Mysore or Mysuru was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore since 1399 up to the year 1947. The city boasts of tropical savanna climate and extends over a land mass of 128.42 square kilometers. It is commonly known as the ‘Cultural capital of South Karnataka’ and is renowned for the Mysore style of painting. The Folk Lore Museum, Sand Sculpture Museum and the Regional Museum of Natural History attract a spate of visitors who enjoy exploring the exhibits that represent the city’s rich culture.
The Impressive Palaces of Mysore
The city is home to the grand Jaganmohana Palace and Lalitha Mahal as well as the acclaimed Jayalakshmi Vilas. The illustrious Mysore Palace or the Amba Vilas Palace is a much frequented monument for it sings of the beauty of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The traditional Dasara festival is a ten day fiesta that takes place in the backdrop of the fabulous Amba Vilas Palace.
Tourism in Mysore
A major Hindu place of worship is the Chamundeshwari Temple situated on the peak of Chamundi Hills that beg a visit. St. Philomena's Church as well as Wesley's Cathedral are distinguished churches that are sacred to Catholics in the city. People from all around the world have been known to travel to explore the many yoga retreats based in Mysore. Scenic water bodies like Karanji and Kukkarahalli are also frequented by travelers.
Tourists must grab an opportunity to savor the delectable Mysore Pak; a well-liked sweetmeat in the region and shop for the legendary Mysore silk saree.