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Places To Visit In Mysore, Karnataka

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Tourism In Mysore

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Tourist Places in Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore being the second largest city in Karnataka is home to numerous places to visit which are rich in culture and boasts off the glorious past through historical monuments. List of places in Mysore is long enough to keep the vacationers occupied for a minimum of 2-3 days. Mysore has a very interesting history wherein the Mysore Kingdom was first served by the Wodeyar family and after ages when the fourth Anglo-Mysore war took place, the kingdom was again handed over to the Wodeyar family.

Mysore is an ideal tourist destination for all kind of travelers from nature lovers to history buffs to photography enthusiasts. Mysore points of interest include Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Chamundi Hills, Somanathapura Temple, GRS Fantasy Park, Balmuri Falls, Karanji Lake, St. Philomena’s Church, Jaganmohan Palace, Folklore Museum, Rail Museum, Srikanteshwara Temple, Shivanasamudra Falls and more. It is very clear that there is no dearth of tourist attractions in Mysore.

A Mysore trip will be incomplete without visiting the Mysore palace. This place is one of the well known Mysore historical places and among the largest palaces in India. The palace is built with wood and is illuminated daily with around 98000 bulbs in the evening. To know more about Mysore palace one has to visit the palace.

Brindavan Gardens is among the Mysore beautiful places and refreshes a tired soul with the serenity it holds amidst the chaotic city hassle.

Chamundi Hills is also among the best Mysore sightseeing places, dedicated to Goddess Chamundeshwari. There is a temple on top of the hills, which attracts a huge number of devotees. Regular buses ply from the city centre to reach the temple.

Mysore tourist places include more captivating places like GRS Fantasy Park. GRS Fantasy Park is a theme based water park and amusement park situated on the Mysore-Bangalore highway. It is very famous among the locals as a source which creates unforgettable memories.

Mysore is a full-fledged pack of places ranging from jungles and hills to museums and historical places to temples and churches. One can also plan a one day trip around Mysore, and explore places like Bandipur National Park, BR Hills, Bylakuppe, Channapatna, Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, Kokrebellur, Melukote, Nagarhole National Park, Nanjangud, Nimishamba and Talakad. All the best places in Mysore are undoubtedly a treat to the travelers. A Mysore trip ensures that the guest gets back home with a bag full of amazing memories.

Mysore India points of interest when combined with some lip smacking cuisine and street shopping Mysore, provide vacationers the required serenity and peace. Mysore has a very fascinating old world charm with a cosmopolitan culture which can only be experienced only when a traveler actually visits. Also, one must not go home without buying anything from the vibrant markets of Mumbai. One of the very famous markets in Mysore, Devaraja Market is the most popular one. One can easily find here silk sarees, sandalwood carvings, original handicrafts and

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Mysore Zoo

Mysore zoo, also known as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, was established in the year 1892 by the Royals of Mysore and is one of the oldest zoos in the India. It is one of Mysore’s most popular attractions and the second most visited place after Mysore Palace. Mysore zoo park was originally built on 10 acres of the su...

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Brindavan Gardens in Mysore

Located in the Mandya district of Karnataka, Brindavan Gardens are one of the most beautiful of terrace gardens in the world. A creative initiative taken by Sir Mirza Ismail resulted in this beautiful illuminated terrace garden.

The surrounding horticultural farms, botanical gardens, fountains, topiary works and the en...

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KRS Dam in Mysore

Bestowed with colourful, stunning and illuminated gardens, musical fountains and water bodies in its vicinity, the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam is also known as KRS Dam and is located very close to the settlement of krishnarajasagara in Karnataka. The current KRS Dam inflow is 5,365 cusecs and the water level is 111.13 ft. and t...

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Bandipur National Park in Mysore

Situated in the state of Karnataka near Mysore, Bandipur National Park was once the hunting grounds of the Maharajas 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. It was declared as a part of the Nilgiri B...

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Chamundi Hills in Mysore

Mysore, one of the largest cities in Karnataka is famous for various tourist attractions and helps in the growth of state tourism. Mysore is blessed with numerous tourist attractions which are visited by travelers throughout the year, one of them being the Chamundi Hills. The very majestic Chamundi Hills are named after the...

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Mysore Palace in Mysore

Located in the heart of the city, the majestic Mysore Palace, also known as the Ambavilas Palace, stands tall to take the hearts of its visitors right away. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style with blends of Hindu, Mughal, Rajput and Gothic styles, this three-storeyed stone structure surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, prov...

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Shivanasamudra Falls in Mysore

Shivanasamudra is a small and beautiful island city located in the Mandya district of Karnataka, India. Situated on the banks of Kaveri River, it is located 65 kilometers east of Mysore and 138 km from Bangalore. Surrounded by hills and a dense forest, the view of the city is completely awe-inspiring. Also known as Shivasam...

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Srirangapatna in Mysore

Once under the rule of Tipu Sultan, the town of Srirangapatna, remains to be one of the most politically and historically significant heritage of South India. Serving as an urban and pilgrimage center from centuries, the town of Srirangapatna has also been the capital of various empires and dynasties of South India includin...

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Balmuri Falls in Mysore

Featured in several Kannada films, Balmuri Falls is a man-made cascade on the Cauvery River. This 6-feet-tall waterfall is created by check-dam on the river. Flanked by coconut palms and green scenery, Balmuri Waterfalls is a popular picnic spot for people from Mysore and Bangalore.

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GRS Fantasy Park in Mysore

GRS Fantasy Park is an amazing option to have a great time with loved ones. This is a unique amusement park that is stationed in Mysore, Karnataka. With its host of options to enjoy, the park is the perfect place for some recreation for both kids and adults. GRS Fantasy Park in Mysore, Karnataka offers a tasteful selection ...

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What is the distance between Bangalore and Mysore?

Bangalore is located at a distance of 149 kilometres via National Highway 275 and 160 kilometres via National Highway 948.

What is the best time to visit Mysore?

Every season in Mysore is pleasant which is why the city hosts tourism throughout the year. The vacationers might get some discounts on hotels from October to March which is the best time to visit Mysore because of a more blissful atmosphere.

What are the places to visit near Mysore?

There is no shortage of places to visit in and around Mysore. Tourist places like Kabini, Srirangapatna, Bangalore, Shivanasamudra Falls, Shravanabelagola and many more are situated near Mysore and some of them can be visited en route Mysore.

What to buy in Mysore?

Mysore is paradise for the vacationers who’d like to take traditional souvenirs back home with them. One can find here, wooden handicrafts, silk sarees (or famously known as Mysore Sarees), perfumed incense sticks, sandalwood carvings at reasonable prices.  

What are the best vegetarian restaurants in Mysore?

Authana Restaurant, Raghavendra Bhavan, Madhva Bhavan, Hotel Shree Guru Residency, Vishnu Bhavan and Littlewoods are the most prominent vegetarian restaurants in Mysore.