Mysore is strategically located in the state of Karnataka. Mysore is best known for Palaces and Gardens.
Mysore Palace: It was designed by Henry Irwin. This Indo-Saracenic architecture attracts many people from all over the world in general and Dasara Festival in particular. Dasara Festival is at its grand with a lot of cultural events.
Chamundi Hill: On the top of it 12th century A.D old Chamundeshwari Temple. Chief deity of the Wodeyar dynasty. Hill offers an excellent panoramic view of the Mysore.
Jaya Chamarajendra Art Gallery: It houses an excellent collection of paintings. Gold Leaf Paintings are unique to Mysore are also housed in this Gallery.
Folklore Museum: Repository of Folk culture. Thousands of Folklore articles are on display. Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion is housing this museum.
Rail Museum: It was set up in 1979. It includes Royal Coaches of Mysore during late 19th century and early 20th century A.D. A must visit Tour Place.
Mysore is famous for fine Silks (government silk factory), Mysore Jasmine, Paintings, Sandalwood and Rosewood artifacts. Devaraj Urs Market was built by Tipu Sultan.