|Mysore, is situated 140 km from
Bangalore ,was once the capital of the Wodeyars. It exudes a
quaint old world charm, that leaves the visitor spell - bound.
A city steeped in history, Mysore was once the stronghold of
the Hoysalas, the Wodeyars and later on, of Hyder Ali and Tipu
Sultan. Mysore is derived from Mahisasura, the demon king, who
once lived here and was vanquished by Goddess Chamundi.
Mysore Palace, Once the residence of the Wodeyars, it is one
of the largest and most brilliant palaces in India.The golden
Royal Elephant Throne and the Durbar Hall are the other attractions
of this awesome structure.
Chamundi Hills, Towering over the city, these hills are named
after the royal family's deity. Half-way up is the Nandi Bull,
a 4.8 m monolith. Right on top, is the 2000 year old Chamundeswari
Brindavan Gardens, 19 km north-west of Mysore is the K.R.S.
Dam and the ornamental, terraced Brindavan Gardens. The musical
fountains and colourful lights transform this place into a
fairyland in the evenings.
Access by Air:
Bangalore (140 km) is the nearest airport.
Access by Rail:
A number of trains operate daily between Bangalore and Mysore,
and it takes slightly more than two hours from Bangalore to
Access by Road:
Mysore is well connected by road with Bangalore, Chennai,
Mangalore, Coimbatore, Ooty, Cannanore, Calicut and Goa.
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