal coaches that belongs to the Maharaja of Mysore and Maharani Saloon Carriage which has dining car unit and a royal toilet that dates back to 1899. Another major highlight of the museum is the Chandmuni Museum which has number of photographs and paintings that depicts the beauty of the railways era in India and how it mushroomed all over India.
There are hundreds of tourist attractions in Mysore, but the beauty of Brindavan Garden of Mysore is simply unmatched. Visited by hundreds of visitors and tourists from in an around the city as well as from Indian and outside, Brindavan the manicured garden is simply a place one cannot miss out to visit for recreation. Best known for its illuminated terrace gardens, Brindavan has influence of Mughal patterns giving a rich look to the luxuriant jade garden spread across 60 acres.
Beside these wonderful attractions the city has numerous attractions which are equally worth to visit and explore. Few to highlight in the lists of attractions are St. Philomena’s Church, Lalitha Mahal Palace, Karanji Lake, Kukkarahalli Lake, Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, Tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali, GRS Fantasy Park, Regional Museum of Natural History, Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Somnathpur Temples, etc. These attractions add more beauty and important to Mysore as the most popular tourism destination of South India, which is visited by huge number of tourists from across India and abroad for holidays and tours.
Witness the glittering appeal of Mysore Palace. During special occasion, the Palace is lit up with 98260 bulbs with makes up a gracious picture to witness and capture to take back home as the prized souvenir of Mysore visit.
Visit to government sandalwood oil factory is another interesting thing to do while in Mysore. You can buy several sandalwood products manufacture here but you can also take a guided tour and witness how products like sandal powder, sandal oil, scented incense sticks and sandal soap are manufactured.
Mysore Silk is famous and these finest fabrics are used to make saris which comes with various deigns and patterns. The silk sarees are widely known for excellent hand work, fine gold and zari motif which are legendary and highly praised off for quality.
Famous for its unique symmetric design, Brindavan Garden the most celebrated beauty spot is the major attraction in Mysore. Located at a distance of 196 kms from KRS dam, Brindavan Garden spread over an area of 150 acres is adorned with terraces, fountains, well organised and designed water channels, shrubs, flower beds, shrubs and trees. It is globally renowned and is considered to be the most beautiful terrace laid out gardens in the world.
Beautifully perched on a top of Chamundi hill at an altitude of 3489 feet above the sea level, Chamundeshwari temple is one of the most revered temples near Mysore. The temple is dedicated to deity of Royal Family of Mysore—Shri Chamundeshwari who is also worshipped as ‘Mahishasura Mardini’. According to Hindu myth shri Chamundeshwari is regarded as one of the manifestation of Goddess Durga. The temple has a brilliant piece of architecture and a beautiful idol of Presiding deity wearing garland of skulls.
Located in a small town in Somanathapura in the district of Mysore, Chennakesava Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is a beautiful temple known for its intricate architectural design and can be rightly regarded as a standing epitome of finest Hoysala art and architecture. One should not get confused with the Chennakesava Temple in Belur as this temple was built by King Vishnuvardhana while the one in Somanathapura was commissioned by commander of the Hoysala army called Somanatha.
Folklore Museum is one of its kind museums in whole of Asia, but even though having a unique feature and huge collection, its presence is less known to tourists and locals. Established in the year 1968, Folklore museum is located on the imposing Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, which from outside cast the speciality and the royal charm that stands with pomposity even today.
If you are not a resident of Karnataka, then you must understand the fact that Mysore silks, Mysore Jasmine, Mysore Sandalwood and Mysore eggplant are some of the items that the city is famous for. It has been centuries now, the city has been famous for these items and the tradition still continues today. Mysore also possesses excellent craftsmen who make use of the sandalwood and rosewood in order to make and carve artifacts.
Mysore is a great place for those looking to savour delightful dining with friends and family. Most of the restaurants in Mysore serve vegetarian foods, but it has good number of non-vegetarian restaurants as well. Besides, these restaurants has welcoming ambience and ensures to provide superior quality services to make you more comfortable.
Mysore is a cultural capital of India and it is renowned for its historical and cultural fluency. It is amongst a popular tourism spot of Karnataka and to feel its vibe traveler comes from every corner of the world. The transportation and communication system in brief is very smooth and its efficient haulage system connects different corner of its surrounding areas via roadways, railways and airways.