Mysore is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka which is famous for the Dussehra celebrations during which a large number of tourists visit the city.
It is the cultural capital of Karnataka which celebrates Dussehra in its own beautiful way. A large amount of people visit here every year to participate in this festival. This festival is celebrated for a period of 10 days and on the ninth day of the celebration is known as Mahanavami and the imperial sword is worshiped on this day.
Besides all these, Mysore is famed as City of Palaces spotting a large number of palaces around the city to be visited.
Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundeswari Temple, St Philomena's Church, Gumbaz, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatnam Fort are the major attraction in this city.
Mysore is the second largest city in Karnataka that has a rich and cultural history associated with it over the past years. It is believed that Mysore has been associated with the Puranic stories of the Devi Bhagat. This previous capital of the Mysore kings was ruled by the demon king Mahishasura since its inception.
Till the arrival of 15th century, the region of the Mysore city was known as Puragera and it was this time that the magnificent Mahishuru fort was constructed by King Chamraja Woodeyar III. At the time duration of the rule of the Vijayanagr Kings, the city was in the hands of Mysore kings and later was taken over by the Raja Woodeyar, who made Mysore his capital. The Wodeyar reign was sponsors of art and culture. They served as a vassal to the Vijayanagara Empire. Till 1947, the Mysore city was the capital of the Wodeyars.
During the time of King Narasraja Woodeyar, in the year 1565, Mysore became an independent state and the rule of Mysore was in the hand of the woodeyar kings till the death of Tipu Sultan in 1799. During the sovereignty of the British Empire, Mysore had lost the actual status of the administrative center but in the year 1881 the British moved their capital to Bangalore, Mysore regained its lost impetus.
Travel within city
Mysore is a historical place in India which mostly grabs the attention of the historic interest people. There are many travel option that a person can choose from to reach the places of interest. Some of the most common and easy accessible options are Tongas or horse drawn carriages, buses and auto rickshaws.
Tongas are the slowest mode of transport but it has quite low rates to travel in and around the city. However, these options are useful only for short distances and are not very comfortable.
It is the best way to go from first to another destination at an affordable price.