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Mysore is known as the cleanest city in India and is a great city worth exploring for its spectacular history and rich heritage. The best things to do in Mysore are to explore its splendid palaces, art and culture. Explore the Great Mysore Palace and transcend to the era of the Maharajas.
This palace speaks of the city’s past heritage and grandeur. There are many other palaces in the city worth exploring, some being Jaganmohan Palace, Lalitha Mahal Palace and Jaya Lakshmi Palace.
Tourists can try to learn the age old art form of Ashtanga yoga offered by many schools in Mysore. Leaving Mysore would be wrong if one does not try out the delicious ‘Mysore Pak’, a revered South Indian sweet, which has its origin here.
Mysore is the second biggest city in Karnataka located not very far from the capital of Bangalore. Mysore is a heritage city surrounded by small hamlets and undulating hills. Adventure activities in Mysore are very limited but the place do offer scenic nature trails; one can hike up to Chamundi Hills which has a temple at the top where the summit offers exceptional views of the Mysore city.
The Nagarhole National Park located within a huge forest range is situated south of Coorg is a great place for jeep safari escapades. Tourists would love the cycling and walking tours conducted at the city every Sunday by various cyclist clubs.
Mysore is surrounded by exceptional natural landscapes and is dotted with unending stretches of protected forest reserves making Mysore one of the most sought after destinations from where one can embark upon a wildlife safari adventure.
Bandipur is one of the best wild life reserves for elephants, tiger and other wild animals near Mysore and a wild life safari here is a must. At the Nagarhole National Park treat yourself to breath taking sights of nature while on a jeep safari in one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in South India.
Camping can be an incredible experience for all nature lovers. Camping out in the wild and sleeping under the carpet of a billion stars provides one with the much needed solace from the hustle and bustle of the city. Wild Acres Genuine Camping located at a farm near Mysore, provides amazing camping spots from where campers can spot various species of birds, deers and peacocks.
Venture out towards BR Hills to camp out amidst nature. This experiential wildlife camp is situated amidst the thick forests of the Biligiri Rangaswamy Sanctuary in Karnataka.
Mysore is located amidst scenic locales characterised by wide open spaces, dense forests, beautiful mountains, lakes, streams, wonderful weather etc. All these make Mysore one of the most favourable places to embark on adventurous treks. Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, located at a height of 1450m is the highest peak in Bandipur National Park and the trekking trail provides exceptional views of the heavily wooded forest.
Tadiandamol trek is one of the most beautiful and less known treks around Mysore located at an elevation of 5740 ft. Other adventurous treks are trek to Chamundi Hills and BR Hills.
Cycling is a great activity that is fuss free and extremely enjoyable. From the vantage point of the saddle the heritage town of Mysore looks mystical with its clean lanes and bylanes that reminisce you of the city’s past glory. Start riding from Cyclopedia via Ring road towards Gundalpet Road for an uninterrupted stretch of power riding.
The routes from Mysore to K R Nagar to Melkote is a beautiful stretch for extensive cycling as this stretch is of 200km. Other popular cycling routes in Mysore are Karigatta and Sri Suttur Mutt,
Mysore, like every other city in India, offers an array of exploratory opportunities to all the tourists visiting the city. Mysore is widely known for its rich culture, cuisine and history. Embark on a theme-based walking tour throughout the city or go out on an offbeat tour to the local markets selling premium spices and the famous sandalwood of Mysuru.
A few of the must visit heritage sites in Mysore are Srirangapatnam, Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Gumbaz, Tippu's Summer Palace, Maharaja's Palace, St.Philomena's Church, Chamundi Hills, Maharaja's Palace, Zoo, Art Gallery, and Brindavan Gardens.
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