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Mysore or Mysooru, the quondam capital of Wodeyar dynasty, is located in Karnataka State of India. Since 14th century Mysore was ruled by Wodeyar Family. However, for short period of over 40 years, the city was under the rule of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Even though the city was relieved from the grip of kings and kingdom long back, its royal heritage, grandiose gardens, opulent palaces, etc. gives the visitors, a feeling as if they are in the sovereignty.

Mysore also has its own mythological importance where the demon named; Mahishasur was killed by the Goddess Chamudeshwari here. Being called as “City of Palaces,” Mysore has many palaces to be visited. Most of these royal buildings are built of Dravidian style of architecture. The magnificent and grandior of such palaces shows the extravagant lifestyle of the Wodeyars. Chamundi Hills and Brindavan Garden are few other vital spots must be visited nearby Mysore. KSR dam and Mysore zoo are also few tourist attractions. Mysore also houses some of the famous temples like Mahabelswara Temple, Chamundi Temple, etc. for spiritual lovers. The Dussera festival which takes place in month of October or November for 15 days is the main attraction for tourists. Accommodating facilities in Mysore ranges from budget hotels to five start category Palace turned hotels like “Lalith Mahal”. The city is famous for “Mysore Pak” a delicious sweet made up of gram flour, sugar and ghee. Tourists must taste this lip-smacking sweet in Mysore.

The cuisine of Mysore tastes like Udupi recipes. Tourists can start the day with variety of Dosas and Idlies which are served with 3-4 types of Chutneys for breakfast. Lunch is the authentic Mysore cuisine which includes variety rice like Chitranna, Bisebele bath, VangiBath and Pulliogayre. Mysore city has huge vegetation of Sandalwood and Rosewood in its surroundings. Thus the artifacts and statues made up of these woods will serve as a perfect memento for visiting this city. Also the city offers the popular “Mysore Paintings” for art lovers. The Silk saris famously known as “Mysore Silk” are sold out by the authorized stores and government stores. One should be very careful while purchasing the above mentioned items, as they maybe duplicated also. Better to stick with authorized showrooms and Government Stores.

Mysore - THINGS TO KNOW

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Historical, Heritage, City, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysore
Languages
Kannada, Telugu, English and Hindi
Altitude
750m
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Trodly
Trodly
If you are coming to Mysore to witness Dasara celebrations, book accommodation in advance.
Trodly
Trodly
Do NOT wear heavy jewelry while sight seeing or shopping, try not to attract unwanted attention.
Trodly
Trodly
Mysore is famous for its Dasara festivities, Mysore silk saris. Make to taste Mysore pak (sweet) and local spicy yet delicious Udupi cuisine.
Richa Sharma
Richa
Jan 05, 2014
Dress modestly while visiting the Mysore Palace and temples.
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Mayank Kamthan
Mayank
Jan 07, 2014
If you have time(1-2days), do visit Bandipur National Park or Kabini River Lodge. Both are about 75km from Mysore and are amazing places to visit.
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