Mysore, the former capital of Karnataka is renowned as the City of palaces. The palaces are the main travel attraction of Mysore. The princely state is a dream destination of any travelers with its unique environment, clean streets and the serenity of the area. The fragrant city, as it is also known for is filled with aromas of varied smells all over the places. It is blessed with some of the best smelling incense trees growing here
Earlier it was the capital of the old royal Mysore province and expands to the ‘Mahishasurana Ooru’ meaning the town of Mahasasura. Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyer family since 14th century till the 18th century. It was for a brief period of about 40 years under the rule of Hyder Ali and Tipu sultan in the 17th century. Mysore welcomes each and every guest with its quaint charms, meticulous planning, magnificent palaces, imposing structures, gardens that reminds the old heritage of the Maharaja’s Capital city.
Tourist’s attractions in Mysore are Maharaja’s Palace, Chamundeeswari Temple, Devaraja Market, Lalith Mahal Palace and Brindhavan Gardens
How to reach:
By Road: Well connected with all major towns of South India, 140kms away from Bangalore, 160kms from Ooty
By Air: Bangalore International Airport is 170kms away
By Rail: Mysore has daily trains to Bangalore, Chennai and other parts of South India