Mysore is known as the cultural capital of Karnataka. The city is surrounded with beautiful gardens and the most famous Mysore Palace. It is a city with historical presence as well as business and economic importance. Mysore is located at the base of Chamundi Hills. Mysore is also famous for its painting styles, the sweet dessert Mysore Pak which has been praised all over the world and the elegant Mysore silk saris. It is very near to the beautiful technical hub Bengaluru.
In ancient times Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty. Later it was taken over by Tipu sultan. Mysore has also got a mythological touch. The name Mysore of present emerged from the word mahishashura. It is said that Mahishashura was the ruler of Mysore who was later killed by goddess Chamundi.
Mysore can be reached conveniently by bus services, trains and flights from all around the world. People from many countries visit the beautiful Mysore palace. The palace is one of the beautiful palaces in present India.
Tourist attraction & accommodation:
As tourism is the major industry of the city hence resorts & hotels in Mysore are a good source of income for the business class of the city.Apart from tourism the city has got business units from various big organizations. It has got companies like Infosys technologies, as key existing firms in the city. The training zone of Infosys is really an eye catcher and hence is recommended as one of the must visit places in Mysore.
Few of the places to visit in & around Mysore are as follows:
Mysore Palace, Chamundeshwari Temple, St. Philomena’s Church, Wesley Cathedral, Infosys technologies.
There have been many executive, lower grade as well as moderate rated resorts & hotels here. Most of the Mysore hotels are situated in close vicinity to the bus and train stations. As it is close to the state capital Bengaluru, Mysore gets the privilege of attracting more foreign tourists as delegates from many renowned organisations visit Bengaluru for business and they prefer Mysore to be an easily approachable destination. Therefore this extra edge makes it a major weekend gateway choice for the working folks of Bengaluru and other nearby cities.