Go here for: Weekend Breaks, Heritage
In the grand palaces of Mysore, the past still echoes in the air. The palaces and temples bear witness to the majesty and mighty of the kings who made this city their home. The word Mysore is a corrupted version of "mysooru", which is derived from the word "mahishur" or "Mahishasurana Ooru", which means the town of Mahishasura in Kannada, the local language.
Mysore has been home to all religions as they co-existed peacefully for centuries. Even when it was culturally at its zenith under the Hindu Vijayanagar Empire and the Wodeyars, the rulers always encouraged all religions and cultures. It was during the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III the town of Mysore expanded and moved beyond the walls of the fort. Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV developed Mysore into a beautiful city with excelle + more about Mysore