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Mysore and around tours

Discussion in 'Travel' started by padmaiyangar, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. padmaiyangar

    padmaiyangar Bronze IL'ite

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    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Dear Member , here are few important sight seeing places Mysore & in and around. If you or family happens to be visit Mysore please do not miss these worth visitng places [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]City Sights:[/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif] at Mysore[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Mysore Palace. Once the residence of the Wodeyars, this structure is one of the largest of its kind in India. Built in 1912 in the Indo-Saracenic style, this palace exudes a grandeur that is unmatched. The Golden Royal Elephant Throne, the Durbar Hall, the Kalyana Mandap and the Gallery are the main attractions here. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Sree Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery. Housed in the Jaganmohan Palace, this gallery has a collection of exquisite paintings dating back to 1873. The collection includes paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, the Russian Svetoslav Roerich and the traditional Mysore gold leaf style of painting. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]St. Philomena's Church, in the Gothic style, is one of the largest churches in the country and has beautiful stained-glass windows. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Mysore Zoo houses some rare animals bred in captivity and exotic species of plants. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Chamundi Hills. Towering over the city, these hills are 13 kms away from Mysore. Halfway - up is the Nandi Bull, a 4.8 m monolith. Right on top is the 2000-year-old Chamundeswari Temple, dedicated to the patron goddess of the royal family. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Brindavan Gardens . 19 kms north-west of Mysore is the KRS Dam and the ornamental Brindavan Gardens. The musical fountains and colorful lights transform this place into a fairy land in the evenings. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Festivals : The Dasara celebrations in Mysore bring back the glory and grandeur of a bygone era. During Oct-Nov., the entire city rejoices with colour and gaiety. The 10-day festivity culminates in a grand procession on the last day- Vijayadashami. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Shopping : [/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Sandalwood, its products and silk are Mysore's specialities, sold in Government-owned emporia at fixed prices. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Accessibility : [/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Mysore is connected by rail and road to Bangalore, [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Around Mysore[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Srirangapatna is 14 kms north-east, on the Bangalore-Mysore highway. This island fortress, once the capital of the warrior-kings HyderAli and his son Tipu Sultan, has magnificent monuments that are well worth a visit.Daria Daulat Bagh - Tipu's Summer Palace built in 1784 was his favourite retreat. Made of teak, this Indo-Saracenic structure has ornate and beautiful frescoes. It is now a museum and tells eloquently of Tipu’s valour and his losing battle against the British. [/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]It is from here that 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. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]The fort holds within it, a mosque and the Ranganathaswamy Temple. Outside the fort is the Gumbaz, Tipu's tomb with splendid ebony doors inlaid with ivory. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Sangama [/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]is 3 kms south of Srirangapatna where the two branches of river Cauvery re-unite in joyful exuberance. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Bandipur[/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]. Situated 80 kms from Mysore, the Bandipur National Park is one of the most beautiful wildlife centres. Rare species of animals and birds can be seen in their natural habitats. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]R[/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]anganathittu[/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif] 4 kms from Srirangapatna and 18 kms from Mysore is a Bird Sanctuary that houses exotic birds. Birds from as far away as Siberia and even North America make their home here. Crocodiles basking in the sun is also a familiar sight. Best season -January to February. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Nanjanagudu [/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]important pilgrim centre and is famous for its Nanjundeshwara Temple (from which the place derives its name). Built in the Dravidian style, the temple is one of the biggest of its kind in Karnataka. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Somanathapur 35 kms east is famous for its 13th century Hoysala Temple. The temple in excellent condition, has frescoed exteriors with episodes from the epics. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Melkote 30 kms north, is a sacred pilgrim centre, known for its Vairamudi festival in March-April. More than one lakh devotees congregate here for the festival. Melkote is also known for its handlooms. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Talakad is situated on the banks of the river Cauvery and is completely buried beneath sand dunes. Its temples are opened for ceremonial worship on special occasions - once in twelve years. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Shivasamudram is 85 kms east of Mysore, where the river Cauvery cascades down in two picturesque waterfalls. Falling down from a height of 73 m into a deep rocky gorge, these falls are best during the monsoons. 1.5 kms away is Asia's first hydro-electric project set up in 1905. [/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Beligiri ranganatha Hills. This picturesque hill range, at a height of 5091 ft., is 120 kms from Mysore and is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. The temple on the hill, dedicated to Biligiri Rangaswamy attracts devotees round the year. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow, sans-serif]Mahadeshwara Hills, about 142 kms from Mysore, is a popular pilgrim centre. Atop the hill is a temple dedicated to Lord Mahadeshwara which is in the form of a Linga. [/FONT]
     
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  2. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hello Padma,
    It was a long time since I saw your post.
    Thanks for sharing this information about MYSORE and around places.

    Thanks,
    Punitha
     
  3. padmaiyangar

    padmaiyangar Bronze IL'ite

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    madam,
    all these days there was problem in my internet connection. the problem is rectified.
    Many thanks , madam for remembering me and concern

    yours

    padma
     
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    vpriya Senior IL'ite

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    Thankyou for such a nice detailed list of things to see in and around mysore.

    Regards,
    Priya.
     
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    kuttimayil New IL'ite

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    Re: Mantralaya

    hi friends\


    can anyone guide me for a visit to Mantralaya and navabrindhavan fm chennai? which is the best transport to take?

    thanks in advance.
    uma.
     
  6. skchivukula

    skchivukula Bronze IL'ite

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    Nice info on Mysore attractions
     

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