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Mysore Tourism

Mysore India is the second largest city in the southern state of Karnataka and the headquarters of the Mysore district as well as Mysore division. It is located around 150 km from the capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore. Mysore India got its name from the word Mahishuru, which means the abode of Mahisha, a Hindu mythology demon. It is spread over an area of more than 125 sq. km. and is situated at the base of the Chamundi Hills by road or by train steeped in history, it is a city of palaces and tranquility.

Mysore city with rich heritage of the wodeyars who were the rules before, it is preserved to this day with it samgnificent places, beautifully laid out gardens, imposing buildings, avenues of flowering trees and many ancient temples.

Mysore Tourism is also famous for the festivities during the Dasara festival. During this time, the city receives a large number of tourists and followers.The Mysore mallige is the Mysore style of painting; a sweet dish called Mysore Pak; a traditional silk turban called the Mysore Peta, and a garment called the Mysore silk saree; have all lent the name Mysore from the city. Mysore is also rated the second cleanest city in India and the cleanest city in the state of Karnataka. Situated in the southern region of the state of Karnataka, Mysore Weather comprises of a summer season that is from March to June and is followed by the monsoon season from July to November. Winter season is in December, January, and February. Mysore temperature seldom touches 40 degrees Celsius in summers and 10 degrees Celsius in winter. The average annual rainfall in Mysore Weather is 800 mm. Mysore Tour has several lakes like Kukkarahalli, Karanji, and Lingambudhi. The rivers Kaveri and Kabini are the source of drinking water to the city.

Popularly called as the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore Travel is well known for the state festival of Karnataka called Dasara. The Dasara festivities are celebrated over a period of ten days. Dasara festivities, Popularly known as Navarathi are celebrated in great grandeur with procession of caparisoned elephants, fold dances and colorful floats. Goddess Chamundeshwari and Saraswati are worshipped during these festivities.

Mysore India is also called as the City of Palaces because of a number of palaces that are located in the city. Amba Vilas is popularly known as Mysore Palace and the famous Jaganmohana Palace has now been changed into an art gallery. The Rajendra Vilas is called as the summer palace and is situated in the Chamundi Hills, and the Jayalakshmi Vilas is now on the premises of University of Mysore. Mysore is very well connected by National Highway NH-212 and connects to the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The State Highway 17 which connects Bangalore to Mysore has now been upgraded to a four lane highway. The Mysore Zoo and yoga centers attract lot of foreign visitors.