Mysore is the jewel in the necklace of Karnataka Tourism and major attractions of Mysore tourism are spread in its historic palaces, forts, temples, monuments and the incredible parks. This city with a great historic and cultural past is popular for its best quality silk, sandalwood products, majestic buildings and fascinating handicrafts. Some of the popular attractions of Mysore which attract hordes of tourist to this place are Mysore Palace, Brindavan gardens, St. Philomena’s Chrurch, Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, Mysore zoo and Chamundi hills.
Mysore Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion
“Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion” previously known as “First Rajkumari Mansion” is a palace which was built by Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar in the name of his eldest daughter Jayalakshammanni. This palace is tucked on a beautiful patch of land inside the boundaries of Mysore University, which was built in 1905. The palace is great example of rich architectural marvels of those days and displays extrinsic craftsmanship of the locals who built this palace. This structure is divided into three sections erected on strong columns. The interiors are superbly adorned in popular Indian style. The Kalyana mantap or the dancing hall is a square shaped pillared structure with a dome. The vast forty feet high roof is a real extravaganza of beautifully painted stained glasses. The Kalasha or the gold plated tower is the beauty of the palace. You can imagine the enormity of the palace, from the fact that its construction is done on around six acres of land. The palace is spacious having one hundred twenty five rooms, with three hundred windows and around two hundred eighty seven beautifully carved doors. An archeological and folklore museum created in the palace offers valuable collection of artifacts, folk art and craft representing the art of the region.
Mysore the great historic city of Karnataka has many wonders concealed in its boundaries. Explore these great tourist places in Mysore by visiting it between the months of April to June, which is supposed to be the best time to visit this cultural centre of Karnataka. A few days before starting for Mysore communicate with us, so that we can reserve your accommodations at our Hotel United-21 in Mysore.