Mysore: The Sandalwood City

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Mysore: The Sandalwood City

Mysore, popularly known as the Sandalwood City, is the perfect destination to spend your weekends. It’s the third largest city in Karnataka and is equally beautiful. Let’s take a look at the places you can visit while vacationing in Mysore.

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Mysore: The Sandalwood City
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Mysore: The Sandalwood City

Mysore Palace: Mysore Palace is one of the famous tourist attractions of Mysore. Although Mysore is known for its various palaces, Mysore Palace is the largest and the most beautiful palace in the city. The beauty of the palace is enhanced on Sundays and public holidays when it’s illuminated with beautiful lights. About 96,000 lights are used to beautifully illuminate the palace.

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Mysore: The Sandalwood City

St Philomena Cathedral: Built in Gothic style, St Philomena Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in India. It was built in 1956 and isn’t just a religious place but a major tourist spot. 

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Mysore: The Sandalwood City

Brindavan Garden: Beautiful fountains and coloured lighting give a distinct look to Brindavan Garden. It’s about 25 km from Mysore city. The evenings look beautiful amid the coloured lighting and fountains. 

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Mysore: The Sandalwood City

Karanji Lake: If you’re a bird lover, then Karanji Lake is just for you. Bird species like Grey Pelican, Painted Stork, Ibis, Cormorants and Egrets are a common sight during the monsoons. The lake area has a special bird watching tower from where you can also get a good glimpse of the entire area. The surroundings of Karanji Lake have various medicinal plants, but please check with the authorities or locals before you try to uproot any.

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Mysore: The Sandalwood City

Lalitha Mahal: Lalitha Mahal was built in 1921 for the stay of the Viceroy of India. It’s the second largest palace of Mysore and is located near Chamundi Hill.

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Mysore: The Sandalwood City

Chamundi Hill: Chamundi Hill is among one of the sacred hills of south India. The hill is named after Goddess Chamundi and is a well-known tourist destination. In a way, Chamundi Hill is the crowning glory of Mysore.

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Mysore: The Sandalwood City
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