Mysore know as the Sandalwood City is located at a distance of around 145 km from Bangalore and is a great place to spend your weekend at-least that’s what I did.A City full of Historical Places,Colorful Festival like Dussehra and is also famous for Mysore Silk.
The third largest city of Karnataka and its main industry is tourism.
Here are the some of the Famous Places in Mysore that I captured and they are worth a visit.. :-)
*Please click on the image for better view
- Mysore Palace:-The Official Residence of the Royals of The Mysore Wodeyars.Mysore palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after Taj Mahal.The architecture of the place is a delight to watch and it look best on Sunday and Public Holidays when the Palace is illuminated with around 96,000 lights.Photography is not allowed inside the Palace(But some people still don’t get that and click pictures using Mobile Phones,as Cameras are not allowed inside and I guess that is not right).
- St. Philomena’s Church:-A Gothic style church built in 1956 and is one of the largest church in India and is around 175 ft tall.The illuminated church in the evening is a wonderful site not to be missed.It is no longer just a religious place but has become a major tourist attraction in Mysore. Even here also Photography is not allowed inside the Church but again some people just can’t go by the rules….
- Chamundeshwari Temple:-Located at the top of Chamundi hills is the famous temple of Goddess Durga,It is an ancient temple believed to to built in 12th Century.There is a statue of Mahishasura and The Statue of Nandi.
- Brindavan Garden:-My Personal Favorite,lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam which is built across the river Kaveri. Located at a distance of around 25kms from Mysore city,The garden is enriched with innumerable fountains decorated with colored lighting. The illuminated running waters and fountains with changing colors of lights is an event that the tourists can look forward to in the evenings.
I have only mentioned the famous Places in Mysore but there is lot more to see and enjoy in Mysore,So for spending quality time in your weekends head towards Mysore and moreover Ooty is just 2 hours drive from Mysore… :