Mysore Journals

the royal city of mysore

A travel journal to Mysore by niran

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the royal city of mysore

Overview

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One can go see the palace of Mysore situated in the heart of the city and the holy Chamundi hills (a few kilometers from the city center). Tippu Sultan's (a rebel king against the British Empire) place is about just 15km away and there’s also the Ranganathittu bird sanctuary for nature lovers. Go enjoy the world-famous Brindavan Gardens. For culture lovers, there is also Somanathapura Temple about 40km from the city. Do eat the famous Mysore masala dosa and the idlis. Shop for the world-famous sandalwood crafts and Mysore silk products. The best part is the weather - it is pleasant almost throughout the year, varying from 19-32 degrees Celsius. Ooty (hill station) is about 4 hours away, which...Read More
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This was one of the palaces of the erstwhile rulers of Mysore. It used to accommodate the royal guests of the king.

Without a doubt, it is one of the best places to stay. It has the royal ambience. The rooms range from about $140 (single) to about $750 (taxes extra) for a viceroy suite. It’s probably worth it if you want to feel like royalty.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 10, 2005

Lalitha Mahal Palace
Mysore - 570 011
Mysore, India
+91-821-2470470

The Roost

Restaurant

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The ambience is good and the menu has good Indian food. The best time is during evening. But one can expect different varieties of good food in Mysore apart from Indian(this is just one of the many good restaurants). For more info on other hotels check out Mysore's official website.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 26, 2004

The Roost
Hinkal, Hunsur road
Mysore, India
(821) 251-9364

Dasara Festival

Attraction

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It consists of traditional events throughout all the days of navaratri (durga pooja) with a grand procession of the local goddess being held on vijayadashami. The procession is a colourful one with procession starting from the palace. It is watched live by thousands of tourists and locals and telecast in major TV channels live all over India.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2004

Dasara Festival
Mysore Palace
Mysore, India

About the Writer

niran

niran
mysore, India