is a city of beautiful palaces and gardens. Only 80 kms from
Bangalore, it is a popular tourist destination. The Maharajah’s
palace built in 1897 is a fine reflection of Oriental decorative
styles – a combination of Hindu and Moslem architecture.
Inside are several remarkable paintings.
outside the city is the Chamundi Hill, known for its ancientChamundeshwari
temple and the huge Nandi Bull that keeps a watch over the city.
On the Hill is the summer palace, Lalit Mahal – a beautiful
white structure with a stained glass dome and Italian marble
staircase. Today it is a hotel.
The view from Chamundi Hill is a superb panorama of Mysore city
dotted with its ranges of hills, lakes, temples and churches.
Brindaban Gardens and Dassera celebrations are other highlights