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Mysore Palace, Mysore TourismIt is a charming city famous for Silk, Incense, Sandlewood and above all for its Dusshehra Festival. It is a 10 days festival with colourful procession of elephants. The Mysore Palace is illuminated with millions of lights, which is a treat to watch.

Attractions Of Mysore -

Mysore Palace
It is the symbol of royalty. This beautiful palace was built by Maharajas of Mysore. The reconstruction os palace was completed in 1912 with a budget of 4.2 million Rupees. The Maharaja of Mysore still resides in a part of the palace. The palace has got museum and a couple of temples in its premises.

Chamundi Hill
Famous for Shri Chamundeshwari Temple situated on a hill top, which is 1062 mtrs. high, the temple is dominated by towering 7 storeyed (40 mtrs. high) Gopuram. From this place, one can enjoy the superb view of surrounding countryside. Near this place, there is a famous 5 mtrs. high Nandi (Lord Shiva's Bull), which was carved out of a solid rock in 1659. This sculpture is one of the largest of its kind.

Other attractions are - Jagamohan palace & art gallery, Rail museum, Wellington lodge, Rangacharlu memorial hall, etc.

Places Around Mysore -

Somnathpur : Is 33kms from Mysore, It is famous for SRI CHANNAKESHARA TAMPLE dating back to 1260 AD. Temple is a beutiful unspoiled building and is a fine example of Hoysala Architecture. The walls of the are covered with superb sculptures.

Talakad & Sivasamudram : This place got the remains of the capital of Ganga Dynesty dating 4th to 5th century , there is a fine Hoysala temple of 12th century, in every 12 Years the performance of PANCHALINGA DARSHAN is performed in the temple. Another 25 kms from here River Cauvery drops more than 50mts at ht waterfalls of Sivasamudram.

Tipu's Tomb, Srirangapatnam Travel PackagesSrirangapatnam : Situated on a long island in the River Cauvery , this place is 16kms from Mysore , the area has got the ruins of the capital of HYDER ALI & TIPU SULTAN . The fortress here has got a mosque and the SRI RANGANATH SWAMY TEMPLE. The Tipu Sultan's summer palace THE DARIA DAULAT BAGH is just 1km further is the impressive Gumbaz of Tipu Sultan & his father Hyder Ali.

Ranganathitoo Bird Sanctuary : is 3kms from SRIRANGAPATNAM situated on one of the 3 islands of river Cauvery it is a great place to watch STORKS, SPOONBILLS, DARTERS, EGRETS, CORMORANTS & IBISES.

Mandya : The district has got several beutiful HOYSALA TEMPLES such as :

Nagamangala is short distance from Melkote, the attaraction of this town is SAUMYAKESHAVA TEMPLE of 12th century.

Hosaholalu is 20 kms from Melkote the principal attraction of this village is the 13th century HOYSALA TEMPLE OF LAKSHMINARAYANA.

Basaralu is 25 kms from Mandya it is famous for its 12th century MALLIKARJUNA TEMPLE, there are some beutiful sculpture in the temple, including 16 armed DANCING LORD SHIVA & RAVANA LIFTING MOUNT KAILASH.

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