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Situated at the foot of Chamundi Hills, Mysore is the most famous tourist attraction of not just Karnataka, but entire India. Previously, the state of Karnataka was called Mysore and this area was the capital of the state. Even after that changed, Mysore, also known as ‘The Palace City’, remains to be the tourist capital of the state, as well as the country. Attractions in Mysore are so many and so varied, they attract tourists from worldwide. The world famous “Mysuru Dusshera” is unparalleled by any festival celebrations in the world. The New York Times recently listed Mysore as one of the 31 must-see places on Earth for two consecutive years.

Museums in Mysore

Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

As the name itself suggests, this museum is a unique display of the heritage of the city of Mysore, built in sand. It houses more than 150 huge sculptures that depict over 16 different themes of Mysore heritage in a very distinct manner.

Regional Museum of Natural History

‘Natural’ here refers to what is not man made, and this is another museum in Mysore that is one of a kind. Located near the Karanji lake, this museum houses a rare display of geological, bio-diverse and ecological heritage of south India.

Folklore Museum

This museum is located in the campus of Mysore University, and houses over 6500 varieties of items that depict the folk heritage of entire Karnataka. It also has craft items of value.

The Rail Museum

Second of its kind in India, the rail museum is located near the Mysore railway station. The museum houses locomotives and carriages from different times, and some of them are still in working condition. There is everything that one might want to know about railways in this museum- in the form of real samples, models, books and photographs.

Melody World – A Wax Museum

Established in 2010, the Melody World is a display of life sized musical instruments from all different times – starting from the stone age to modern era. What is surprising is that all these instruments displayed here are made of wax. The museum has a display of wax models of musical instruments of all genres o music from India and the world.

Photography: [Navaneeth KN: #1] [Delphinidaesy: #1]

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