The Glittering Royal Heritage of South India “Mysore”
Posted on March 2, 2017 by ghoomophirosisters
One of the South India’s most admired tourist destinations, Mysore is a city of grandeur and is known for its truly impressive royal heritage and some amazing monuments and buildings. It’s World Heritage listed palace may be the reason for most travelers flocking here and the other thing what makes this place significant to the travelers is the production of premium silk, sandalwood, and incense. Mysore also has the reputation as one of India’s best places to practice yoga and nowadays ashtanga yoga is another big attraction to the visitors worldwide. It also hosts the nada habba – the Mysore Dasara – which attracts millions of tourists every year to the state.
Mysore has a semi-arid climate the main seasons being summer, from March to June, the monsoon season, from July to November, and winter, from December to February. The average annual rainfall is 804.2 mm (31.7 in).
Lakes and rivers of Mysore
Talking about the lakes, Mysore has several lakes such as Kukkarahalli, the Karanji, and the Lingambudhi lakes. The water bodies such as lakes and rivers are one of the favorite relaxing spots for nature lovers to spend some quiet moments and to feel a sense of serenity. The city is situated between two rivers: the Kaveri River flows through the north of the city and the Kabini river, a tributary of the Kaveri, lies to the south. So whenever you visit Mysore, don’t forget to spend to visit the lake spots and spend some quiet moments away from the buzz and the hustles and bustles of the city life. Mysore lake is an ideal place to sit and allow the mind to unwind completely.
Art and Culture In Mysuru
Mysuru is known as the cultural capital of Karnataka. The Mysore painting style is an offshoot of the Vijayanagar School of painting, and King Raja Wodeyar (1578–1617 CE) is acknowledged as a patron. The distinctive feature of these paintings is the gesso work, to which gold foil is applied.
In addition, Mysore is known for its rosewood inlay work. The city is famed for the Mysore silk saree, made with pure silk and gold zari (thread). Mysore Peta, the traditional indigenous turban worn by the erstwhile rulers of Mysore, is even today worn by Kannada men during certain ceremonies.
Mysore, the region of royalty and an alluring scenic view is one of the most famed travel destinations in the southern part of India. Located at the distance of 152 Km from Bangalore, the garden city of India, this city is jeweled with the beautiful art of mother nature. This article is an attempt to guide you all through your tour to Mysore.
Glimpse of Royal history Mysore
The Royal history of Mysore dates back to the 14th century, ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty for almost 6 centuries(1399 to 1947). The Wodeyar king constructed the famous Mysore palace in the 14th century, which was damaged due to the lightning strike in 1638. Further, it was re-constructed by Britishers in 1912.
The palace and its beautiful architecture is arguably the best example of Indo-Saracenic and the perfect combination of rich cultures of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles.
Darshan of Chamundi Hills
The Chamundi hill is one of the ancient temples of South India, built in the 11th Century. It is considered as a most significant tourist spot and must visit destination of Mysore. The Devotees across India and the world, who come to pay regards to Chamundi Devi.
If you are an animal lover, then don’t miss to visit Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in Mysore. It is one of the most liked tourist spots for travelers coming to Mysore.
A visit to the world famous Mysore Silk factory
If you’re planning a trip to Mysore, don’t ever skip visiting the government silk factory established in 1912. The silk sarees of Mysore are famous across the world, the fine embroidery and traditional zari work add charm to the traditional Indian wear. So, ladies don’t forget to pick your favorite silk saree right from the factory at very reasonable price tags. Take away with you a token of remembrance from this beautiful city.
There is everything beautiful about Mysore. It is the cleanest city in India and among the most loved travel destination in the southern part of India. The climate of the region is very pleasant and enjoyable and so, you can be assured to enjoy each moment there. It’s the land of rich culture and heritage. The city is famous for its palaces, gardens, museums, wildlife and eye delighting scenic beauty.