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Mysore

India is rich in its culture and heritage after which it is globally famed. There are a lot of destinations in India which showcases its rich cultural heritage and Mysore is listed among such places. Mysore set in the south Indian state of Karnataka is widely recognized as the city of palaces as the city shelters some majestic edifices, grandiose palaces, well laid gardens etc. Mysore according to Hindu mythology is the place where goddess Chamundeshwari executed the demon Mahishasur who lived here after which the place has derived its name and known as the abode of Mahisha.

Mysore Holidays The strong history of this place dates back to the era of Wodeyar dynasty which is reflected in its stunning monuments, festivals, palaces and religious sites. Mysore became an independent state in 1565 and was ruled by Wodeyar kings in 1799 until the death of Tipu Sultan. The entire city has been drenched in a sense of serenity and with a relaxed and laid-back pace. This second largest city of Karnataka is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka and has been acknowledged as the second cleanest city of India. Mysore is globally famed for its glittering silk and silk saris, sandalwood and sandalwood products, rosewood carved articles, incense sticks and the most popular delicacy of Mysore the Mysore Pak.

Mysore comprises a several prominent destinations that attracts tourist from all over the world. Mysore palace is one such place which is the most widely recognized place of Mysore. Mysore palace dominates the land of this city and serves as a major landmark of the place. Being built in 1912 and constructed brilliantly in Indo-Saracenic style with incorporating both the Hindu and Muslim elements, this majestic palace comprises lavish interiors, which is ornamented with the paintings of the royal family members of the place, arrayed ceilings of wonderful patterns and sculptured pillars. The palace is a three storied stone edifice of fine gray granite and pink marble with exquisite carved out domes, turrets, arches, and colonnades. The Durbar hall within this fascinating palace serves as the major attraction by comprising a majestic Golden throne which weighs 200 kilograms. The Doll's Pavilion is yet another interesting place of Mysore palace that houses some of the exclusive and antique traditional dolls. The Residential Museum in this palace displays a variety of things and items that were used in the past and considered as royal, the royal armory can also be witnessed here. The palace shelters around twelve temples within its structure. The alluring charm of the palace is incomparable when after dark it is lit up with ninety seven thousand light bulbs. It is the best time to endure the majestic beauty of this palace.

Brindavan Garden is yet another amazing place that comes under the prime attractions of Mysore located at Krishnarajasagara dam built on the river Kaveri, Folklore museum is a perfect place which depicts the folk art and craft of Karnataka state, Jaganmohan palace now has been converted into a fascinating art gallery that comprises exclusive paintings which dates back to late 19th century, Chamunda hills is the spectacular site which holds the view of the whole city and accommodates some religious shrines as well.

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