Mysore is known as the 'cultural capital of South Karnataka' owing to its numerous offerings in art and culture for visitors. The city is located at a distance of about 140 kilometres from Bangalore, and was a capital of the Kingdom of Mysore until 1947. Besides the elegant historical palaces, the city is also known for its unique style of painting and a garment worn by many of the South Indian women, called the Mysore Silk Saree.
|Mysore Silk Sarees|
History of Mysore silk industry dates back to the times when the entire region was ruled by Tipu Sultan. This industry dominated the world of silk fabrics for many years. It has managed to stay afloat despite the recent global recession and intense competition from other silk producers across the world. Today, Mysore is the largest producer of silk in India and much of the credit goes to the master craftsmen who produce the exquisite silk sarees.
Tourists visiting Mysore always look forward to buy some silk sarees that are locally produced. Having a comfortable accommodation in any of the hotels in Mysore would not only enable them to enjoy a memorable stay, but also give them the convenience to visit the best showrooms and shop for the silk sarees.