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Overview of Mysore

When to go

June - March


April - May

What not to miss in Mysore

Devaraja Market - colourful, vibrant produce market where a stroll around will awaken your senses.  

The towering Nandi (huge granite statue of Shiva’s bull), 30minutes below the summit of Chamundi Hill.

In a case of what to miss...

The silk-weaving factory as you’ll be defended by the noise of the machinery and won’t hear a word the worker is telling you (although you can be sure he’ll still expect a generous tip!)


Mysore is one of the most visited cities in southern India: famous for silk, incense and sandalwood-carving.  Its name is derived from ‘Mahishur’ meaning ‘the town where the demon goddess was slain’ (more on this later...).

Mysore remains a charming, traditional city and provides a compete contrast to its big brother, Bangalore.  The Maharaja’s Palace, indeed an impressive sight, together with Chamundi Hill provides historic and cultural sights to rival most Indian cities.

The festival of Dussehra, a 10-day festival which takes place in September / October, commemorates the goddess Durga’s slaying of the demon buffalo, Mahishasura.  Featuring concerts, dancing, firework displays, and cumulating with a procession of caparisoned elephants, it’s a magnificent sight.  As the most celebrated festival in Mysore, accommodation is often fully booked months in advance – so book early to avoid disappointment.

Stay in Mysore itself at the hotel Regaalis for close proximity to the Maharaja’s Palace and to experience the relative hustle & bustle of daily life, or head to the foothills and the tranquil Windflower Resort & Spa for total relaxation.

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