In the state of Karnataka, Mysore is the second biggest city. It was the capital city of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Today Mysore is known and it is very popular tourist destination. It offers varied attraction which ranges from the royal splendor of Mysore city and its exquisite temples. It is also famous by the name of city of palaces. Mysore retains a quaint charm which never fails to enchant the visitors. Book your Mysore holiday packages and get an insight to this extraordinary tour destination.
Mysore is situated 763 meters above sea level and it is surrounded by hill ranges from north to south. It is also famous by the name of 'Garden City'. In this part of the area the chief language of the people is Kannada. Mysore is said to be the home for perfumed, incensed sticks especially made of sandalwood and also famous for ivory items. Enjoy this fabulous tour trip with Mysore holiday packages.
The climate of Mysore is very moderate and pleasant throughout the year. In summer the temperature is slightly high that is between 30 to 36 degrees. The best season to visit Mysore is the month of October/November. Visit this unique place with Mysore holiday packages to enjoy a marvelous vacation trip.
One can easily go to Mysore by supporting means of transportation.
Air - As there are no direct flights to Mysore, so one can reach Bangalore by air and then use the services of bus and train.
Bus - There is a facility of KSRTC buses which are handle by the central bus terminal. These buses are long distance buses. There are number of private bus companies which run their buses to places like Bangalore, Goa, Chennai, Mangalore, Ooty, Pune and other places.
Train - Mysore has direct trains to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Mangalore etc as it is now broad gauge destination.
Some of the important tourist places of Mysore -
Chamundi Hills - The presiding deity of Mysore is Chamundeshwari. Chamundi hills provide panoramic view of the city.
Mysore zoo - Mysore zoo is situated at the foothills of the Chamundi temple. It is one of the best managed Zoos in India. There is a collection of exotic animals and birds from all parts of the world. With a nominal fee there are battery operated vehicles to take you around the zoo.
St. Philomena's Church - This church was built by the king of Mysore.
Jagmohan Palace - It has the collections of best Indian Paintings. Jagmohan palace has a room which is devoted to house the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma. He was one of the earliest Indian artists to work on oil paints.
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