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About Mysore
Mysore Palace
Built in Indo-Saracenic style, with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades, the palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. Known as Amba Vilas Palace, are the main attractions. Make sure you see the magnificent jewel-studded golden throne, the pride of the Wadiyars and the symbol of their sovereignty, displayed here during the Dushera festival in October.
Mysore Zoo
Also known as the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, it was established under royal patronage in the 19th century. The zoo's collection of fauna includes rare and exotic species housed in lush green environs.
St. Philomena's Church
Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV laid the foundation for this Catholic Church in 1933 which resembles the Cologne Cathedral. This imposing Gothic structure with beautiful stained glass windows and lofty towers is a must see.
Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
The art gallery in the Jaganmohan Palace houses an excellent collection of ceramics, sandalwood, ivory, stone, antique furniture, and ancient musical instruments. You can also gaze at paintings by reputed artists like Raja Ravi Varma and Roerich, as well as traditional Mysore gold leaf paintings.
Rail Museum
Located behind the railway station is the little-known but impressive Rail Museum with its priceless locomotives, coaches, collection of paintings and photographs narrating the "Rail Story". The prize exhibit of the museum is the Maharani's Saloon built in the U.K.
Folklore Museum
Located in the imposing Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion in the Mysore University campus in Manasagangotri, the Folklore Museum is an impressive repository of folk culture. With 6500 folklore articles on display, the museum is acclaimed to be one of the biggest of its kind in Asia.
Chamundi Hills
Perched atop a hill 13km outside Mysore City is the temple of Goddess Chamundeshwari, the patron deity of the Wadiyars. The 4.8m tall monolith of Nandi, enroute, and the gigantic Mahishasura statue are added attractions.
Brindavan Gardens
Visit the famous gardens at the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown, when musical fountains and coloured lights transform this place into a magical fairyland. Best Season: September to May.
The island fortress of the legendary warrior king Tipu Sultan, Srirangapatna is just 16km from Mysore city. Inside the fortress is Tipu's mosque with its twin minarets, the celebrated Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Tipu's Summer Palace, the Wellesley Bridge, and the dungeons where British officers were once imprisoned. Equally impressive is the ornate white-domed Gumbaz, an imposing structure with doors of ebony inlaid with ivory and lacquered with Tipu's tiger-striped emblem. About 1km to the east of the fort is Tipu's Summer Palace (known as the Daria Daulat Bagh) set amidst a lovely garden.
Walking Tours
These are short themed Walks to give you an insight into this city and its various dimensions. Each of these tours last for about 2 hours where you walk less than 2 kms. so its easy !! Royal Walk Royal Palaces | Town Hall | Street Lamps | Clock Towers | Secret Societies | Mysore Pak | Market Places | Fort | Imposing Statues | Spiritual Head | Rolls Royce | Hollywood Stars Market Walk Roasted Coffee Beans | Old Photo Studio | Evening Market | Wedding Cards | Biodegradable Plates | Courtyard House | Paper Mart | Kites | Colors | British Queen | Art Deco | Monkey Tops | Spices | Milk Bar Handicraft Walk Artisans | Inlay | Sculptures | Rose Wood | Patch Work | World Largest Cluster of Inlay Artists | Gods & Goddesses | The Antique Shop | Benki Nawab Street | Traditional Wrestling House | Mosque | Cap Shop | Sandal | Emporium Agrahara, Old City Walk Banana Leaf | Open Courtyards | Drinking Pit | Lamp Hole | Mangalore Tiles | Holy Cow | Brick Mortar | Sit Out | Isstri Walla| Row Houses | Town Planning | Rangoli | Basil.
Day tours
Talakadu - Somanathpur temple - Shivanasamudra Falls
Shravanabelagola Bellur - Halebeedu .
Overnight Tours
Mysore Nisargadhama- Madikeri Talacauvery-Bhagamandala - Abbey Falls Bylukuppe- Mysore
Mysore Kabini Mysore
Mysore Masinagudi Ooty - Coimbatore