Mysore

One of South India’s most famous tourist destinations, Mysuru is known for its glittering royal heritage and magnificent monuments and buildings. Its World Heritage–listed palace may be what brings most travellers here, but it’s also a thriving centre for the production of premium silk, sandalwood and incense. Another crowd puller isashtanga yoga, attracting tourists all over the world with its reputation as one of India’s best places to practice yoga.