"Mysore, Maharadjas and fairy tales" Top 5 Page for this destination Mysore by cadzand
Mysore Travel Guide: 218 reviews and 577 photos
We left the awesome Hoysala temples of Halebid, Belur and Somnathpur behind and finally arrived in Mysore.
Mysore city was the capital of the old royal Mysore province. The word Mysore expands to "Mahishasurana Ooru" which means the town of the demon Mahishasura.
The story goes that the demon Mahishasura was killed by goddess Chamundeshwari or Durga atop the Chamundi hill near Mysore, hence the name.
Mysore still retains much of its carefully built character of a Maharaja's capital by means of the Amba Vilas Palace.
Beyond Mysore's architectural heritage, the city's long-held tradition of music and dance, art and literature, scholarship and time-honoured crafts were nurtured under the Woodeyar's patronage.
Time to leave the Karnataka State and cross the Tamil Nadu State border to discover Ooty (Udagamandalam), the Hill Station in the Nilgiri mountains.
Thi 18th century temple is one of 12 that lie within the palace grounds. It is dedicated to the Varaha incarnation of... more travel advice
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