The third largest city in Karnataka, Mysore or Mysuru is one of the most amazing South Indian vacation destinations from Bangalore during weekends. Placed at the foothills of the Chamundi Hills, this city is known for its extravagant Dussehra
celebrations. The cultural capital of the state, famed for its palaces, Mysore boasts of a rich past that is around 600 years old. Mysore is dotted with a number of tourist attractions, which are explored by locals from Bangalore during the weekends. Two of its most popular attractions are the Mysore Palace and the Mysore Zoo. If ancient history of Mysore has a mythological connection, stating that it was ruled by Demon King Mahishasura, who was killed by Goddess Chamundeshwari, the presiding deity of Mysore. When in Mysore, do not forget to get your hands on Mysore paintings, Mysore Pak (sweet dish), silk sari and Mysore Peta (traditional silk turban).