Mysore is a city with a rich legacy of art, culture, royal traditions and wild life. The legendary Mysore Palace is of course the single biggest attraction of the city and attracts more than 6 million people every year, next only to the Taj Mahal. There are 7 Palaces in Mysore with The Amba Vilas Palace, the seat of the Wodeyar Kings and Jaganmohan Palace, the Art gallery, being the most popular.
However, there is much more to Mysore than its royal heritage. Mysore is often called the cultural capital of Karnataka and is most famous for its colorful Dasara festival where the Goddess Chamundeshwari’s idol is placed on a heavily decorated elephant and taken on a procession. It is accompanied by elephants, horses, camels. musicians and dancers. Mysore is also a haven for Carnatic musicians, the classical museum form of South India.
Mysore has a thriving Sericulture industry and is famous its Silk Sarees which are woven from Silk and Gold threads. The city also has thousands of craftsmen who work on rosewood inlays. The other speciality of Mysore is its unique Painting style. The gesso work with gold foil is a speciality in this style of Painting.
Mysore is also home to Ranganathitu, one of the finest Bird Sanctuaries in India. While it is only 40 acres of islands spread across the River Kaveri, it attracts 40000 birds from far away Siberia and Latin America.
We have designed a few fascinating itineraries in Mysore which will provide a rich experience of the various facets of Mysore. There is a mix of the royal heritage, music, wild life, art and farming!
|Visa requirements||A valid Indian visa is required for most foreign nationals|
|Languages spoken||Kannada, Hindi, Urdu|
|Currency used||Indian Rupee|