Mysore: Cultural Capital of Karnataka
Once the capital of Wodeyar Dynasty, the longest ruling dynasty in Karnataka, Mysore Tourism is all exquisite palaces, forts, gardens and sacred temples. It was a major centre of art, culture and religion in its early days. For most of the 2nd century, Mysore was ruled by the Ganga Dynasty followed by Cholas, Chalukyas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagaras and Wodeyars. The power of Mysore fell in the hands of Britishers after defeating and killing the Tiger of Mysore, Tipu Sultan. After the independence, Mysore became the part of India and in 1956 it joined the state of Karnataka.
Mysore Palace also known as Amba Vilas Palace is built in Indo-Saracenic style and is the one of the most imposing architectures of Mysore. It is the official residence and seat of royal family of the Wodeyars - the royal family of Mysore. Rail Museum in Mysore is also very popular among the tourists for its array of locomotives, coaches and collections of paintings and photos narrating the 'Rail Stories'. Folklore Museum is also an interesting sightseeing attraction to explore in Mysore. There are several other sightseeing options in Mysore like Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Saint Philomena's Church, Central Food and Technological Research Institute andChamarajendra Zoological Gardens. So, go ahead and explore the best features of Mysore Travel Guide and enthrall yourself with the beauty of Karnataka.recommended tours