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Mysore the cultural capital of Karnataka

Mysore was the capital of the wodeyar dynasty, which reigned from 1399 until independence in 1948, except for a short period at the end of the 18th century when Haidir Ali and his son Tipo Sultan briefly took charge.
Nowadays it is a Mecca for tourists, with its grand palaces and rich heritage, as its 770 mts above sea level it boasts a pleasant climate ranging from 22-30 degrees centigrade
The must see sites include The Royal Palace, the Chamundi hills
The city is also renowned from its Sandal wood products, and if you visit in October don’t miss the Dasara Festival a 10day extravaganza celebrating the victory of truth over evil.
Mysore is well serviced with hotels of all standards from Magnificent 5 star luxury to basic board and lodgings

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  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2006 at 6:11 PM

    Love your Mysore page.. I was there a few years back but yet to update my page. Great pictures and tips. :-)

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2006 at 2:17 PM

    one indian city i never made it to - looks like i missed out

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2006 at 5:10 PM

    the hotel looks great, esp the clawfoot bath. :)

  • Katmosphere's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2006 at 4:38 PM

    Very cool page:)) Thanks for stopping by my pages !!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2005 at 1:50 PM

    This page is packed full of local interest Loved the tree so huge & glad the monkeys enjoy it too

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2005 at 3:15 PM

    That is one attention seeking ice cream cart! lol So many beautiful places to see in India, lovely page Pete, nice hotel! (~_~)

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2005 at 10:40 AM

    Hi Pete, Beautiful description, but what does "a style that blends Hindi, Muslim, Rajput and Gothic" actually mean ;-) Nice page!

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2005 at 3:28 PM

    India is such a fascinating place, I love to travel through it staying in the old palaces


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