Things to do in Mysore

Mysore has been the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty in India. There are lots of things to do in Mysore, located in the state of Karnataka and second in prominence only to the capital Bangalore (Bengaluru). Mysore became more famous during the reign of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, who fiercely resisted the British occupation of India during the end of the eighteenth century.

Nowadays, Mysore has become the hub of activity in the rapidly progressing state of Karnataka. It is a fabulous tourist spot as well. Tourists, especially the ones intent on historical tourism, flock here.

Among the places to visit, the Maharaja's Palace deserves special mention. This structure, built and refurbished in 1912, is one of the biggest and elegant pieces of architecture in the country. The Mysore zoo or the Chamarajendra Zoological gardens, is also a hit with the tourists and the local populace. A large number of rare species of animals have been bred here in captivity.

Mysore was also an important city in the 12th century, during the reign of the Hoysalas. The Halebidu Temple was built by a Hoysala king during that time.
Although it does not have any religious importance now, it is a popular tourist attraction as a ruined site resplendent in historical significance.

There are other temples in and around Mysore as well. The Somnathpur temple and the Chamundeshwari temple have a religious significance for the populace. The tourists can also visit Srirangapattanam or Shravanabelgola which are but short distances away from the city.

Amongst the numerous things to do in Mysore, a visit to the Shivasamudram falls or the Nagarhole National Park in the vicinity are also very popular with the tourists.

Last Updated on 9/14/2011

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