mysore is also known as city of palaces. the mysore city holds so many beautiful temples. the royal family in mysore is very religious, so built so many temples. most of the temples are located near to mysore palace. the most famous temple in mysore is chamundeshwari temple located at chamundi hills. the temple is dedicated to goddess chamundeswary. mahabaleswar temple is also situated in chamundi hills. the other major temples in mysore are krishanaswamy temple , it is buit by krishanraja wodeyar 11. lakshmiramana swamy temple, one of the oldest temple in mysore city, trineswaraswamy temple etc.
kstdc , karnataka’s biggest tour operators, it was established by karnataka state government to promote tourism in karanataka. kstdc conducts different tour packages. some of them are described below.
bangalore sightseeing tour
belur , sharavanabelagola, halebid
mysore ,ooty, srirangapatana
hogenakal falls,krishnagiri dam
address for communication
no 49, 2 nd floor west entrance
race cource road
phone: 91 080 22352901,22352903
kstdc central information centre
city railway station
phone: 91 080 2870068
kstdc central reservation counter
n r square
phone 91 080 2275869
mysore is a historically important city.numerous examples can be found , which includes palaces, temples, and museums etc. mainly mysore have two museum which is a store house of art and artifacts of historical family. these are jayachamarajendra art gallery and jagan mohan art gallery. you can see numerous paintings in the ground floor. the first floor has paintings of popular painters from all over the world. the second floor display various musical instruments. the third floor has paintings of dasara procession. by visiting this museum you get a clear view about mysore kings.
The regional museum is a modern museum in mysore. which gives the information about natural environment. the historical development of indian railway displayed in railway museum mysore. this was the first railway museum established in india. the folk art museum have artifacts of folklore from all over the karnataka state, the instruments here are used by various folk artists.
mysore palace is located in mysoe city, in south india. this is the official residance of wodeyar’s, royal family in mysore. the mysore palace commissioned in 1897. in 1912 the construction completed. now it is one of the most popular tourist destination in mysore. visitors are allowed inside the palace , but photography is strictly prohibited. the palce constrct in indo saracenic architecture , wihic is a combination of muslim, hindu, gothic, rajput architectural style. a beautiful garden is surrounded by this palace. the major festival in mysore
chamundi hill is a popular landmark in mysore. the temple here is dedicated to godess chamundeswary. it is located at an elevation of 1000 meters. the history says that godess chamundeswary killed mahishasura , a former king of mysore. thus the hill got the name chamundi. this is a very beautiful temple. the beautiful view of mysore get from this hill. here you can see a stairway which leads to the hill top. buses are frequently available from central bus stand.