Visitors with a sweet tooth will get a kick out of the local specialty, Mysore pak (mysurpa), made from gram flour and liters of ghee (clarified butter). You'll find a number of outlets at Devaraja Market. The best place to try is at Bombay Tiffany's (tel. 0821/2427-511); the famous and long-established Guru Sweet Mart (Sayaji Rao Rd.) or any of the Nandini milk stalls -- all equally good. Hotel Dasaprakash's canteenlike restaurant Akshaya (Gandhi Sq.; tel. 0821/244-2444) serves simple, hygienic vegetarian fare, typical of the region, and a sumptuous thali that costs just Rs 55!

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