When the prestigious New York Times lists a city among thirty-one must see places on earth, there bound to be something extraordinary about the place. The former capital of Karnataka is known for its opulent craftsmanship and probably because of that it also has the sobriquet 'the Palace Capital of India'. The royalty still resides in Mysore and every corner of the city reminds you of the intricately created indigenous art form.
Palaces are the prominent places to visit in Mysore and you should start with the most important one: the Mysore Palace. You take a walk in the courtyard of the palace and you will feel proud of the art form our ancestors have created. During Dussehra festival when the palace is illuminated, you would be mesmerized by just the look of it. The festival is celebrated with great fanfare and watching the celebrations must be included in one of the most important things to do in Mysore. The other prominent palaces that should be a part of Mysore tour packages are Lalitha Mahal, Jaganmohan Palace and Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion.
Brindavan Garden is another important attraction that lures a lot of tourists towards itself. Situated on the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam, the garden has boating facility, too, in the adjoining water body and musical fountain is something the garden is known for the world over. Every prominent city in India has its own deity and for Mysore, it is goddess Chamundeshwari. Her temple atop Chamundi Hills has its own religious significance as it is considered as 'Shakti Peeth', the seat of power. The other important places to visit in Mysore include Mysore Zoo, Shivanasamudra Falls and Bylakuppe.
About hundred and fifty kilometres from Bengaluru, Mysore provides the perfect gateway for a weekend sojourn. Take SOTC as your companion for Mysore tourism and explore the indigenous beauty of the city. You will return with your spirit recharged for the week ahead.