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Mysore India , Mysore Tourism | Mysore City
Location: Mysore district, Karnataka
Mysore Palace KarnatakaMagnificent palaces, scenic gardens, fragrant sandalwood, luxurious silks, flamboyant festivals-- Mysore is a veritable tourist extravaganza with its glorious history and rich tradition. Mysore Tourism,Mysore City, Mysore Karnataka, Mysore Trip,Mysore India,Mysore Travel Guide Located 140 kms from Bangalore, this City of Palaces bursts at the seams with a mindboggling array of attractive destinations.
A city steeped in history, Mysore was the regal capital of the Woodeyar dynasty who ruled virtually uninterrupted from 1399 until Independence, barring the 38 - year rule of Haider Ali and his prodigious son, Tipu Sultan, in the 18th century. Mysore Tourism,Mysore City, Mysore Karnataka, Mysore Trip,Mysore India,Mysore Travel Guide The profusion of stunning palaces, picturesque gardens, imposing buildings, shady avenues and sacred temples stands as proud witness of the grandeur of the bygone era.
Mysore finds mention in the Hindu mythology as the place where warrior goddess Chamundeshwari destroyed buffalo-headed demon king Mahishasura. The Mysore Dassara festival, celebrating the victory of good over evil, is celebrated with traditional pomp and pageantry and attracts tourists by hordes.
Mysore, the city of palaces, is a popular travel destination in South India. Also called Mysooroo, the city was earlier the capital of the Wodeyar rulers. The Wodeyar rulers were great patrons of art and culture, which you can see in the rich heritage of the city. Mysore Tourism,Mysore City, Mysore Karnataka, Mysore Trip,Mysore India,Mysore Travel Guide Besides its numerous palaces and royal buildings, Mysore city is also known for proximity to several other places of interest such as Srirangapatna, Krishna Raj Sagra dam and Sivasamudram falls.
In addition to its numerous attractions, the Mysore city is also known for sandalwood products and the Dasara festival (Navaratri) held every year. The Mysore Dasara is famous far and wide and attracts people from all parts. The name Mysore is said to have been derived from Mahishuru, which in turn has come from Mahisha. According to legends, the area around the Mysore city was once under the demon king Mahishasura, who was defeated and killed by goddess Chamundeshwari.
Located in the tropics, the Mysore has a moderate climate. If you are visiting Mysore during the summer months then you will see that the temperature varies from 20° Celsius to 35° Celsius while the winter temperature of Mysore remains in the range of 12° Celsius to 30° Celsius. Travel to Mysore and explore the different facets of the cultural capital of Karnataka state!
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