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Mysore , Karnataka

Mysore is the second largest city in Karnataka after Bangalore and is definitely one of the very progressive cities in the country. At the base of the Chamundi hills, this is a city of great historical importance and the empire of Mysore will be a part of every history lesson that is ever learned. Mysore is an unforgettable part of India. This is the cultural capital of Karnataka. It is said that this place was ruled by a demon known as Mahisasura who was killed by the Mother Goddess. Thus Dussera is one of the festivals that is celebrated with great joy here. The whole place lights up with the festivities and the spirit of Mysore come alive in the days of Dussera. This is a city which lends its name to the Mysore style of painting, the sweet dish Mysore Pak, the Mysore Peta) and the garment known as the Mysore silk saree. This is a city of palaces and the great rulers that kept a whole kingdom safe. Thus it is expected that there will be palaces in abundance here and most of then will take you back to the era of the Nawabs and the Wodeyars who made Mysore the cultural and traditional hub that it is today. Some of the places that you will definitely have to visit when you are in this wonderful city are Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundeswari Temple, St Philomena's Church, Gumbaz, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and the Srirangapatnam Fort among the many other places that are situated here. Most of these places carry the history that you only read about in the history books. With great rulers like Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, this was a place of true greatness.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 29.0°C /84.0°F 91 mm 2465feet 6223.55 /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon

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  • Chamundeswari Devi Temple


    "The Chamundeshwari Temple (???? ???????????? ????????) is located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India.[1] The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas."

    Chamundeswari Devi Temple

  • Dariya Daulat Baug


    "One of the places that you can visit while you are staying in Mysore is Srirangapatna. For a short while the city of Srirangapatna was the capital of the Mysore state, while Tippu Sultan was ruling Mysore. After the death of Tippu Sultan in 1799 the British shifted the capital back to Mysore and placed the child King Krishnaraja Wodeyar III on the throne of Mysore. Hence there are a number of places of historical importance associated with the reign of Tippu Sultan.\nSrirangapatna is an island in the river Kaveri, about 14kms from Mysore. In Srirangapatna is the Dariya Daulat Palace (Summer Palace) that is set amidst beautiful gardens called Daria Daulat Bagh. Tippu Sultan popularly known as the \"Tiger of Mysore\", built this palace in 1784 and ruled Mysore from here for a short time after his father Hyder Ali wrested power from the Wodeyars in the middle of the 18th century. "

    Dariya Daulat Baug

  • Gumbaz


    "Gol Gumbaz or Gol Gumbadh, Kannada: ??? ??????, Urdu: ??? ?????, from Persian ?? ???? Gol Gombadh meaning \"rose dome\", (a reference to the flower/rose/lotus petals that surround the dome at its base, making it appear as a budding rose)-- is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. The tomb, located in Bijapur, Karnataka in India, was completed in 1656 by the architect Yaqut of Dabul. Although \"impressively simple in design\", it is the \"structural triumph of Deccan architecture\".[1]"

    Gumbaz

  • Srirangapatnam Fort


    "Srirangapatna (also spelled Shrirangapattana; anglicized to Seringapatam during the British Raj) (Kannada: ???????????? ) is a town in Mandya district of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located near the city of Mysore, it is of great religious, cultural and historic importance."

    Srirangapatnam Fort

  • The Obelisk


    "An obelisk (from Greek ????????? - obeliskos,[1] diminutive of ?????? - obelos, \"spit, nail, pointed pillar\"[2]) is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top. Like Egyptian pyramids, whose shape is thought to be representative of the descending rays of the sun, an obelisk is said to resemble a petrified ray of the sun-disk. A pair of obelisks usually stood in front of a pylon. Ancient obelisks were often monolithic, whereas most modern obelisks are made of several stones and can have interior spaces.\nThe term stele is generally used for other monumental standing inscribed sculpted stones."

    The Obelisk

  • Balmuri Falls


    "Balmuri near Mysore city is a popular picnic spot. In this area Cauvery river flows wide over a rocky bed. A check dam runs across the river more like a wall trying to stop the flow. That's basically to hold the water of Cauvery to feed the many irrigation canals radiate out of this location. When the check dam is filled to the brim, water overflows in a neat long cascade.\nIn that way Balmuri is not a 'fall' in the conventional sense. This is a popular spot frequented by youngsters, the ones with flair for a mini adventure.\nOne of the major attraction is to get into the water where it cascades down. And then there is the seasonal boat ride. The scenery is great and the general ambiance is relaxing. So that makes its an ideal picnic spot.\nAlso facing the waterfront is an ancient Ganapati temple. The daring gets into water that flows over a treacherous terrain. No wonder this is a popular backdrop for song scenes in many Kannada movies. The weak hearted can always use the bridge that is built across the river or sit on the ghat and enjoy the scenery.\nThe only annoying thing it seems are those cheeky monkeys ever trying to snatch food stuffs."

    Balmuri Falls

  • Sangam


    "Mekedatu (Kannada: ????????) is a location along Kaveri in Kanakapura Taluk. Sangama is the place where Arkavati merges with Kaveri.[1] From this point, about 3.5 kilometers downstream, the river Kaveri flows through a deep gorge so narrow that one would think that a goat can leap across it ('Mekedatu' means 'goat's leap' in Kannada). It is not really so narrow and no goat commonly found in that part of India could cross that distance in a single leap. It is about 100 km from Bangalore via Kanakapura. The name comes from an incident which is believed to have been witnessed by herdsmen in that area a long time ago. It is said that a goat being chased by a tiger made a desperate attempt to save its life by leaping from one side of the gorge and managed to cross over the raging river below, whereas the tiger did not attempt to replicate this feat, and abandoned the chase. The point where the goat leapt has widened since then from erosion caused by the river Cauvery.\nThere is also some mythological significance to this place (both Sangama and Mekedatu). As per one version, the goat (meke) that is believed to have leapt across the Kaveri was Lord Shiva in disguise. On both rocky precipices of the gorge, one can find strange holes, whose shapes resemble goats' hooves, though several times larger. It was thought[by whom?] that only divine goats could have marked their 'footprints' in such hard rocks.\nNarrow Flow Path of Cauvery at Mekedaatu\nAt Mekedaatu, the Kaveri runs through a deep, narrow ravine of hard granite rock. The river, which is more than 150 meters wide at the confluence (at Sangama) flows through the hardly 10-meter-wide gorge at Mekedatu. One can see the ferocious flow of all that water, displaying Bernoulli's theorem.[2] It is said that a goat could leap over it, giving the falls the name Goat's Leap.[3]\nUpstream on the Kaveri is the well known Shivanasamudra Falls with its hydro-electric power station, which was set up already in 1902."

    Sangam

  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary


    "Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary (Kannada: ?????????? ????????) also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka[1] is a Bird Sanctuary in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka in India. It is the largest bird sanctuary in the state,[2] only 0.67 sq kms. in area, which is about 40 acres[3] and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri river.[4] Ranganthittu is located three kilometers away from the historic town of Srirangapatna and 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of Mysore.[5] The sanctuary attracted about 2.90 lakh visitors during 2011-12, which shows its notability as important bird sanctuary of India.[6]"

    Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

  • Nimishambha Temple


    "Nimishamba is the name of a temple on the banks of the Cauvery river, located about 2 km from Srirangapattana on the road leading to Sangam in the south Indian state of Karnataka."

    Nimishambha Temple

  • Dodda Ghosai Ghat


    "It's not a good idea to wade too deep into the waters when the river is almost full. The temple is run by the Narasingha Chaitanya Mutt and is open to visitors only on Sundays between 6 am and 6 pm. To get there, turn right at the 200-yearold Abbe Dubois Church opposite Ganjam on the Sangama Road. "

    Dodda Ghosai Ghat

  • Jama Masjid

  • Karighatta Temple


    "Karighatta is a small hill station which is around 20 km from Mysore. In kannada 'kari ghatta' means 'black hill'.\n One beautiful temple of hindu god Vishnu called 'karigirivasa' is situated at the top. From the top you can have a beautiful view of Srirangapatna as well as Mysore. River Kaveri and Lokapavani can be seen. These two rivers meet at sangama, srirangapatna.\n A best place to spend an evening with friends and family\n Even thought the road is not good to the top, its thrilling with hair pin curves. \n You can cllimb the hill through steps. The hill is accessible from the other side of the bank of river lokapavani at nimishamba temple, srirangapatna\n No food is available at the top. Nearest point where you can get the food is Srirangapatna.\n You can climb a small hill beside the karighatta from the temple where a mobile tower is there from where the view is still better. You can have snacks you have braught. Please dont leave the plastics there."

    Karighatta Temple

  • Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple


    "he Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam Tamil : ??????????? is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining form of Hindu deity, Vishnu located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India . Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture,[1] this temple is glorified in the Thiviya Pirabandham, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Alvar saints from the 6th-9th centuries AD and is counted as the first and foremost among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu.\nIt is one of the most illustrious Vaishnava temples in South India rich in legend and history. Its location, on an island in Cauvery river, has rendered it vulnerable to natural disasters as well as the rampaging of invading armies - Muslim and European - which repeatedly commandeered the site for military encampment.[2] The main entrance, known as the Rajagopuram (the royal temple tower), rises from the base area of around 13 cents (around 5720 sq ft) and goes up to 237 feet (72 m), moving up in eleven progressively smaller tiers. The annual 21 day festival conducted during the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January) attracts 1 million visitors. Srirangam temple is often listed as the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world, the still larger Angkor Wat being the largest existing temple.[3][4] The temple occupies an area of 156 acres (631,000 sq mts) with a perimeter of 4,116m (10,710 feet) making it the largest temple in India and one of the largest religious complexes in the world.[5]"

    Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

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