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15+ Best Places To Visit In Bangalore Mysore Ooty In 2024

Covers Popular Sightseeing Places in Bangalore Mysore and Ooty

This blog gets you to know about familiar places in Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty. The timings of various places and entry fees of the places are covered in this blog. It is a must to know the history and importance of every sightseeing place you visit. This blog will give you detailed information on each place’s importance, timings, entry ticket cost and more.

Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty have their unique charm and climate that will chill out our mood. On a trip to Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty you will have cherishable moments that will last forever. Bangalore, officially Bengaluru, is the capital and largest city of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Bangalore has a pleasant climate throughout the year. On the other hand, Mysore, officially Mysuru, is a metropolitan city in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It is known as “the Heritage City”, and the “Cultural Capital of Karnataka”. On the flip side, Ooty is a town in the Nilgiri district of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is popularly called the “Queen of Hill Stations.”

Top Rated Places to Visit in Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty

There are many places to visit in Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty. Bangalore is well-known as “Garden City” and it's a traveller’s paradise.  Mysore is famous for its silk sarees, sculptures, and sandal oil & soaps. Ooty is popular for its Green Tea plantations, eucalyptus trees and waterfalls. You want to know what are the best sightseeing places to visit in Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty. Here is the view of the most famous sightseeing places in Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty.

Best Places To Visit in Bangalore

It will be a fun and educational trip to Bangalore that cherishes your moments. Some of the places that are must-visits in Bangalore, namely 

1. ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple is a temple of Lord Sri Krishna in Bangalore which was inaugurated in 1997 by Sri. Shankar Dayal Sharma, former President of India. 

Why should you visit ISKCON Temple? 

It is well-known for its celebration of festivals related to Lord Vishnu avatars or with Vedic Culture. For instance, Sri Rama Navami, Narasimha Jayanthi, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Vaikunta Ekadasi and more are celebrated.

ISKCON Temple Visiting Time
  • 4:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.
ISKCON Temple Entry Fee

Entry fee for iskon temple is Free.

2. Tippu Sultan Palace

The Tippu Sultan Palace is located in Bangalore. It represents Indo-Islamic architecture.
Why Should You Visit Tippu Sultan Palace?

Its architecture is entirely made of teak wood and was attractively ornamented by its pillars, balconies, and arches. The palace was constructed within the walls of Bangalore Fort. 

Tipu Sultan Palace Visiting Time

8:30 A.M.- 5:30 P.M.

Tippu Sultan Palace Entry Fee    

Rs.5 for local visitors & Rs.100 for foreign visitors

Spending Time at Tippu Sultan Palace

1 hr is the enough time to spend at tippu sultan palace.

3. Dodda Ganesh Temple & Bull Temple

The Dodda Ganesh Temple in Bangalore is well-known for its 18-foot statue of Lord Ganapathi on the way to Bull Temple. The Bull Temple is located next to Dodda Ganesh Temple and has a vast statue of a Bull.

Why should you visit Dodda Ganesh Temple & Bull Temple?

People, there, have a belief that it still grows to greater size. This idol is decorated with 4 kg butter in the Ganesh Festival. It is right next to the Nandi Temple. The Bull Temple is famous for its bull statue, which is 4.6 meters high and 6.1 meters long. It was built in the year 1537, under the Vijayanagar empire. 

Dodda Ganesh & Bull Temple Visiting Time
  • 6:00 AM To 12:00 PM
  • 5:30 PM To 9:00 PM
Dodda Ganesh & Bull Temple Entry Fee

Entry fee for dodda ganesh and bull temple is Free.

Dodda Ganesh & Bull Temple Spending Time

Required spending time to visit dodda ganesh and bull temple is less than an hour.

4.Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

The Lal Bagh botanical garden is an area of 240 acres in Bangalore. From October to March, it is best to visit Lal Bagh Garden as the temperature is low. Over three lakh visitors went to Lal Bagh Botanical Garden.

Why should you visit Lal Bagh Botanical Garden?

The Lal Bagh Rock, the ancient rock formations on earth, is another attraction there. It exhibits various species of plants and flower shows. It has the largest collection of tropical plants (grow in hot and humid temperatures and in tropical regions) like Rubber trees and Papaya trees. It also comprises subtropical plants (grow and can bare Burning summer heat, heavy rains, drought, and low temperatures) like Mangoes, Lychee and banana Hibiscus, & Bamboo trees and also contains the oldest trees.

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Visiting Time
  • 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Spending Time

Spending time for lalbagh botanical garden is around 3 hrs.

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Entry fee  

  • Rs.10 for flower shows

5.KSIEC Silk Emporium Factory Outlet

It is located in Maheshwaram, Bangalore and is famous for Mysore silk sarees that originate from the silkworm.

Why should you visit KSIEC Silk Emporium?

They are selling high-quality cloth at affordable prices. It also has authentic handicrafts and you can enjoy the various arts by artisans. There are many variations in design and you can select any design from that. You can shop for sarees with the best design and quality with pure natural silk.

KSIEC Silk Emporium Visiting Time
  • 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Weekdays)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Sunday)
KSIEC Silk Emporium Entry Fee
  • no entry fee 
  • Saree prices range from Rs.300 to Rs.5000.

6. Visveswaraya Museum

It is located in Bangalore, India. It is a unit of  NCSM (National Council of Science Museums). It was inaugurated on July 14th, 1962. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, is the curtain raiser of this museum.

Why should you visit Visveswaraya Museum?

It is an industrial and technological museum opened in memory of Sri. M. Visveswaraya (one of the foremost civil engineers). It consists of exhibits like a fun science gallery, Science for Kids, The Space, The Dinosaur Alive exhibit and more. 

Visveswaraya Museum Entry Fee
  • Rs.50-general visitors
  • Rs. 25 for school groups 
  • Rs.10 for government schools
  • Free for specially-abled, Air Force, Army, Navy, and children below 5 years.
Visveswaraya Museum Entry Fee for Shows 
  • Rs.10-Science lecture
  • Rs.10-Science on sphere
  • Rs.30-3d shows
Visvesvaraya Museum Visiting Time 
  • 9:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Visvesvaraya Museum Spending Time
  • 3 to 4 hrs required to visit the visvesvaraya museum.

You can cover all these famous places in one day without any hurdles. Bestbus offers the one day bangalore tour package along with a guide enroute to all the above places. We ensure you the trip will give you ever-lasting happiness.

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Best Places To Visit in Mysore

There are many best tourist places to visit in Mysore. Here are the best sightseeing places in Mysore.

1.Mysore Maharaja Palace

It is located in Mysore, Karnataka. The palace is in the centre of Mysore. Mysore is also known as the “City of Palaces”. This city has seven palaces. One of the best palaces in Mysore is Mysore Maharaja Palace.

Why should you visit Mysore Maharaja Palace?

The Mysore Maharaja Palace, also known as ‘Amba Vilas Palace’  is a Royal Residence. It used to be the official residence of the Wadiyar Dynasty. It has attractions like an audience hall and its roof artwork. 

Mysore Palace Visiting Time
  • 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Mysore Palace Spending Time

2 to 3 hrs is required to see the mysore maharaj palace.

Mysore Palace Entry Fee
  • Rs.40 for adults
  • Rs.20 for children
  • Rs.10 for students
  • Rs.100 for foreign visitors

2.Tippu Gumbaz

The Tippu Gumbaz is located in Srirangapattana, India. It was built by Tippu Sultan to bury the graves of Tippu's parents. On the western side, Tippu Grave is also buried. His father Hyder Ali's grave is in the middle and his mother Fakhar-Un-Nisa's grave is buried on the eastern side.

Why should you visit Tippu Gumbaz?

The Gumbaz architecture resembles the West-Asia architecture style. The path to the burial place is filled with a garden. The walls are painted with tiger stripes. The dome is in a cubical structure and is supported by 36 granite pillars.

Tippu Gumbaz Visiting Time
  • 8:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Tippu Gumbaz Entry Fee

Entry tickets not required to visit the tippu gumbaz.

Tippu Gumbaz Spending Time
  • 10 To 15 mins

3.Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple

Sri Ranganathan Swamy temple arrives on the way from Bangalore to Mysore. It is located in Srirangapatna, a town near Mysore City.  The Lord Ranganathan Swamy idol is worshipped here.

Why should you visit Ranganathan Swami Temple?

The Ranganathan Swamy idol is here in a sleeping position, which is called Adi Sesha avatar. It is built during the 9th and 10th centuries with systematic arrangement.  It is one of the most famous temples in the ancient times. The temple is considered a National Monument. Lord Vishnu depicted himself as Ranganathan Swamy as Gautama Maharshi asked him to stay forever here. So that, the devotees can worship him in future.

Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple Visiting Timings
  • 7:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
  • 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple Entry Fee

General entry is free & seeghra darshan fee is Rs. 250.

Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple Spending Time

Required Around 2 hours to have darshan and explore the temple.

4. St. Philomena’s Roman Catholic Church

It is a Catholic cathedral(a church that contains the seat of a Bishop) in Mysore, Karnataka. It was constructed in 1936 and is one of the tallest churches in Asia.

Why should you visit a Roman Catholic Church?

A Frenchman named Daly designed the architecture of this church in a neo-Gothic Style (a Europe architectural style that is a renovation of Gothic architecture). The floor plan represents the cross symbol. The main hall has a seating capacity of 800 members.

Catholic Church Visiting Timings
  • 5:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Catholic Church Entry Fee

  • No entry fee
Catholic Church Spending Time

It takes around 2 hours to see the catholic church.

5. N.I. Kauvery Emporium

N.I. Kauvery Emporium is a cloth store located in Lashkar Mohalla, Mysore, Karnataka. It is special in manufacturing and wholesaling wooden hand-crafted articles and Mysore silk sarees.

Why should you visit N.I. Kauvery Emporium?

The N.I. Kauvery Emporium is an expert in selling ready-made garments, handicrafts like wall hangings, Indian Jewelry, Sculptures, Pottery, Home decoration, photo frames & more, and silk sarees like Benarasi, Mysore silk, Kanjeevaram, Dharmavaram, Eri silks and Muga silks. They have 20 years of experience in serving customers with the best quality products. 

N.I. Kauvery Emporium Visiting Time
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
N.I. Kauvery Emporium Entry Fee
  • No entry fee

6. Chamundi Hills

Chamundi Hills is located in Mysore, Karnataka. It is famous for Chamundeswari Devi temple, which sits on top of the main hill. It gives a panoramic view of the city. 

Why should you visit Chamundi Hills (Chamundeswari Devi temple)?

The asura Mahishasura was killed by Lord Chamundeswari Devi, who is also called Mahishasura Mardhini. Indians celebrate this moment as Diwali Festival. It has 1008 steps to reach the idol. The hill is called “Mahabalachala” which is occupied by Mahabaleshwara and Chamundi. They celebrate Teppothsavam in the Mahabaleshwara temple. 

Chamundi Hills Visiting Time
  • 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Chamundi Hills Entry Fee

General entry is free & Rs.100 for special darshan

Chamundi Hills Spending time

Special darshan- 30 to 60 mins, waiting time 90–120 mins.

7.Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Gardens is a garden located in Mysore, Karnataka. It is maintained by Cauvery Irrigation Corporation. It is visited by close to 2 million tourists per year. 

Why should you visit Brindavan Gardens?

The Brindavan Gardens in Mysore is famous for its musical water fountain show, and lake for boating. It is world-famous for its beauty and looks. It is attractive with its green lawns and flower beds. It was around the Krishna Sagar Dam. Sir Mirza Ismail (Diwan of Mysore in that period) initiated the idea of beautifying the area around Krishna Sagar Dam.

Brindavan Gardens Visiting Time
  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

Brindavan Gardens Musical Water Fountain Timings

  • 6:30 P.M -7:30 P.M. (weekdays)
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m (weekends)

Brindavan Gardens Entry Fee

  • Rs.15 for adults
  • Rs.5 for children
Brindavan Gardens Spending Time
  • Its good to spend 2 to 3 hours to see the attractions in gardens.

These are the best tourist spots in Mysore that will grab your attention and attract you to the peaceful environment and entertainment. You can also enjoy the tour package in one day. We are providing the one day bangalore to mysore tour package which is a complete guided tour package. Our representative will guide you to all the places.

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Best Places To Visit in Ooty

Experience the cool charm of Ooty, where the weather is cold throughout the year. Enjoy the famous places in Ooty and collect the memories with you. Here are some most popular sightseeing places in Ooty.

1. Kalahatti Falls 

The Kalahatti Falls is a tourist spot near Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. It is also called Bird Watcher’s Falls. These falls are on the way from Mysore to Ooty. The road is called Sigur Ghat Road. 

Why should you visit Kalahatti Falls?

Tourists visit Kalahatti Falls to take blessings of Agasthya muni. He lived there for a long time in the olden days. The water is so pure and clean that one can drink the water. It is best to visit during the monsoon season. You can see wild animals like deer, wild dogs, and certain hill birds at the falls.

Kalahatti Falls Visiting Time
  • 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Kalahatti Falls Entry Fee

  • No fee

2. Nilgiri Hills

Nilgiri Hills also known as the Blue Mountains is in the western Ghats in northwestern Tamil Nadu. The Nilgiri Hills are separated from the Karnataka Plateau by the Mayor River.

Why should you visit Nilgiri Hills?

The Nilgiri Hills protect bio reserves in India. It is known for eucalyptus oil and tea, and produces bauxite. The Nilgiri Mountain Train, also called Toy Train, is the highlight of the area. It has an extensive view of forests and hills. 

Nilgiri Hills Visiting Time

May-June is the best season to visit

Nilgiri Hills Entry Fee

Fee for Mountain railway ride is Rs. 25 for the second class, Rs.150 or Rs.180 for the second class

3. Tea Estate Garden

The tea estate garden is located in Nilgiri Hills, Ooty. They manufacture tea leaves in the garden, and it is well known for its aroma of tea. 

Why should you visit Tea Estate Garden?

In Ooty, we have a Tea Estate View point which has an attractive look that makes passengers stop and stare at it.  It is called the Doddabetta Peak, which gives a clear view of the tea plantation and can click pictures using the astonishing background. The tea powder is produced at the nearby factory using the tea leaves from this plantation. You can also enjoy watching the tea-processing activities. 

Tea Estate Garden Visiting Time
  • 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tea Estate Garden Entry Fee
  • No entry fee
Tea Estate Garden Spending Time
  • less than an hour is enough to see the tea estate garden.

4. Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan. It is near Ooty in the Nilgiri districts of Tamil Nadu. It is in an area of 65 acres. It is a major tourist spot that mor The boathouse in Ooty Lake is a major attraction for tourists. Te than 1 million tourists visit the place.

Why should you visit  Ooty Lake?

The water in the lake is formed from the water flowing down the mountain streams through the dam. It was first used for fishing and the Tourism Department now changed it to a boathouse for tourists.

Ooty Lake Visiting Time
  • 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ooty Lake Entry Fee

Rs.560 for foreigners, Rs.240 for 2 seater pedal, Rs.260 for 4 seater pedal boat, Rs.250 for 4 seater row boat, Rs. 290 for 6 seater row boat, Rs.560 for 8 seater motorboat and Rs.680 for 10 seater motorboat and Rs.990 for 15 seater motorboat

Ooty Lake Spending Time
  • 30 minutes for 2-seaters, 4-seaters and 6-seater boats.
  • 20 minutes for 8-seaters, 10-seaters and 15-seater motorboats.

5. Ooty City Shopping

Ooty City is the best place for shopping. It is the most popular city for its manufacturing of chocolates, herbals and natural oils.

Why should you visit Ooty Shopping?

Ooty produces the best quality natural oils and herbal oils. It has a variety of chocolates that are manufactured for different tastes. The chocolates are originally made and are healthy without any preservatives. It has the best taste. Ooty is also famous for eucalyptus oil that is produced from the eucalyptus trees that are surrounded by the roads. You can buy the best quality products here. 

Ooty City Shopping Visiting Time 
  • 10:a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ooty City Shopping Entry Fee

  • No entry fee

6. Ooty Botanical Garden

The Ooty Botanical Garden is the Government Botanical Garden in Udhagamandalam, near Coimbatore, Ooty. The garden has a terraced layout and has an area of 55 acres that is divided into several sections. 

Why should you visit Ooty Botanical Garden?

It is an amazing place for nature lovers. It has a lower garden that consists of Kikuyu grass like a green carpet. The Italian Garden follows an Italian layout and covers a sense of beauty. It also has a new garden that comprises varieties of rose flowers that have different colours. Nurseries that contain various kinds of plant species. This botanical garden also has a flower show.

Ooty Botanical Garden Visiting Time

7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Ooty Botanical Garden Entry Fee

15 Rs. for children, Rs.30 for adults, Rs. 50 for the still camera and 100/- for the video camera

Ooty Botanical Garden Spending Time

It may take around 2 hours to complete one round.

Ooty is such a cool place that chills your mood and encompasses you to live in beautiful locations like waterfalls and lakes. Enjoy the boat rides and the nature in the Botanical Garden. There is no need to worry about the way to reach Ooty and enjoy all these sightseeing places.

How To Plan Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty trip?

You can easily plan the trip to Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty in a detailed way. Firstly, plan the way of transportation.


  • There are different modes of transportation to go to Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty. There are direct buses from Bangalore to Mysore and Bangalore to Ooty by Volvo bus or KSTDC, and it takes 6 - 8 hours of travel, and the price starts from Rs.600 for Bangalore to Ooty bus.
  • You can also reach Mysore and Ooty from Bangalore by car and the cab price starts from Rs.5000.
  • You can also travel by train from KSR Bengaluru Railway Station to Udagamandalam, nearby Ooty Railway Station, which has a starting price of Rs.155. 

Where to Stay

You may book a hotel room to stay in Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty. You can also avail the services of government tourist rooms for your stay. 

Tourist Guide

Plan a tourist guide en route to locations that need to be visited.

Tour Planner

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Routes and Locations

With the help of Google Maps, mark the locations and routes for Bangalore to Mysore and Ooty in a paper, so that you will get a clear idea of the shortest route to reach there. 

You can book our package to travel to Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty without the pressure of planning the trip and accommodation. We are providing the Bangalore to Mysore and Ooty package along with accommodation and is completely a guided tour package.  Book this package at an affordable price and enjoy the trip without any stress.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many days are required to visit Mysore and Ooty?

It will take 3 nights and 4 days to visit Mysore and Ooty so that you can cover most of the sightseeing places in Mysore and Ooty.

2. How can I plan my trip from Bangalore to Mysore?

There are different modes of transport to plan your trip from Bangalore to Mysore. The best way to reach quickly is by bus. You can book a bus through APS RTC or KSTDC or any other private travel. Another way of transport is by trains like Kaveri Express, Tippu Express or Chamundi Express. You can even travel on your own transportation. You can easily visit Mysore by availing of our bangalore to mysore city sightseeing tour package by bus

3. What is the best time to visit Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty?

To visit Bangalore sightseeing, winter is the best time, that is in the months from October to February. These months are the best time to visit Mysore as well. It will be a comfortable time to see places in cool temperatures. October to June months are the peak season for visiting Ooty because this time is beneficial for sightseeing and adventures.

4. What is the cost of the Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty tour?

The Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty tour will be a low-cost and lovable tour.  We are providing a one-day tour package to Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty individually. You can even book our Bangalore to Mysore and Ooty tour package (for 1 night and 2 days) by bus at affordable prices. 

  • Price for a one day tour to Bangalore by Bus: starts from Rs.350
  • Price for a one day tour to Mysore by Bus: starts from Rs.700
  • Price for Bangalore to Mysore & Ooty: starts from Rs. 3,500.

5. Is it safe to drive from Bangalore to Ooty?

On NH-948, you will be en route to Ooty and will take 7 hours of time by car or by bus. If you’re riding a bike, you must carefully drive on Ghat Road. It is safe to drive in the morning, but at nighttime, one must not drive on curved roads.


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