An illustrated guide to the city of palaces

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The front cover of the Mysore Guide which was released recently. —
The front cover of the Mysore Guide which was released recently. —

Special Correspondent

It has a separate section on heritage buildings in the region

MYSORE: In the maze of information that is available at the click of a mouse, an exhaustive guide in printed form may look a bit anachronistic now.

However, for the discerning tourist, the recently released “Mysore Guide” authored by K.S. Nagapathi, Head, Department of Tourism Management, Mahajana’s College, is a much-needed addition to the available wealth of information.

The guide, sponsored by the Skyway Tourism Education Trust, is packed with information, richly illustrated and has details pertaining not only to Mysore but also of surrounding places of tourist interest.

The information-packed 120-page guide was released during Dasara and will be sold at a subsidised price of Rs. 60.

As Prof. Nagapathi explained, “The Mysore Guide has been designed to give comprehensive information about the glorious city and its environs, which has much to offer with its stunning monuments, natural forests and a diverse range of places that cater to varied interests.”

The guide has a separate section on the heritage buildings of Mysore, which is perhaps the first in any publication.

The section on “Speciality of Mysore” delves at length on the art and architecture of the region. For the author, who has taken personal interest in promoting Mysore and tourism here, this was a “labour-intensive project”.




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