Mysore is a small picturesque town of palatial buildings and tree-lined boulevards. Easy-going Mysore is possessed with a quaint charm, a dignified hangover from the times that was once known as the capital of a royal princely state, and to this date it remains as a well-liked destination for travellers worldwide, notably for its opulent and grand Maharaja Mysore Palace.
The Palace is designed over fifteen years towards the flip of the twentieth century, at a value then that amounted to over four million Indian rupees. This astonishing Indo-Saracenic palace is a testament to the richness of the first and greatest ruling dynasties of India. Throughout the 10-day Dussehra celebrations and festivities that cover the first half month of October, Mysore is transformed into a festive entrapment wherein the whole town is dressed up to impress.
Moreover, the majestic Mysore Palace is lit up by over 80,000 light bulbs, and on the last evening of festivities, the Prince, adorned in his royal attire, leads the most spectacular processions in India, on giant elephants through the entire town streets. Mysore is additionally a perfect base to explore the temples referred to as the “Jewel Boxes” that reflects the unique Hoysala design. These temples are situated three-hours north of Mysore and are a must-visit. Furthermore, the nearby Jain pilgrim center at Sravanabelgola makes for another ideal tourist and pilgrim site to visit.