- July 28, 2022
- Posted by: Yoga With Srinatha
- Category: Yoga
Mysore, the ornate and the cultural capital of Karnataka is known for several things, the Brindavan Gardens, Karanji Lake, etc. The place has several names under its belt such as the Sandalwood city, the City of Royalty, and of course, the city of yoga.
Not just the ancient heritage, the city is known for its quaintness, simplicity, and the fact that it is one of the cleanest cities in India. The place has a cosmopolitan lifestyle with its people from all walks of life. Every day, tourists from across the globe come here to visit the city for Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore. The reason for this is the fact that Mysore is a yoga and meditation spot owing to its history, rich heritage, and a humble lifestyle. Visit Mysore for a complete immersion of the mind, body, and spirit into yoga. The city is the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga owing to the fact that Sr. Pattabhi Jois, the father of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. He was born and brought up here.
What to Indulge When in Mysore. India?
- Explore the rich ancient heritage of the city.
- Visit the monasteries and meditate in peace.
- Sign up for yoga courses in Mysore and master the science of yoga under the guidance of traditional yoga teachers.
- Invest in silk and handmade products.
- Explore the delicious cuisine that is easy on the palette too.
- If you have 4-6 weeks, then learn Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore for the place is the birth land of this historic yoga style.
- Take a trip to Coorg, the nearby hill station, for river rafting and explore the rich coffee plantations there.
Popular Tourist Attractions to Visit in Mysore
Mysore Palace: The famed Mysore Maharaja Palace is visited for its royal appearance and the fact that it is a UNESCO-recognized world heritage site. The palace is historic as well as one of the largest in the county. The place is known for detailed craftsmanship which becomes twice as beautiful during the evening when it gets lighted with 98000+ bulbs.
Brindavan Gardens: Spread across 150 acres of land, situated near the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, the Brindavan Gardens are one-of-a-kind botanical gardens with beautiful species of flora designed in exotic shapes along with a wide variety of sparkling musical fountains. Visit this place especially if you are traveling with family.
Mysore Zoo: The Zoo is famous for hosting lacs of migratory birds and is one of the oldest zoos in the county, constructed in 1892. The zoo has a number of animals from exotic to cuddly and wide species of birds.
Karanji Lake: One of the most gorgeous lakes in India, the Karanji Lake is visited by several tourists every day. Located on the foothills of the beautiful Chamundi hills, this lake is spread across 90 acres of waterland. You can also visit the Zoo from here if you are into bird watching activity.
Shivanasamudra Falls: If you love the water bodies then this is going to take your breath away, Shivanasamudra Falls are one of India’s most gorgeous waterfalls. In fact, the second highest waterfall in India. Situated alongside the Kauveri, from here you can also view the Shivanasamudra.
Chamundi Hills: Chamundi Hills are one of the most popular attractions and can be seen from pretty much any spot in the city. People hike upon the Chamundi Hills to visit the age-old Chamundeshwari Temple from the 11th century to pay homage to the goddess of the Mysuru royalty.
There are many more places that you can visit in Mysore.
What to Eat in Mysore?
Enjoy distinct flavours of the South India style dishes, particularly the idlis, dosas, and chutneys, all Mysore-style. Do try out the special garlic paste spread on the inner layers of the Mysore masala dosa. It is one of the top and traditional Mysore dosa styles. Do try the filter coffee and the India savory, Mysore Pak.
How to Reach ?
You can reach Mysore via Bangalore International Airport which is just 177 kms away from the city . You can travel to Mysore from the Bangalore Intl Airport via a bus (the KSRTC is one of the most viable options). Or you can hire a cab to reach there. Also you can reserve a train to reach Mysore and enjoy scenic views along the train route..