Renowned as the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore culture reached its zenith during the rule of Wodeyar Kings. They were great lovers of art and music and they contributed a lot in patronizing Mysore as the cultural centre. The distinct style of painting known as ‘Mysore Style’ evolved during their administration.
Mysore Mallige, Mysore Pak, Mysore Masala Dosa, Mysore Silk, Mysore Sandal are some of the features of Mysore that have made this city popular world wide. Though Mysore is growing fast today, it has not lost the air of its culture and tradition against the heavy torrents of modernism.
Mysore is a cosmopolitan city and people of different religious faiths live here harmoniously. People from different parts of the country and speaking different languages co-exist peacefully in this city. Though all the festivals are celebrated here with equal zest, DASARA is the prominent festival of Mysore. The culmination of cultural unity and plethora of prosperity can be witnessed during the ten days of Dasara.
Dasara is the festival celebrating the victory of good over evil and the grand Dasara procession of Goddess Chamundeshwari attracts the visitors from every corner of the world. The entire Mysore city is decorated during these ten days and watching the procession is really an ocular feast.