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Brindavan Gardens, Mysore

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Brindavan Gardens lies below Krishnaraja Sagar Dam which was designed by Sir Mirza Ismail, Diwan of Mysore with the architect, Sir M. Vishveswariah under rule of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. The garden is built on the design of the Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir in the Mughal style and enriched with a number of terraces, parterres, fountains, running and cascading water channels, water chutes, lush green lawns, flower beds, shrubs and trees. But the main attraction of the garden is musical and dancing fountain after the sunset. The garden also has children’s park, Government Fruit Orchard, Naguvana Horticulture Farm, Chandravana Horticulture Farm and Cacti and Succulent Garden.

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Jayalakshmi Vilas Complex Museum, Mysore

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Folklore Museum is located in Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion built by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar. The Museum showcases a rare collection of articles related to folklore, archaeology and geology collected from all over India

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Mysore Palace

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A three storied structure of the Indo-Saracenic style built during 1897-1912, Mysore Palace has beautifully designed square towers at cardinal points, covered with domes. The Durbar Hall with its ornate ceiling, sculpted pillars and the Kalyanamantapa (Marriage Pavilion) with its glazed tiled flooring and stained glass are worth noting. Intricately carved doors, the golden howdah (elephant seat), paintings as well as the fabulous, jewel encrusted golden throne (displayed during Dasara) are amongst the palace's other treasures. The walled palace complex houses the Residential Museum (incorporating some of the Palace's living quarters),temples and shrines including the Shwetha Varahaswamy temple.

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Rail Museum, Mysore

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Established in 1979 by Indian Railway, Railway Museum displays the train engines and Chamundigallery of photographs and paintings depicting the growth of railways in India. Remarkable features of the museum includes two royal coaches that belonged to the Maharaja of Mysore, the `Maharani's saloon' carriage with a kitchen, dining car unit, royal toilet dating back to 1899 and an Austin rail motor car, a 1920-built `E class engine'. It also has a battery operated mini-train for a short ride for children on the grounds.

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