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Mysore

» Location : South-West Karnataka
» Altitude : 770m Above Sea Level
» Famous For : Sandalwood, Silk
» Attractions : Dassara, Mysore Palace, Vrindavan Gardens

The Fragrant Sandalwood City
Located 770m above sea level and 140 Kms from Bangalore, Mysore, the imperial city, was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyars. Also known as the city of Palaces, Mysore has never failed to mesmerise the tourists with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples.

Mysore is certainly a charming, old-fashioned and undaunting town dominated by the spectacular Maharaja's Palace, around which the boulevards of the city radiate. Nearby is the city centre with the colourful and frenetic Devaraja Market is inviting a stroll.

Mysore is the erstwhile capital of Wodeyars, mysore palacethe rulers of Mysore State. The Wodeyar family ruled Mysore since 14th century except for a short period of 40 years when Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan were the rulers. Today Mysore is one of the major cities of Karnataka. Mysore has emerged as a thriving market for exotic sandalwood & incense, the Mysore silk sarees and stone-carved sculptures.

On the outskirts of Mysore, Srirangapatnam still harbours architectural gems from the days of the great Indian hero, Tipu Sultan, and the magnificent Hoysala temple of Somnathpur lies little more than an hour's drive away.

Legend
In the tenth century Mysore was known as "Mahishur", the town where the buffalo-demon Mahishashur was slain by the goddess Durga. The word Mysore expands to "Mahishasurana Ooru", which means the town of Mahishasura. It is believed that during one of the wars between devils and demons on the one hand and gods and goddesses on the other, the demon Mahishasur (Mahishur) overpowered the gods.

The goddess on seeing this, incarnated as the fireceful Chamundi or Chamundeshwari and consequently, Mahishasura was killed by Her atop the Chamundi Hill near Mysore. Ever since, the Mysore royal family has worshipped Chamundeshwari as the palace deity. Hills dedicated to Her stand at the eastern end of Mysore town to this day.

Tour Packages of Mysore
1. Kerala Spice Tours - SITT 02
( 11 Nights / 12 Days )

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2. Complete Thrill - Backwaters & Wildlife - SITT 09
( 13 Nights / 14 Days )

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3. Best of South India - SITT 12
( 16 Nights / 17 Days )

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4. South India Exotic Tour - SITT 14
( 17 Nights / 18 Days )

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5. Exotic South India Holiday - SITT 17
( 10 Nights / 11 Days )

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6. Heritage Tour of South - SITT 22
( 13 Nights / 14 Days )

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7. Heritage tour of Karnataka - SITT 28
( 6 Nights / 7 Days )

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8. Classical Karnataka Tour - SITT 29
( 4 Nights / 5 Days )

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