- MYSORE PALACE
- MYSORE ZOO
- CHAMUNDI HILLS
- ST.PHILOMENA CHURCH
- KARANJI LAKE
Mysore Palace is also known as the Amba Vilas Palace. The Mysore Palace is situated at the core of Mysore city and is quite possibly the most prominent palace that is visited in India.
Mysore Palace was Built in the fourteenth century by Yaduraya Wodeyar. The Wadiyar tradition led the kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1950. The first Palace, which was completely made of wood, was obliterated by a fire in the late 19th century and was reconstructed by Krishnarajendra Wadiyar IV. The prominent features of this Palace are the two Durbar corridors which show the Indo-Saracenic style of design. The Royal Residence likewise has numerous yards and nurseries which say a lot about the Wadiyar tradition. They ruled this region for about six centuries and had made Mysore their capital.
The significant element of the Palace is the blend of styles. The Palace vigorously gets the Indo Saracenic structure. The palace is a three story structure. The Palace has seven extensive curves and the central arc segment has a sculpted picture of Gajalakshmi – the Goddess of success. The royal residence faces the Chamundi slopes and shows the profound commitment of the Maharajas of Mysore towards Goddess Chamundi. The Palace additionally has a huge, very much kept-up garden which gives an incredible foundation to this heavenly palace.
These are wonderfully painted pillars. This region is one of the vital attractions of the palace residence.
The complex paintings and the evenness of the pillars and arches.
Time to visit:
The place can be visited on any day from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm.The distance from Roambay to the Palace is 1,100 meters.
Mysore Zoo, also known as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, is a popular tourist attraction in . The Mysore Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in India. It is home to a variety of animals including elephants, zebras, lions, tigers, birds, etc.
The Mysore zoo is longer than exceptionally old and has its very own fascinating history. Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar had the vision to make an all-around spread-out city in the midst of the nurseries and established the world-renowned Mysore Zoo in the extended time of 1892. The Mysore Zoo which has now spread over a space of 250 sections of land was at first implied for the selective visit of the imperial family yet open passage began as ahead of schedule as 1920. After India accomplished the opportunity, the Zoo was introduced by the then Maharaja to the Department of Parks and Gardens of the Mysore State Government.
The zoo was originally set up by G.H. Krumbiegel, a German landscaper and horticulturist. It now includes an artificial lake.
The Zoo has many animals like giraffes, zebras, lions, tigers, white rhinoceroses, and baboons.
Time to visit:
The zoo can be visited on any day except Tuesday from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm.The distance from Roambay to the zoo is 1,460 meters.
Chamundi Hills is the great milestone of Mysore city, noticeable near the structure anywhere in the downtown area. The hill has an exceptionally close relationship with the establishment of the city. Truth be told, the actual name of Mysore is related to the hill.
The temple was generally made around the ninth century AD. During those days, the hill was known as Mahabaladri, signifying the area of Mahabaleshwara (Shiva) temple, the most conspicuous temple of the time. The holy place of the associate, goddess Chamundeshwari, was found close by. Later the Wodayar kings (the last dynasty to administer Mysore, before freedom), treated goddess Chamundeshwari as the gatekeeper god of the royal family. The hill was renamed Chamundi Betta (Chamundi Hills) during the seventeenth century. Likewise, the little holy place of Chamundeshwari ventured into an overwhelming temple, because of the royal support throughout the long term. Clearly, the main fascination is the hill of Chamundeshwari with its monumental Chola-style tower. This temple is situated at the most elevated point on the hill. Close to it are a couple (more established) temples, strikingly, the Mahabaleshwara temple.
Down the lane there is another temple known as Nandi Temple. It is a beautifully carved statue of the bull Nandi. There are fine carvings of the several garlands of tiny bells adorning the statue. This colossal idol of Nandi is on the 800th step of the hill. The idol attracts millions of tourists every year. Nearby there is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Time to visit:
The hill can be visited on any day from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm.
The distance from Roambay to the Chamundi Hill is 12 kms.
4. ST.PHILOMENA’S CHURCH
St. Philomena’s Church is one of the highest churches in the world, generally known as the Mysore Church. St. Philomena’s Church is one of the catholic pioneer places in south India and it is popular for its height, 175 feet. However this Church is a traveler’s place, it is the most visited vacationer place in Mysore after the Mysore Palace.
St. Philomena’s Church is one of the milestones and traveler spots of Mysore. The current development of St. Philomena’s Church began on 28th October 1933 and was completed in 1941. This Church is built in the honor of St. Philomena. The establishment of this Church began in 1926 A.D with a relic of St. Philomena, which passed from Peter Pisani to Thambu Chetty, a Secretary to Mysore Maharaja. Later the relic was given over to Father Cochet, who asked the lord of Mysore, Maharaja Krishnarajendra Wodeyar to build a Church in the honor of St. Philomena. Immediately and without any delay the king Maharaja Krishnarajendra Wodeyar provided orders for the development of this historic church and established the framework for the equivalent. The Church is built looking like a cross and the plan is adjusted from two temples in New York and Germany and the Church has an underground church. The marble-raised area and the sculpture of St. Philomena additionally are two attractions in this Church.
The church was designed by a Frenchman named Daly. It was designed to be built in the NEO-GOTHIC style.
Time to visit:
The church can be visited on any day from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm.The distance from Roambay to the church is 4 kms.
5. KARANJI LAKE
Karanji Lake also known as the Karanji Kere.The lake is encircled by a park that has a butterfly park and a walk-through aviary.The greatest walk-through aviary in India.
Karanji Lake was worked by the King of Mysore around 100 years back, as a permeation tank. The lake was utilized by the occupants for bathing, washing, drinking, and so on. The Mysore Zoo assumed control over the lake in 1976. The 90 sections of land water spread region have 2.5 Kms.
There is boating available at Karanji Lake.
Time to visit
The lake can be visited on any day except Tuesday from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm.
The distance from Roambay to the lake is 4.1 kms.