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Mysore Palace Mysore Tour Packages Karnataka TravelsMysore, the temple city of India unfolds an enchantment that never ends....Mysore in the south Indian state of Karnataka is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples. Also the sandalwood city of India, Mysore retains some of the charm of the old world with its many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical music and dance.

Mysore was the political capital of the Wodeyar dynasty which ruled the state of Karnataka for some 150 years till the independence of the country from the British. During their rule, Mysore was the cultural capital of south India, for its rich art & culture which reached the acme of development at that time.

Mysore is synonymous with Sandalwood, silk and fine inlay-work using ivory. It is the home of incense sticks (agarbathi) dipped in sandalwood oil perfume base and has many well known incense factories.


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Prime Attractions of Mysore


» Mysore Palace
Once the residence of the Wodeyars, this structure is one of the largest of its kind in India. Built in 1912 in the Indo-Saracenic style, this palace exudes a grandeur that is unmatched. The Golden Royal Elephant Throne, the Durbar Hall, the Kalyana Mandap and the Gallery are the main attractions here.

» Sir Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
Housed in the Jaganmohan Palace, this gallery has a collection of exquisite paintings dating back to 1875. The collection includes paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, the Russian Svetoslav Roerich and the traditional Mysore gold leaf style of painting.

» St. Philomena's Church
St. Philomena's Church, in the Gothic style, is one of the largest churches in the country and has beautiful stained-glass windows. Mysore Zoo houses some rare animals bred in captivity and exotic species of plants.

» Chamundi Hills
Towering over the city, these hills are 13 kms away from Mysore. Halfway - up is the Nandi Bull, a 4.8-m monolith. Right on top is the 2000-year-old Chamundeswari Temple, dedicated to the patron goddess of the royal family.

» Brindavan Gardens (Mandya Dist.)
19 kms north-west of Mysore is the KRS Dam and the ornamental Brindavan Gardens. The musical fountains and colourful lights transform this place into a fairy. land in the evenings.

» Krishnapuram Palace (47 km from Alappuzha)
Built by Marthanda Varma, this palace at Karthikapally in Kayamkulam is famous for its mural depicting the story of Gajendramoksham. Dating back to the 18th century, this exquisite piece of art is one of the largest murals in Kerala. The palace museum houses antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes.


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Shopping
Sandalwood, its products and silk are Mysore's specialties, sold in. Government-owned emporia at fixed prices. The Government Silk Factory offers silks straight off the loom.

Accommodation
Mysore being a very popular city with the tourists in India, offers wide spectrum of accommodations offering world class facilities and services. We offer the best accommodation in the city, that will satisfy your travel needs. The range of hotels in Mysore include both luxury and budget categories, you can pick the one which best suites you requirements.

How to get there
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» Air
The nearest Airport is Bangalore (139 Kms).

» Rail
Mysore is located 139 Kms. to the south west of Bangalore. The state highway that connects the two cities could provide a pleasant ride through rustic country side.

» Road
Mysore is again connected with many trains to Bangalore. Also the prestigious luxury train, Shatabdi Express connects it to Madras.


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