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Mysore

Mysore

Population:
887,446
Average Climate:
Summer: 22° C – 35° C
Winter: 15° C – 28° C
Best time to visit:
October to March
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About Mysore

Mysore also known as Mysuru, lies 139 km southwest of Bangalore and is situated among fertile fields and skirted by wooden hills. It is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka and served as the capital city of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947, except for the 38 year rule of the Muslim warlord Haider Ali and his son, Tipu Sultan in the 18th century. Modern Mysore is the creation of Tipu Sultan who in 1793 levelled the old city and built the present town. Mysore is an ancient city with more than 600 years of legacy, It is one of the most flamboyant places in India. Mysore is known for its glittering royal heritage, bustling markets, magnificent monuments, cosmopolitan culture and a friendly populace. It is also a thriving centre for the production of premium silk, sandalwood and incense. Today it is also an important cultural centre with the largest university in Karnataka.     

Tourist Attractions

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Mysore Palaces

s The former Wodiyar Maharaja’s huge fairytale castle palace was built at great cost by a British architect in 1912 in the Indo-Saracenic style with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades was designed by Henry Irving in 1897. A part of it is still the residence of the current Maharaja. The Palace of Mysore also known as as the Amba Vilas Palace, is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. During weekends and festivals thousands of light bulbs enliven the palace’s stern grey exterior.

St. Philomena"s Churchs

Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallerys

Brindavan Gardens & Krishna Raja Sagar Dams

Hotel

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Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel

Mysore,India

On a low hill, just outside the royal city of Mysore, stand a shimmering white palace - a splendid Italianate palazzo, double-columned and domed - set in sparawling terraced and landscaped gardens. This is the Lalitha Mahal Palace, built by the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore to host his most important guest, the Viceroy of India.&...
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Royal Orchid Metropole

Mysore,India

A four star grand heritage hotel, Royal Orchid Metropole is steeped in the history and culture of Mysore. Its imperial arches, imposing pillars and ornate corridors capture the old world charm of this majestic guesthouse built by the former Maharaja of Mysore in 1920 for his distinguished British guests.The rooms are well-appoin...
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Fortune JP Palace

Mysore,India

Fortune JP Palace makes you feel the exuberance of this beautiful city with its palatial architecture, landscaped gardens, aesthetically done interiors and a magnificent view of the famous Chamundi Hills. The interiors of the rooms have been aesthetically done in contemporary style decor, and our well-equipped with an excellent ...
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Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden

Mysore,India

Set by the inspiring Cauvery River and overlooking the breathtaking Brindavan Gardens, Royal Orchid Brindavan is a four star luxury Heritage Hotel. The hotel has 24 exclusive rooms. Plush, well furnished and spacious, they come with all modern business and leisure amenities...