Mysore city has for long been a haven of tourist paradise with its all famous Mysore palace being the landmark and the cultural identity of the ‘city of sandalwood’, this Mysore palace was the residential address of the legendary ‘Wodeyar’ dynasty that reigned supreme and long over the city from 14th century till India regained its independent status in 1947. The beautiful palace has twelve Hindu temples besides well decorated walls of oil paintings, the palace also boasts of the furniture and weapons and other belongings of the Wodeyar dynasty.
The wondrous palace:
The Mysore palace is recorded to be one of the seven wonders of the incredible India, in few words, the palace is at its architectural and cultural excellence. The sheer magnificence and aura of the palace will be enough to gauge hearts and minds of tourists. Mysore palace is the second most visited place in the whole of India coming only second subsequent to Taj Mahal at Agra.
Tourist places near Mysore palace:
The tourist places near Mysore palace are plenty and those which makes for some of the best tourist attraction in the city of Mysore. One on the list would be the Philomena church which is more than 200 years old and reeks of typical European style monument, it was built during the colonial era of India and its architectural excellence magnificence neo gothic panache is discernible in the way it has been built. Spiritual peace and architectural appreciation meet at a horizon here.
Mysore zoo is reasonably distanced from the palace and it is supposed to be one of the earliest zoos in India, near to the zoo is the Karanji lake, here you could just laze around and sit idle by the lake or go boating or peddling, you could also engage in bird-watching, the sighting of Peacocks here are delightful, it is one of the most serene, calm and relaxing tourist places to be in near Mysore palace.
Chamundi hills is one great way to trek down to the famous Chamundeswari temple built in the devotion of Goddess Kali who took another form and birth to kill Mahishasur. It is one of the tourist places near Mysore palace that you must visit.
Brindavan gardens is an absolutely beautiful place to be in, the serenity and calmness doesn’t elude you and here the fountains which are well lit up dance to the rhythmic beat of music post the sunset. It is indeed of the most pleasurable things to indulge in! You may also inquire about other such popular tourist places from the local guides to have a more coherent and clearer picture of things. It is a must visit attraction when in Mysore.
The mere magnificence of the city of palace attracts its tourist from all over India and abroad, the holidays spent here are worth the time, place and the effort, the old world charm and aura of the city has a magnetic pull to it, do visit this second largest city and cultural capital of Karnataka to experience bliss, serenity and magnificence.
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Anjali is a travel enthusiast working at ixigo and writes about travel destination and tourism guides like Mysore tourism guide, goa tourism guide etc. She has written about places to visit in Mysore and also writes about Mysore hotels.
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