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Local Attractions


The city of Bengaluru offers numerous tourist attractions. There are a number of parks, gardens, museums, temples, historical buildings and lakes. Some of the major tourist destinations in Bengaluru, Karnataka include:

 Bull Temple
 The Sangameswara Temple
 Honne Devi Temple
 The Dharmaraja Temple
 ISKCON Temple
 Jumma Masjid
 Government Museum
 Visvesvaraya Museum
 Venkatappa Art Gallery
 Cubbon Park
 Ulsoor Lake
 Lal Bagh
 Tippu's Palace
 Vidhan Soudha
 Nehru Planetarium

Accommodation is not a problem for the tourists, as there are plenty of luxury and budget hotels and resorts in the city of Bengaluru.


Mysuru is a city of royal palaces, silk saris and sandalwood. Mysuru is the second largest city in Karnataka, and a hub of Karnataka tourism. Mysuru, situated about 145 kilometers from the city of Bengaluru was the former capital of Karnataka. In fact, India's richest silk saris are woven in Mysuru.

Mysuru is known for its ten daylong celebration of Dasara. Dasara is the most gorgeous festival of Mysuru, during which the Mysuru palace is completely illuminated for a month. On the last day of the festival, a procession that starts from the palace with the palace chariots starts with accompaniment of a band of colorfully decked elephants. Legend says that the area around city was once the territory of the demon king, Mahisasura, who had almost become invincible. But, Goddess Chamundeshwari vanquished the demon after a 10 day fight. In fact, the Dasara festival is the celebration of this victory of good over evil.

Krishna Raja Sagara Dam (KRS Dam), Mysuru

Krishna Raja Sagara, also popularly known as KRS, is the name of both a lake and the dam that creates it. It is located close to the settlement of Krishnarajasagara. The dam is across Kaveri River, in Mandya District near Mysuru. Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya served as the chief engineer during the construction of this dam. There is an ornamental garden attached to the dam, called Brindavan Gardens


Melkote, a place near Mysuru in Karnataka is known for the ancient shrine of Vishnu, worshiped here as Tiru Narayana. This shrine has a very ancient association with the spiritual leader Ramanujacharya. Melkote, situated about 135 kilometers from the city of Bengaluru.


Srirangapatna is the biggest of the three islands encircled by the tributaries of river Cauvery. Srirangapatnam is located about 15 kilometers from the city of Mysuru on the Mysuru-Bengaluru highway. The places worth visiting in Srirangapatnam are Jumma Masjid, Ranganathaswami's temple, Rampart, Daria Daulat, the Dungeon and the museum.

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