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The 'City of Palaces', Mysore is the second fastest growing city in Karnataka. Steeped in royal history Mysore maintains its extravagant charm till today. The rich cultural heritage of the city reflects in its attractions, which range from stunning palaces to religious sites, exquisite gardens and vibrant festivals making a trip to Mysore an unforgettable event. One of the most fascinating tourist destinations of India, it is a popular weekend getaway for Bangaloreans.

Mysore has been under the rule of the Wodeyars for about 500 years now, which is one of the most famous dynasties to have ruled a place for such a long time in India. Homeland to popular personalities from diverse fields like Infosys founder N. R. Narayana Murthy, Cartoonist R.K. Lakshman, Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan, Writer U.R. Anantha Murthy, and Cricketer Jawagal Shrinath, etc. Mysore is a proud city.

Situated at the bottom of the Chamundi Hills, about 150 Kms away from Bangalore, its magnificent royal heritage, monuments, and buildings mark for some must explore Mysore Sightseeing. Witness to the rise and fall of Tipu Sultan, apart from its attractions and majestic past, Mysore is also known for the production of premium silk and sandalwood.

Not to mention the fact that Mysore is one of India’s best places to celebrate the Dasara festival that take place for about 10 days. The King Raja Wodeyar started the tradition in 1610 and the legacy continues as the Government of Karnataka still celebrates it as a grand event.