The Points South Point of View – The manageable city of Mysore offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities, The ornate Maharaja’s Palace built in 1897 is illuminated on a Sunday evenings. The Deveraja Market is fascinating, with stalls selling spices, fruit, perfumes and homemade joss sticks. The government silk factory can be visited also the small railway museum. A drive to the top of Chamundi Hill in the evening is worthwhile, half way is the giant Nandi bull, at the top the Hindu Temple with a superb view of the city below. Close by is Sriringapatnam, with the remains of a 15th-century fort. Tipu Sultan’s Summer palace built in 1784, contains superb frescoes of battle scenes with the French, British and Mysore armies, nearby The Gumbaz is the family mauseoleum and burial place of Tipu Sultan. The beautifully preserved Kasava Hoysala temple (1268) at Somnathapur is about an hour’s drive. The Ranganathittu bird sanctuary is 5ks from Srirangapatnam, here you can explore by boat and watch the crocodiles basking in the sun.