Art and Culture In Mysore, Karnataka
The cultural capital of Karnataka
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About Art and Culture in Mysore
Mysore is a city known for its artists and their skills. Mysore has also been a city where all religions have co-existed in harmony for all these centuries. The rulers of Mysore have always encouraged all religions and cultures without any bias. Hence Mysore has developed a unique and rich style of itself known as “Mysore style” in the field of arts. Historically, rulers of Mysore had a strong affection for visual arts, which included architecture and painting. Known as the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore is also well known for the festivities that take place during the period of Dussehra (mostly in September or October), the state festival of Karnataka and it’s a period when one can witness the cultural richness of the place.
Mysore city is a classic example of architectural and cultural heritage which dates back to the imperial times. The prominent styles of architecture include Indo– Saracenic style,Traditional Hindu style, European Classical style and many more. Being the land of the mighty maharajas, Mysore has always been an alluring place of splendor. The city has living heritage in the form of tangible and intangible resources.
The former state of Mysore established a unique and distinctive form of painting in the 17th and 18th centuries. Over the years this form of painting has become popular by the name Mysore School.The distinctive feature of these paintings is the gesso work in which 24 karat gold foils are pasted appropriately on the painting and then the paintings are finished.
Karnataka has a rich tradition of folk arts and folklore. These folk artists form part of the famous Dasara procession in Mysore as well. Bessu Kamsale, Somana Kunitha and Yakshagana, the popular folk art of Karnataka form an integral part of the Dasara celebrations and the procession.
Tourists can know more about the art and culture of Mysore by visiting some of the places like Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Railway museum, Folklore Museum Mysore, and Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.
The Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery in Mysore is considered one of the finest art galleries in Southern India because of its fabulous collection of paintings and artefacts that once belonged to the mighty Wodeyars of Mysore.
Another interesting and distinctive museum which should be visited by tourists who are in Mysore city is the Folk Arts Museum. The Regional Museum of Natural History is another attraction in the imperial city of Mysore which is a comparatively recent addition and was inaugurated on 20th May 1995.
Railway Museum of Mysore is also an important place to visit. Today there are number of Railway Museums in different parts of the nation. But the first one was the Railway museum in Mysore which was set up in 1979 in Mysore. The museum has a good collection of photographs and objects related to the growth and development of the Indian railways.
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Mysore Palace in Mysore
Located in the heart of the city, the majestic Mysore Palace, also known as the Ambavilas Palace, stands tall to take the hearts of its visitors right away. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style with blends of Hindu, Mughal, Rajput and Gothic styles, this three-storeyed stone structure surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, prov...
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Shivanasamudra Falls in Mysore
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Srirangapatna in Mysore
Once under the rule of Tipu Sultan, the town of Srirangapatna, remains to be one of the most politically and historically significant heritage of South India. Serving as an urban and pilgrimage center from centuries, the town of Srirangapatna has also been the capital of various empires and dynasties of South India includin...
Balmuri Falls in Mysore
Featured in several Kannada films, Balmuri Falls is a man-made cascade on the Cauvery River. This 6-feet-tall waterfall is created by check-dam on the river. Flanked by coconut palms and green scenery, Balmuri Waterfalls is a popular picnic spot for people from Mysore and Bangalore.
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GRS Fantasy Park in Mysore
GRS Fantasy Park is an amazing option to have a great time with loved ones. This is a unique amusement park that is stationed in Mysore, Karnataka. With its host of options to enjoy, the park is the perfect place for some recreation for both kids and adults. GRS Fantasy Park in Mysore, Karnataka offers a tasteful selection ...
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Things To Do In Mysore
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Silk Shopping in Mysore
Mysore, considered the cultural capital of Karnataka, is the land of palaces, silks and sandalwood. In fact, Sumangali Silks is one of the most famous places to buy silk from. With its traditional foundation, Mysore is popularly known for its royal heritage and magnificent buildings and monuments. However, shopping remains ...
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Skydiving in Mysore
Skydiving, no doubt is the most enthusiastic adventure sport amongst all. There is no feeling better than soaring in the sky at a height of 10,000 feet. If ever you dreamt in your childhood to fly and soar skies like a bird, skydiving gives you a chance to full fill it. Skydiving in Mysore is a breathtaking experience for t...
Art and Culture in Mysore
Mysore is a city known for its artists and their skills. Mysore has also been a city where all religions have co-existed in harmony for all these centuries. The rulers of Mysore have always encouraged all religions and cultures without any bias. Hence Mysore has developed a unique and rich style of itself known as “Mysore s...
Go Karting in Mysore
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Pub Hopping in Mysore
To have an amazing nightlife, chilled beer, and good music, Mysore is the place. Over a period of time, Pub Hopping was a predominantly western concept, but these days, a lot of tourists are into a pub crawl spree. Talking about nightlife in Mysore, it is something that would refresh and rejuvenate one after a tiring day of...
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Trip to MysoreLast minute planning to Mysore and Coorg, Foxplore team reached out through Travel Triangle, mainly Gagan has provided the best hotels and Itenary planning. We had great fun and return with sweet memories. Thanks to the Driver for being so patience and understanding. Last minute planning to Mysore and Coorg, Foxplore team reached out through Travel Triangle, mainly Gagan has provided the best hotels and Itenary planning. We had great fun and return with sweet memories. Thanks to the Driver for being so patience and understanding.
Trip to Tamil NaduTook a trip to ooty and Mysore through Fox pro.Had a great experience, Gagan from Fox pro was really helpful.. He will be always there when needed. Overall a wonderful trip Took a trip to ooty and Mysore through Fox pro.Had a great experience, Gagan from Fox pro was really helpful.. He will be always there when needed. Overall a wonderful trip
Trip to Tamil NaduRooms were not clean. Coorg hotel was no where near the market. Cockroaches in the room. We have to wait for more than 3 hours to check in Mysore hotel. Mysore hotel's manager was too arrogant. Service was very slow. We have been told there will no Oyo rooms from the package. But have got Oyo rooms in coorg and mysore. Need to travel for more 4-5 kms to reach to coorg hotel's breakfast restaurant. There was only 1 option given for breakfast in Coorg. I have been told I will get so many options in the breakfast. Nothing I got. Mysore hotel didn't give us breakfast. I ate it outside and Lee vacations paid me for that. Ooty hotel was good but the service was damn slow. We literally have to wait for half an hour to get water bottle. Breakfast was very limited. Only idli and bread. Cab driver was good. He knows each and every thing about the place.
Trip to MysoreI am highly disappointed with your hotel bookings for my ooty trip. My first hotel at mysore "viceroy comfort" was pathetic as it was not even close to a 3 star hotel, as promised to me by your agent. The room was not hygenic, the blanket was torn, AC remote was not working, no clean glasses and jug and even TV screen was not proper. My experience for next hotel "Castle international" was even more pathetic as non-AC rooms were booked for us, which was a fault from your end purely. I had already mentioned to your agent in the starting that I wanted AC rooms only Still he booked me a non AC room and later when I called him, he clearly told me that he cannot do anything now.Due to this I had to adjust in such humid temperature . I trusted you with my trip planning and you have spoiled my whole vacation.You had such a good name in your line but I don’t think you are eligible for any praises. This was my first experience with you and its really horrible. In continuation to trailing mail I would like to point out few more things 1. As stated earlier after about my concern for non AC room in Mysore, I had confirmed about my booking of AC room in ooty,for which your executive clearly told me that Ooty rooms are AC rooms only but once again I got a non AC room. 2. No where in my itinerary, it was mentioned that I had to purchase separate tickets for toy-train to Coonoor from Ooty, At the end, I was forced to drop down whole Coonoor plan. 3. Lastly, everywhere the driver also acts as a guide, but our driver was not only in a hurry to complete his day and leave us back at the hotel but never took any interest in guiding us through the tour. I wanted the tour to be memorable in good ways but it turned out to be otherwise. I am highly disappointed by your services and the false commitments by your executives given to attract business. Now, i am worried for my next trip.
Trip to MysoreNice tour and convince car Driver nice place good people Mysore Park and tourism
Trip to Tamil NaduWe had great trip of Ooty-Conoor-Bandipur-Mysore. Great support from executives of Tootle Tours and travel triangle. Our driver cum guide Mr. Yogendra gave great efforts through out the trip, we visited all places in a very synchronize manner. Hope for future trips from Tootle tours.
Trip to MysoreIn Mysore white parrot hotel was so so and services is too worst In Coorg manager and staff services was good but la flora breaverly hills resort was worst rooms this is the first time we stayed in such worst rooms Nothing
Trip to MysoreServices of travel agent below average.They have booked very cheap hotel for our 3 N stay at Mysore. Old hotel with out maintenance. TV not working.ckeaning of rooms and not proper. Restaurant in poor condition.Room service is not there.I wanted to change the hotel on the first day itself. Contacted Mr Rajesh Sharma several times and later MrTanveer Singh also.But they did not help.In frustration I left contacting. Our request is do not include this hotel for your customers Good vehicle and good driver.
Trip to Tamil NaduMysore Hotel Q star was not good, bad service, not got breakfast, we have to do breakfast at restaurant which result in wastage of time (Same day of return flight to mumbai)
Trip to MysoreReally a wonderful trip. Had a nice time. Extremely happy that we have explored coorg and Mysore well. Thank you for Lee vacation for providing a wonderful driver to let us know about the best place in those areas.
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FAQ's of Mysore
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Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery is open for the visitors on all the days of a week. However, the timings are from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
The traditional procession is on the last day of the festival of Dasara and the date for this year is Oct 19, 2018
Mysore Rail Museum is easily accessible from the town, as it’s just 3 kms from the railway station and one can opt for buses or cabs to reach the place
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