is the formal Capital of the erstwhile Wodeyars and
also theState of MYSORE before it was shifted to Bangalore.
The city of Palaces has been theCulture Capital of
Karnataka ever since and even to this day millions
of Tourists from allover the World visit Mysore during
Dasehra (Nava Rathri) during October.
The island fortress of the legendary Tiger of Mysore
- Tipu Sultan, takes you through the pages of history.
Every stone, every Temple, every Palace and every
Mosque in here has a story to tell.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace :
The summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, built fully by wood
is today a museum devoted to Tipu Sultan
An imposing structure where the mortal remains of
Hyder Ali, his wife and Tipu Sultan were confined.
Temple of Lord Vishnu in the sleeping posture on the
Great Snake Anantha, is one of the Largest temples
in the State. It is a beautiful example for both Vijayanagara
and Hoysala Styles of Architecture.
Philomena's Church :
A beautiful Cathedral with stained Glass Windows and
lofty Towers. Reminiscent of Medival Architecture.
The Jaganmohan Palace today houses one of the India's
best Art Gallery since 1875. Mysore "Gold Leaf"
paintings are well known through out the world.
World Famous Terrace Gardens with Musical Fountains
which gets transformed into a dreamland by night with
swirling waters, colourful lights and melodious music.
A symbol of victory of Good over Evil is a 335 metre
landmark with 1000 steps. Half way up along the stone
steps is Nandi, a majestic 4.8 mts monolith. Atop
the hill is huge statue of Mahishasura, the demon
and a temple of Goddess Chamundeshwari, can also be
reached by driving 13 Kms.
Built in the Indo - Saracenic Style with domes, turrets,
arches and colonnades, the palace in-spite of housing
the Royal Family is open for Visitors it attracts
in millions from all over the world.
Chamarajendra Zoological garden :
A house for animals in captivity was established in
19th century under the patronage of the then King,
houses many endangered species.
Visit to Daria Daulat, Gumbuz, Ranganataswamy Temple,
St.Philomena's Church, Chamundi Hills, Mysore Palace
& Brindavan Garden.