Here are the top 30 tourist attractions to see in Mysore:

1. Mysore Palace

Must visit 4.4 / 5 View 25+ photos

2 kms
from city center
1 out of 30
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. Somanathapura Temple

Must visit 3.5 / 5

26 kms
from city center
2 out of 30
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.

3. Brindavan Gardens

Must visit 4.2 / 5 View 22+ photos

16 kms
from city center
3 out of 30
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.

4. Mysore Zoo

Must visit 4.3 / 5 View 19+ photos

3 kms
from city center
4 out of 30
places to visit in Mysore

One of the best zoological gardens in India, it was established in the year 1892 by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar for the royals and handed over to the Department of Parks and Gardens of the State Govt on attaining freedom. Along with being home to various species of birds, mammals and reptiles, this zoo also engages in captive breeding of exotic and endangered species.

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5. Chamundeshwari Temple

4.2 / 5 View 5+ photos

4 kms
from city center
5 out of 30
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. GRS Fantasy Park

4.2 / 5

6 kms
from city center
6 out of 30
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.

7. St. Philomena's Church

4.3 / 5 View 5+ photos

3 kms
from city center
7 out of 30
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.

8. City Shopping

Must visit 3.4 / 5

2 kms
from city center
8 out of 30
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.

9. Jaganmohan Palace

4.2 / 5

2 kms
from city center
9 out of 30
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.

10. Talakadu

4.2 / 5 View 16+ photos

44 kms
from city center
10 out of 30
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.

11. Karanji Lake

3.8 / 5 View 15+ photos

4 kms
from city center
11 out of 30
places to visit in Mysore

Karanji Lake placed in Mysore Karnataka, is surrounded by a nature park 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 waterspread area is about 55 hectares, the foreshore area measures about 35 hectares. Karanji lake is owned by the Mysore Zoo Authority. Mysore Zoo gets a revenue of an average of Rs. 50000 per day from ticket sales to enthusiasts who visit this lake.

12. Folklore Museum

3.2 / 5

1 kms
from city center
12 out of 30
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

13. Rail Museum, Mysore

3.7 / 5 View 6+ photos

2 kms
from city center
13 out of 30
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.

14. Trinesvaraswamy Temple

3.2 / 5

2 kms
from city center
14 out of 30
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.

15. Nanjangud

3.7 / 5

20 kms
from city center
15 out of 30
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.

16. Melukote Temples

3.2 / 5

41 kms
from city center
16 out of 30
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.

17. Bonsai Garden

3.1 / 5

2 kms
from city center
17 out of 30
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.

18. Srikanteswara Temple

3.2 / 5

20 kms
from city center
18 out of 30
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.

19. Lalitha Mahal Palace

6 kms
from city center
19 out of 30
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.

20. Shuka Vana

3.0 / 5

2 kms
from city center
20 out of 30
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.

21. Ashtanga Yoga Institute

4 kms
from city center
21 out of 30
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.

22. Mysore Mandala Yoga Shala

1 kms
from city center
22 out of 30
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.

23. Chunchanakatte Falls

44 kms
from city center
23 out of 30
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.

24. Balmuri Waterfalls

14 kms
from city center
24 out of 30
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.

25. Dr. Ambedkar's Park

1 kms
from city center
25 out of 30
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.

26. Lingambudhi Park

4 kms
from city center
26 out of 30
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.

27. Javaregowda Park

1 kms
from city center
27 out of 30
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.

28. Sanjeevini Park

2 kms
from city center
28 out of 30
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.

29. Cheluvamba Park

3 kms
from city center
29 out of 30
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.

30. Freedom Fighter's Park

1 kms
from city center
30 out of 30
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.

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