Mysore is the most popular tourist place in Karnataka. It has been popular because the King was in Mysore. The palace looks always majestic, especially on Sunday nights when it is fully lit up. Do see here for more information about Mysore.

Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Gardens. Copyright

The Brindavan Gardens, then called the Krishnarajendra Terrace Garden, on the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam site, one of the most beautifully laid out terrace gardens in the world. It is world famous for its symmetric design. The creative beautification of the whole dam complex has been the achievement of Sir Mirza Ismail, the then Dewan of […]

Alpine Wineries, Mysore – Preserving the Health Promoting Factors of Wines

Alpine Wineries Private Limited is a name to reckon with in the Indian wine industry. It was established in 2007 by Mr. Raghavendra Gowda, the visionary founder who was instrumental in planting the first grape vines in the naturally beautiful Mysore-Mandya region. Blessed by the perfect soil and climatic condition, the location proved to be […]

Mysore One – Bringing Many Departments under One Roof

Mysore One is an initiative of the Government of Karnataka to provide integrated services to the citizens through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The project aims to provide a single interface for the citizen-centric services of the government and the private businesses in a secured and user-friendly manner. The project assures of […]

Anjali Ashram, Chamundi Hill Road, Mysore

District: Mysore City: Mysore Religious Importance: Spiritual Organization Anjali Ashram is a Catholic spiritual organization located on the Chamundi Hill Road in Mysore in the southern state of Karnataka in India. The organization was founded under the guidance of Swami Amalorananda (Fr. Duraiswami Simon Amalorpavadass). He was a theologian who worked hard to spread the theology of liberation […]

Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Ashrama, Mysore

District: Mysore City: Mysore Religious Importance: Spiritual Organization Religious diety: Lord Dattatreya Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Ashrama in Mysore, Karnataka encourages people to seek God through prayers and worship and discover their true self. The Ayadhoota Datta Peetham, headed by Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, is located at the ashrama. The ashrama has branches and centers spread across various parts […]

The River Suvarnavathi or The River Honnuhole

The Suvarnavathi is one of the southern tributaries of the river Kaveri. This river, also called Honnuhole (Honhole), begins from Nasurghat hills in Mysore. From the place of its origin to where it converges with Kaveri, the Suvarnavathi is about 88 km long. The river is formed when the two streams, Niredurgihalla and Araikaduhalla join […]

Nugu Dam, Heggadadevana Kote, Mysore

Nugu Dam. Photo courtesy Dilip

Nugu Dam is located in Beerwal village under Heggadadevana Kote or H. D. Kote taluk of Mysore district in Karnataka. The dam is constructed across the river Nugu flowing through the Kaveri basin. The reservoir was built to serve the purpose of irrigation and hydroelectricity generation. The construction of the dam was started in the […]

Wax Museum – Melody World, Mysore

Wax Museum, Mysore

The Wax Museum at Mysore is aptly named as Melody World. The museum fascinates visitors through its display of various musical instruments in interesting settings, replete with life size wax statues of musicians playing the musical instruments. Since the museum is based on music and musical instruments it reflects the diverse kinds of musical instruments […]

St. Bartholomew’s Church, Mysore

St. Bartholomew’s Church, Mysore

St. Bartholomew’s Church stands as an exemplary example of the cultural harmony fabricated into the social life of Mysore since ancient times. Built in 1830 during the early colonial era in India, the church holds the distinction of being the oldest cathedral of Mysore. The famous church was built in memory of Saint Bartholomew who is believed […]

Railway Museum, Mysore

Rail museum. Photographer Ranjithsiji

The Railway Museum of Mysore is an interesting place to know about the spectacular journey of the railways in India spanning a period of more than 150 years. The museum displays ancient steam locomotives, carriages, special purpose vehicles, wagons, telecommunication equipment and several other things related to the operation of the railways through the ages. […]