Mysore Holidays

Renowned for its sandalwood, incense and silk, “the town where the demon buffalo was slain” continues to charm visitors today as much as it did in the grandeur of its pre-independence heyday. With an economy based largely on tourism and information technology, Mysore is a city of elegant palaces and one of the country's top business centers. Visit ... Read more
during September-October and enjoy processions of decorated horses, camels and elephants during the 10-day Dasara festivities. Garment yourself in a silk saree, sample the sweet Mysore Pak and stretch your consciousness studying under any number of top Ashtanga yoga teachers. Intrepid naturalists will want to venture out of town to nearby Bandipur and Mudumalai National Parks, where opportunities await to observe elephants, Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, guar and chital in their natural habitats.

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  • Mysore Palace
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  • Devaraja Market
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nice interesting city, realy beautifull a little disney- the iluminated Palace, also a good place for "Shopping"

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Ancient Hoysala architecture with intricate and complex stone carvings. The pillars are lathe turned which is a marvel considering the age of the temple! The temple has been restored and preserved by Archeological survey of India.

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Wider than normal (in India) streets, a big western yoga population, a spectacular temple and a scented, chaotic market are the cliffs notes to Mysore.

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Menlo Park

Mysore is the epicenter of Ashtanga yoga, one of the forms that became extremely popular in the West. If you want to go back to the source, and learn to do a back bend in the process, a trip to Mysore is a must.

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Mysore, Karnataka is about as exotic as it gets. Where else could you possiblly expect to see a ship of the desert (that's a camel to you and me) strolling along a tree lined avenue for maharajas and dignitaries? If petting zoos can't hold your attention for long, go for some human pretzeling with some of the best yoga yogis on the subcontinent. Once you've limbered up and gawked out on the camels, slide into Mysore Palace to kick it with the resident pod of packiderms and come sundown, the thousands twinkiling lights of the palace go up just as the mouths of the hundreds of nightly spectators drop.

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its like a piece of history, old & fabulous..sometimes think of the grandeur of past and how exiting it might be


Its a city of palaces,temples and the signature sandalwood. Ive never visited so many palaces and temples in 1 day as i have done in Mysore. And "sandalwood" seems to be every where! Be sure to have an overview of Mysore that the tour guides would insist on you to see.... its beautiful!!! also don't miss out on the 'jungle zoo', where u have to take a go cart to get around!! adding yet again, the palaces there are worth a look.. it almost took me back to my high school history books.Seeing them there in person it felt unreal.

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The royal city of Mysore has tons of places to visit both inside the city and nearby. The royal palace is a must see especially when it is illuminated (usually Sunday evening). Mysore boasts of a host of palaces and great restaurants. Nearby places include Talkad (a desert arising out of a curse to the royal family), KRS dam, historical town of Srirangapatna, Bandipur forest reserve and many others. Although slightly lacking in nightlife, this city more than makes it up with the sheer number of places you can visit.


mysore palace is fantastic... and also the mysore zoo... really loved it..