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Things To Do On A One-Day Trip To Mysore

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One Day Trip To Mysore
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The varied and rich cultural heritage and historical yet authentic essentialness of this heavenly city draws in sightseers from around the globe, who explores the magnificence of Mysore city that incorporates prehistoric sites, castles, landmarks, temples, churches, zoo, sandalwood timberlands, and well-manicured gardens. The cosmopolitan idea of the city and its wealthy way of life further adds magnificence to Mysore, which comprises of people of all religions and facets of life.

Mysore, privately known as Mysuru was the noticeable city of Karnataka prior to Bangalore. This mystical and legendary city gets its name from the buffalo headed devil Mahishasur who is known to have been killed on the Chamundi Hills by Goddess Chamundeshwari, an avatar of Parvati.

The city flaunts its rich past given to it liberally by the tradition of the Wodeyars, which has made such an engaging appeal about the city that it can excite travelers even right up ’til the present time.

The city flaunts its rich past given to it liberally by the tradition of the Wodeyars, which has made such an engaging appeal about the city that it can excite travelers even right up ’til the present time.

Mysore Mahishasur
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If you think the excellence of Mysore is confined to wonderful royal residences and other lofty buildings, then you presumably have not known about Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Chamundi Hills, or Karanji Lake. The spots are loaded up with sprawling gardens, and some staggering waterfalls, and lakes, which makes it a standout amongst other visitor goals in Karnataka. Mysore, which is otherwise called the cultural capital of Karnataka, is home to numerous rich and regal residences. It has a few yoga centers and lavish green sandalwood woodlands, that gave this city names like ‘City of Palaces’, ‘Sandalwood City’, and ‘City of Yoga.’

Though modernity has had its effect on the city, Mysore has figured out how to hold its old legacy, customs, and charm which has made the travel industry to be one of the most endeavoring industry in the city. The city keeps up its conventions, its rich legacy, sublime royal residences, astonishing gardens, and grand temple; all of which oozes of an extraordinary appeal that draws in visitors to Mysore.

To make a lovely memory of your trip, you must for once planning your vacation to this intriguing city with Sumeru Holidays now! If you don’t have a lot of time and are simply planning for a one-day trip, there are some of the best places to visit in Mysore that catches the genuine magnificence of Karnataka and makes it an absolute must-visit goal in India.

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Mysore Palace

The palace is an incredibly breathtaking example of Indo – Saracenic style of architecture. It is a magnificent edifice located in Mysore, also known as the Amba Vilas Palace, it is the former palace of the royal family of Mysore and is still their official residence. Mysore also is known as the ‘City of Palaces’, it houses seven other places, but none come close to awe-inspiring grandeur of this palace. Built-in the year 1912 for the 24th Ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty, Mysore Palace is counted amongst the biggest palaces in the country.

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The construction of the Mysore Palace was started by the Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV. The palace was then further expanded by his son and the last Maharaja of Mysore, Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar

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Chamundi Hills

Chamundi Hills are the most amazing hills that also hold some spiritual values, can be viewed from a distance of about 8 to 10 km and from all the corners of Mysore City. On top of the Chamundi hills is Chamundeshwari temple which is situated about 3,489 ft. above sea level and located at a distance of 13 km. from Mysore. 

Chamundi Hills Mysore
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The hills hold spiritual importance as, Mysore in ancient times was ruled by the demon-king Mahishasura, a buffalo-headed monster. People prayed to Gods to save them from the demon king. Hearing to the prayers of Gods and Goddess, Goddess Parvathi, took birth as Chamundeshwari and killed the monster. After killing the demon, the Goddess resided atop the Chamundi Hills where she is worshiped with reverence and devotion. 

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St. Philomena’s Church

The church is known to be the second tallest church of Asia and was made to pay tribute to Saint Philomena, the Catholic Saint, and martyr of the Roman Catholic Church. The church has a Neo-Gothic style of architecture which makes it a one of a kind one and famous amongst masses.

St. Philomena's Church Mysore
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The church’s construction was started in the year 1933 by the then king of Mysore, Sri Krishnarajendra Wodeyar Bahadur IV. The remains of Saint Philomena have been preserved here and are present even today. 

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Mysore
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Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Ranganatha Swamy Temple stands beautifully in Srirangapatna, a culturally rich town near Mysore city. The name of this town has also been derived from this temple. The main deity here is Lord Ranganatha who is a manifestation of Lord Vishnu. An idol of the Lord is in resting posture on a bed of serpent Aadi Sesha. Aadi Sesha is said to have seven heads and if often depicted with the Lord Vishnu. It is said that this is one of the biggest idols of Lord Vishnu in the reclining posture. Other shrines inside the temple complex are Srinivasa, Ranganayaki, Rama, Narasimha, Sudarshana, Panchamukha Anjaneya, and Gopalakrishna.

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Chamundeshwari Temple

Located on the eastern edge of Mysore at the height of 1000ft on the Chamundi hills, Chamundeshwari temple is dedicated to and named after goddess Durga. The temple is said to be one of the oldest temples in the palace city. The temple is considered a Shakti Peetha and is one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas.

Chamundeshwari Temple Mysore
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The temple showcases the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity that was held in reverence for centuries by the Maharajas of Mysore; hence deriving its name from goddess Durga. The idol of goddess Durga here is adorned every day and worshipped by a number of priests. The temple also has statues of the demon Mahishasura; you can even see the enormous statues from the way driving up to the temple. The temple also has a Nandi statue, which is that of a cow and holds great importance in Hindu mythology.


With so many things to do, Mysore is a loved place by a lot of travelers. Embark on this amazing encounter tour in India, the Mysore tour and let Sumeru Holidays, which falls under The Art of Living umbrella help you plan your journey, making you able to just concentrate on god and your devotions!

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