Mysore is also known as “Mysuru” is Karnataka’s pride and is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. Mysore is very famous for its heritage, art and history.
History: Earlier Mysore was ruled by the demon king Mahishasura, hence earlier the name was “Mahishuru” and now it’s called Mysuru. Mysore became an independent state in 1565. Until the death of Tipu Sultan, Mysore was ruled by Woodeyar Kings in 1799. During the British rule in Mysore, the magnificence of Mysore was preserved with immense care. Read more information here nice coach.
Mysore is well known for its Dusshera Festival and around this time tourists all round the world visit kl to genting to be a grand spectator of this pomp and show. On the ninth day of Dusshera, the royal sword is worshipped and has been taken on a procession around the city on camels, elephants and horses, which portrays a royal outlook and is a treat to the eye.
Mysore is also known as City of Palaces as this city has numerous palaces scattered all over. Amba Vilas which is popularly known as Mysore palace displays an indo-sarcenic architecture with splendid interior of the Hoysala style. Jaganmohan Palace now converted into an art gallery, Rajendra Vilas located in Chamundi Hills, Lalitha Mahal now converted into a hotel and last but not the least Jayalakshmi Vilas which is now known as University of Mysore. The main palace of Mysore was burnt down during the wedding ceremony of princess Jayalakshmmanni and to reawaken the reminiscence, the palace was rebuilt in the same place which now stands tall. Vasantha Mahal was used as special school for young princess. Lokaranjan Mahal was also a school for Chamaraja Wodeyar”, ” Krishnaraja Wodeyar”, and young princess. Cheluvamba Vilasa and Karanji Vilasa palaces were built for third and second princess respectively.
Topography and Weather: Mysore is spread across an area of 128.42 km 2 and is situated at the base of Chamundi Hills. Mysore is placed between two rivers Kaveri and Kabini and is famous for its lakes, the most famous ones being Kukkarahalli,; Karanji; and; Lingambudhi; lakes. Mysore is a city known for its hygiene and has been rated as second cleanest city in India in 2010 after Chandigarh by the Urban Development Ministry under the National Urban Sanitation Policy.
Places to visit in Mysore:
Brindavan Garden: Very famous botanical park known for its musical fountain and ferry rides in the KRS dam. An exotic tourist spot
Chamundi Hills: Mysore city’s pride is an elevated structure of 1000 metres where the entire city can be viewed
Lakes in Mysore: Haven for migratory birds withlush greenery, a treat to the nature lovers.
Mysore Zoo: One of the oldest zoos located on the outskirts of Mysore which is also known with its official name Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.
Temples: Chamundi hills, Prasanna Krishnaswamy temple, Lakshmiramana Swamy temple, Trinesvaraswamy and Shweta varahaswamy are the most renowned temples.
Amusement Parks: GRS Fantasy Park should be visited by everyone for a fun-filled experience with their jolly rides and mind blowing roller coasters. There are numerous other thrilling and fun rides which include Ferris wheel, Dashing Cars, Water Chute, Float Slide and Flying Fox.
So stop by Mysore and experience the beauty of this place and the best time to visit Mysore is between the month October and March.
One has to plan Mysore trip early if you are visiting during Dussehra time. Mysore is well connected with Bangalore and other major cities of South India. There are ample number of buses are available from Bangalore. Plan your travel and complete your yoyo bus booking online from home.