Mysore, The City of Palaces
About 150 km from Bangalore city centre, Mysore is one of the most popular destinations in South of India. Also known as The City of Palaces and rightly so for its royal history. Mysore's dazzling royal heritage, the famous Mysore Palace, magnificent architecture, famed silk sarees, yoga and sandalwood, amongst others has made Mysore one of the popular destination in south India for domestic as well as international travellers. Mysore Palace, the most popular place to visit in Mysore and is visited by over 6 million travellers every year. Mysore Palace is the centre of the city and faces the popular ChamundiHills. Once ruled by the Wadiyars, Mysore Palace is the official residence and the seat of Kingdom of Mysore. Mysore, also called Mysuru, is the third-most populous city of the state of Karnataka.
Renowned for its architecture, design and artisanship, Mysore Palace is a fantastic example of Indo-Saracenic architecture with blends of the Hindu, Mughal, Rajput and Gothic styles. Every inch of the palace drips with opulence and intricate details, rooms and halls with beautiful artwork, paintings and stained glass windows. Dussehra is one of the most auspicious festivals in the city and the whole palace is lit up every evening, a spectacular view to witness.
Mysore is also the entry point for some of the popular destinations like Bandipur, Ooty, Kotagiriand Coorg. A day safari for Bandipurcan be arranged from Mysore city and destination like Ooty, Kotagiriand Coorg is a couple of hours journey from the city. Below are some of the most popular sightseeing tours, walking tours, outstation tour and experiences that Mysore has to offer.