|Deluxe Room at Country Inn & Suites|
|Dosa for Breakfast at Mosaic, all day dining restaurant|
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Moving on, the second best attraction in Mysore is Mysore Zoo. Around 3 km long, Mysore Zoo is the residence of many animals, insects and birds. We got to see tiger, leopard, zebra, giraffe and many more! Click here to see the detail Photo Journey of Mysore Zoo. Most of our daytime went in Mysore Zoo.
|Giraffe in Mysore Zoo|
Next stop is none other than Mysore Palace. I come from the state of Rajasthan where every city has a huge palace and Haveli, hence, my interest in the viewing Mysore Palace was more. The palace is big (some areas are restricted for tourist) and the architecture inside is different than what I saw in Rajasthan. The viewing in the palace is very organised with a pathway created for tourist to move and see different rooms and areas. The thing which intrigues me more is whatever temperature is outside (in this case heat), inside the Palace, it was cool and soothing. Since I went on Weekends, Mysore Palace was filled with tourist and locals who came with their families and friends. If you are planning to visit Mysore Palace, do it in the morning to avoid crowds or in the early evening to avoid heat.
Further ahead in our sightseeing tour, we went up on the Chamundi Hill. Chamundi Hill is located outside the city some 10 km away. On the way to the hill, you can also check out Sand Sculpture Museum. We had limited time so we skipped the museum and headed straight to the top. The view from Chamundi hill of Mysore is must see. The city looks great with nothing but greenery and Mysore Palace stands out amongst many buildings. The hill has a big figure of Chamundi and a temple around it.
|View of Mysore city from Chamundi Hill|
Near Chamundi Hill is also Sri Nandi (Big Bull) Temple. Before you head into the city, you can take a turn to head towards Bull of Mysore. It is a temple where there is a big Nandi (bull) sculpture. Another great spot to see the Mysore city from the top.
|Nandi (Bull) Temple near Chamundi Hill|
|Lalit Mahal Palace|
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|St. Philomenas Church, Mysore|
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|Masala Dosa at Vinayak Mylari|
Though I had a stopover in Mysore, but the city requires 2 days to explore it at leisure and also known about the history of their king.
A city of temple, culture and history, Mysore is a place to get away from crowded metros.
Category: Heritage and City