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1. Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace
Must visit 4.4 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

The former residence of the royal family of Mysore, the Mysore Palace is an extremely breath-taking example of the Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture. It was built in the year 1912 for the 24th Ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty, and is till date one of the biggest palaces in the country. It's one of the most popular and well known tourist attractions in India.

2. Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Gardens
Must visit 4.2 /5

16 km
from city center
2 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

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

3. Mysore Zoo

Mysore Zoo
Must visit 4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
3 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, also known as the Mysore Zoo is one of the best zoological gardens in India. Along with being home to various species of birds, mammals and reptiles, this zoo also engages in captive breeding of exotic and endangered species. The world's first caesarian section delivery performed on an elephant in Mysore zoo gave it global fame and recognition.

4. Somanathapura Temple

Somanathapura Temple
Must visit 3.5 /5

26 km
from city center
4 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

The village is named after Somnath, the commander of the Hoysala army who founded this place. It has a perfect natural setting for a family picnic. Also, the Somnathpur temple is a classic example of the stone carvings in Hoysala architecture.

5. Chamundeshwari Temple

Chamundeshwari Temple
Must visit 4.2 /5

4 km
from city center
5 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Built atop the Chamundi Hills, this temple dates back to the 12th century. The idol of the main deity is made of gold. Also featured in this temple is a intricately engraved seven storey Gopuram and a silver plated entrance.

6. Shuka Vana

Shuka Vana
3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

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, 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.

7. Jaganmohan Palace

Jaganmohan Palace
Must visit 4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

The palace that housed the royals before the construction of The Mysore palace, this structure displays various paintings of the past kings of Mysore and is one of the oldest buildings in the city.

8. Bonsai Garden

Bonsai Garden
3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

The Bonsai Garden of Mysore is home to over a 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.

9. Rail Museum, Mysore

Rail Museum, Mysore
3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

The Mysore Rail Museum is the second of its kind in India, right after the National Railways Museum of Delhi. The museum depicts the journey and development of the Indian railways through an opulent collection of photographs and various other exhibits, housing a plethora of information and insight into the intricacies of the railway engine.

10. Karanji Lake

Karanji Lake
3.8 /5

4 km
from city center
10 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Karanji Lake, also known as the fountain lake, is a popular picnic spot. Visitors are allowed to bring packed food, and there is a coffee shop as well. It is a beautiful place to explore the different species of birds as the lake exhibits as many as 147 species including herons, Asian openbill storks, cormorant, grey pelican, etc.

11. St. Philomena's Church

St. Philomena's Church
Must visit 4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
11 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Recognized as the second tallest church of Asia, St. Philomena's Church was constructed to pay tribute to the Catholic Saint and martyr of Roman Catholic Church, Saint Philomena. It is one of the most important historical sites in Mysore and is frequently visited by tourists from all over the country.

12. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

14 km
from city center
12 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Located in the picturesque state of Karnataka, the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna is a haven for a wide array of bird species. It is the largest bird sanctuary in the state and comprises of six small islands on the banks of the river Kaveri. The beauty that finds a place here in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a sight to sore eyes. The scenery of the local vegetation and landscape, coupled with the colourful variety of wildlife makes it a unique learning experience for everyone. This destination offers many activities to its tourists; the most popular ones include bird watching, boating, and some good old nature photography.

13. GRS Fantasy Park

GRS Fantasy Park
Must visit 4.2 /5

6 km
from city center
13 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

GRS Fantasy Park is a theme based amusement park and one of the favorites among the locals of Mysore. It offers some really amusing rides and activities making it a perfect spot for friends and families to hangout.

14. Edmuri Falls

Edmuri Falls

14 km
from city center
14 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Located on the Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Marg, 3 km from Mysore city, Edmuri Falls (also known as Yedmuri Falls) is a quaint waterfall that comes in pair with the adjoining Balmuri Falls. Originating from the River Cauvery, the waterfall is generated when it comes in contact with a 6 feet rocky steep slope on the path of the river. In the view of the lush green backdrop of the hills and the sparkling water in sight, the waterfall is a pure visual delight.

15. Talakadu

Talakadu
Must visit 4.2 /5

44 km
from city center
15 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Nestled on the banks of River Cauvery, Talakadu is town known for its sand dunes. With a rich past and heritage, the town is also quite famous among the devotees who come here for a special worship.

16. City Shopping

City Shopping
Must visit 3.4 /5

2 km
from city center
16 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

While in Mysore, take home Mysore silk saris, Mysore sandalwood artifacts and handicrafts, incense sticks, and traditional Mysore paintings called Ganjifa paintings, that the town is known for.

17. Folklore Museum

Folklore Museum
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
17 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

A part of the Mysore University, the museum is home to one of the most elaborate collections of folk art, products and articles. Visit the museum to witness one of the most sprawling depictions of the state's folk art

18. Trinesvaraswamy Temple

Trinesvaraswamy Temple
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
18 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

This ancient temple is located outside the Mysore Fort, the main deity being Trinesvara i.e. the three eyed Shiva. The gopura of this temple was destroyed in the 18th century, but the beauty of the Dravidian architecture is still on display here.

19. Nanjangud

Nanjangud
3.7 /5

20 km
from city center
19 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

This temple town is known as the Southern Kashi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built during the Ganga period but renovated by the Wodeyars. Shrines dedicated to various other Gods and Goddesses are there inside the temple.

20. Melukote Temples

Melukote Temples
3.2 /5

41 km
from city center
20 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

The two temples in Melukote are Tirunarayana temple and Yoga Narasimha, both located at the foothills and top respectively of the Yadavgiri hills.

21. Srikanteswara Temple

Srikanteswara Temple
3.2 /5

20 km
from city center
21 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

This temple built in the Dravidian style is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is said to have healing powers. The 125 feet tall Gopura along with the 7 gold kalash are a must see on visiting this temple.

22. Lalitha Mahal Palace

Lalitha Mahal Palace

6 km
from city center
22 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Built in the year 1921, Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysore. It was built at the orders of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore for stay of the then Viceroy of India. The architecture of the grand palace was inspired by St. Paul? Cathedral in London, making it one of the most remarkable structure to grace the landscape of the city.

23. Ashtanga Yoga Institute

Ashtanga Yoga Institute

4 km
from city center
23 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

The Ashtanga Yoga Institute based in the peaceful and tranquil environment of Mysore is a disciplined institute that provides comprehensive courses in Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga. The institute has 200 hours, 300 hours & Yoga Vacation programmes which are residential in nature. Two hours of intensive asanas practice followed by two more hours of adjustments & teaching sessions are held every day.

24. Mysore Mandala Yoga Shala

Mysore Mandala Yoga Shala

1 km
from city center
24 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Established in 2001, Mysore Mandala Yoga Shala is a Yoga and Cultural Centre, located in Lakshmipuram, Mysore City, in a Century Old Heritage House. The Yoga Shala mainly imparts Ashtanga Vinyas Yogasana, Mysore Style in a traditional way, as taught by Yogacharyas Krishnamachar and Pattabhi Jois of Mysore.

25. Kunti Betta

Kunti Betta

24 km
from city center
25 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Nestled in the town of Pandavapura between two hills, Kunti Betta is a perfect place to get away from the helter skelter of the city. This place is surrounded by sugarcane fields, paddy fields and coconut trees that makes the place look beautiful and mesmerizing. Situated at an elevation of 2882 feet, the picturesque scenic views that this place comprises of will make you feel rejuvenated.

26. Masinagudi

Masinagudi

80 km
from city center
26 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Masinagudi is a serene and tranquil hill station located near Mysore in the Nilgiri district. A haven for animal and bird lovers, this place is a mesmerizing and spectacular place to be close to nature. This is a great place to get away from the monotony of daily life and enjoy some peaceful time relaxing. The variegated hills and verdant trees that surround the place makes it look magical and beautiful.

27. Chunchanakatte Falls

Chunchanakatte Falls

44 km
from city center
27 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Chunchanakatte Falls are situated on River Kaveri in Chunchanakatte village of Mysore. The river fall off at a height of 20 metres divided as two different waterfalls, then at the base it continues as one river again.

28. Balmuri Waterfalls

Balmuri Waterfalls

14 km
from city center
28 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Balmuri Falls is situated in the village of Balmuri, 16 kms away from Mysore. The 6-feet-tall waterfall is a man made stretch of cascading water formed by the check-dam on River Cauvery. It is a popular picnic spot for the people of Mysore and Bangalore.

29. Dr. Ambedkar's Park

Dr. Ambedkar's Park

1 km
from city center
29 out of 36
places to visit in 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 natural environment.

30. Lingambudhi Park

Lingambudhi Park

4 km
from city center
30 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Situated on the north-eastern side of the Lingambudhi Lake, Lingumbudhi Park is a gorgeous park in Mysore. The park 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 atleast half an hour to take a complete round.

31. Javaregowda Park

Javaregowda Park

1 km
from city center
31 out of 36
places to visit in 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 is also ideal for jogging, meditation and yoga etc.

32. Sanjeevini Park

Sanjeevini Park

2 km
from city center
32 out of 36
places to visit in 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.

33. Cheluvamba Park

Cheluvamba Park

3 km
from city center
33 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Sitauted in Medar Block, Yadavagiri in Mysore, Cheluvamba Park is spread over 9 acres of land and is another one of the pretty parks in the area. 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.

34. Freedom Fighter's Park

Freedom Fighter's Park

1 km
from city center
34 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Speaking of parks, 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.

35. Lingambudhi Lake

Lingambudhi Lake

4 km
from city center
35 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

A hot spot of rich biodiversity and forever crowded by vibrant colored butterflies and exotic species of birdies, Lingambudhi Lake is a resplendent freshwater lake in Mysore. Considered to be a popular tourist spot in the city, the lake is exactly situated in Srirampura, around 8 km away from the city centre. Bustling with lush greenery and gorgeous surroundings, the spot is a popular picnic spot and offers the perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind from the hustle bustle of the city.

36. Krishnarajasagar Dam

Krishnarajasagar Dam

16 km
from city center
36 out of 36
places to visit in Mysore

Located in Mandya in Karnataka, KrishnaRajaSagara Dam, also known as KRS Dam, is a huge gravity dam situated near the confluence of the rivers - Cauvery, Hemavathi and Lakshaman Tirtha. Named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore, the dam was initially built to provide water for Mandya and Mysore. But later, it eventually became a source of water supply for the city of Bangalore that was rapidly growing. Today it is a major tourist attraction and amongst the most scenic spots in the region.

FAQs on Mysore

Can you suggest an itinerary for Mysore?

Day 1- Arrive and check-in. Then visit St. Philomena Church, Brindavan Gardens and Amba Vilas.
Day 2- Begin day at the banks of Karanji Lake. Then visit Chumundi Hills Bull Statue, Sri Chamundeshwari Temple and Zoological Gardens and Srirangapatna.

How can I commute within Mysore?

The best way to travel within the city is to hire an auto rickshaw. They are the most reliable and accessible way of commuting within the city as one can pay by meter during the day. However, after 10 pm, they charge 50% more than the meter reading, and after midnight you will have to pay twice the meter reading. One can also hire private taxis for the whole day from Car rental companies. Many hotels provide this service as well. Buses are also run by the State Government in and around Mysore. They run along fixed routes, and the cost is nominal. One popular mode of commuting among the tourists is the Tonga which is a horse carriage. Although it is a slow mode of transport, the experience is worth at least once.
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What are the top restaurants in Mysore?

The best places to eat in Mysore are Sapphire, Rrr Mysore Restaurant, Vinayaka Mylari, Indra Cafe Paras, Tiger Trail, Malgudi Cafe . You can see all the places to eat in Mysore here

What are the top sightseeing places in Mysore?

The top sightseeing places in Mysore are Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Somanathapura Temple, Mysore Zoo, Chamundeshwari Temple, Shuka Vana.

What are the top activities in Mysore?

The top activities in Mysore are Enjoy Panaromic View of Mysore with Joyride, A 3-hour Open Jeep Safari in Mysore, Discover All City Highlights: Mysore Sightseeing Tour, A Full-day Open Jeep Tour in Coorg, Jet Skiing near Mysore, Bandipur National Park Open Jeep Safari from Mysore.
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