Mysore is one of the popular City in Karnataka state also called as City of Palace. It is famous for its Mysore Palace,Brindavan Garden and Chamundeswari Hills. Mysore is also famous for Silk Sarees, Mysore Painting, Mysore Pak ( Sweet) , Mysore Masala Dosa ( Yummy 🙂 , Spicy Red Chilli Chutney flavoured ), Mysore Sandal Soap etc. People travelling to ooty, would often try to cover Mysore also as it is very nearer.
How to reach .
Mysore is well-connected by Train and Air. There are also buses from neighboring states to Mysore. Mysore Airport will start functioning from July 2018. Nearest airport is Bangalore approximately 160KM.
Places of Interests
- KRS Dam
- Brindavan Gardens
- Chamundeswari Hills
- Mysore Palace
There are more places in Mysore to explore , Mysore zoo, Bandipur National Park are few of them. I will be writing a separate blog on Mysore Palace.
Krishnaraja Sagar Dam or KRS , its been built across cauvery river for the water source of mysore and Bangalore City. The water from this dam is being released for Tamilnadu, Kerala, Pondicherry .Water from this dam being released for Tamilnadu and getting stored in Mettur dam . The Major share holder of this water is Tamilnadu and Karnataka. Kerala and Pondicherry holds a minimal share from this dam.
Brindavan Gardens and KRS dam are adjacent places to Visit. Need to walk a kilometer on Dam to reach Gardens. The garden will attract for those who are interested in Botany. Plenty of trees, fruits and plants with their botanical names. The Main and Interesting attraction of Brindavan Gardens is its Musical Fountain, it bursts water with synchronization of Music. I believe it will be started around 6PM in the Evening, where you can enjoy the Musical fountain with lights as easily. It’s truly a treat to watch with Music. I see people assemble around 5 PM for this event. You get to see this spot on many movies, especially on the song sequences.
Giant Bull (Nandi)
Bull is considered as Lord Shiva’s vehicle according to Hindu Mythology. This Bull is one of the icons on Mysore and its about 350 years old located at the top of Chamundi Hills. It is 16 feet height and third largest in India .
Chamundeswari Temple is located in Chamundi Hills and it is 12 km from Mysore. It is named after goddess Chamundeshwari . We heard that, Goddess Chamundeshwari will be carried out and be a Part of Dussera festival celebrated in Mysore.
Chamundeswari is the fierce form of Shakthi who Vanquished the demon Mahishasuran.The Colorful Statue of Mahishasuran will greet the visitors as they reach the hill.
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