Most visited city portal of Mysuru.
Mysore is one of the tourist hot spots of southern India. Apart from having lots of tourist places within the city, Mysore also serves as a base for many other tourist places nearby. Be it religious, academic or adventurous, whatever maybe your calling to tour Mysore, the city of Palaces, the city of Lakes, the Heritage/Cultural Capital of Karnataka - Mysore, has plenty to offer.
Top tourist spots in and around Mysore:
The official residence of the Wodeyars, the Mysore Palace is situated in the heart of the city. The construction of the Palace was completed in 1912. Tourists are allowed to go inside the Palace after paying a certain amount of fees. Read More
The Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysore Zoo), is one of the oldest and the most popular zoos in South India. It is expanded over a wide expanse of 245 acres and is a home to a wide range of species from the Pythons to the Anacondas, Giraffes, Lions, Tigers, Rhinos, Baboons, etc.
The zoo dates back to 1892 and was originally set up by a German landscaper and a horticulturist under the patronage of King Chamaraja Wodeyar and hence the name. One of the fondest memories as a child is being taken on an excursion to the zoo where it was a treat for the eyes to see the many animals. Just the sight would be a great attraction and also the wide grounds and the lawns which served as picnic areas.
The Mysore palace (Amba Vilas) known as one of the grandest palaces in the country, the Mysore palace makes its mark in not only the city map but also the world scale. The place registers with one of highest number of visitors to a monument and is known for its grandeur, the opulent display of wealth, the intricacies of art and the sheer presence of a huge structure which very recently completed its 100th year.
The Mysore palace is known for a host of reasons starting from its architecture, the amount of time and money spent on building the palace, the way it stands tall right in the centre of the city. The palace built in 1912 is known for its Indo-Saracenic style of architecture used, its 3 storey building and the magnificent domes and gardens. Two bronze leopards at the entrance and the others placed at different places in the premises are quite an eye catcher; the fierceness of the creatures is very well established in the carved sculptures.
MasthMysore.Com has been the number one city portal of Mysore ever since it's inception in 2010. From tourist places to useful phone numbers and train timings, from movie schedules to happening events, from business listings to job postings, from facts/trivia to rare photo/video galleries, one can get every possible information about Mysore - past, present and upcoming.