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Mysore Traveller Guide

How to reach
By Air: Nearest airport: Mandakalli airport(Mysore Airport, 14 km from Srirangapatnam). Nearest International airport is the Bangalore International Airport that serves the city providing flight services for almost every major cities. Taxis and cab facilities are available from the airport to various places.
By Rail: Nearest railway station: Mysore railway station. The rail journey proves to be a convenient option. Therefore you do not need to worry about how to reach Mysore.
By Road: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation provides a large number of buses routed for various destinations.
What to do?

Surf at Mantra Surf Club, India's first surf club, located just 24Kms from Mangalore at Mulki.
Swim - Mangalore has many clean and beautiful beaches.
It is a great place to relax and watch the spectacular sunsets.

What to see?

Brindavan Gardens - The gardens are built across river Cauvery and below Krishnaraja Sagar Dam (also known as Kannambadi) which is in itself a magnificent example of engineering and a major tourist attractions.
The garden has a botanical park as well as fountains.
Boat rides in the lake can also be enjoyed here.
Fruit orchard and horticulture farms are situated adjoining to the Brindavan Gardens.
Best time to visit the garden is after sunset as one can view the fountain show and enjoy a pleasant evening.
Lalitha Mahal - Lalitha Mahal happens to be the second largest palace in Mysore.
The architecture of this place has been inspired by St.
Paul's Cathedral in London.
The overall architecture of the palace is a combination of Italian palazzo and English manor house.
ITDC converted the palace into a 5-star heritage hotel in 197

Railway Museum - The Railway Museum of Mysore is second only after the National Railway Museum, New Delhi.
The Railway Museum has a number of galleries which depict the development and growth of railway systems in India.
These can be noticed from the locomotives, photographs and painting depicted in these galleries.
One can view the lights and signals which were initially used and even the mini railway which operated on battery.
Mysore Palace - Beautifully designed square towers are situated at the cardinal point and are covered with domes.
The ornate ceiling and sculpted pillars of Durbar Hall along with the Kalyana Mantapa (marriage pavillion) which has glazed tiled flooring, stained glass and domed ceiling are undoubtedly the charm of this royal heritage.
The golden howdah (elephant seat) along with intricately carved doors and fabulous paintings are among few other treasures of the Mysore Palace.
The Residential Museum within the Mysore Palace incorporates some of the living quarters, temples and shrines including the Shweta Varahaswamy temple.
Captain Bailey Dungeon - The fortress of Captain Bailey’s Dungeon has been named after Colonel Bailey who passed away in the year 1780.
The prisoners of Tipu Sultan war were found near the fortress over here.
Captain Baird, Captain Rulay and others were imprisoned in the dungeon located in the fortress.
The fortress is made of bricks and mortar.
The place is seen as one of the popular places of Mysore and therefore attracts people in large numbers.

Best time to visit

September, October, November, December, January, February, March

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Dec 25, 2006 04:39 PM Read
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Jun 09, 2006 11:10 AM Read
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