South India Tours
Mysore
The Fragrant Sandalwood City
Located 770m above sea level and 140 Kms from Bangalore, Mysore, the imperial city, was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyars. Also known as the city of Palaces, Mysore has never failed to mesmerise the tourists with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples.Mysore is certainly a charming, old-fashioned and undaunting town dominated by the spectacular Maharaja's Palace, around which the boulevards of the city radiate. Nearby is the city centre with the colourful and frenetic Devaraja Market is inviting a stroll.Mysore is the erstwhile capital of Wodeyars, the rulers of Mysore State. The Wodeyar family ruled Mysore since 14th century except for a short period of 40 years when Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan were the rulers. Today Mysore is one of the major cities of Karnataka. Mysore has emerged as a thriving market for exotic sandalwood & incense, the Mysore silk sarees and stone-carved sculptures.
On the outskirts of Mysore, Srirangapatnam still harbours architectural gems from the days of the great Indian hero, Tipu Sultan, and the magnificent Hoysala temple of Somnathpur lies little more than an hour's drive away.
 
Location :-
South-West Karnataka,

Altitude :-
770m Above Sea Level

Famous For :-
Sandalwood, Silk

Recently Called :-
Dassara, Mysore Palace, Vrindavan Gardens


Legend :-In the tenth century Mysore was known as "Mahishur", the town where the buffalo-demon Mahishashur was slain by the goddess Durga. The word Mysore expands to "Mahishasurana Ooru", which means the town of Mahishasura. It is believed that during one of the wars between devils and demons on the one hand and gods and goddesses on the other, the demon Mahishasur (Mahishur) overpowered the gods.

The goddess on seeing this, incarnated as the fireceful Chamundi or Chamundeshwari and consequently, Mahishasura was killed by Her atop the Chamundi Hill near Mysore. Ever since, the Mysore royal family has worshipped Chamundeshwari as the palace deity. Hills dedicated to Her stand at the eastern end of Mysore town to this day.

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Goa

Unforgettable Goa, a heady blend of serenity and excitement down a 100 km coastline, studded with some of the world's most beautiful beaches - Calangute, Colva, Baga, Dona Paula, Bogmalo.Idyllic seaside stretches where you create your own kind of holiday. Sun bathing in a quiet secluded spot or choosing the exhilarating thrills of parasailing, speed boating, water skiing, wind surfing and deep-sea diving. For the Goans, life is a celebration-to the melody of guitars and mellow songs. A feast of its famous cuisine and a spirit of joyous fun.

Climate
Throughout the year Warm

Clothing
Throughout the year Cottons

Air links
To Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest railhead is Vasco da Gama, (35 km) from Panaji. Road links to Ahmedabad (1,138 km), Aurangabad (699 km), Bangalore (592 km), Mumbai (597 km), Chennai (923 km), Pune (473 km).

PANAJI
The capital of Goa, a charming garden city by the barks of the Mandovi river.

OLD GOA
10 km east of Panaji, the capital of the Portuguese colony, with many beautiful churches like the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assissi.

AGUADA FORT
Built in 1612 by the Portuguese, 18 Km. from Panaji.

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