Mysore, which has been for centuries an important centre for South Indian
culture and learning. It is also the city of lingering aroma of Jasmine,
Musk, rose, sandalwood, etc. This is so because Mysore is one of the major
manufacturers of incense sticks through scores of family owned factories.
The city is also a crafts centre. It is an extremely friendly and easygoing
city and at an altitude of 770 metres it has a wonderful climate. The sites
here include The Maharaja's Palace (1907), the temple of Shri
Chamundeshwari, set on top of the Chamundi Hills (1602 metres.), the famous
Nandy (Lord Shiva's Bull - His vehicle) carved out of a single solid piece
of granite and 5 metres in height. True to our style we would feel Mysore by
visiting the extremely colourful Devaraja Fruit and vegetable market where
tropical fruits and vegetables are arranged in fascinating heaps and shapes.
The adjoining local bazzar is also a very popular spot with local Indian
shoppers where all things needed for daily use can be found.