Mysore’s famous landmark, the over a century-old Devaraja Market building.
For a visitor to this city, Devaraja market is an apt place to get a flavor of the local people’s ( Mysoreans, as they are called ) daily life. With more than 100 years of history, this market is well knitted into the heritage of Mysore. If you are new to the bazaars of India in general, do not miss Devaraja Market. This is a good sample of a traditional Indian market place that are colorful, noisy, vibrant and a tad chaotic.
Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium
Selection is extensive, and there’s no pressure to buy.
Sandalwood Oil Factory
A quality-assured place for sandalwood products such as incense, soap, cosmetics and the prohibitively expensive pure sandalwood oil. Guided tours are available to show you around the factory and explain how the products are made.
Government Silk Factory
Given that Mysore’s prized silk is made under its very sheds, this is the best and cheapest place to shop for the exclusive textile. Behind the showroom is the factory, where you can drop by to see how the fabric is made.
Office of The Conservator of Forest, Dewan Road
An interesting period building (1919) of robustly classical lines-semi-octagonal rooms flanking a Tuscan-columned verandah each at both floors and steps leading to the ground-floor verandah. A well-moulded, perforated parapet outlines the elevation.
Dewan Seshadri Building, Dewan Road
This handsome building is named after Sir Seshadri Iyer, the famous Dewan of Mysore (1888-1901) who was its first tenant. The elevation is composed of predominantly Graico-Roman features-sets of openings with Ionic columns and pilasters with elaborately moulded pediments and entablature. The central arched opening of the three-bay portico is crowned with a semi-circular pediment. Above, on the first floor, flush with the wall, is a composition of another arched opening looked over by a large pediment bearing an aureole motif. The interior plan has a Hindu ambience of a central courtyard, reached through elaborately crafted, wooden columns with traditional banana-stem brackets.