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brindavan gardens karnataka
Brindavan Gardens is situated below Krishnaraja Sagar dam.It is spread across 150 acres of land and it is one of the best gardens in the country. It houses a botanical park and many fountains in various shapes and sizes. The musical fountain is one of its main attractions. To enjoy the colorful fountains, the ideal time of visit would be after sunset.The Brindavan Gardens, primarily a terrace garden is laid out immediately behind the Krishnaraja Sagar dam site.The Department of Horticulture in 1927 started the work of laying out this garden, then called the Krishnarajendra Terrace Garden. Today, the garden extends over an area of 60 acres and it is laid out in the three terraces, which ends in a horseshoe shape. The slopes are planted with colorful Bougainvilleas and ornamental plants. This garden is a public park and it is one of the important tourist spots of India. The garden is enriched with innumerable fountains decorated with colored lighting. The illuminated running waters and fountains with changing colors of lights is an event that the tourists can look forward to in the evenings. The garden has many open spaces, lawns, illuminated flower beds and ornamental plants. It also has well laid out roads and pathways. The Brindavan Gardens is the best-illuminated terrace garden in India. The boating pond in the midst of the garden is a location where the visitors can enjoy a boat ride. The whole garden when illuminated is an enchanting site to see.Located beside the South Brindavan towards the right is the Children's’ Park. In the park are found a slide, and concrete animals, birds and aquatic species and items/structures for children to play.Brindavan Gardens is one of the most visited places in Mysore by locals and tourists. The garden, built by Sir Mirza Ismail, has a botanical park, with boat rides in the lake, as well as fountains. The highlight of the garden is its symmetric design and beautifully laid out terrace gardens, studded with topiaries, pergolas, and gazebos. However, the illuminated dancing fountains on the northern side of the garden steal the show. A beautifully orchestrated show involving the harmonious coupling of water with colorful lights and music, the fountain comes to life after sunset.  Lasers are installed along with the lights to make the show more dramatic.
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Brindavan Gardens

Mysuru

KARNATAKA

India

Chamundeshwari Temple-Mysuru
Chamundi Hill is around 13 kms from Mysore, which is a conspicuous city in Karnataka State, India. Chamundi Hills is acclaimed in India as well as abroad. On of the slope the renowned Sri Chamundeswari Temple. 'Chamundi' or 'Durga' is the furious type of 'Shakti'. She is the slayer of evil presences, 'Chanda' and 'Munda' and furthermore 'Mahishasura', the buffalow-headed monster.A sanctuary of awesome vestige with more than 1,000 years of foundation, it was a little altar at first and expecting significance throughout the hundreds of years it turned into a major sanctuary as observed today. It expected centrality after the Mysore Maharajas, the Wodeyars, came to control in 1399 A.D., awesome aficionados and admirers of the Devi, Chamundeswari turned into their home god and subsequently accepted religious prominance.The sanctuary is determined to best of the Chamundi Hill. You can move up a flight of 1000 stages or drive up a slope street. When you reach about most of the way up the slope, you will go over a little Shiva Temple. The noticeable element of this sanctuary is the gigantic 15 foot Nandi with lovely jewelry of chimes on his neck. When you achieve the summit, you will be welcomed by the wild figure of Mahishasura, another devil who was devastated by the Goddess Durga. At that point you will be welcomed by the forcing sanctuary tower. The Chamundi Temple is based on a square arrangement, with a Dravidian Gopuram.
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Chamundi Temple

Mysuru

KARNATAKA

India

Jaganmohan Palace and Art Gallery
The original oil paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore on display here are on many mythological themes.A good collection of clocks is on display here. Few engravings from China and Japan give it an oriental charm, painting on silks from Japan are worth seeing. Another attraction is the display of paintings of various styles like Moghal, Rajputh give the museum the Artistic touch. Innumerable toys and Artifacts of various description (like the French musical calendar and religious bells from Nepal) makes a visit to this museum memorable.Jaganmohan Palace, just west of the Mysore Palace, houses the Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery. Set over three floors it has a collection of kitsch objects and regal memorabilia of the Mysore royal family including rare musical instruments, Japanese art, and paintings by the noted artist Raja Ravi Varma.This palace was built during the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1861 to serve as an alternate home for the royal family, when their original home, the Mysore Palace was burnt down. The royal family resided in the Jagmohan Palace, till their home was rebuilt in 1912.Built in a traditional Hindu architectural style, the palace (now a museum) houses a remarkable collection of antiques, like the famous painting “The Lady with the Lamp” by S.L. Haldekar and other well-known works by Nicholas Roderick, Raja Ravi Varma, Rabindranath Tagore and Rembrandt. The diverse collection here includes a musical clock, paintings depicting the life and times of the Wodeyar kings and the famous Dasara festival, various brass-ware, sculptures, antiques coins, and currencies. This palace also contains an auditorium which is used for various cultural events like dance and music performances, especially during Dasara festival.
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Jaganmohan Palace and Art Gallery

Mysuru

KARNATAKA

India

Melukote
The town Melukote or Melkote is a pilgrim center situated in Mandya District. This place has famous temples and hence encourages devotees to visit the place through out the year. The place offers excellent view and you are sure to be lost in tranquility. One of the famous temples here is Sri Yoganarasimha Swamy temple, which is situated at the hilltop. Sunrise will be spectacular if you view it from here.Melkote is a temple-town, the 2 temples of Cheluva-Narayana Swamy below and Yoga-Narasimha Swamy at the top and the Kalyani (pond) being the epi-center of activity, mostly religious and as its offshoot.. commercial.A town that literally falls asleep by 8pm, narrow streets that can accommodate no more than one vehicle at a time, people who have plenty of time to spend at the pond,…. Melkote is  a laid back town. Life here is uncomplicated and strikingly simple to an outsider, esp to the pigeon-hole-dwellers, like me, from cities. But when it comes to heritage value and beauty, this place is a little dynamite, packing many interesting things into a smallish area.Melkote, a religious and a pilgrim centre for Hindus, is located in Mandya district of Karnataka state in India. This place is very well known for various famous temples and a festival called Vairamudi takes place here when devotees come from all parts of India. Daily cultural activities like devotional songs, classical dances take place in the Chaluvanarayana swamy temple premesis. This place is also a well known location to film makers for shooting as the surrounding contains lot of scenic areas.
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Melukote

Mysuru

KARNATAKA

India

Mysore Palace, also known as Mysore Maharaja Palace is one among the largest palaces in India. It is situated in the city’s center. The palace was built in the year 1897 using wood, which was damaged due to fire. It was later reconstructed in the year 1912. The architecture is a blend of Hindu, Islam, Gothic and Rajput styles. The stunning interior is a display of intricate craftsmanship. Also known as ‘Amba Vilas Palace’, Mysore Palace is located in the heart of Mysore and is the official residence of the Wodeyars (erstwhile royal family of Mysore). This remarkable palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India, second only to the enchanting Taj Mahal (Agra). The architecture of the palace is an amalgamation of Muslim, Rajput, Hindu and Gothic styles of architecture. This three-storeyed stone structure is surrounded by a vast expanse of well-manicured and lush gardens. The beautiful building was designed by Henry Irwin, using fine gray granite and deep pink marble (for domes). The Mysore Palace houses many exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world, and thus, has been converted into a museum for public viewing. The interior of this Indo-Saracenic marvel – a kaleidoscope of stained glass, mirrors and gaudy colors – is lavish and undoubtedly over the top. The decor is further embellished by carved wooden doors, mosaic floors and a series of paintings depicting life in Mysore during the Edwardian Raj era.
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Mysore Palace

Mysuru

KARNATAKA

India

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