Mysore is also famous for the grand celebrations of Dussehra that takes place here every year during October and November months, depending on the dates.
This year Festival goers planning to book India-bound flights have reasons to smile yet again as Mysore Dasara 2012 is all set to take place from October 16 to 24. One of the most celebrated and pompous events of South India, Dasara lasts for 10 days every year, during late September or early October, in the Indian Royal city of Mysore.
The main attraction of the celebration is the procession organized by the state. The 2.5 mile long procession starts from the gates of Mysore Palace in which an idol of Goddess Chamundeswari is taken on a beautifully decorated elephant.
Brindavan Gardens are among the most looked after gardens in South India. The garden was set up by the Diwans of Mysore, the park is laid out under the Krishnaraja Dam. Located just 19 km from the city center, it is easily accessible.
Brindavan Gardens cover an area of 150 acres and is dotted with exquisite lawns with colorful flowerbeds. However the real fun starts only after sunsets when all the fountains in the garden are lit up with many colorful lights.
Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery is among the most visited art galleries in India. Established in the year 1915, it has numerous display objects collected form all over the world. The main attraction of the museum are the paintings of Mysore kings and princes. Paintings of Ravi Verma are also a great attraction among the tourists. Along with the art works, on display are musical instruments, etchings of Roman culture, textiles and armory of legendary kings.
The garden is open from 7 AM to 8 PM. All the lights come on at 7 PM till 7.55 PM on weekdays and 7 PM till 8.55 PM.
The museum is open from 10 AM till 4.30 PM..