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Attractions in Mysore City

Attractions in Mysore City

Take a look at the Mysore City Itinerary to make you tour plan.

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Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace : The star attraction of the city is always the Mysore Palace , located in the heart of Mysore city. View of the Mysore palace seen through the eastern gateway arch called the Jayamarthanda Gate

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace : The star attraction of the city is always the Mysore Palace , located in the heart of Mysore city. View of the Mysore palace seen through the eastern gateway arch called the Jayamarthanda Gate

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Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace : The star attraction of the city is always the Mysore Palace , located in the heart of Mysore city. View of the Mysore palace seen through the eastern gateway arch called the Jayamarthanda Gate

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Located atop the Chamundi hills in Mysore city , this brightly painted state of the demon Mahishasura is an iconic image in Mysore tourism. The fact the very name Mysore is associated with Mahishasura.

Mahishasura atop Chamundi Hill

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Silver Jubilee clock tower

The Silver Jubilee clock tower was built in 1927 to commemorate the silver jubilee (25 years) of the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore. The cost for this was shared by the palace staff of that era. The clock tower is also called Dodda gadiara , means the “big clock tower”, the “small clock tower” being the Dufferin Clock Tower located near KR Circle.

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Mysore Zoo

Mysore Zoo : The next popular (especially among children) is Mysore Zoo, located a few kilometers from the palace.

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Dasara Elephants

Dasara Elephants in Mysore Palace compound. Mysore Dasara season around September-October every year brings a lot of festive actions around the Mysore palace

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Chamundeswari temple, dedicated after goddesses Chamundeswari the presiding deity of the Maharajas of Mysore . This is located atop the Chamundi Hills

Chamundeswari temple, dedicated after goddesses Chamundeswari the presiding deity of the Maharajas of Mysore . This is located atop the Chamundi Hills

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Apart from the road , you can also trek your ways to the Chamundi hills top!
If you are game for it try the 1000 plus steps built in the 17th century by the ruling Wodeyar King. In the year 1659, The then Maharaja of Mysore Dodda Devaraja built this stairway to the hilltop on the western side of the hill.
The starting point of the steps is located behind the JSS College area. Take the JLB road from the city and head towards the NH212 (Ooty Road/ Calicut Road). After crossing the busy NH212 at the junction before JSS college, head straight towards the JSS Mutt ( will appear on your right) . The road ends where the steps start.
Mysore City from Chamundi Hill top
Alternatively, you can take the Ooty road from the city and turn left (JLB Road joins on your right) at the junction before the JSS college. Further follow the same route as mentioned above.
The city bus can bring you only up to the JSS college area. The footsteps is at about 1 km walk from the junction. Or hire an auto-rickshaw.

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Nandi of Mysore

This giant image of Nandi of Mysore (Bull) is located at the top of Chamundi hills in Mysore. More than 350 years old, this is one of the oldest icons in Mysore.

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