"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.

  • Last visit to Mysore: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated Feb 26, 2005
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  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2007 at 5:43 AM

    Great information and photos of Mysore, thanks for sharing!

  • jayalst's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2007 at 6:17 PM

    yup, offering. one is expected to leave offerings within the temple. one can buy outside the tempte to be brought in, or just leave money. a priest will probably adorn your forehead with a colorful dot for a few rupees.

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2006 at 2:24 AM

    Nice **** hotel - I wonder what the stars stand for.

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2005 at 6:05 AM

    Thanks for sharing. Good information. The lighting is so nice. 2 hours to get back your suitcase? Gees.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2005 at 1:25 PM

    Fascinating page, Indai is high on my list for dream destinations.

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2005 at 4:00 AM

    Great tips...and wonderful photo's of Mysore!

  • Norali's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2005 at 11:10 AM

    A peine avais-je le dos tourné que tu as déjà sévi. Je reviendrai. Elegante en saree. J'adore le riz soufflé épicé. J'en ai rapporté de Tana (on a une communauté indo-pakistanaise assez importante et le chevro que j'adore vient de chez eux).

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2005 at 3:11 PM

    what an interesting location and great pics ! It really looks like a fairy tale !

  • Siddha3th's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2005 at 11:53 AM

    Beautiful job with the photographs, Gini :)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2005 at 5:42 PM

    I like a yellow cow (must be cow-woman :-). Haha, not so bad with your lost for 2 hours uggage, not mention interesting hotel tour :-); my luggage was lost for 2 days (by KLM in Amsterdam) = less interesting clothes shopping, paid by KLM :-).


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