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20 Best Places to Visit in Mysore:

1. Mysore Palace:

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Mysore Palace which is also known as ‘Amba Vilas’ is one of the historical and largest palaces in India. Mysore Palace in Mysore stands as one of the best places to visit in Mysore. Indian famous festival Dussehra is celebrated in the Palace following the rituals of the rich Wodeyar Dynasty every year in the month of October and the palace was architectured in Indo-Saracenic style by Henry Irwin.

Mysore Palace Specialty

  • Mysore Palace has four entrances, of which is the main entrance called Jaya Marthanda to East entrance, Jayarama to North entrance, Balarama to South entrance, Varaha to the west entrance. Visitor Entry is from Varaha Gate.
  • Audio Kits are available at Mysore Palace in the following languages: English, Hindi, Kanada, German, Italian, Japanese, French.
  • Mysore Palace gets more than 5 million visitors every year and is the most visited tourist place in Karnataka.
  • The palace attractions hold pictures, royal paintings, furnishings, vintage cars, royal clothing, art crafts and many more.
  • Mysore palace has many temples of which Sri Lakshmi Ramana Swami Temple, Kodi Bhairava Swamy Temple, Sri Shweta Varahaswamy Temple, Sri Trinayaneshvara Swami Temple, Sri Prasanna Krishnaswamy temple, Kille Venkataramana Swamy Temple, Sri Bhuvaneshwari Temple, Sri Gayatri Temple are the famous temple and never miss visiting them in the palace.

Way to Reach Mysore Palace:

Several buses in the city are found traveling from Mysore to Mysore palace. Cabs, autos, and buses are available in the Mysore city to reach the Mysore Palace.

Mysore Palace Entry Fee

  •  Adult: Rs 40/- per head
  • Children: Rs 20/- per head (below 10 years)
  • Students: Rs 10/- per head(Letter from School is Required)
  • Foreigns: Rs 200/- per head

Note: 

  • Entrance from Varaha gate of the Mysore Palace
  • Audio Kit Facility for Indians with additional cost and for Foreign Visitors is included in the Entrance Fee

Mysore Palace Timings: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Mysore Maharaja Palace Sound and Light Show Entry Fee:

  • Adult: Rs 40/- per head
  • Children: Rs 25/- per head (7-12years)
  • Foreigns: Rs 200/- per head

Mysore Maharaja Palace Sound and Light Show Timings:

  • Monday – Saturday: 7.00 PM - 7.45 PM(Weekdays)
  • Closed: National Holidays and State Festivals 

Mysore Palace Spending Time: 1hour

Mysore Palace Address: Sayyaji Rao Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001

Food Availability: Few restaurants are available near the Mysore palace at reasonable prices.

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2. Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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Chamundeshwari temple is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Mysore and is one of the famous Mysore tourist spots. It is located at the top of the Chamundi hills at a height of about 3,489 feet above the sea level. The distance between Mysore city and Chamundi hills 13km.

Chamundeshwari Devi receives prayers in the celebration of the demised demon Mahishasura. Chamundeshwari temple consists of a total of 1000 steps from the foot of the Chamundi hills built by Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar in 1659. 

Sri Chamundeshwari Temple Specialty:

  • The goddess of Chamundeshwari seated on a lion, killing the monster with her Trishul weapon. Chamundeshwari temple is one of the most visited places in Mysore. This temple receives thousands of visitors every day.
  • Chamundeshwari temple is constructed in quadrangular shape and this temple was built in the style of  Dravidian style architecture. 
  • The main attraction of this temple is a seven-tier tower called "gopuram" or "gopura". 
  • The temple is comprised of Sanctum Sanctorum, Navaranga Hall, Antharala Mandapam. On the top of sanctum sanctorum, there is a small tower called "vimana".
  • Every day, free meals are also organized for devotees from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Way to Reach Chamundeshwari Temple:

  • Chamundeshwari Temple is situated at a distance of 13km from Mysore city.
  • Every day several buses are found going to Sri Chamundeshwari Temple from Mysore. Cabs, autos, and buses are available in the Mysore city to reach the famous Chamundeshwari Temple.

Chamundeshwari Temple Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Chamundeshwari Temple Timings:

Every Day: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm 

Chamundeshwari Temple Abhishekam Timings

Every Day: 6:00 am – 7:30 am
                  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Friday: 5:00 am – 6:30 am

Chamundeshwari Temple Spending Time: 1hour

Chamundeshwari Temple Address:

  • Chamundi Hill Rd, Mysuru, Karnataka, 570010, India

Food Availability:

  • Every day, free meals are organized for devotees from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

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3. Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Park

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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Park is one of the best Tourist places in Mysore established in 1892 and is popular as Mysore Zoo. It is one of the most famous and oldest zoos in India. Thousands of tourists visit this place every day. Mysore Zoo is open every day but it is  closed every Tuesday

Mysore Zoological park Covers a total area of 150 acres which was first started in 10 acres of land by the Mysore maharaja Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar. He used to bring many birds and animals found interesting during his visit to any country. Its ambition is to adopt and rear the animals in India and all over the world. 

Mysore Zoo Animals list: Elephants, Lions, Sea lions, tigers, White Tigers, Jaguar, Chitas, Elephant Antelopes, White Deer, Bears, Porcupines, Giraffe, crocodiles, Rhinoceros, Chimpanzee, Zebras, Horses, Monkeys, Primates, turtles, and more animals. Different types of snakes are Cobras, King Cobra, Python, All types of fish are found in the Aquarium.

Mysore Zoo Birds list: White and Blue Peacocks, HornBill, Emu and Ostrich, Pelican, Painted Stork, Flamingos, Parrots, Eagles, Vultures, hens, Love Birds, and more Indian birds.

Chamarajendra Zoological Park Specialty:

  • Mysore Zoo is the only Zoo in India that has Gorilla.
  • India largest bird the Sarus Cranes
  • The special attraction of Mysore Zoo is Karanji Lake, boating and fishing facilities are available.
  • Mysore Zoo Safari

Mysore Zoo Entry Fee:

Mysore Zoo collect entry fee is Weekdays and Weekends or Government Holidays.

Weekdays:

  • Adult: Rs 50/- per Head
  • Children's: Rs 20/- per head (5-12 years)

Weekends or Government Holidays:

  • Adult: Rs 60/- per Head
  • Children's: Rs 30/- per head (5-12 years)

Special Charges:

  • Camera: Rs 20/-
  • Video Camera: Rs 150/-

Safari Ride Charges:

  • Adult: Rs 125/- per Head
  • Children's: Rs 75/- per head (5-12 years)
  • Senior Citizens:  Rs 75/- per head
  • Electric vehicles: Rs 75/- (Available in the zoo)

Vehicle Parking Charges:

  • Cycle: Rs 5/- 
  • Bike / Scooty (Two Wheeler): Rs 10/- 
  • Car / Jeep / Auto: Rs 30/- 
  • Mini Bus: Rs 50/- 
  • Bus or Heavy Vehicles: Rs 70/- 

Mysore Zoo Timings:

  • Every Day: 8:30 am – 5.30 pm
  • Tuesday Closed

Way to Reach Mysore Zoo:

  • The distance from Mysore city bus station to Mysore Zoo is only 3km and is 2km from Mysore Palace. 
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Mysore zoo from Mysore. Cabs, autos, and buses are available in the Mysore city to reach the Mysore Zoo.

Mysore Zoo spending Time: 3-4hour

Mysore Zoo Address: Zoo, Main Rd, Indira Nagar, Ittige Gudu, Mysore, Karnataka 570010

Food Availability: Food stalls are available in the zoo, and many restaurants are available out of the zoo park.

Warning:

  • Plastic bags, plastic covers, and plastic bottles are not allowed.

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4. Jaganmohan Palace

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Jaganmohan Palace is one of the best Tourist places in Mysore. Jaganmohan Palace was established by the Royal family of the Wodeyar Kingdom in 1869. Royal King Krishnaraja Wodeyar III built this palace as another home to stay with his family alternative to his royal residence Mysore Palace. 

Jaganmohan Palace specialty:

  • Jagmohan Palace was later on converted to a magnificent art gallery in 1915 and named as Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery. 
  • Today the gallery presents a lot of exquisite pieces of artwork and antiques some intricate masterpieces.
  • Royal clothing, brassware, coins, use of weapons in wars, musical instruments are kept in an art gallery.
  • The famous Indian art, Raja Ravi Verma’s oil painting collections are found in the gallery. 
  • The important artwork here that is S.G.Heldnkr’s "Lady with the Lamp", The famous lamp displayed in a room all on its own. This art gallery displayed 2000 more paintings of Mysore, Shantiniketan and Mughal style.

Way to Reach Jaganmohan Palace:

  • It is located opposite to the Mysore City bus Station and is 2km distance from the city bus station to Jagmohan Palace. 
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Jagmohan Palace from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore City

Jaganmohan Palace Entry Fee: 

  • Adult: Rs 20/- (per Head)
  • Children: Rs 10/- (per Head)

Jaganmohan Palace Timings: 

  • Every Day: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm 

Jaganmohan Palace spending Time: 1 -2 hour

Jaganmohan Palace Address:

  • Deshika Rd, opp. City Bus Stand, Devaraja Mohalla, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570024

Jaganmohan Palace Phone Number: 0821 424 3001

Food Availability: Many restaurants are available near Jaganmohan Palace.

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5. Lalitha Mahal

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Lalitha Mahal Palace is a popular tourist place in Mysore sightseeing. Lalitha Mahal was built in 1921 during Wodeyars ruling and was used as a stay for the Viceroy of Mysore. Lalitha Mahal is the iconic place with the beautiful architecture accompanied by lush gardens dolled up with Royal furnishings is the must visit tourist spot in Mysore. The palace is now converted as a heritage hotel and is open to common people.

Lalitha Mahal Specialty:

  • Beautiful architecture with antique pieces and art crafts
  • As it was converted to hotel people can book a stay and enjoy the amenities of the royal Lalitha Mahal

Way to reach Lalitha Mahal:

  • Every day several buses are found to go to Jagmohan Palace from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city.
  • It is 5.6 km from the Mysore bus stand via MG road in Mysore.

Lalitha Mahal Spending Time: 1-2 hrs

Lalitha Mahal Palace Address:

  • Lalitha Mahal Palace Road, Lalitha Mahal Nagar, Siddhartha Layout, Mysuru, Karnataka-570028

Lalitha Mahal Palace Phone: 08212470444

Lalitha Mahal Entry Timings: 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Lalitha Mahal Entry Fee: Rs 100/-

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6. Karanji Lake

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Karanji Lake Mysore is one of the best places to visit in Mysore. Karanji Lake in Mysore is located in the 90 acres of land is handovered to the Mysore Zoo authority in 1976. Since then, it was maintained under the committee of Mysore Zoo. Karanji Lake is popular as Fountain Lake which is home to 147 species of birds and is accompanied by a Butterfly park which is a feast to watch for the bird lovers.

Karanji Lake Specialty:

  • Boating facilities are available at Karanji Lake
  • Approximate to a figure of 147 bird species are exhibited at Karanji Lake and nearly 45 species of Butterflies with vibrant colors are found in the lake.
  • Relaxing day out spot for families and friends 
  • The water fountain in the Karanji Lake spot is a beautiful view to watch.

Way to reach Karanji Lake:

  • Karanji Lake is at a distance of 5 km from Mysore via kollegal road and found many buses and private vehicles to reach Karanji Lake from Mysore.

Karanji Lake Entry Fee

  • Adults- Rs:10/-
  • Children and Senior citizens- Rs: 5/-
  • Video camera- Rs:25/-

Karanji Lake Entry Timings:

  • Everyday: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
  • Closed on Tuesdays

Karanji Lake Spending Time: 1-2 hours

Karanji Lake Address:

  • Karanji Kere, Jockey Quarters, Mysuru, Karnataka- 570011

Best Time to Visit Karanji Lake

  • Winters are the best time to visit Karanji Lake and enjoy the pleasant weather with the chirps of birds and stay relaxed.

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7. Rail Museum

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Rail Museum in Mysore is a famous place among the places to visit in Mysore in one day of your Mysore trip. Rail Museum was established in 1979 by the Indian Railways authority to exhibit the railway collectibles. The Museum portrays different pictures of the railways and collectibles. Children find this museum as an interesting spot. Rail Museum presents steam engines, wooden pillars, vintage rail lamps, lights, tickets, ticket machines, railway clock and many more are found in Rail Museum.

Rail Museum Specialty:

  • Collectibles related to Railways are exhibited in the Museum
  • A steam engine is an interesting thing to watch here
  • Austin Railway car along with other steam engines are exhibited here

How to Reach Rail Museum:

  • It is 2km from the city center and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Rail Museum from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Rail Museum Spending Time: 1-2 hrs

Rail Museum Entry Fee:

  • Adults- Rs.15/-
  • Children- Rs.10/-
  • Toy Train ride-Rs. 10/-
  • Video camera- Rs30/-

Rail Museum Entry Timings:

  • 10:00 AM-5:30 PM and the museum is closed on Mondays

Rail Museum Address:

  • KRS Road, Medar Block, Yadavagiri, Mysuru, Karnataka- 570005

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8. St. Philomena’s Church

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St. Philomena’s Church is popular among the Mysore sightseeing places spotted in Mysore city and draws thousands of tourists every year to visit the church. The church was constructed in Ne-Gothic style architecture and is very beautiful to watch it from the front view. St.Philomena’s Church has two long vertical extensions which look like they are penetrating into the sky which is very beautiful to watch and the church looks more beautiful in the evening decorated with lights.

St.Philomena’s Church Specialty:

  • Visit during Holy mass and annual feast as the celebrations and prayers happen in the biggest way.
  • Evening view of the church is very beautiful to watch
  • It is the second tallest and largest church in Asia

Way to Reach St. Philomena's Church:

  • It is 3km from the city center and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to St. Philomena’s Church from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

St. Philomena’s Church Timings: 5:00 AM-6:00 PM

St. Philomena’s Church Entry Fee: Free

St. Philomena’s Church Spending Time: 1 hr

Best time to visit St. Philomena’s Church:

  • Evening daily time and annual feasts

St. Philomena’s Church Address:

  • Lourdes Nagar, Ashoka Road, Lashkar Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka- 570001

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9. Sri Nandi Temple

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Sri Nandi Temple in Mysore is the bliss to visit when you plan for the Mysore trip from your place. The temple is very near to the Chamundeshwari temple and is just half the distance to the temple there is a 5m tall idol of Nandi the sacred bull of Lord Shiva. The temple premises are very pleasant and a must worth a visit for the devotional tourists.

Sri Nandi Temple specialty

  • The large of the Nandi is beautifully carved from a single rock in the ancient history of the Mysuru.

Way to Reach Sri Nandi Temple: 

  • It is 4.5 km from the city center and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Sri Nandi Temple. 

Sri Nandi Temple Timings: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Sri Nandi Temple spending Time: 1 hr

Sri Nandi Temple Entry Fee: FREE

Sri Nandi Temple Address:

  • Chamundi Hill rd, Chamundi hills, Mysuru, Karnataka-570010

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10. Brindavan Gardens

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Brindavan Gardens is one of the best tourist places in Mysore and was constructed in 1932 by Sir Mirza Ismail. The beautiful gardens is spread over 60 acres of land filled with lush green landscapes, beautifully carved trees, designed plantations, fountains and many food stalls is the refreshing spot in Mysore. It is said that the project took 5 years to complete and plant the trees.

Brindavan Gardens Specialty:

  • Enjoying the beautiful landscapes while munching on food is the best thing to do in the gardens
  • Tourists can take rides and other fun activities
  • Evening time in the gardens is the best time with live music with fountain dance is the perfect entertainment to tourists.

Way to Reach Brindavan Gardens:

  • It is 16 km from the city center and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Brindavan Gardens from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Brindavan Gardens Entry Timings:

  • 6:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Lighting Show Timings: 7:00 PM - 8:00 Pm
  • Fountain Show- 6:30-7:30 PM on weekdays
  • 6:30-8:30 PM on weekends

Brindavan Gardens Entry Fee:

  • Adult: Rs. 15/-
  • Children: Rs. 5/- (Age 5 -10 yrs)

Brindavan Gardens Spending Time: 4-5 hours
Brindavan Gardens Address:
Best time to visit Brindavan Gardens: Winters and Evenings

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11. GRS Fantasy Park

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GRS Fantasy Park is the largest amusement park in Mysore and is the famous tourist and day out a spot in Mysore. The park is located in the heart of the city and is very accessible to different parts of the City. The park offers many thrill filled rides for adults and amused rides for kids. There are many numbers of rides in Amazonia, especially for kids. Tourists can store their things in lockers available at the entrance of the park.

GRS Fantasy Park Specialty:

  • Many thrill rides like  Dragons’ den, Aqua tornado and many more are famous in the park.
  • There are many rides designed for kids like Mini aqua bowl, play area, Aqua rail and much more to have fun
  • Amused rides are more available at the park

How to Reach GRS Fantasy Park:

  • It is 6 km from the city center and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to GRS fantasy park from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

GRS Fantasy Park Entry Fee: 

  • Adults: Rs.749/-
  • Children's: Rs.649/-
  • infants: Free (below 3 years)
  • Senior Citizen: Rs.649/-

GRS Fantasy Park Entry Timings: 

  • Monday to Saturday: 10:30 AM-6:00 PM
  • Sundays10:30 AM- 7:00 PM

GRS Fantasy Park Spending Time: 4-5 hours 

GRS Fantasy Park Address:

  • KRS Dam Road, Mysuru, Karnataka-571607

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12. Chunchanakatte Waterfalls

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Chunchanakatte waterfalls are located near the Cauvery river in Chunchanakatte village in our area, the water falling from a height of 20 meters is an exciting thing to watch at the waterfalls. First the waterfalls as two different streams and continue to flow as one stream.

Chunchanakatte Waterfalls Specialty:

  • Tallest and famous waterfalls in the city of Mysore
  • It is so beautiful to watch the two beautiful streams of water falling from a height of 20 meters.

Way to Reach Chunchanakatte Waterfalls:

  • It is 44 km from the city center and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Chunchanakatte Waterfalls from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Chunchanakatte Waterfalls Timings: Available all time 24 hours

Chunchanakatte Waterfalls Entry Fee: Free

Chunchanakatte Waterfalls spending Time:  1-2 hours

Chunchanakatte Waterfalls Address:

  • Chunchanakatte waterfall, Chunchanakatte, Haliyur, Karnataka-571604

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13. Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

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Ever visited the sand museum? Yes, seeing the sand sculptures online is quite common but visiting a museum is an interesting fact. Sand Sculpture Museum in Mysore is one of the famous Mysore tourist spots. The museum depicts the beautiful sculptures of sand that show the creativity and excellence of the artist.

Sand Sculpture Museum Specialty:

  • Beautifully sculpted sand creations are the interesting one in the museum

Way to Reach the Sand Sculpture Museum:

  • It is 5 km from the city center and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Sand Sculpture Museum from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Sand Sculpture Museum Entry Fee:

  • Adults: Rs 40/-
  • Children's: Rs 20/-

Sand Sculpture Museum Timings: 8:30 AM-6:30 PM

Sand Sculpture Museum Spending Time 1-2 hours

Sand Sculpture Museum Address:

  • Chamundi hills road, KC Layout, Mysuru, Karnataka-50010

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14. Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace

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Jayalakshmi Vila is a famous spot among the Mysore tourist places. Jayalakshmi Vilas was built in 1905 by the Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar to his elder daughter Jayalakshmi out of love to stay in the palace. The palace was constructed in 6 acres of land with 125 royal furnished rooms with beautiful paintings. 

Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace Specialty:

The specialty of the Palace lies the beautiful architecture of the palace with beautiful paintings.

Way to Reach Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace:

  • It is 13 km from the city center and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace Entry Fee

  • Adults: Rs 15/-
  • Children: Rs 5/-

Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace Timings:

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
  • Monday and Sunday Closed

Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace Spending Time: 1-2 hours

Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace Address: 

  • Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, Janapada Museums, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, 570006, India

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15. Lingabudi Lake

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Lingabudi Lake is one of the famous tourist places in Mysore located near the Lingambudhi park. The lake is formed in 1828 by Krishnaraja Wodeyar, as a source of freshwater for the nearest village. The lake is formed across 260 acres and is the largest and oldest lake of Mysore City. Lingabudi lake is the Must visit the lake when you visit Mysore.

Lingabudi Lake Specialty:

Beautiful scenic views of the water surrounded by the lush green landscapes and Lingambudhi park is the must visit the lake in Mysore

Way to Reach Lingabudi Lake:

  • It is 5.3 km from the city center and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Lingabudi Lake from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Lingabudi Lake Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Lingabudi Lake Timings: 6:00 AM-6:00 PM

Lingabudi Lake Spending Time: 1 - 2 Hrs

Lingabudi Lake Address:

  • Srirampura, 8 Km from Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, 570008, India

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16. Balmuri Falls

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Balmuri Falls are famous among the Mysore tourist places and is popular for a day out spots in Mysore. It was a Man made waterfall from the water streams of the dam on Cauvery River. Balmuri falls are 6 feet tall and is beautiful to watch the scenic views with your family.

Balmuri Falls Specialty:

  • Watching the water streams flowing from the dam is the beautiful view every tourist can enjoy at the Balmuri falls.

Way to Reach Balmuri Falls:

  • It is 14 km from the city center and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Balmuri Falls from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Balmuri Falls Timings: 24 hours (no time restrictions)

Balmuri Falls Spending Time: 1-2 hours

Balmuri Falls Entry Fee: Free

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17. Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple/ Namdroling Monastery

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Bylakuppe Golden Temple located in the Bylakuppe village is also known as Namdroling Monastery. This Temple is the largest Buddhist teaching school and it is the residence for thousands of monks living in the Monastery. This Monastery was built in 1963 with the bamboo bought from the nearby forests donated by the Government of India and it donates for the education of Tibetians in the Monastery.

Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple Specialty:

  • The golden temple consists of many golden paintings depicting the culture of Buddhism
  • Apart from the golden temple, there are many Monasteries that are worth visiting like Sakya Monastery, Sera Je Monastery, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery are the famous places to be visited in the Bylakuppe.

Way to Reach Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple:

  • Bylakuppe is 90 km away from the city Mysore, can come by buses or hire private vehicles to reach Bylakuppe.

  • From Kushalnagar, it is 6km to Bylakuppe you can come easily from Kushalnagar through public transport.

Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden TempleEntry Fee: No Entry Fee

Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple Timings: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple Address

  • Arlikumari, P.O. Bylakuppe, Mysore, Karnataka, 571104, India

Best time to visit Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple:

The best time to visit the Bylakuppe temple is in the month of February or March in which Tibetians celebrate their New Year and also most of the tourists visit during these festive seasons to see the colorful masked dances performed live by the traditional people.

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18. Somanathapura Temple/ Chennakesava Temple

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Chennakesava Temple is the famous temple situated on the banks of the river Cauvery near the Somanathapura village built by the Hoysala Kings during their reign. Chennakesava Temple was built in13th Century beautifully designed in the Hoysala Architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and received prayers for thousands of years and unfortunately, the idols of the deities were 

Diminished by the Invaders and it is not in the position to receive prayers but thousands of tourists visit every year and get mesmerized by the Hoysala architecture.

Somanathapura Temple Specialty:

  • Beautiful Hoysala architecture enhances the design it was built
  • The temple is nominated for the UNESCO world heritage list

Way to Reach Somnathpur Temple:

One can reach Somanathapura by train and buses from Bangalore and can find plenty of private vehicles to reach the Chennakesava temple.

Somanathapura Temple Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Somanathapura Temple Entry Fee

  • Adults: Rs.5/-
  • Children: No Fee
  • Foreigners: Rs.100/-
  • Video Camera: Rs.25/-

Somanathapura Temple Spending Time: 1-2 hrs

Somanathapura Temple Address:

  • Somanathapura, Karnataka 571120

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19. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is the famous tourist place in the Mysore city and is located at a distance of 19km from the city Mysuru and one can reach easily to the place to view the beauty of nature. The bird sanctuary is established in the wide-area comprised of various species of birds to attract thousands of visitors every year.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Specialty:

  • Variety of birds are found in the Sanctuary attracts visitors
  • Scenic nature views around the Sanctuary

Way to Reach Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary:

  • It is 8 km from the city centre and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to  Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Timings: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Entry Fee: Adult: Rs.50/-, Children's: Rs.25/-, Foreigners: Rs.300/-

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Spending Time: 2-3 Hours

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Address: Near Brindavan gardens, Krishnasagasagar Dam Rd, Mandya, Karnataka, 571401, India.

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20. Trinesvaraswamy Temple

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Trinesvaraswamy Temple located in the city Mysore was built at the Mysore Fort which is the beautiful temple to visit at the fort. The temple's main deity Trinesvara means Lord Shiva with three eyes is worshipped here. The temple was constructed in Dravidian style and it resembles the culture of Dravidian Kingdom.

Trinesvaraswamy Temple Specialty:

The attraction of the temple is the idol of Trinesvara

Way to Reach Trinesvaraswamy Temple:

  • It is 2 km from the city centre and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to  Trinesvaraswamy Temple from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Trinesvaraswamy Temple Timings: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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21. Sreekanteswara Temple

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Sreekanteswara Temple located in Mysore is the famous temples built in the city of Mysore during the reign of Dravidians. The temple is built in devotion to Lord Shiva and it is said that the deity in the temple has healing powers and thousands of devotees offered prayers and made their wishes fulfilled by the Lord. The temple was constructed in Dravidian architecture with the 125ft tall Gopuram on the temple is allocated with seven Gold Kalash is the beautiful view to watch at the temple.

Way to Reach Sreekanteswara Temple:

  • It is 20 km from the city centre and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Sreekanteswara Temple from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Sreekanteswara Temple Specialty:

The specialty of the Sreekanteswara temple lies in viewing the tall gopuram with seven Gold Kalasha situated at the top of the temple.

Sreekanteswara Temple Timings:

6:00 AM-1:00PM & 4:00PM-8:30 PM

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22. Melody World Wax Museum

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Melody World Wax Museum located in Mysore is the famous and largest musical museum in Mysore built by an IT Professional Shreeji Bhaskaran in 2010. The museum consists of different musical instruments to play the traditional music of different regions in the country. Many ancient and traditional musical instruments are also found here. Famous musicians wax statues in traditional attires are found here with traditional musical instruments.

Melody World Wax Museum Specialty:

  • Wax statues built in life size of the famous musicians in the museum
  • Different musical instruments including traditional and ancient instruments to play music are found in the Museum.

How to reach Melody World Wax Museum:

  • It is 5 km from the city centre which is 3km from the Mysore Palace and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Melody World Wax Museum from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Melody World Wax Museum Timings: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Melody World Wax Museum Entry Fee: Rs.30/- (Per Person), Rs.10/- (still camera)

Melody World Wax Museum Spending Time: 2-3 Hours

Melody World Wax Museum Address: Vihara Marga, Siddartha Layout, Mysore, Karnataka, India, 570011

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23. Folklore Museum Mysore

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Folklore Museum located in the heart of Mysore city is one of the famous Mysore attractions. This was built to depict the culture of the Mysore folk culture and art to today's generations. Many folk arts, paintings, Products, art crafts, and structures resemble the culture of the Mysore Folks.

Folklore Museum Mysore Specialty:

How to Reach Folklore Museum Mysore: 

  • It is just 1km from the city centre and is accessible from every part of the city.
  • Every day several buses are found to go to Folklore Museum from Mysore. Cabs, auto-rickshaw, and buses are available from the Mysore city

Folklore Museum Mysore Entry Fee:

  • Adults: Rs.15/-
  • Children: Rs.5/-

Folklore Museum Mysore Timings8:30 AM-6:00 PM

Folklore Museum Mysore Spending Time: 3 - 4hours

Folklore Museum Mysore Address: Manasa Gangothiri, Mysore, Karnataka, 570006, India.

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How to Reach Mysore

Find your way and escape to the land of travel!

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How to Reach Mysore:

Mysore is a city popular for Indian Tourism covering most of the places to visit in Mysore. The distance covered by road from Bangalore to Mysore is 144.3 km via Mysore road. Transportation to Mysore is easily available from all ways including Flights, Road and trains.

By Flight: The nearest airport to the city Mysore is the Bangalore International airport connected to all the cities in south India runs plenty of flights variably in a day and transportation by buses and cabs are easily found near the airport. Duration: 50m,

By Train: Mysore Railway Station is also connected to all major cities. Many trains are available on a daily basis and prior reservation of tickets saves a lot of time to the tourists. Duration: 2h 35m

By Roadways: Mysore has a transportation facility from all places in South India. Every day several buses are found in service from Bangalore to Mysore. Plenty of Private vehicles like state buses and cabs facilities are available at fewer charges. Duration: 3h 30m



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History of Mysore

There is always a hidden story to tell!

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About Mysore - City of Palace:

Mysore is the word originated from Mysore which was derived from the demon Mahishasura who was diminished by the Goddess Chamundeswari Devi on the Chamundi hills. Mysore, also known as ‘the City of Palaces’ is 150km away from Bangalore city offering many places to visit in Mysore. Mysore kingdom during the reign of the Wodeyar Dynasty diversified the ways to reach Mysore constructed beautiful places one of them is the iconic Mysore Palace. There are plenty of best places to visit in Mysore as such Amba Vilas, Chamundi Hills, Lalitha Mahal, Mysore Zoo, Jaganmohan Palace, Karanji Lake, and more Mysore attractions to mesmerize you during your Mysore Darshan. Some of the famous things in Mysore one can take as a souvenir from Mysore are Mysore silk, Mysore Pak, Sandalwood, Incense sticks, Rosewood Articrafts, Ivory work, and stone sculptures.



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Best Time to Visit Mysore

Set the clock to wander in the streets of Voyage

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Best time to visit Mysore:

The best time to visit Mysore in the year is the winter season as winter is the best season everyone plans tours to enjoy the cool weather. Mysore tourist spots like waterfalls are best to visit in Winter season and yes, monsoon is also good to go for a visit to Mysore enjoying the Mysore attractions in the rainy season with low temperature.

Apparels to carry while visiting Mysore:

It is must carry woolen blankets, woolen clothes, thermals, and gloves while you are visiting Mysore in Winter season to sustain in the cold weather. If you are visiting Mysore in the rainy season then carry raincoats, dark colored clothes to stay comfortable during your visit to Mysore.



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Busy Timings and Days in Mysore

Stretch your time to visit the best places in the city

Busy Timings and Days:

  • As Mysore is known for the pompous celebrations of festivals, Dussehra is celebrated in a grand way in the Mysore palace and people visit the place to see the celebrations from different parts of India. 
  • January is considered as the tourism month and is also the best time to visit Mysore.
  • Temperature is moderate during January which is an advantage to tourists.
  • During the tourist season, travel and tourism may charge expensive rates, so it is better to book tour packages prior to the date of travel.

Days To Spend in Mysore: 2 to 3 Days

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Travel Tips for Mysore Tour

Be little safe for the utmost joy!

Travel Tips for Mysore Tour:

  • Hydrate yourself as you have stay energized the whole when you visit tourist places.
  • Most of the places in Bangalore are historical follow the instructions at each spot
  • Carry comfortable clothes or casuals during a visit to waterfalls and activity spots
  • While visiting temples prefer traditional wear as some temples have strict dress code.
  • Follow safety measures during Trekking and Boating at mountains and waterfalls.
  • Carry eatables in your journey and follow safety measures at every tourist spot.
  • Also, keep your belongings safe when you visit crowded tourist spots.

Mandatory Items to be carried to Bangalore Tour:

  • Carry the first-aid box and basic incase of falling sick
  • Carry winter wear if you visit Bangalore in the mid of December as it will be very cold in the evenings.
  • Do not forget to carry the best digital camera to lock your memories spent in Bangalore forever.
  • To lock your memories spent in Mysore do not forget to carry the best camera and also to enjoy to the fullest at Mysore
  • Health comes first, so carry your medicine to avoid causing illness.  

Precautions:

  • Carry basic medicine and first-aid box
  • Follow instructions at every tourist spot
  • Follow safety measures during Boating at waterfalls.
  • Do not carry valuables to the tourist spots as you are not allowed to take them inside the iconic places

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Conclusion of Mysore City Tour

Here we conclude Bon Voyage!

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Above mentioned places are the picked famous places among the best places to visit in Mysore. Let us know if you have any doubts and if you plan a trip and share your experiences in the comments.



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vineela

24-Dec-2019

nice

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Naresh

21-Jan-2020

best time to visit Mysore in the year is the winter season as winter is the best season everyone plans tours to enjoy the cool weather. Mysore tourist spots like waterfalls are best to visit in Winter season and yes, monsoon is also good to go for a

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