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MYSORE (MYSURU)

MYSORE:- Mysore is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. The City is situated at the base of Chamundi Hills and is famous for the Dussehra Celebrations during which a large number of tourists visit the city.


Hindu mythology says that Mysore was ruled by Mahishasura a demon who was later on killed by Goddess Chamundeshwari. Till the 15th Century, the area where Mysore stands today, was know as Puragere. The Fort was constructed in the year 1524 by Chamaraja Wodeyar III.


Mysore city is the cultural capital of Karnataka. Dussehra is the most important festival of the city and this festival is celebrated for a period of 10 days. Mysore is also know as City of Palaces. There are a large number of palaces around the city to be visited,. The most famous attraction of Mysore is the Mysore Palace, which is best visited during the evening when the whole palace is lit up with sparkling lights. 

 

Nearest Railway Station / Airport : Mysuru  (110 Kms).

Best Season: Throughout the Year.
COORG (KODAGU)

COORG:- The most affluent hill station in Karnataka. The Hill station is also known as Kodagu. With its natural splendor and exotic scenic environment, Coorg has a special place among the Hill stations in India. Nestled among the lusting greeneries of the Western Ghats, Coorg offers unequal luxurious vacation period to its guests. Coorg ispraised as the 'Scotland of India' and also renowned as 'Kashmir of the South' due to the majestic beauty and cool ambience of the hill station at an altitude in the range of 3500 ft above sea level.


Dense teak wooded forests, lush green valleys, breathtaking coffee plantations and undulated challenging mountain ranges make Coorg an exquisite location for the tourist seeking natural scenic spots and challenging treks. Coorg are very challenging for the trekkers and the natural scenic surroundings of these peaks are really eye feasting. Coorg is considered as a mind blowing summer retreat for escaping from the hot summer days in downtown cities. Monsoon is one of the best time to visit this hill station; and many tourists arrive in Coorg to enjoy the wild beauty which unfold to its maximum during the monsoon.

 

Nearest Railway Station / Airport : Mysuru  (110 Kms).

Best Season: Throughout the Year.

Mysore Palace

Mysore

One of the most magnificent buildings located in the heart of the city is the Mysore Palace. Spacious halls called Mantaps can be seen in the Palace. Paintings and architectural beauty decor the hall. The palace is a fantabulous assemblage of Indo-Sarcen Architecture.

Chamundi Hill Temple

Mysore

The Chamundeshwari Temple is located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore. The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakthi, a tutelary diety held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas. One of the main tourist attraction of Mysore. You can also have a scenic view of the Mysore City from top of Chamundi Hills.

Brindavan Gardens

Mysore

The Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir across the legendary Cauvery River is round 18km north-west of Mysuru.  The Brindavan Gardens are located just a level below the dam.Often described as the best example of illuminated terrace gardens in the country, the idea was brainchild of Sir M.Visveshwaraiah and Sir Mirza M ismail, former Devans of Mysuru.  The overall design here displays an orientation of Mughal patterns-with garden paths and a shimmering necklace of fountains.On the South bank there is a pavilion, where visitors can get a breathtaking view of the gardens.  Other highlights at the gardens include a children’s park, a fisheries station and a hydraulic research station.  Adding a touch of sanctity to the place is a beautiful sculpture of Goddess Cauvery at the foot of the dam.

St. Philomena's Church

Mysore

The St. Philomena's Church in Mysore is one of the oldest churches in India. It is over 200 years old. Initially over 250 years ago there was a small church in its place. When the capital of Mysore state was move from Srirangapatnam to Mysore city in 1799, many British officers and soldiers came and settled down in Mysore. The Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III realized the need for a Christian church for these people. So the Maharaja gave them a small plot of land on the Mysore-Bangalore Road and a little church came up there. As the city expanded and the Christian population of the city increased there was a need for a larger church.

Srirangapatna Fort

Mysore

It is s a historical fort located in Srirangapatna, the historical capital city in the South India state.Built by the Timmanna Nayaka in 1454, the fort came to prominence during the rule of Tipu Sultan.The fort was fully fortified and the architecture was modified with the help of French architects to meet the growing needs of saving against invaders. The river Kaveri surrounds the fort in one of the sides

Sand Museum

Mysore

Sand sculpture Museum displays around 150 sculptures of sand in 16 different themes, which have been placed over an area of 13500 sq. feet. These sand sculptures have been created using more than 115 truckloads of sand. Various interesting themes have been used at the museum ranging from mysore heritage, wildlife, culture, instances from different religious epics and fairy tales and stories.

Raja's Seat

Coorg

During the rule of Kings,this place was used to watch the view of sunset in the Western Ghats by the kings of Kodagu.Hence,the name Raja's seat was derived. Raja's seat has a beautiful garden and a fountain the middle. The tourists from different parts of the country are attracted by the scenic beauty which can be viewedfrom here.A toy train by name "Baba Saheb Express" takes children and adults to enjoy the view of surrounding mountains and Raja's seat.The ancient temple,"Chowti Mariyamma" is situated to the left of Raja's seat. A little distance from Raja's seat is"Gandhi Mantapa" which was built in memory of Mahatma Gandhi.

Madikeri Fort

Coorg

Situated in the middle of the Madikeri Town,walkable distance  from private bus stand. Beautiful fort and palace built by the king Linga Rajendra during 1812 AD can be seen here.It is believed that there were underground routes from here to various places.Two Elephants made of RockCane can be seen which were built by the king in memory of the Royal Elephants which were killed by him.Elephants are added attraction for the tourists. A Ganesha Temple and a museum which consists of weapons and the dresses used by the King of Coorg and some inscriptions can be seen. Canon and idols can also be seen.

Omkareshwar Temple

Coorg

During the rule of Haleri King Lingaraja ,a Brahmin in his court was killed by him and after the death,that Brahmin used to trouble the king as Brahmarakshasa.To correct his evil deed, the king was adviced to install a Shivalinga from Kashi. So,the king constructed this temple in 1820A.D.which is in Islamic and Gothic style.In front of the temple,a holy pond is situated.This temple is about 1 Km from Madikeri bus stand."Teppothsava" will be done during "Karthika month"

Abbey Falls

Coorg

It is about 8 Kms from bus stand of Madikeri. It is one of the most beautiful picnic spot situated in the middle of the coffee plantations and forests.The water which gushes down from a height of 21metres can be viewed from the hanging bridge constructed for this purpose.The road is narrow and it is not advisable for heavy vehicles like buses to near the Abby Falls.

Thala Cauvery

Coorg

One of the prominent pilgrim centres of Karnataka. According to Skandapurana,Lopamudra, the daughter of Kavera Muni,flowed as Cauvery River from Brahmagiri mountain after her marriage with great sage Agastya,as Agastya broke the promise made to Lopamudra.It is one of the holy place of Karnataka.Tala Cauvery is about 48Kms from Madikeri Town.

Bhagamandala

Coorg

In Bhagamandala, we can find Trimurthi Temple, Shiva Temple (Here it is called as Bhagandeshwara Temple because it was installed by Sage haganda) and also the temple of Brahma  and Vishnu.Bhagamandala is 39 Kms from Madikeri.

Dubare

Kushal Nagar

Situated 18Kms away from Kushal Nagar.Natural Island having boating facility to the tourists are very much attracting. Elephant training camp is also an added attraction here.

Cauvery Nisargadhama

Kushal Nagar

Situated near Kushal Nagar. It is 6 Kms from Kushal Nagar and about 25 Kms from Madikeri. It is a beautiful picnic spot with bamboo forest that attracts the tourists. Hanging bride, boating across river cauvery, deer park, elephant ride, tree-top shelters are the added attractions for the tourists. And also, we find cottages which reminds of ancient "Kuteera" which are meant for tourist.

Tibet Colony & Golden Temple

Kushal Nagar

It is 6 Kms from Kushal Nagar called Bylakoppe. This is the largest Tibetian refugees camp. Their rich culture and religious rituals can be seen there. The monasteries built here in their style is very much attractive. The Tibetian students take education in the University here. The famous Golden Temple with huge statues of Buddha (Gold Coated) and other status are eye catching.

Mandapatti


About 18 Kms from Madikeri, is a bewitching spot to visit. One would have to pass through arduous mountain roads to reach there. The wave of mountains unfolding one after another with a display of green & blue hues is a beholders delight. The Forest department has put up a view tower, from where one could view the sprawling landscape.

Irpu Falls & Rameshwara Temple


Rameshwara is an Ancient temple situated near Irpu falls, which is one of Kodagu's famous falls. Irpu, which is called as South Kashi, is the sub-river of Cauvery. Irpu falls is situated near this ancient temple, which invites a large number of tourists to visit the falls again and again.

Nagarahole National Park


Wildlife Sanctuary, also know as Rajiv Gandhi National Park is situated 98 Kms away from Madikeri and 90 Kms from Mysore. This is named after a small river 'Nagarhole' that means elaborately through the centre of the park flowing Eastwards. Animals in the sanctuary includes tigers, leoparts, slothbear, Asiatic Wild dogs, stripeed hyenas, elephants, gaurs, sambars, spotted deer, four horned antelopes etc., 250 types of birds and reptiles like march crocodile, star tortoises, snakes, phythons, keel back are also found here. Wild life Jungle Safar is very thrilling and many wild animals are spotted during the Safari.

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