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Mysore Travel Guide

Mysore, being second largest city in Karnataka situated in Southern India, was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar dynasty. It is considered the cultural capital of the state; while counted as the second cleanest city in India and one of the well-planned ones. The people of Mysore are famous for their peaceful attitude and helpful nature.

Tourist Attractions in Mysore

There are numerous wonderful tourist places to visit ranging from architectural wonders to new one. Among all the popular destinations, name of Mysore Palace comes on the top that is known foriIntricately carved rosewood doors and ceilings some with inlaid ivory work, marble figurines, collections of caskets, paintings of the members of the royal family and other objects of personal use.

Other attractions include Brindavan Gardens and Musical Fountain at the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam, Chamundi Hills, Tipu Sultan's Palace, Jagmohan Palace and Art Gallery, Lalit Mahal Palace, St. Philomenas Church and a lot more. Mysore has about 180 parks and playgrounds. Not forgetting to mention Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Avadhoota Datta Peetham is an ashram in Mysore. It has beautiful gardens with bonsais among other plants. You can buy some herbal tea for an infusion, grown in the gardens.

Mysore Zoo is also a wonderful attraction there. Karanji Kere – a small lake inside the city is also a must see destination. There are numerous museums too that include National Museum of Natural History Near Nandhini Dairy, Folk Art Museum, Rail Museum, Oriental Research Institute and the list goes on. Musical Fountain also draws the attention of tourists and persuades them to spend more time here.

Hotels in Mysore

The city is famous for its beauty and of course comfortable accommodation options that will surely keep you enticed and spell bound for the time to come. You can choose the right hotel from 5-star deluxe to budget hotels. Not forgetting to mention restaurants, food points, bars, lounges and a number of other drink options. We at Marvellous Holidays offer attractive tour packages for memorable time on Mysore.

How to Reach Mysore

By Air: Nearest international airport is Bangalore airport near Devanahalli at the distance of 170km from Mysore. However, Mysore Airport at the distance of around 12 kilometers from the city was inaugurated on May 15, 2010. There is only one flight to and from this airport, and its destination is Bangalore with SpiceJet.

By Train: Mysore Junction is the city's main station, and there are daily trains plying the route to Bangalore. You can take a taxi or bus from the railway station to reach your next destination.

By Road: Mysore is well connected via buses and taxis to Bangalore that is at the distance of 150 km from the city. You can take a taxi, go through bus or prefer your car to reach there.

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