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Feel the elegance; be at mysore, the ‘city of palaces’

Author: Kristin Perry
by Kristin Perry
Posted: Sep 03, 2015
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Mysore is one of the artistic cities of incredible India. This beautiful city is dotted with palatial palaces and sprawling gardens. The pride - Mysore Palace

A blend of Hindu, Islam, Gothic and Rajput architectural styles, the Mysore Palace is grand. The interior of the palace is amazing with intricately designed walls.

The palace looks magical at night under the radiance of 98000 bulbs. The palace becomes colourful during dushera with the procession of decorated horses, camels and elephants and loads of music and dance. The avian paradise- Karanji Lake

As you reach the 90 acres of the Karanji Lake, the sweet melody of birds greet you. There are 90 species of birds here which include migratory birds.

Tourists love boating here, enjoying the cool breeze while kids can have fun at the 'children's corner.'

A wild respite- Mysore Zoo

Another fun place for kids, the Mysore Zoo is a century old. Besides the Indian wildlife, like tigers, leopards, rhinoceros, giraffe, crocodiles, several species of deer and monkeys, this 250 acres of zoological garden is also a safe shelter to various animals brought from round the world, like the gorillas and penguins.

The seat of divinity- Chamundi Hills

Located at 1065 metres above sea level, the Chamundi hills is visited for the Chamundeswari Temple. Built in the 11th century, the shrine is guarded by a 5 metres tall bull, which was sculpted from a single rock. As you reach the temple after climbing 1000 steps, prayers seem to come out from the deep core of the heart at the serene atmosphere.

Enchanting escapade- Brindavan Gardens

After a tiring day of exploration, rest your tired feet on the soft green grass of the Brindavan Gardens of Mysore. Besides the bright flowers and some of the best designed fountains, the musical fountain show of the park is a must watch; this show starts after sunset.

The wild waters- the Shivanasamudra falls

The Shivanasamudra falls is actually River Kaveri divided into two parts to form waterfalls. As the water gushes down from the mountains, the waterfalls offer a spectacular and photogenic view. The Shivanasamudra Falls is rated as one of the best waterfalls of the world. Get stunning waterfall in Kerala Tour for having more fun and thrill.

Life in sketches- Mysore paintings

Mysore is a culturally rich city, known for the unique Vijaya nagar form of painting. The gesso work of pasting gold foils on various parts of the paintings are equally appealing to both artists and general tourists.

Shopper’s paradise- Mysore shopping Bring back a small part of Mysore with you with the small aromatic sandalwood boxes, beautifully carved. Sandalwood oil, Mysore Jasmine and Mysore silks will make you nostalgic every time you take them out of your wardrobe

Simple and sumptuous food- Mysore cuisines

How can the royal city of Mysore miss on tasty food; relish the unique dishes of uppittu, puri palya, kesari bath, kosambri and playa in South India tour of India travel.

The aesthetic aroma of sandalwood fills the air of Mysore, rejuvenating your senses and which is sure to stay with you for lifetime.

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I’m passonate travel writer crazy to visit interesting places.Currently I’m working on wildlife in Kerala backwaters wondering to see Beaches of Kerala.

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