Mysore or Mysuru is called the 'Cultural Capital of South Karnataka'. Its history, culture and even geography is favourite among tourists.
Situated at the foot of the famous Chamundi hills, Mysore is popular for many things: tourist places, Dasara festival, Mysore Pak (sweet), Mysore Peta (traditional cap) , Mysore Sandalwood, Mysore Silk and last but not the least Mysore University.
The distance from Bangalore to Mysore is 144 km and it is a favourite weekend getaways from Bangalore. The world famous Dasara festival in October is witnessed by thousands of tourists from India and other parts of the world.
Mysore is filled with tourist places and it is one of the most visited places in Karnataka. The erswhile Kingdom of Mysore was ruled by Wodeyars for a long time; also it was under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan during the colonial rule.
The history has left its remnants in each corners of Mysore, in the form of forts, palace, dam, etc. Today these are the popular places in Mysore and people just love to walk through these places.
Let's stroll around some of the famous places in Mysore!
Mysore Palace is the venue for the world famous Dasara festival in Mysore
Photo Courtesy: Muhammad Mahdi Karim
Brindavan Gardens situated next to Krishnarajasagar Dam
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Chamundi temple situated in Chamundi hills in Mysore
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Krishnarajasagar Dam built by Sir M.Visveshwaraya
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Sri Chamrajendra Zoological Gardens is the oldest and popular zoos in India
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St. Philomena's Church
St. Philomena's Church was built in1963 in Neo-Gothic style.
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The Natonal Railway Museum
Railway Museum in Krishna Raja Sagar Road
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