Located at a distance of 147 kilometres from the state capital Bengaluru, Mysuru is a well-known city famous for its rich heritage and culture. The city also holds a top rank among the cleanliest cities of India and is often on the bucket list of most tourists and travellers.
I got a chance to visit this beautiful city during the time of Mysuru Dasara, the state festival of Karnataka. During this festival the city attracts a lot of tourists from various parts of the globe. The major attractions during this festival includes processions, decorated elephants, sport events, music and dance events etc. Also, during the Dasara festival, the marvellous Mysuru Palace is decorated with thousands of lights and the glowing Mysuru Palace can be seen even from the top of the Chamundi hills.
The above picture shows the vibrant Mysuru Palace.
A groundnut seller’s cart during the festival of Dasara.
I also visited the Chamundeshwari temple situated atop Chamundi hills. The gopura of the temple can be seen in the following image.
Atop the hill there is also a statue of Mahishasura, who was a demon according to the Hindu mythology. Mahishasura was killed by Goddess Chamundeshwari. The below image shows the statue of Mahishasura.
Mysuru also has various other amazing places to visit, some among them are the Balmuri falls and the Edmuri falls, the Mysuru Zoo and the Krishna Raja Sagara dam.