Mysore is the third most populous city in the state of Karnataka. It is situated at the base of Chamundi Hills about 150 kilometres southwest of Bangalore. The city used to be the capital of The Kingdom of Mysore until 1947. The place is famous for its magnificent palaces like the Mysore Palace and unique traditional festivals during Dusshera. Mysore has a domestic airport of its own.
The city of Mysore has some very beautiful and elegantly-built palaces. The gardens and parks in the city are quite large and better maintained compared to other cities in South India. Mysore doesn't have a lot to offer for the adventurous kind of people, but the place is a good tourist destination for families.
The city of Mysore served as the capital of Mysore Kingdom for six centuries until 1947. The Kingdom of Mysore reached its height of fame and doiminion during the reign of Tipu Sultan. Over the years, Mysore has evolved becoming one of the most peaceful cities and a major tourist attraction in the state of Karnataka. The city is located 150 kilometres away from Karnataka's capital, Bangalore. The traditional industries in Mysore are famous for weaving, sandalwood carving and bronze work.
The city attracts a lot of tourists during the 10-day Dusshera festival. The Mysore Palace is one of the most visited monuments in India and is the centre for the Dusshera festivities. The Mysore zoo was established more than a century ago. The Karanji and Kukkarahalli lakes are also favoured recreational destinations in Mysore. Brindavan Garden near the Krishnasagar Dam is also a popular tourist site. Among the other tourist attractions in Mysore are the Jaganmohana Palace, the Sand Sculpture Museum, Lalitha Mahal, Regional Museum of Natural History and the Folk Lore Museum.
The city of Mysore is at an altitude of 770 metres( 2500 ft) above mean sea level.
The weather is mildy pleasant most of the time but it gets humid during the rainy season.
Between the pleasant and festive months of October and February.
Mysore has a domestic airport of its own that connects to Bangalore. The nearest international airport to Mysore is Kempegowda International Airport, at a distance of about 170 kilometres. From the airport, you can book a cab to reach Mysore.
Mysore Junction is the main railway station in Mysore. It is connected to some cities in South India like Bangalore and Chennai. From the station, you can take an auto or taxi to reach your hotel.
Buses to Mysore bus station are frequently available from Bangalore.
Bisibele Baath(rice dish), Raagi and Akki Rotis(tortilla), Raagi Mudde are popular local dishes in Mysore. South Indian breakfast meals like Idly, Vada, Masala Dosa and Masala Poori are very tasty in Mysore. A sweet called Mysore Pak is famous in the city.
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