Beautiful Parks in Mysore to Relax and Rejuvenate

Parks in Mysore

The parks in Mysore are known for their resplendent beauty, gorgeous scenery, pleasant environment and the serene setting. Bustling with activity and yet so calm and peaceful, these beautiful parks in Mysore are a perfect place to relax away from the hustle-bustle of the city, in between plenteous nature. Boasting of well-maintained lawns, glossy green grass carpet, vibrantly blooming flower beds, these stunning parks in Mysore are equally loved by adults and kids alike. People flock to these parks for jogging, morning walks, meditation, laughing clubs etc. They are also especially popular among the kids due to the varieties of swings, rides and play activities they offer.

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Here is the list of 11 Beautiful Parks in Mysore to Relax and Rejuvenate

1. Brindavan Gardens, Mysore

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Built across the Kaveri river, these beautiful gardens were constructed by Krishnaraja Wodeyar. These gardens spread over 60 acres of land and were modelled after the Shalimar gardens of Kashmir. The beauty of these gardens multiplies in the evenings when the fountains light up in various colours.

Entry Fees: Adult: INR 15, Child: INR 5
Timings: Garden timings: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Music fountain show: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Weekdays) and 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Weekends)

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2. Karanji lake, Mysore

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Karanji Lake is surrounded by a nature park in Mysore comprising of a butterfly park and an aviary which is the biggest 'walk-through aviary' in India. Also, a museum named, the Regional Museum of Natural History is placed on the banks of this lake. The area over which the Karanji lake spans is of 90 hectares. On one hand, the foreshore area covers about 35 hectares water spread area is about 55 hectares, the foreshore area measures about 35 hectares.

Entry Fees: Adults: INR 10, Children (5-15 years): INR 5, Senior Citizens: INR 5, Video Camera: INR 25
Timings: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

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3. Bonsai Garden, Mysore

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The Bonsai Garden of Mysore is home to over 100 different varieties of Bonsai trees spread across a vast estate of about 4 acres. It is a part of the Avadoota Datta Peetham of the Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashrama.

Entry Fees: INR 20
Timings: Thursday - Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Closed on Wednesdays

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4. Shuka Vana, Mysore

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Home to over 2000 birds, the Shuka Vana in Mysore currently holds the record for most bird species in an aviary in the Guinness Book of World Records. This unique park in Mysore, commonly known as parrot park, is a part of the Avadhoota Datta Peetham in the Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashram, and also serves as a rehabilitation centre for abused, injured and abandoned birds.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Timings: Thursday - Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Closed on Wednesday

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5. Dr. Ambedkar's Park, Mysore

Located in Jayanagar, Dr. Ambedkar's Park is one of the popular parks in Mysore. Built in between the residential properties, the park is a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate from the pell-mell of life. It is specifically ideal for early morning and evening walks in between the natural environment.

Entry Fee:
No Entry Fee

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6. Lingambudhi Park, Mysore

Situated on the north-eastern side of the Lingambudhi Lake, Lingumbudhi Park is a gorgeous park in Mysore. This is one of the parks in Mysore which is in a state of all wilderness, it has umpteen bamboo trees. The massive park is sprawling over a vast area of land and requires at least half an hour to take a complete round.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Timings: 5:15 am–10:30 am and 4:15 pm–7 pm

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7. Javaregowda Park, Mysore

Javaregowda Park is situated in the Saraswathipuram area of Mysore and is especially popular among the kids owing to the presence of an array of fun rides and swings. The lush green park in Mysore is also ideal for jogging, meditation and yoga etc.

Timings: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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8. Sanjeevini Park, Mysore

Sanjeevini Park is an urban park situated in the heart of Mysore city in Saraswathipuram. The highlight of the park is the massive Laughing Buddha statue installed right in the centre of the park. It also has a lot of swings and play rides for kids. not to forget, the lush green park provides ample fresh air to relax and rewind for the city dwellers.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Timings: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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9. Cheluvamba Park, Mysore

Situated in Medar Block, Yadavagiri, Cheluvamba Park is spread over 9 acres of land and is another one of the pretty parks in Mysore. Boasting of lush greenery, well-maintained lawns and orderly flower beds, the park is a perfect place to relax and rewind from the chaos of the city life.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
 Timings: 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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10. Freedom Fighter's Park, Mysore

Speaking of parks in Mysore, we cannot forget to include Freedom Fighter's Park in the list owing to its resplendent beauty, vibrant flower beds and lush green lawns. The park also has a separate play area for kids and space for yoga, meditation etc.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Timings: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

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11. Bandipur National Park, Karnataka - Tiger reserves in the Nilgiris

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Known For : Gopalaswamy Betta

Situated in the state of Karnataka, 72 kms from Mysore, Bandipur National Park was once the hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore. It was later established as a reserve in 1974, and these deciduous forests rich in wildlife and flora have become a popular tourist attraction since then. Due to a lot of wildlife casualties due to tourist traffic, a ban on traffic between 9 PM to 6 AM has been established to ensure the safety of the animal population.

Best Time : October to May

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