Welcome to the city of history and heritage
Welcome to the city of history and heritage. The city isn’t all about its multiple monuments; the beautiful Brindavan Gardens, along with the Karanji Lake, are both special spots in the city to spend time reflecting after a trip to the bustling city bazaars.
Places To Visit-
- Mysore Palace is the former residence of the royal family of Mysore, it is an extremely breathtaking example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, it was built in 1912. It is one of the biggest palaces in the country.
- Somanathapura Temple-was founded by the commander of the Hoysala army and is a perfect picnic spot for families it is also a classic example of the stone carvings in Hoysala architecture.
- Brindavan Gardens-is built across the Kaveri River, these astounding gardens were built by Krishnaraja Wodeyar. They are spread across 60 acres of land and are modelled after the Shalimar Gardens in Kashmir.
- Mysore Zoo is one of the best zoological gardens in India and was established in 1892 by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar.
- Chamundeshwari Temple-is built atop of the Chamundeshwari Hills and it dates back to the 12th century.
- St. Philomena’s Church-is the second tallest church in Asia, it was constructed to pay a tribute to a Catholic Saint and a martyr for the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Philomena. It is one of the most visited places in Mysore.
- Jaganmohan Palace-This palace tells many stories about its past as it was home to many royal families previously. It is one of the oldest buildings in the city and it also features multiple paintings of the previous Kings.
- Talakadu-is located on the banks of the River Cauvery, this town is known for its sand dunes and its rich past and heritage. This town is also famous between devotees who come here for social worship.
- Karanji Lake-is surrounded by a nature park which has a butterfly garden and the biggest aviary in India. It also features a museum called the Regional Museum of Natural History.
- Folklore museum- This museum features one of the most elaborate collections of folk art, products and articles.
- Trinesvaraswamy Temple- This temple is located outside the Mysore Fort the main deity in this temple is Lord Shiva also known as Trinesvara. The Gopura of this temple was destroyed in the 18th century, but the beauty of the architecture still remains there.
- Najangud-is also known as the Southern Kashi, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built in the Ganga period but was renovated by the Wodeyars. There are also many other shrines that can be found inside the temple.
- Melukote Temples- There are two temples in Melukote called the Tirunayarana Temple and Yoga Narasimha. Both located on the Gadavari Hills.