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Mysore

Mysore

Mysore

The momentous settlement of Mysuru (which changed its name from Mysore in 2014) is one of South India’s most alluring cities, renowned worldwide for its sparkling imperial legacy and glorious landmarks and structures. It’s World Heritage– recorded royal residence brings most tourists here, yet Mysuru is likewise wealthy in convention with a profoundly climatic bazaar area covered with spice stores and stalls. Ashtanga yoga is another drawcard and there are a few acclaimed schools that fascinate guests from over the globe.

As per this story in the legendary Devi Purana, Mysore was controlled by the demon-king Mahishasura. He was called Mahishasura in because of that he was ox headed beast. Hearing to the petitions of Gods and Goddess to spare them from the creature, Goddess Parvati took birth as Chamundeswari and slaughtered the beast. Henceforth, this place came to be known as Mahishuru, later progressed toward becoming Maisuru and Mysore. Surrounded by hill ranges from north to south, Mysore also known as the City of Palaces.

Attractions: Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hill Temple, Mysore Zoo / Jayachamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Brindavan Gardens, Near Srirangapatna, Railway Museum, St. Philomena’s Cathedral, Jagan Mohan Palace / Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Regional Museum Of Natural History, Lalitha Mahal Palace, Kukkarahalli Lake

Nearby places: Coorg (madikeri), Ooty, Wayanad (kalpetta), Chikmagalur, Shivanasamudra Falls, Bandipur National Park, Sakleshpur, Srirangapatna

Best Time to visit: September to May

Peak Season: April to May & September to October

How to Reach

  • By Air: Mandakalli airport(Mysore Airport, 14 km from Srirangapatna). The nearest International airport is the Bangalore International Airport that serves providing flight services for every major city.
  • By Rail: City has own railway station  Mysore railway station. The rail journey proves to be a beneficial option. So that tourist doesn’t have to worry about taking the train to reach Mysore.
  • By Road: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation provides a large number of buses for different
    Destinations. And Cabs and taxi services also available from major cities in Karnataka.
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