Friday, February 25, 2011

Mysore, the Heritage City

Mysore (State: Karnataka), is located at a distance of 140 kms from Bangalore. For many centuries the city was under the control of Wodeyar Dynasty.

Mysore is well known for the festivities that take place during the period of Dasara. It is celebrated for 10 days every year and was introduced for the first time by King Raja Wodeyar I in 1610.

The city is known for its heritage buildings, palaces which are all around the city. The city can be rightly called "The Heritage City".

The main attractions are:

Nearby Tourist Attractions are:
  • Somnathpur
  • Ganjam
  • Srirangapattinam

56 comments:

Team G Square said...

wow , just awesome .

Karen said...

What a beautiful city. Lovely shots and the fountain reflections are gorgeous.

'Tsuki said...

Pretty night reflection ! I just lobed the way you made us traval through your pics... Nice job !

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what delightful reflections! I particularly love the beautiful colors on the water in the last shot! Really terrific series, Rajesh! Thank you as always for your visits/comments! Always appreciated! Hope you and your family have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Phivos Nicolaides said...

So rich and heavy heritage!

Rekha said...

These are terrific captures...may check out the zoo and the art gallery next time...loved the temple at Srigapattinam...pity we can't take pictures of the wall carvings inside.

namaki said...

nice colours !!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful nighttime reflections, Rajesh!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

J Bar said...

Terrific shots.

Regina said...

Great place!
Happy weekend reflections.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What beautiful scenes you have shown us and I can easily see why it is called the Heritage City. The night shots are wonderful.

G

George said...

It looks as if Mysore could also be known for its beautiful fountains. I look forward to seeing more of this beautiful city.

Pat Tillett said...

It looks like an amazing place! thanks for the photo tour!

snowwhite said...

Emerald green is amazingly exquisite!!
I hope to visit this city someday.
Have a great weekend.

Jeevan said...

I wish to go another round around these places. Magnificent shots rajesh!

Lakshmi said...

wow superb blog with a huge collection of information and snaps..regards

joo said...

I love this post, and the night photo is awesome!

Gary said...

Another great series, Rajesh.

ladyfi said...

Wow... what a fabulous place!

Jane said...

Lovely montage of shots, love the reflections in the last one:)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenery and photos! The reflections are gorgeous, great capture!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wonderful collages.

®osadimaggio63 said...

Hi Raj
grande composizione di foto !
Ciao Myriam :)

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Camera Critter Post at my page. Have a nice weekend!

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Wonderful post! You definitely put Mysore in my map...

Blogtrotter Two is strolling in Southern France amidst the best of the perfumes... Enjoy and have a great week!!

Arija said...

Your flowers are nice but I just LOVE those elephants.

BJ Roan said...

What a wonderful post. Makes me want to visit. The elephants are beautiful.

Francisca said...

What an architecturally rich place! Thanks again for the tour!

chubskulit said...

Very pretty!

Roses, Baby's Breath, and Daisies, have a blessed Sunday!

TYRA said...

Spectacular! When can I come ;-)

Pietro said...

An amazing place, Rajesh! All very beautiful images, fantastic the night reflections!

Carver said...

Beautiful city. The architecture and gardens are very beautiful. Liked the shot of the elephant too.

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

hope to visit India this year. thnx for sharing! :)

Pat said...

Mysore has some very elegant and intricate architecture. I really like the last photo of the green-lighted fountain and its reflection.

Alicia said...

Beautiful Mosaics! Thanks for the tour!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I would love to see this in person one day...just lovely!

Genie said...

What awesome mosaics. You put together a beautiful post this week. You just make me want to visit India more and more. Gorgeous!

V Rakesh said...

Brilliant, as always!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful shots, Rajesh, I love all the colorful fountains, so pretty!

Zuzana said...

Beautiful images.;) Love the night view, I have always loved to see light reflecting in water.;)
xoxo

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful, majestic and colourful. V

eden said...

Nice shots and beautiful collage.

Sonia said...

Incredible clicks of India, Simply loved your entire gallery ... !

Donnie said...

Gorgeous photos.

Meri said...

Very interesting introduction to this area of India I know nothing about.

shopannies said...

beautiful pictures

YOSEE said...

So happy to see my dear hometown highlighted here !

shooting star said...

i went to mysore in 2005 for a day trip from bangalore and just loved it!!

the places i visited were chamundi hills, zoo ans mysore palace...would love to visit here again and see more of the places you have listed down!!

JM said...

Great pieces of architecture on the top mosaic!

Rajesh said...

I am glad, all of you liked the Heritage city. We will explore more of it soon.

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindas fotos!

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Mellow Yellow

Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful photos.

My entry.

Mona said...

awesome place hope to visit one day :) Happy MYM

Mona, Real PINAY Blogger said...

pretty places i want to see them all and the elephants :) happy mym!

Deguide said...

Mysore presented in a jist, good info for tourist Rajesh