Mysore - Tourist Attractions in Mysore

Mysore, Tourist Attractions in Mysore, Mysore Tour

Tourist Attraction in Mysore

The main tourist attractions in Mysore are the Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hills, St. Philomena’s Church and Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery.

The Mysore Palace
The Mysore Palace was the former residence of the Wodeyar rulers. This palace was built in 1912 and is a splendid structure in the Indo-saracenic style. The Mysore Palace is one of the largest of its kind in India. The major attractions of this palace is the magnificent golden royal elephant throne with diamonds and other precious stones which is displayed during the Dussehra festival, the Durbar Hall, the Kalyana Mandap with detailed murals, gallery and a carved silver door. 
Mysore Palace, Mysore

Chamundi Hills

The other major tourist attraction in Mysore is the Chamundi Hills. The
Chamundi Hills are about
1000 feet high and can be seen from any part of the city. As you drive up the
hill, you will come
across a 4.8 m monolith of Nandi, the Lord Shiva’s sacred bull. On these hills,
the
statue of the buffalo-headed demon Mahishasura with a cobra in one hand and
a scimitar on the other hand
is also situated. Right on the top of these hills, there is a 2000 year old temple
which is dedicated
to the goddess Chamundeshwari, the patron goddess of the royal family. According
 to the legend,
the goddess killed the evil demon Mahishasura on these hills. There is a
splendid view of the city
from the top of the hill. 
Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Brindavan Gardens
Brindavan Gardens are the beautiful ornamental gardens which were built at the Krishnarajasagar dam. The ornamental Brindavan Gardens were inspired by the Mughal Gardens in Kashmir. The main attraction of these gardens are the sprawling lawns, fascinating flowerbeds, tall trees, swirling fountains and ponds. These beautiful gardens attract thousands of visitors from all over the world. In the evening colourful lights transform the terraced gardens into a magical fairyland and the musical fountains dance to the tunes of either Ananda Shankar or Paul Mauriat. 
Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
Jayachamarajennndra Art Gallery is located in the Jaganmohan Palace. This art gallery houses a collection of exquisite paintings of the 1875 period. This celebrated collection includes paintings
by Raja Ravi Varma, the Russian Svetoslav Roerich and the traditional Mysore gold leaf style of painting. Besides paintings it also has a vast collection of musical instruments, curios, medieval playing cards and other antiques. 

St. Philomena’s Church
St. Philomena's church one of the largest church in India. This church is built in the neo-Gothic style. This 18th century church has beautiful stained-glass windows.
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