Popularly known as the ‘Cultural capital of Karnataka’, Mysore is a place that beautifully blends splendor of history with the living vibrancy of the traditions and culture which is reflected in the lives of its residents. All this is accompanied by the serenity of nature, making Mysore a dream destination of every travel enthusiasts.
Best time to visit Mysore
The best time to visit Mysore is during the winter season which lasts from October till the end of February. The weather is cool and pleasant,You can also expect some occasional showers which render the city beautiful and vibrant.
Places to visit
The Mysore Palace – is located in the heart of the city. The Palace is one of the most visited monuments in India. And its one of the largest palaces in the country, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, was the residence of the Wodeyar Maharaja’s of the Mysore state.
St. Philomena Church – With the fame of being one of the largest churches in India, this majestic church captivates everyone with its architectural excellence. It also boasts of being the second largest church in Asia. Dedicated to Saint Philomena, St. Philomena’s Church is not only known for its architectural beauty and religious significance; it stands as an exemplary of secular viewpoint and the religious harmony which existed in Mysore.
Mysore Zoo – (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 157-acre zoo located near the palace. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species (168),The Karanji Lake which covers 77.02 acres is located on the eastern side of the zoo. The Chamundi Hills act as catchment and provides a dramatic backdrop.
The Chamundeshwari Temple – The Chamundeshwari Temple is traditional Hindu temple located on the eastern edge of Mysore at the height of 1000ft on the Chamundi hills. Dedicated to and named after goddess Durga, the temple also has statues of Nandi and Mahishasura, the demon.
Approximately 1000 metres above sea level. Also, it presents some breathtaking views of the hills. If you are looking for a scenic drive, then you can take the Subbarao Road, which branches out at a 5 Km mark on the way up the hills.
You can also visit the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam and the Vrindavan Garden. The garden attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to see its dancing musical fountains. The Island Fortress of Srirangpatnam, Sangam –the confluence of the branches of river cauvery, and Ranganthittu the bird sanctuary.
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Mysore cuisine is famous throughout the country. Tourists love to relish the delicacies on their visits to the city. The large variety of dishes with tastes ranging from spicy to tangy to sweet can leave anyone in a state of ecstasy. Even the street food has a unique taste that is derived from the use of a number of spices and flavouring agents.
Whether you are a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian, the Mysore cuisine has a lot of tempting items and dishes for everyone.