Nestled on the foothills of the Chamundi Hills, Mysore served as the capital city of the former Wodeyar Dynasty for nearly six centuries. Famed for its royal heritage and monuments, Mysore is also very rich when it comes to cultures and traditions and hence earned the sobriquet ‘Cultural Capital of Karnataka’.
Mysore draws attention of the travelers owing to the rich architectural history imbedded in the opulent palaces and beautiful gardens. Being one of the magnificent palaces in India, the ornate Mysore Palace which was the home of rulers of Wodeyar dynasty requires a mandatory visit. The beautifully laid Brindavan Gardens is also a popular tourist spot housing a musical fountain. The Rail museum displaying the vintage locomotives and royal carriages is one of its kinds. Other than monuments the city is also well known for Mysore silk sarees and Mysore Pak- a sweet dish.