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The city of palaces, Mysore is the second largest city in the Indian state of Karnataka. The erstwhile capital of the state is a major tourist resort in Karnataka. The city stands as the headquarters of the district of Mysore and the division of Mysore. It is positioned at about a distance of 140 km towards the southwest of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka.

The name of the city Mysore is an anglicized edition of Mahishuru, which means the home of Mahisha. The literal meaning of Mahisha is Mahishasura, a demon in the Hindu mythology. The city is sprawled over an area of 128.42 sq km and is erected over the base of the Chamundi Hills. According to the statistics, the city of Mysore is the most visited tourist destination in the country, India.

The city holds a rich history of the state and of the southern part of India. Even though, the city has developed into a contemporary one, yet it has not lost the touch of its rich historical and cultural legacy. Mysore stands as one of the most admired tourist destination in the state.

The city reveals its rich culture as it renders the visitors to explore a plethora of places to visit and have experience. There are an array of attraction to witness in the city such as Royal buildings, gardens, waterfalls, temples, museums and modern amusement parks.

The city of Mysore has been crowned with the title City Of Palaces, for the fact that it hosts a number of buildings that were built by the Royal family and these colossal edifices marks as exquisite examples of Dravidian architecture and display magnificence and royal life lead by the Emperors when in their reign.

Mysoretravel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Mysore tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Southern India.

General facts about Mysore
Location: South West India
Area: 128.42 sq km
Language: English, Hindi, Kannad, Malayalam and Tamil
Climate: Pleasant and moderate
Major Attractions: Sri Shweta Varahaswamy Temple, Jagan Mohan Palace
Ideal Time to Visit: September to March

Tourist sightseeing in Mysore
This historically rich city of Mysore has loads of places for the tourists that will interest them as well as make them to visit the places over and again. The splendor of the city has attracted the tourists from all across the globe and has made it the most frequented and the most visited tourist destination in India.

The places to visit in Mysore are the prehistoric sites, monuments, museums, forts, temples, mosques, churches and zoo. Historic city of Mysore is popular for its glorious palaces and royal buildings, expansive gardens and tree lined avenues, simmering Silks and Sandalwood, Handicrafts and the marvelous Mysore Dussehra festival.

These include Mysore Palace, Trinesvaraswamy Temple, Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple, Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple, Sri Shweta Varahaswamy Temple, Jagan Mohan Palace, Cheluvamba Mansion, Jayalakshmi Vilas, Karanji Mansion and Lalitha Mahal Palace, Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Chamundeshwari Temple and Mahabaleshwara Temple, Datta Peetham, St. Philomenas Church, Myzore Zoo and Brindavan Gardens, Karanji Kere, Regional Museum of Natural History, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and Nimishambha Temple are also popular tourist destinations.

Climate of Mysore
Mysore experiences four seasons in a year, summer and monsoon, post-monsoon and winter. Post-monsoon from October-December and winter from January to February are the most pleasant time to visit. Here summers are also quite comfortable with mild heat, which further evaporates with the upcoming of monsoons in the month of June and remains the till the end of August. Generally the state bears a pleasant weather all across the year, yet having months from October till March the best months to step in the city.

How to reach Mysore

Mysore by Air: The nearest airport to Mysore is Bengaluru International Airport. The city of Bangalore is just at a distance of 150 km from Mysore. The airport plies both domestic as well as the international flights enabling the city to be connected with the rest of the world.

Mysore by Rail: The city has its own railhead which connects it to the other parts of the country, including the major and the neighboring cities.

Mysore by Road: The city of Mysore has a developed network of roadways, which enables the city to be connected with the major cities and other neighboring cities of the country.

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