Royal palaces, rich cultural heritage
and a flourishing craft industry
As a former royal capital, Mysore retains its regal air in its glorious, art-filled palaces. Its deeply traditional roots are reflected at ornate Hindu temples where people congregate to pray and celebrate important festivals. You’ll experience the city at its finest during Dasara, when it glitters with lights and the streets are filled with grand processions.
Mysore silk sarees are a true emblem of the city, and you’ll find a variety of designs at large stores and busy markets. The city has a long tradition of producing fine handicrafts, and shopping for these is a favourite pastime. Wander in old-world bazaars like Devaraja Market, filled with flowers, spices and incense, and a treasure trove of local specialties like sandalwood soap, wood carvings and rosewood inlay work.