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Mysore is best known for its tourist places, Mysore Zoo , Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Gardens KRS, Mysore Palace.
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Mysore Palace – Lighting
Palace of Mysore is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. The majestic Durbar Hall has an ornate ceiling and many sculpted pillars. Palace Lighting is on Sundays and public holidays ,the palace presents a spectacle of breathtaking beauty.
Brindavan Gardens Krishna Raja Sagar KRS Dam
Krishna Raja Sagar Dam also knows earlier as Kannambadi, Brindavan Gardens is one of the best gardens in South India. KRS is Spread over 150 acres, Brindavan Gardens has since the 1960s provided the backdrop for many Indian films. Special attractions include the KRS ‘Dancing Fountains’. Timings: Monday-Friday: 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM and Saturday-Sunday: 6:30 PM – 8:25 PM
Chamundi Hill Temple was built out by the Mysore Maharaja in the 17th century.Half-way up along the stone steps is Nandi, Lord Shiva’s Bull, a majestic 4.8 metre monolith.At the top is the 12th century temple of Chamundeshwari, the patron goddess of the Wodeyars.Close to the temple is the gigantic statue of the demon Mahishasura. The summit offers a panoramic view of Mysore’s lakes, parks and palaces.
The Mysore Zoo was set up under royal patronage in the nineteenth century. Its fauna includes rare and exotic species which are housed in lush, green surroundings. The Zoo is famous for breeding some very rare animals in captivity.
St. Philomena’s Church
A beautiful Cathedral, reminiscent of medieval architectural style,is one of the largest churches in the country. Built in the gothic style,the Church is an imposing structure with stained glass windows and lofty towers.