MysoreÂ is the third-largest city in the state of Karnataka, India, which served as the capital city of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. Located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is spread across an area of 128.42 km2 (50 sq mi). According to the provisional results of the 2011 national census of India, the population of Mysore is 887,446; of which male and female are 443,813 and 443,633 respectively. The total population of the urban agglomeration (UA) is 983,893, of which 493,692 are males and 490,201 are females. Mysore City Corporation is responsible for the civic administration of the city, which is also the headquarters of the Mysore district and the Mysore division.
HOW TO REACH
Mysore Airport also known as Mandakalli airport is a domestic airport that is situated at a distance of 14 km from Srirangapatnam. Nearest International airport is the Bangalore International Airport that serves the city providing flight services for almost every major cities. Taxis and cab facilities are available from the airport to various places
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation provides a large number of buses routed for various destinations. There are a number of private bus operators as well offering different types of buses like Private A/C, Volvo, Deluxe buses for the tourist travelling to Mysore. Bangalore (148 km), Coimbatore (204 km) and Coonor (147km) are some of the cities that are connected by the road and can be visited on your way.
Mysore railway station is located in the heart of the main city. The rail journey proves to be a convenient option. Therefore you do not need to worry about how to reach Mysore.
WHAT TO SEE
Mysore Palace(Amba Vilas Palace), known also as the Main Palace, is one among the major attractions of Mysore. Mysore Palace, situated in the heart of the city, mirrors the bygone era.Â The Mysore Palace of today is the fourth palace constructed on the same site. The re-construction of the present day Mysore Palace took place between 1897 â€“ 1912. It was an English architect, Mr. Henry Irwin, who gave an aesthetic combination of Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic, Oriental and Roman styles of architecture to Mysore Palace.
Brindavan Gardens is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mysore frequented by tourists throughout the year. Brindavan Gardens was once called as Krishnarajendra Terrace Garden.Â Brindavan Gardens is situated towards the north west of Mysore, at a distance of about 20 km from the city. It is located below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam, which is popularly known by the name KRS. Krishnaraja Sagar Dam or Kannambadi, which was named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, was constructed during 1924 â€“ 1932 by Sir M. Vishveswariah.
Regional Museum of Natural:-
The Regional Museum of Natural History is one of the major attractions of the historic city of Mysore. The Regional Museum of Natural History was inaugurated in the year 1995 and it was devoted mainly to Mother Nature. The Regional Museum of Natural History imparts knowledge about the flora and fauna as well as geological wealth of South India. This museum gives its visitors an opportunity to understand the ecological interrelationship among plants and animals and also helps to create environmental awareness among people.
The Rail Museum came up in 1979 at Mysore and is situated at Krishnaraja Sagar Road. The Chamundi Gallery showcases the development and progress of the railways. You can see the royal coaches of the Mysore Maharaja at the Sri Ranga marquee and the very first Indian made steam engine. The children shall love the toy train that operates with battery and takes a tour around the museum.
Chamundi Hills, one of the prime attractions of Mysore, is also an acclaimed landmark of the destination. Chamundi Hills is located at an altitude of 1065 meters above sea level, to the south-east of Mysore city. The Chamundeshwari Temple, atop Chamundi Hills, is the temple of the patron Goddess of Wodeyars, Chamundeshwari, an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi. This temple can be dated back to the 11th century. The temple was renovated in the year 1827 by the Kings of Mysore.
Mysore Zoo is a popular place of tourist interest. Mysore Zoo is considered as one of the best zoological gardens in India as it is home to diverse species of mammals, birds and reptiles.Â Mysore Zoo was established by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar, an architect of modern Mysore, in the year 1892. Mysore Zoo, earlier known by the name â€˜Palace Zooâ€™, was limited to the royal family in its initial stages. It was later opened to the public by Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar owing to its recreational and educational significance. â€˜Palace Zooâ€™ was renamed as â€˜Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardensâ€™ in the year 1909.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary:-
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a major tourist attraction of Mysore. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a small island on the River Cauvery which is home to many indigenous and migratory avian species.Â Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, located about 5 km from Srirangapatna and 19 km from Mysore, spreads over 57 hectares of land. Ranganathittu was formed as a result of the construction of a dam across the River Cauvery in the 1600s.
St. Philomena’s Church:-
St. Philomena’s Church, also known as St. Josephâ€™s Church, is a colossal church which is over 200 years old. It was Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, who laid the foundation for St. Philomena’s Church in 1933, on the site of a small church built by his father. The construction of St. Philomena’s Church was completed in the year 1941.Â St. Philomena’s Church, which is built in the Gothic Style, preserves the 3rd century relic of St. Philomena in a catacomb below the main altar. The floor plan of St. Philomena’s Church is based on the Holy Cross. The â€˜naveâ€™ of the cross is the Congregation Hall, the two arms are the transepts and the crossing consists of altar and the choir.
This temple is as famous as the Dussera of Mysore! Located atop Chamundi Hills, the Chamundeswari Temple was built in the honour of Goddess Chamundi. The goddess is the family deity of the Mysore Maharajas who added sections to the temple and made it what it is today. The original structure of the temple dates back to the 12th century, while its tower is nearly 300 years oldÂ Like most temples in Karnataka, this temple features a seven storey Gopuram richly engraved. The golden idol of the Goddess is the main charm and attraction of this temple, while the silver-plated doorway adds to the richness.
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Mysore is a city in the state of Karnataka, India. It is known as the cultural capital of Karnataka.Mysore was the capital of the Wodeyar kings who ruled over the Mysore Kingdom for many centuries. Wodeyars were great patrons of art and music and have contributed significantly to make Mysore a cultural centre.Mysore is well known for its palaces, museums and art galleries and the festivities that take place here during the period of Dasara attract a world wide audience. Mysore has also lent its name to popular dishes like Mysore Masala Dosa and Mysore Pak. Mysore is also the origin of the popular silk sari called as Mysore silk sari and has also given rise to a popular form of painting called as Mysore painting.