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MYSORE

Mysore Palace
The Mysore Palace is one of the most magnificent buildings in India.

Chamundeswari Temple
Close to Mysore on the top of the Chamundi Hills lies the popular Chamundeswari Temple.

Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple
Bylakuppe is amongst the several Tibetan settlements of India and Buddhist Golden Temple is a major tourist attraction of the area. Two huge red doors mark the entrance to the temple, which are embossed with gold carvings and complex murals.

Srirangapatna
Srirangapatna is located on the Bangalore-Mysore highway and is an island fortress which was the capital of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan.

Maharajah Palace (Amba Vilas)
Maharajah's Palace, locally known as the Amba Vilas Palace has become the city’s landmark structure. It combines a number of architectural styles including Dravidian, Oriental, Roman and Indo-saracenic.

Halebidu Temple
The whole temple complex is situated on a platform and mainly consists of two vimanas, one for Hoysaleswara, the king and another one for Shantaleswara, the queen.

Somnathpur Temples
About 140 kilometers to the south-west of Bangalore on the banks of the river Kaveri lies the village called Somnathpur where one can feel the eternal stillness and freshness of the air.

BANGALORE

Vidhan Soudha
Shri Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the Honorable Chief Minister of Mysore for the period spanning from 1951 to 1956 was a visionary statesman. It was on his initiative that the erstwhile Old Residency Building or Raj Bhavan has been converted into a magnificent historical landmark, the Vidhana Soudha.

Bangalore Palace
The Bangalore Palace is an oxymoron of Tudor architecture in an Indian setting. Reverend Garret formerly owned this imposing mansion occupying an area of 45,000 sq. feet and housing the Bangalore Palace.

Tipus Palace
Bearing testimony to Bangalore's diverse culture, heritage and architectural splendor is Tipu's Fort and Tipu's Palace. Haider Ali started the construction of this majestic fort, which was later completed by Tipu Sultan in the year 1791.

Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall
Shesadri Iyer Memorial Hall, strategically sited in Cubbon Park in Bangalore was built as a tribute to Sir K.Seshadri Iyer, the Dewan of Mysore State from 1883 to 1901. One of Bangalore's most coveted tourist spots of historical eminence, Sheshadri Memorial Hall is a replete with a picturesque and colorful garden.

Attara Kacheri
Attara Kacheri, the majestic Karnataka High Court is an exquisite 19th century stone edifice resplendent in vibrant red that depicts the magnificent Greco-Roman style architecture. Of late Attara Kacheri has frequently captured the newspaper headlines that had articles describing the heroic efforts of M. Bhaktavatsala and his companions in their efforts to save the historical building.