The cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore is proudly renowned as the city of palaces. An ancient town with more than 600 years of legacy, it is one of the most flamboyant destinations in the country.
Reputed for its glittering royal heritage, magnificent monuments and a friendly populace, Mysore is also a thriving centre for the production of silk, sandalwood and incense with trade markets worldwide thus making it one of the most frequented weekend getaways from Chennai.
Attractions: It is but obvious that the palaces of Mysore appeal to one and all;especially the world-renowned Mysore Palace, Jagmohana Palace, Rajendra Vilas, Jayalakshmi Vilas and LalithaMahal. Most of these have been converted to museums dedicated to arts and artifacts for the pleasure of tourists.
Some other notable tourist attractions are Chamundeshwari temple, DattaPeetham, Mysore Zoo, Shivasamudram waterfall, Rail Museum and Brindavan Gardens.
Activities: Sightseeing and royal walk tours are the most cherished activities tourists like to indulge in when in Mysore.
Distance from Chennai: 480 Km
Best time to visit: October - March