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  Mysore Palace
by MichaelFalk1969

Mysore is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka, India, and one of my favourite places in India. Mysores main attraction is the Amba Vilas city palace of the Wodeyar Maharaja dynasty. The Amba Vilas Palace is illuminated at the weekends and during the Dussehra Festival, a sight to behold. Mysore also features many other representative buildings from the 19th and early 20th century. Due to this architectural heritage, it is known as the "Palace City".

Other must-see sights of Mysore include

- the Devaraja market is one of the most colourful spectacles I encountered in India
- the Lalitha Mahal Hotel, almost rivaling a maharaja`s palace,
- Chamundi Hill Temple & the Nandi Monolith statue
- the Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery in the Jaganmohan Palace
- St. Philomena Cathedral
- Mysore Zoo
- Karanji Lake Nature Park

There are many possibilities for diverse halfday- and daytrips from Mysore:
- Somnathpur temple
- the historic city of Sringapatnam and the Gumbaz Mausoleum
- Ranganathittoo Bird Reserve

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  • Updated Mar 26, 2009
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