About Mysuru

Mysuru is a city known best for its heritage, architecture, lights, weather and wonderful surroundings.Mysore served as the capital city of the Kingdom of Mysore for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1956. The Kingdom was ruled by the Wadiyar dynasty. Patrons of art and culture, the Wodeyars contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the city and the state. The cultural ambiance and achievements of Mysore earned it the sobriquet Cultural Capital of Karnataka.

Mysore is noted for its heritage structures, palaces, and for the festivities that take place during the Dasara festival when the city receives a large number of tourists from across the world. It lends its name to various forms arts and culture like Mysore Dasara, Mysore Painting; dishes like the sweet dish Mysore Pak, Mysore masala dosa; brands like Mysore Sandal Soap, Mysore Ink; styles and cosmetics like Mysore Peta (a traditional silk turban) and the Mysore Silk sarees, etcetera. Mysore was the location of the first private radio station in India.

A closed car / bus or such modes does not allow one to enjoy the vibrance of our city, on the other hand walking or cycling doesn’t let a tourist cover all the places of beauty and importance. An Open Jeep serves as an ideal means to tour the city and also to ensure a safe and new way of exploring our city.

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