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Culture of mysore

Known by the moniker “Cultural Capital of Karnataka”, Mysore is a centre for artwork, carpentry and fashion. The kings of Mysore were patrons of the form of painting known as Mysore Painting. The most attractive feature of this type of painting is the ‘gesso’, a gold inlay work on the painting. Mysore is also a centre for production of ‘Ganjifa’ cards. This was a game favoured by the royalty and each card is an intricate piece of work made with ivory and mother-of-pearl, with exquisite paintings on the back. Ivory motifs etched into rosewood carvings is another specialty of Mysore. The city is also home to the famous ‘Mysore Silk Saree’ made with pure silk and real gold thread. The favoured cuisine of Mysoreans contains rice as the main dish, reminiscent of Udupi cuisine. The most important festivals celebrated in the city are Dussehra and Navratri. The festivities last for 10 days and the city is decked up in beautiful lights, especially on the last day known as Vijayadashami.

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  • Theme of Mysore [Heritage, Wildlife]
  • You'll love Mysore for [Mysore Palace, Zoo, Brindavan Garden]
  • Watchout for [Heat, Crowd, Unclean streets]
  • Best Time To Visit
    October - February
  • Altitude 2,526 ft. above sea level

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Places to stay in mysore

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    Mysore
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Popular Flights To mysore

    • IXMMadurai
      BLRBengaluru
    • Indigo
      6E-173
    • 11:15 21:20
      1 Stop
    • 10h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.2,670
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    • 09:55 10:45
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    • 00h 50m
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    • Rs.2,740
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    • 01h 10m
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    • Rs.3,461
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    • 14h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,572
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      6E-6147
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    • 01h 20m
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    • Rs.4,671
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    • 16:00 00:05
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    • 08h 05m
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