Mysore is the city of palaces and garden and it is famous for its Mysore Palace and earlier Mysore is the capital of Karnataka because the king of Mysore palace lives here in Mysore Palace. Here in this post I am going to tell you about the Places to visit in Mysore.
- Mysore palace – If you are an Infoscion, then it is 10 kms away from the Infosys campus and it is in the middle of the city. There are 7 palaces in mysore and Mysore palace is best among all of it.
- Chamundi Hills – The hill is 3,489ft. above the sea levels and is 12 km from Mysuru city. An energetic visitor will be well repaid by climbing up the 1000 steps, fashioned about 300 years ago, and a good motorable road leads to the top of the hill. The largest and the best know is the large Dravidian Temple, dedicates to Sri Chamundeshwari Devi, the tutelary deity of Mysuru and here royal house, generally regarded as an incarnation of Parvati or Durga.
- Zoo – Another major tourist attraction in Mysore city is the Mysore Zoo. The Mysore zoo is over a century old and has an interesting history of its own. The zoological gardens in Mysore were set up by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar who is acclaimed as one of the architects of modern Mysore. The Maharaja was a nature buff and set up a number of gardens and parks in Mysore.
- Brindavan gardens -The Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir across the legendary Cauvery River is round 18km north-west of Mysuru. The Brindavan Gardens are located just a level below the dam.Often described as the best example of illuminated terrace gardens in the country, the idea was brainchild of Sir M.Visveshwaraiah and Sir Mirza M ismail, former Devans of Mysuru. The overall design here displays an orientation of Mughal patterns-with garden paths and a shimmering necklace of fountains.On the South bank there is a pavilion, where visitors can get a breathtaking view of the gardens. Other highlights at the gardens include a children’s park, a fisheries station and a hydraulic research station. Adding a touch of sanctity to the place is a beautiful sculpture of Goddess Cauvery at the foot of the dam.