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The City of Palace- Mysore

  • Jan 11,2019
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Mysore is one of the most enchanting places of South India. The place is quite popular for its royal heritage, marvellous monuments and buildings, rich tradition and beautiful nature. Mysore changed its name in 2014 and named Mysuru afterwards. When comes to its cleanliness its way ahead of any other Indian city. The listed palace situated over here brings in most travellers from around the world. It is rightly said "the cultural capital of Karnataka".


How to get in?

Mysore is situated in Karnataka at the base of Chamundi hills. The place is well connected by road from the major cities like Bangalore, which is 150 km away. For the road journey the most viable option is to travel with a self drive car rental in Mysore and enjoy the sightseeing sitting at the window seat. The alternate options include to board a flight to Mysore from the major cities and then hire a cab to explore the local's attractions and tit-bits. Hiring a self-drive car in Mysore and drive your way through the beautiful place is an option which demands absolutely no over-thinking. Buses and trains are also available from/to Mysore. Consider booking in advance to avoid the hassle and plan the journey within your budget.

Where to crash?

Mysore won't run out of accommodation options available. Whether you are a solo traveller trying to get into a home-stay or just in a tight budget and looking for a dormitory, the place has open arms for whatever you demand. From budget stays to luxurious 5-star hotels, you can choose anything suitable to your choice and plans.

The ideal weather.

Mysore is perfectly pleasant to visit all year round. However, keeping in view all the parameters the best time to visit is Oct- Feb.

Awaken the foody in you!

If you have ever heard about or drool over the sweet delicacy Mysore Pak, then let me tell you it has actually originated in Mysore. This sweet treat to the taste buds is generally made up using gram flour, jaggery and clarified butter. It can be easily found all over the city. Karnataka's specialities like Bisibele Baath, Raagi and Akki Rotis, Raagi Mudde, Idli sambhar etc. are easily available and you should definitely try it out if you are not a south Indian or visited .The place for the first time. Mysore is among those parts of Karnataka where the liquor laws are the most liberal in the sub-continent. If you are want to enjoy getting a little high or tipsy in the City of palace, then let me tell you the international brands are readily available in the city. As a matter of fact, the place has almost 10 pubs.

Must visit Attraction.
  •  Mysore Palace- It is royal residence and a historical place with over 6 million visitors annually. It is a seat of Kingdom of Mysore. It exhibits of intricately carved doors of rosewood. Ivory work, marble figurines, collection of caskets and much more timeless beauty.
  •  Gardens and Parks- Brindavan Garden is one of the most prominent gardens of Mysore. It has musical fountains and shows. As a matter of fact, almost 180 gardens are situated in this city.
  •  Chamundi Hills- Chamundi Hills being a prominent destination, can be viewed from any corner of the city. The beautiful Chamundeshwari Temple poses great significance for locals and also sits on the top of the hill. It is dedicated to the ancestral goddess of the Mysore family which was built in 11th century.
  •  Shivanasamudra Falls- This striking waterfall in one of the most beautiful waterfalls of India. A must visit place in Mysore.
  •  Others-Other phenomenal destination includes St. Philomena's Church, Melukote, Jaganmohan Palace, Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, The Railway Museum, Lalitha Mahal Palace, Kukkarahalli Lake, Datta Peetham, Namma Mysore, Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary, etc.
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  •  Dasara- It is royal residence and a historical place with over 6 million visitors annually. It is a seat of Kingdom of Mysore. It exhibits of intricately carved doors of rosewood. Ivory work, marble figurines, collection of caskets and much more timeless beauty.
  •  Kukkarahalli lake stroll- If you are planning on spending a long time in this city then you might want to consider an early morning or late evening strolls at either Karanji lake or Kukkarahalli lake. The stroll would help you unwind yourself and clear your mind.
  •  Royal Mysore Walks- This is a walking tour in Mysore which is a great way to explore the city. A bunch of people guiding you through trivia, sights and offbeat stories is an experience you wouldn't want to miss.

Souvenir

Mysore has a lot to take back home. You can shop Mysore silk sarees, sandalwood carvings, a range of perfumed incense sticks and much more from local market. If you want to witness one of the best markets of India, head to Devaraja Market. You will find a range of products to choose from. Most importantly, what you should be taking with you is a folder and a heart full of memories.