One of the biggest temples of the Old Mysuru region including Bengaluru is the Srikanteshwaraswamy temple or Nanjundeshwara temple in Nanjangud (Officially known as Nanjanagudu) town. This temple is on the banks of the river Kapila which is also called as the Kabini. This river is a tributary of the river Cauvery. The major attraction […]
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
Kumbha Mela is an integral part of Hindu tradition, beliefs and mythology. According to the beliefs, in Hinduism, the Kumbh Mela is a pilgrimage that is celebrated four times over a course of 12 years. The geographical location of Kumbh Mela spans over four places in India and the sites keeps rotating between one of […]
There’s a high chance you will find a bar of the Mysore sandalwood soap in every home in Karnataka. The soap is as popular today as it was a century ago. While you may not see too many advertisements for the soap, vintage prints are considered collectibles. Read on to find out more. While some […]
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We all wait to see the majestic elephants during Dasara. The Elephant March-Gajapayana, ceremonial journey marks the launch of the Dasara Festival
A Gold card is usually sold duringÂ Mysore Dasara. This gives you access to all important events during dasara and you can avoid all those long queues. It has been reasonably accepted by the tourists.
Sir MV is considered the “Father of Modern Mysore State”. As the Diwan of Mysore, he built a number of dams including the MV dam in Melinajuganahalli. It once was a beautiful sight but today is a dirty, foul-smelling spot. Riversides, lakes, and dams have always been popular picnic places. Their picturesque beauty gives respite […]
The Devraja Market in the heart of Mysore is a must visit on every tourist’s itinerary. The market offers a glimpse into the everyday life of people from Mysore. Through the market is spread over 3 acres, most people do not spend more than an hour in the market. This leaves you with plenty of […]
Some markets in India are important tourist sites in themselves. In Mysore, a visit to the Devaraja market is a must on every tourist’s itinerary. Many heritage walks in Mysore include the market. Even if you don’t plan on buying anything, the market offers some great photography opportunities. It also gives tourists an insight into […]
A number of musicians today are focusing on fusing Indian and western styles of music as a new style of music. However, fusion music is not new and has a history dating back centuries. The Royal Carnatic Orchestra is considered to be one of the first East-meets-West experiments in India. The orchestra was once the […]