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Mysore, the city of palaces was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyars, and still retains the ambience of its royal past. This imperial city is about 140 kms from the Bangalore and is one of the famous tourist destination in India. There are various palaces, parks and shady boulevards in Mysore. The patron goddess of Mysore is Chamundeshwari. The Mysore city has everything to offer to its people - palaces, silks and sandalwood, the lingering aroma of incense, the delicious flavour of Mysore Pak, and the famous Dusshehra festival. 

Mysore was earlier known as ‘Mahishasura Ooru’. Mysore was named after the demon ‘Mahishasura’, who was slain by the goddess Chamundeshwari, the patron deity of the royal family. The hills dedicated to her stand at the eastern end of this charming town.

Shopping in Mysore

Mysore is known for the aromatic incense sticks, Mysore Silks, Sarees, Mysore wooden toys, Sandalwood, rosewood, teakwood and ivory arts and crafts. You can shop for these special things
in Mysore. 
Tourist Attractions in Mysore
The main tourist attractions in Mysore are the Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens and Chamundi Hills. Mysore Palace is the former residence of the Wodeyar rulers. This palace is a splendid structure in the Indo-saracenic style. The major attractions of this palace are the magnificent gold throne displayed during the Dussehra festival and a carved silver door. Brindavan gardens are the beautiful ornamental gardens which are built at the Krishnarajasagar dam. The main attraction of these gardens are the terraced lawns and the swirling musical fountains. One of the major tourist attraction in Mysore is the Chamundi Hills. On the top of this hill a 2000 year old temple dedicated to the goddess Chamundeshwari is situated. There is a splendid view of the city from the top of the hill.
How to Get Here: 

By Air:
The nearest airport is located at Bangalore which is about 140 km. 

By Rail:
Mysore is well connected to all the major cities via Bangalore by rail. The Shatabdi Express is a quick and convenient way to get to Mysore from Bangalore or Chennai.

By Road:
Good bus services link Mysore to Madikeri, Bangalore and other towns in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. 
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