Mysuru(Mysore) was the political capital of the Wodeyar Dynasty which ruled Karnataka for some 150 years till the independence of the country from the British. It was the Wodeyars who instituted the tradition of the grand celebration of Dasara festival, the 10-day festivities that celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2010. The kings, great patrons of art and culture, developed Mysuru as an important centre of religion, education and culture. Today, Mysuru is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples and retains some of the charm of the old world while stepping into modernity with enthusiasm.
Mysuru (Mysore) perhaps will never get over its past. A past that's made of kings, queens, conquests, rich patrons, extravagant durbars, pearled hallways, monolithic statues and temples. The streets in Mysuru are old and a good part of history can be traced by following their winding paths. The city has played host to the reign of a long line of Wadiyars, Tipu Sultan and the British Raj.
Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the palace is an imposing structure standing in the heart of the city. This palace was constructed on the foundations of an old palace which was partially destroyed in a fire in 1897.
St. Philomena's Church is awe-inspiring with its Neo-gothic style, built along the lines of the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.
Nearest International airport is the Bangalore International Airport that serves the city providing flight services for almost every major cities.
Mysore Junction Railway station is the nearest railhead which is connected to major cities in India.
Mysuru is connected by good motorable roads and highways to all the major cities and towns in India.Towns and cities close to Mysuru are Bengaluru and Ootacamund.
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