Ambavilas Palace also known as the Mysore Palace is the major tourism attraction of Mysore in Karnataka, South India. Mysore palace is the official residence of the Wadiyar empire and the seat of Mysore Kingdom. The domes of the palace are marvelous examples of architectural wonder with a blend of Hindu, Mughal, Rajput, and Gothic styles. Approximately 6 million visitors visit the palace every year. Mysore palace is an integral part of Mysore Dasara, a royal festival celebrated during Navrathri days.
Many well-known palaces are situated in and around Mysore city, thatswhy Mysore is also known as City of Palaces.
Mysore or Mysuru, is the third largest city in Karnataka State, India. Mysore is noted for its heritage structures and palaces and for the festivities like Mysore Dasara festival. A large number of tourists visit the city to witness this royal fiesta. Mysore is also famous for Mysore Paintings, Mysore art , Mysore Pak, Mysore Masala dosa, Mysore Sandalwood Oil , Mysore Sandal Soap, Mysore Betels , Mysore Jasmine , Mysore Ink, Mysore Peta (a traditional silk turban) and Mysore Silk Sarees. Mysore Palace, Shivanasamudra Falls at Mandya, Brindavan Gardens Musical Fountain , Lalitha Mahal, St. Philomena’s Church, Chamundeshwari Temple, Regional Museum of Natural History, Folk Lore Museum, Railway Museum, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatnaand Oriental Research Institute are some of the tourist attractions of Mysore.
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