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Mysore is a small city in Karnataka with great history, the city reminiscence the great warrior of all time "Tipu Sultan". The name Mysore is derived from the demon name Maheshasur who ruled here and was killed by Chamundi after fierce battle. Initially the city was named as "Mahisuru", then transcends to Mysooru and then finally became Mysore.

Kannada is the most widely spoken language in Mysore. Mysore city is 770 meters (2,526 feet ) above sea-level and enjoys a cool weather throughout the year. The city maintains its traditions, its rich heritage, glorious palaces, amazing gardens and magnificent temples. This city itself is a major attraction with numerous popular sites like the Mysore Palace, St. Philomena's Church, Chamundi Hill, Mysore Zoo, Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Rail Museum and so on.

Travel Tips

  • Mysore is well known for the festivities that take place during the period of Dasara, the state festival of Karnataka. 
  • Visit Brindavan Garden by the evening time, lighting starts at 6.30pm.
  • Railway station and bus stands are located in the heart of the city. Airport is around 12km south of the city.
  • Try to book the hotel near city bus stand for the easy accessibility of places.

Top Attractions in Mysore

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace, also called Amba Vilas Palace, is one of the most magnificent and largest palaces in ...

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Brindavan Garden

Brindavan Garden

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Detailed Information

Mysore ranked as one of the cleanest cities in the country. It is also the cultural capital and third most populous city in the state of Karnataka, India. Mysore is famous for silk and sandalwood but there are many more exciting things to do in Mysore than avoiding the tourist scams at the silk markets.