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Mysore is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. The city is situated at the base of Chamundi Hills. Mysore is famous for the Dussehra celebrations during which a large number of tourists visit the city. 

Hindu mythology says that Mysore was ruled by Mahishasura a demon and the demon was later on killed by Goddess Chamundeshwari. Till the 15th century the area where Mysore stands today, was known as Puragere. The fort was constructed in the year 1524 by Chamaraja Wodeyar III. 

Mysore city is the cultural capital of Karnataka. Dussehra is the most important festival of the city. This festival is celebrated for a period of 10 days and it was started by King Raja Wodeyar I in the year 1610. The ninth day of the celebration is known as Mahanavami and the imperial sword is worshiped on this day. Processions constituting ornamented elephants, camels and horses are taken out. 

The style of painting prevalent is an outgrowth of the Vijayanagar school of painting. The typical characteristic of these paintings is the plaster of Paris work in which gold hydrofoils are pasted. 

Mysore is also known as City of Palaces. There are a large number of palaces around the city to be visited. The famous Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion is now being converted into a museum and is dedicated to folk culture.

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Mysore is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. The city is situated at the base of Chamundi Hills. Mysore is famous for the Dussehra celebrations during which a large number of tourists visit the city. 

Hotels near Mysore

Southern Star (previously Regaalis Hotel)

Southern Star (previously Regaalis Hotel)is an Usha Shriram Group Hotel. It is a modern, full service, centrally air-conditioned luxury hotel in Mysore (Karnataka, India), set in three and a half verdant acres


Best Price: Rs. per day

Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre

Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre is located in Mysore (Karnataka, India), a convenient 2½ hours drive from Bangalore International Airport. Mysore is well connected by rail and road. The Centre overlooks the magnificent Lalitha Mahal Palace and offers a panoramic view of the city and Chamundi Hill.


Best Price: Rs. per day

Green Hotel

Green Hotel is a Heritage Hotel located at Mysore (Karnataka, India).
The Chittaranjan Palace, built for Mysore's princesses, has been lovingly restored as a small hotel. In extensive gardens, with formal lawns and shaded pergolas, and fringed by majestic trees, the hotel has been renovated and furnished using traditional Indian crafts.


Best Price: Rs. per day


  
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