Mysore, also known as “City of Palaces” is 130 kms from Bangalore and is situated at an altitude of 763 m from sea level. The famous “Chamundi Hill”, which is mythologically associated with the name of the city, is to its southeast. The city is famous for Mysore Silk and various Sandalwood productsa.
Mysore Palace: Built in Ind – Saracenic style, complete with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades, the Mysore Palace is everything you imagine a palace to be. A treasure house of artifacts, the palace is a must–see during your time in the state.
Brindavan Gardens: This garden spread over 150 acres adjacent to the KRS dam is one of the most impressive gardens of its kind in India. The “Dancing Fountains” and the illuminations in the evenings offers a spectacular view.
Srirangapatna : located 5 kms from Mysore was the headquarters of Tipu Sultan. “Daria Daulat”, Tipu Sultan’s summer palace is one of Karnataka’s most imposing monuments. The “Gumbaz”, Tipu’s mausoleum, with its ivory–inlaid doors and black marble pillars is also a great attraction. The Fort at Srirangapatna is from where Tipu charged at the British soldiers with his legendary sword. An obelisk in the fort marks the place where he fell – betrayed by his own men.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary: 4 kms from Srirangapatna, this bird sanctuary is home to several exotic species of birds. Birds from as far away as Siberia come here every year.