Places Of Interest
Built lavishly in 1911, the Maharaja's Palace is an extravagance of domes,
arches, turrets and sculptures. It is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style
of architecture. With vast pillared corridors and stately halls, carved
ceilings, intricate mosaics, carving in ivory, stone and wood, life like
paintings, antique royal weapons, this palace is a must in every visitor's
This is a 1150m hill that is named after Goddess Durga, the consort of Lord
Shiva, who vanquished the Demon Mahishasura. From the top of the hill, one
can have a panoramic view of Mysore.
Built in the 12th century, a fine example of Dravidian temple architecture,
Krishnaraja Wodeyar renovated the temple in 1827. The temple tower is 40m
high with seven storeys. The deity is Goddess Durga. On the way to the
temple, there is a monolithic statue of Nandi Bull and a morter statue of
The splendidly planned ornamental gardens at the Krishnarajasagar Dam are a
must-see for visitors, Its fine terraced lawns and swirling fountains are
illuminated over the weekend to give it a fairy tale quality.
Mysore is a major craft centre with numerous shops selling an incredible
range of ivory, sandalwood, rosewood and teak carvings and furniture.
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