Mysore is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka, India. It is considered the cultural capital of the state and it is one of the cleanest cities in India. Mysore is the major tourist destination in South India and also Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace) is one of the most visited monuments in India. It is also known as the City of Palaces because of the notable palaces such as Amba Vilas, Mysore Palace, Jaganmohana Palace, Rajendra Vilas, Lalitha Mahal and Jayalakshmi Vilas. It is famous for the festivities that take place during the period of Dasara which attract worldwide tourists.
Mysore is the home of the famous Indian feminine wear, Mysore Silk Saree. Mysore painting is an important form of classical Indian painting that originated in Mysore city. The city is famous for ashtanga yoga that attracts international visitors. Melody World is a museum showcasing wax statues and musical instruments. The city has recorded history dating back thousands of years where the demon Mahishasura was slain by the Goddess Chamundi in Hindu Mythology.
Tourism Destinations in Mysore
The tourist destinations in Mysore include ancient monuments, temples, cultural centers, museums, zoo and much more.
The following are some of the most visited tourist places in Mysore:
- Mysore Palace or Amba Vilas Palace
- Jagmohan Palace and Art Gallery
- Jayalakshmi Vilas
- Lalitha Mahal
- Brindavan Gardens
- Chamundeshwari Temple atop the Chamundi Hills
- St. Philomenas Church
- Datta Peetham
- Mysore Zoo
- Karanji and Kukkarahalli Lakes
- National Museum on Natural History
- Folk Art Museum
- Rail Museum
- Shivanasamudra Water Falls
- Oriental Research Institute