Mysore, in south Indian state of Karnataka, is a historical town and a popular tourist destination for its myriad natural and structural attractions. Endowed with outstanding palaces, scenic gardens, aromatic sandalwood, comfy silks and ostentatious festivals, the city of Mysore is an absolute potpourri of rich tradition and glittering past. Against the backdrop of myriad sacred temples and monuments, Mysore stands as an epitome of India traditions and culture.
A city with mythological mentions, Mysore is known for its Dassara festival that becomes an exhibition of the pomp and pageantry. The majestic 14th century Mysore Palace is the prime tourist attraction here, which showcases through illumination, though on select days. The St. Philomena's Church, a neo-Gothic structure, invites for its architectural brilliance and beautiful frescoes.
The Mysore Zoo- among oldest in India- invites animal-lovers for its collection of exotic animals, the Royal Bengal tigers being the prime attraction. The Rail Museum is another spot worth visiting in Mysore for its invaluable anthology of locomotives and coaches. The Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery delights for its vast assortment products from Indian culture and, also for its ancient musical instruments.