Things to do in Mysore
Shopping around Mysore
Shopping for women is like their birthright. While on a holiday, this is a prospect by default that one full day is to be dedicated to shopping all over the city and Mysore is one city where the women would certainly not be let down. There are plenty of places worthy of a shopping visit in Mysore. Prominent among them is the Government Silk Weaving Factory that produces amazing silk saris and other silk fabrics.
Located on Manandavadi Road, it also has its shopping areas near the KR Circle. The Mysore silk is one of the most renowned in the country and also sold in many private showrooms. Another important aspect of shopping in Mysore is the artifacts made out of Sandalwood. They include figures of Gods, Goddesses, Jewellery items and gift items as well. Such items are available at the Karnataka Handicrafts Development Corporation. The Government Handicrafts Emporium is also a famous destination to buy incense sticks or ‘Agarbattis.’
Sightseeing in MysoreNow the first that comes to anybody’s mind when he first hears of Mysore
is the Mysore Palace. There are many other palaces in the city which is
why it is known as the ‘city of Palaces’. Apart from the Mysore Palace,
others like the Jaganmohan Palace, which also has an art gallery within
its premises; the Cheluvamba Mansion, which currently houses the CFTRI
campus, the Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, Lalitha Mahal Palace, Rajendra Vilas Palace and the Karanji Mansion are
the other palaces which are landmarks in their own right.
Besides the palaces, there are other famous destinations worthy of a visit in Mysore. They would include the Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, the Mysore Rail museum, and museums like the Regional Museum of Natural History and the Melody World Wax Museum which is a one of a kind museum across the world. Mysore is truly a tourist’s paradise.
Eating-Out in Mysore
Rice lovers! This is your place to be! Mysore’s cuisine is dominated by
rice which is an integral part of their breakfast, lunch and dinner. The
Mysore Masala Dosa is one of the most famous dishes of the city which
is a rage across the country and not just Mysore itself.
These are some of the tasks that need to be added to your ‘to do’ list while on a visit to Mysore and be rest assured, you would have the time of your lives!