Mysore, the second largest destination of Mysore, capital of the Wodeyar Dynasty and also the cultural capital of Karnataka is supposed to be.
It is the city of palaces, and gets its name from Mahishuru or Mahishasura, a demon king who once resided here. He was killed by the Goddess Durga. Hence the festival of Navratri(nine nights) ending with Dussehra is celebrated to signify the battle and victory of good over evil. Mysore has the history of being ruled by different emperors from time to time. Once in Mysore there are endless things to see and do. There is majestic Mysore palace, beautiful Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hills, Art Galleries, The mysore zoo and several other places that will make visit to Mysore a memorable one. There are several museums that preserve the history and culture of this place. Buy silk and Scented Agarbattis from here, something Mysore is well known for. The best time visit the place is between October and March when the climate is moderate.