Mysore or also known as Mysuru is located in the southern parts of Karnataka. Mysore is one of those places, where you can never run out of places to visit. It is a diversified city known for its cuisine, culture, palaces, sweets, paintings and also the famous Mysore silk sarees. Mysore is referred with many names like the cultural capital of Karnataka, the city of Palaces and so on. Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty during the early stages. The ideal time to visit this city is during winters( October- March) or even during monsoon( July – September) because summer can get intense in this city. So when in Mysore city lets have a look at what are the top places you must visit.

1. Mysore Palace

mysore palace

Mysore Palace is located around 2.6km from the city. Mysore Palace is one of the famous tourist attractions, the palace gets around 6 million visitors annually. The marvelous architectural designs of the palace are certain to impress people, especially with its beautiful domes. It said that this palace was constructed between 1897 and 1912 after the old palace( wooden palace) was burnt to ashes due to the celebration of Dasara. It would be a sin visiting Mysore and not paying a trip to the famous Mysore Palace.

Timing- 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 50 For Indians and INR 50 For Foreigners

2. Sri Chamundeshwari Devi Temple

Sri chamundeshwari temple

Sri Chamundeshwari Devi Temple is located approximately 13.7km from Mysore city. This temple is located on top of the beautiful Chamundi hills. The temple was built in the 12th century by the Hoysala dynasty. It is said that people in the state refer to Chamundeshwari as ‘Naade Devathe’ which stands for state Goddess. It is one of the most famous temples in the city and one should visit this place, especially during festivals like Navaratri and Mysore Dasara.

Timing- 7:30 AM To 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM To 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM To 9:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

3. Mysore Zoo( Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)

Mysore zoo

Mysore Zoo is located 3.9km from the city. It is one of the oldest zoos in the country, created way back in 1892.  This is a perfect place to spend time with family, especially children who would get to witness various animals in the zoo ranging from Tigers, Lion, Elephants, Birds, Reptiles and many more. It is one of the famous tourist attractions in the city. You will fall in love with the place after witnessing these magnificent creatures.

Timing- 8:30 AM To 5:30 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 50 For Indians and INR 50 For Foreigners

4. Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Gardens mysore

Brindavan Gardens is located 21.3km from Mysore. It is one of the famous tourist attractions in the city, it is said that every year around 2 million tourists visit Brindavan Gardens. The place is known for its beautiful greenery and the garden also has a lake which offers boating facilities. The garden looks beguiling during the night with its musical fountain, which is the main attraction in the Brindavan Gardens. The fountains are a wonder to look at.

Timing- 6:30 AM To 9:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 2-3 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 15 For Indians and INR 30 For Foreigners

5. St. Philomena’s Cathedral

St, philomenas church mysore

St. Philomena’s Cathedral is located around 4.9km from the city. It was built-in 1936. The Neo-Gothic style of architecture makes it an impressive artifact to look at. St Philomena’s Cathedral is also one of the tallest churches in Asia. Visiting this church must be in your bucket list.

Timing- 5:30 AM To 6:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

6. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Rangathittu bird sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is located around 18.2km from the city. It is said to be the largest bird sanctuary in Karnataka. You can get to witness about 170 different species of birds, with the help of ranger-guided boat tours, it is a convenient way to watch all birds and different mammals as well. If you are someone who loves nature, this is one place you must visit.

Timing- 8:30 AM To 5:30 PM
Ideal Duration- 2-3 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 50 For Indians and INR 300 For Foreigners

7. Krishna Raja Sagara Dam (KRS Dam)

KRS dam mysore

Krishna Raja Sagara Dam or popularly known as KRS dam is located around 20km from the city. It is one of the most famous places in Mysore. The boat rides in Brindavan Gardens is done right under the dam. It is also said that this dam is the main source of drinking water for all of Mysore.

Timing- 6:30 AM To 9:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

8. GRS Fantasy Park

GRS fantasy park mysore

GRS Fantasy Park is a delight and water park that fills in as a snappy end of the week excursion for the individuals of Mysore and encompassing towns. Set in the midst of rich green scenes on the Mysore-Bangalore parkway, the recreation center has served for more than 13 years. It offers some pleasant rides and exercises making it an ideal spot for loved ones to hang out. GRS Fantasy Park offers various exciting fun rides and multipurpose play framework for children and grown-ups. Water games and child’s pool are the principal fascination of the recreation center. There are numerous inbuilt games at Amazonia which is an intelligent waterway. The recreation center has offices, for example, storage spaces, evolving rooms, eateries, blessing shop, amphitheater and a gift shop.

Timing- 10:30 AM To 7:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 3-5 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 750 Onwards

9. Ranganatha Swamy Temple

sri Ranganatha swamy temple mysore

Ranganatha Swamy Temple is located approximately 19km from the city. The temple is located on the island of river Kaveri. It is a holy shrine for the people in and around the state. The deity of this temple is said to be Lord Ranganatha.

Timing- 7:30 AM To 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM To 8:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

10. Kukkarahalli Lake

kukkarahalli lake mysore

Kukkarahalli Lake is located around 3.5km from the city. This lake is located in the heart of Mysore. If you are someone who likes spending time in a serene and beautiful environment and also loves nature, then this place is for you. The lovely greenery that surrounds the lake is perfect for morning and evening walks.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

11. Krishnarajasagar Dam

Situated in Mandya in Karnataka, KrishnaRajaSagara Dam, otherwise called KRS Dam, is a tremendous gravity dam arranged close to the juncture of the waterways – Cauvery, Hemavathi and Lakshaman Tirtha. Named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore, the dam was at first worked to give water to Mandya and Mysore. In any case, later, it in the long run turned into a wellspring of water flexibly for the city of Bangalore that was quickly developing. Today it is a significant vacation spot and among the most grand spots in the locale. Flanked by gaudy wellsprings, delightful gardens and staggering streams, the site looks so shining that it has been the setting for a few films previously. Additionally, it is viewed as a perfect end of the week escape from the bedlam and commotion of the city to invest some serene energy in the midst of strange common magnificence. Otherwise called the primary water system dam of India, KRS Dam additionally guarantees power flexibly to Shivanasamudra hydroelectric force station.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

12. Edmuri Falls

Situated on the Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Marg, 3 km from Mysore city, Edmuri Falls (also called Yedmuri Falls) is a curious waterfall that comes in pair with the connecting Balmuri Falls. Beginning from the River Cauvery, the waterfall is created when it interacts with a 6 feet rough steep slant on the way of the stream. From the perspective of the lavish green setting of the hills and the shining water in sight, the cascade is an unadulterated visual enjoyment. Viewed as one of the most famous ends of the week escapes from the city, the site is likewise a much looked for after excursion spot. Other than the falling waterfalls shapes a pool at the base which is viewed as perfect for swimming and other water games and exercises. There is additionally an antiquated sanctuary situated close to the waterfall that is revered by Lord Ganesha and is visited by a great deal of pilgrimage.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

13. Freedom Fighter’s Park

Talking about parks, we can’t ignore to remember Freedom Fighter’s Park for its brilliant excellence, lively blossom beds and lavish green yards. The recreation center also has a different play territory for children and space for yoga, meditation and many more.

Timing- 7:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

14. Cheluvamba Park

Situated in Medar Block, Yadavagiri in Mysore, Cheluvamba Park is spread more than 9 sections of land and is another of the pretty stops in the territory. Bragging rich greenery, very much kept up yards and precise bloom beds, the park is an ideal spot to relax and rewind from the disarray of the city life.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

15. Mandala Yoga Shala

Set up in 2001, Mysore Mandala Yoga Shala is a Yoga and Cultural Center, situated in Lakshmipuram, Mysore City, in a Century-Old Heritage House. The Yoga Shala essentially gives Ashtanga Vinyas Yogasana, Mysore Style in a conventional way, as educated by Yogacharyas Krishnamachar and Pattabhi Jois of Mysore. The Yoga Shala offers courses in different parts of Yoga, for example, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Ayurvedic Therapeutic Massage, Bharath Natyam Dance, Hata Yoga, Samskritam (Sanskrit), Shatkriya and Pranayama. The classes are instructed by the committed Teachers having many years of involvement with their particular field. A comfortable Cafe joined to Mandala, serve Sathvic food and coffee to the visitors, which is a treat.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

16. Lalitha Mahal Palace

Constructed in the year 1921, the Lalitha Mahal is the second biggest castle in Mysore. It was worked at the sets of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore for the remain of the then Viceroy of India. The engineering of the terrific royal residence was roused by St. Paul? Church in London, making it one of the most astounding structures to elegance the scene of the city.

Timing- 10:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 100 Onwards

17. Nanjangud

Mysore is a temple town situated on the banks of the Kabini waterway. The temple is built in the Dravidian style. It houses three principal gods, Lord Nanjundeshwara, Goddess Parvathi and Lord Vishnu with Sridevi and Bhudevi. During the parade of the chariot celebration, shivalingas, mandapas and different icons are utilized. The sanctuary worked in 300-1000 CE during the rule of the Ganga line. Later on, remodels were additionally done by the Hoysalas. That time the god was called ‘Hakim Nanjunda’. This name was being proposed by Tipu Sultan when his elephant got restored through the supplications offered to the god. From that day, the god is considered as a healer among the admirers and the lovers take a heavenly plunge in the Kapila stream after they are finished with playing out their ceremonies. They accept the custom would scrub them of their illnesses. Ruler Srikanteshwara is also called Nanjundeshwara.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

18. Rail Museum

The Mysore Rail Museum is the second of its sort in India, directly after the National Railways Museum of Delhi. It was worked in the year 1979 by the Indian Railways and has been the safehouse of Railway collectibles from that point onward. The exhibition hall essentially delineates the excursion and improvement of the Indian railroads through an extravagant assortment of photos and different things. With plenty of data and understanding into the complexities of the railroad motor, Mysore Rail Museum is particularly agreeable for kids as long as 10 years old. A large portion of the displays were prior put at the Mysore Palace which was later moved here. The principal steam motor alongside the primary signs made is shown here. There are likewise wooden columns and entryways having a place with the Old Srirangapatna railroad station. The other interesting showcase here incorporates a wide scope of lights, tickets, tagging machines, timekeepers, signal signs, and a hand-worked the steam water siphon. There is a battery-worked small scale toy train that takes the travelers around the grounds of the exhibition hall.

Timing- 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM (But closed on Monday)
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 15 Onwards

19. Folklore Museum

A part of the Mysore University, the exhibition hall is home to one of the most intricate assortments of people workmanship, items and articles. Visit this museum to explore one of the most rambling portrayals of the state’s people workmanship. You will definitely love this place.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

20. Shopping in Mysore

Shopping is like meditation for the traveler. If you are in Mysore throughout the end of the week, well, you are fortunate to head an unrestrained shopping goal. Acclaimed for its silk sarees, rosewood relics, sandalwood items, espresso powder, to give some examples, Mysore is nothing not exactly a gift for the shopaholic in you. Renowned for its rich social legacy, the city is found 143 km away from Bengaluru. Regardless of whether you need to savor the scandalous Mysore Pak or wish to reclaim home stone models as gifts for loved ones, Mysore offers an awe-inspiring shopping experience. It is truly a paradise for shopaholics.

Timing- 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 2-3 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

20. Jaganmohan Palace

Arranged in the regal city of Mysore, the Jaganmohan Palace is a dynamite structure that has a distinguished history connected to its name. It was utilized by the Wodeyars of Mysore when their primary habitation Amba Vilas Palace was under remodels post a fire episode. It is one of the seven castles that are arranged in the city and is considered one of the most excellent commitments of the Wodeyar Kings of the city during their rule. The Jaganmohan Palace was changed over into a glorious workmanship display and today has the absolute most wonderful bits of fine art for general society to see.

Timing- 10:00 AM To 5:30 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 20 For Both, Indians and Foreigners

21. Bonsai Garden

One of the more special attractions of the Royal Mysore, the Bonsai Garden of Mysore is home to over 100 distinct assortments of Bonsai trees spread over this tremendous home. It is a piece of the Avadoota Datta Peetham of the Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashrama. At first a pet undertaking by the intrigued Swamiji, the nursery presently has 450 small scale trees over a zone of 4 sections of land, loaded up with these idiosyncratic diminutive person trees. The magnificence of the nursery is highlighted by the stream that streams inside, just as the arrangement of Buddha sculptures and monkey sculptures around the region, an agent of the zen culture from where the specialty of Bonsai was advanced. There is likewise a deer park to take into account the nature lovers who visit. It is an ideal destination for photography too.

Timing- 9:30 AM To 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM To 5:30 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 20 For Both, Indians and Foreigners

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