Dasara celebration begins with the of the “Gajapayana” during the mid of August, is the ceremonial journey taken by the elephants to take part in the Dasara procession. This tradition started in 1610 AD in Srirangapatna, elephants today have become an integral part of Dasara celebration in Mysuru. The elephants are specially trained at Veeranahosalli, […]
Mysore, previously known as Mysuru, is the third largest and second most populated city of Karnataka. Situated right at the foot of Chamundi Hills, Mysore was once the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore. The rich cultural environment of Mysore has earned it the moniker of Cultural Capital of Karnataka.
Mysore Dasara is celebrated with great pomp and grandeur for ten days and people from every corner of the globe visit this city during the festival. There are some notable heritage structures in Mysore like the famous Mysore Palace and the Jaganmohana Palace. Other significant tourist spots in Mysore include Somanthapura, Karanji Lake & Park, Chamundi Hill, Brindavan Garden and Rail Museum.
Mysore is also famed for its exceptional quality of Mysore Silk and a unique tradition of painting known as Mysore Painting. This city offers quite a few mouthwatering delicacies like the Mysore Pak and Mysore Masala Dosa. Read more about Mysore
On Vijayadashami day, the Jamboo Savari – the Mysore Dasara Parade – is held on the streets of Mysore city. The original name of this procession was Jumbi Savari or going to the Banni (Shami) tree. The Legend According to the Mahabharata, the banni tree was used by the Pandavas to hide their weapons during […]
The Mysore Dasara or the Navarathri is a 10-day festival that falls in the month of September or October. Mysore Dasara is the “Nadahabba” or the State-Festival of the State of Karnataka, called as “Navaratri” meaning Nine-Nights, a 10-day festival, celebrated with utmost spectacle and joy in the city of Mysore. The Dasara festivities have […]
Kishkinda Moolika Bonsai Garden is a famous garden located in Mysore, Karnataka. It is a part of the Avadhoota Datta Peetham founded by His Holiness Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji and is well-known for its numerous varieties of bonsai plants. It is a favorite spot for many nature lovers in the city and makes for a […]
Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens or more commonly known as Mysore Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world. Established in the year 1892 by the Royals of the Mysore, this Zoological Gardens was formed from a part of Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar’s summer palace area. Located within an area of 157 acre (64 hectares), […]
From ancient temples to historical sites, misty peaks to steaming jungles, there are many destinations near Mysore that offer great experiences for those bitten by the travel bug. Here are some of the top recommendations. Bandipur National Park Located at the feet of the Western Ghats, The National Park is part of a much larger […]
The heritage corridor of Mysore and the old city of Srirangapatna is full of many attractions that give visitors a glimpse of Karnataka’s rich legacy of art and culture. Take a break from the prosaic routine of the city life with a trip to the royal cities of Karnataka. Spread across 60 acres, the beautifully […]
If you haven’t visited the Balmuri Falls ever and yet on your first visit you feel that you have seen it somewhere before, don’t be surprised. That is because Balmuri Falls that has been the backdrop for many a song and dance sequences in various Kannada movies. With its scenic beauty, lush greenery, and relaxed […]
The radiant city of Mysore, abundant with heritage and history finds its heartbeat stuck to one of the most breathtaking places in the country- The Mysore Palace. The abode of the royal family of Wadiyars and also known as Amba Vilas Palace, any trip to Mysore is incomplete without visiting it. The sheer magnitude, elegance […]
Tirumakudalu Narasipura, also known as T.N. Pura and T.Narasipura is a famous temple town in Karnataka. It is located in the Mysore district and the Kumbha Mela is held here every three years. The town is considered highly sacred and it derives its name from the land which is at the confluence of the three […]