City of Palaces

Former Capital of the erstwhile Wodeyars, is also known as the City of Palaces. Located 770 meter above sea level. Mysore inspite of being ruled by different Rulers and Kingdoms for ages still retains its old charm and Stately beauty.

Former Capital of the erstwhile Wodeyars, is also known as the City of Palaces. Located 770 meter above sea level. Mysore inspite of being ruled by different Rulers and Kingdoms for ages still retains its old charm and Stately beauty. The word Mysore is a corrupted version of "mysooru", which is derived from the word "mahishur" or "Mahishasurana Ooru", which means the town of Mahishasura in Kannada, the local language. Mysore has been associated with the Puranic story found in the Devi Bhagavatha. Mysore has been a city where all religions have co-existed in harmony for many centuries. Even when Mysore was culturally at its zenith under the Vijayanagar Empire and the Wodeyars the rulers always encouraged all religions and cultures without any discrimination. Mysore is in South India and like all the other states in this part of the country, most of the food is rice based. There is more to Mysore cuisine that the famous dosa and idli that is well known all over the world as the food of the South India.

Attractions in Mysore, around and from Mysore

  • Brindavan Gardens World Famous Terrace Gardens with Musical Fountains which gets transformed into a dreamland by night with swirling waters, colourful lights and melodious music.

  • Mysore Palace Mysore Palace or the Mysore Maharaja Palace is located in the heart of the city. Mysore Palace is one of the most visited monuments in India. And its one of the largest palaces in the country, also kn

  • Ranganathaswamy Temple Temple of Lord Vishnu in the sleeping posture on the Great Snake Anantha, is one of the Largest temples in the State. It is a beautiful example for both Vijayanagara and Hoysala Styles of Architecture

  • Srirangapatna The island fortress of the legendary Tiger of Mysore - Tipu Sultan, takes you through the pages of history. Every stone, every Temple, every Palace and every Mosque in here has a story to tell.