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Mysore
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Named after the mythical Mahisuru, where the goddess Chamundi slew the devil Mahishasura, Mysore is is known for silk and incense. The highlight of Mysore is the Maharaja’s Palace, the present being completed in 1912 after the original palace burnt down in 1897. Stained glass, beautifully carved wooden doors and wild colours make the inside stunning. Within the grounds are Hindu temples, of which has its own gopuram. The main rooms of the palace are open to the public but be aware that cameras cannot be taken in to any buildings - photographs can only be taken from the outside of the buildings.

Mysore Facts

• Area 6,269 sq. km
• Population 3,165,018
• Altitude 776 m above sea level
• Languages Kannada, English, Tamil, Hindi
• STD Code 0821
• Best time to visit October to March

Tourist Attractions in Mysore

Some of the fascinating places to visit around the city are the Mysore Palace, Chamundi, Hills Srirangapatnam, Brindavan Gardens and Lalitha Mahal Palace.

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