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Mysore which is officially known as Mysuru is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. The city is placed right in the foothills of Chamundi Hills. The city is unavoidable because of its heritage structures and beautiful palaces. One would have definitely heard of the Mysore Palace which is one of the highlights of the city. Mysore Dussehra is one of the biggest celebrations proceeded in the city. The city is well connected to many nearby cities and also to the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is connected to the capital city Bangalore with a four-lane highway which makes it convenient for the visitors.

Places to visit in Mysore

Mysore Palace

The Mysore Palace is one such travel spot which you won’t be regretting after giving this place a visit. Here you will be witnessing an extremely breath-taking architectural style which is amazing enough to mesmerize your core. This palace was built in the year 1912 and what is interesting is the fact this place is still one of the largest and the biggest palaces to exist in our country.

Somnathapura Temple

This village is named after Somnath who was the chief commander of the Hoysala army. If you want to see someplace drastically phenomenal then this is the kind of tourist attraction which you must be visiting with your loved ones. Furthermore, this place is a very classic example of the stone carvings which are found in the Hoysala architectural style.

Also Read: This city in Tamil Nadu is famous for its rock-cut temples and the Kanjeevaram silks

Mysore Zoo

The Mysore Zoo is just the right travel getaway to enjoy with your kids. This zoo was founded or we can say established in the year of 1892 by Maharaja Chamaraja who belonged to the Wodeyar dynasty.

Things to do in Mysore

Visit Chamundeshwari Temple

This temple was built around the 12th century. The idol which has been placed in this temple is made of pure gold. This was interesting to know, wasn’t it? This temple also features an intricately engraved seven-story Gopuram which is a silver plated entrance.  The kind of thing which you wouldn’t have seen before!

GRS Fantasy Park

Now this is a theme based park and the kind of place which your children will absolutely love to visit. This place also some of the most amazing rides along with activities. This offers some really amusing rides as well as activities making it just the perfect spot for friends for hanging out.

Going for Shopping

If you visit Mysore then you should not absolutely be missing the shopping experience which this place can offer you with. From here, you can take a couple of Mysore silk saris, artefacts as well as handicrafts which this city is known for.

Events and festivals in & around Mysore

Ugadi Festival

The Ugadi Festival is celebrated in the second half of March or at the beginning of the month of April. During this festival, the whole city prepares for the festivities together. Ugadi is celebrated with a great amount of enthusiasm. On this day, one can see a great riot of colours in the form of bright flowers. People make sure that they clean their homes for celebrating this festival.

Vairamudi Festival

This festival comes around sometime in March on an annual basis. The Vairamudi festival is specifically held on every sixth day of the Brahmotsavam of Lord Cheluvarayaswamy. On this day, the temples are decorated with lamps and candles as hundreds and thousands of devotees come to the city for praying and seeing their beloved God.

Mysore Dussehra

The Mysore Dussehra is one of those festivals which kind of tops the list when we segregate the best of the best. This festival is celebrated in the entire country. So, the very purpose of this ten-day long festival is to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Read more...

Best time to visit Mysore

The monsoon and the winter season is just the perfect time to visit with your family and friends here. You will absolutely be liking the overall climate during these seasons which is also an amazing opportunity for you to click some really good snaps along with your journey.

How to reach Mysore?

By Air – If you are planning to visit Mysore by air then the nearest airport is Bangalore International Airport. Furthermore, we also need to see that Bangalore is very well connected to all the major cities in India.

By Train – Mysore is very well connected by train routes connecting all the cities. So, if you are planning to visit Mysore by train then it should not be a problem for you.

By Road – For travelling by road you can take the bus from the Kempegowda station. It will directly be taking you to Mysore.

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