MYSORE – One of the most visited monuments in India, the Ambavilas Palace is also known as Mysore Palace. It has all the trappings of royalty. The Jaganmohana Palace, the Jayalakshmi Vilas and the Lalitha Mahal are some of the other palaces in the city. Chamundeshwari Temple, atop the Chamundi Hills and St. Philomena’s Church are popular religious places in Mysore. Brindavan Garden – These tranquil ornamental gardens are laid out below the immense Krishnaraja Sagar Dam. Chamundi Hills – Standing up in a little hill, they command a stunning view of the city. Srirangapatnam – Historically a great battle field for a brave King Tipu Sultan stands the ruins of the capital from where Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan ruled most parts of the south. Water Gate – It was near here that Tipu met his death and in addition to the small plaque on the gateway, there’s also a simple stone, slightly further to the east, that marks the spot where he fell. Summer Palace- Every square centimeter of the inner walls is covered with murals depicting his armies and the splendour of his kingdom. Gumbajs – Tipu Sultan and his father, Hyder Ali were buried here with full military honours.
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