Mysore is a second largest city in Karnataka, which is located at the base Chambundi Hills, about 770m above sea level. It is just 140 km away from Bangalore. Mysore city is also famous for celebration of Dussehra. That’s why most of the tourists prefer to visit Mysore during this festival. It is known as cultural capital of Karnataka. The celebration of Dussehra is continued for 10 days. It was started by King Raja Wodeyar I, during 1610. The ninth day of this festival is celebrated as ‘Mahanavami’, during which the imperial sword is worishped. It is the second cleanest and most well-planned city in India. Mysore is a place where demon Mahishasura was killed by goddess Chamundi.
Mysore is also known as ‘City Of Places’, since it has number of palaces to be visited around the city. Mysore Palace is the most famous tourist attraction, which is mostly visited at evening time when whole palace is light up with sparkling lights. It hosts a most significant building located in the heart of city. You can also experiance spacious halls in this palace, which is beautifully decorated by paintings and architectural beauty. This Indo-Saracen architecture of this palace proves that Royal Structure was existed during the time of Yaduraya and Krishnaraya in 1399 when they came to Mysore.
Some other places included in the must see list of Mysore are:
Brindavan Gardens – one of the most beautiful gardens in Mysore, built during the time of Krishnaraja Wodeyar. It was built below Krishnarajasagar Dam, across the Cauvery river.
Chamundeswari Temple – is a beautiful temple located on the hills near Mysore. It was built by Krishnaraja III during the latter period of 18th century. This temple is garnished with various epitomes of nandi.
Gumbaz – is a feneral chamber of Tipu Sultan, his father Haidar Ali and his mother Fatima Begum. It has magnificent wooden doors, whereas inner walls are covered with shaded tiger strips.
St Philomena’s Church – was built in the honor of St Philomena, from where it got this name. The architecture of this church is of Gothnc Style. The two towers of this church are of 53 m height, whereas main hall had a capacity of 800 people.
Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary – is a nesting and breeding center for birds of all kind, and is located around 5 km away from Srirangapatna. It is a small island at the bank of Kaveri river.
Srirangapatnam Fort – is a Tipu Sultan’s palace, which is a most popular monument in India. It’s architecture is of mixed style with Indo-Islamic and Parsian inscription. It also hosts ‘Lal Mahal’ which was a residing place of Tipu Sultan.
All such features of this Mysore, attracts lot number of tourists which are demanding for best and comfortable Hotels, due to which all the Mysore Hotel Booking sites will always remain busy. To avaid disappointment at the time of trip, you are advised to please book your hotels well in advance.