30 Places to Visit in Mysore
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Mysore is a city situated in the southern Karnataka. To reach there it is a long drive of 145 kilometers from Bangalore. Mysore is famous for its festivals such as Dasara, during Dasara the whole city glows during the night and shines in the morning. So if you wish to visit Mysore the Dasara can be the best time to enjoy the fullest.
Mysore is the most loved tourist place because of the diverse range of places it offers and the cultural values it portrays. If you are planning a vacation in Mysore then here are 30 places you must visit in Mysore.
Residence of former Wodeyar dynasty rulers, Mysore Palace is a most astonishing place to see. It receives over 2.7 million visitors every year. This palace is such a beauty inside out, the crafts on the walls and ceiling are mesmerizing. After the sun is down the palace can be seen from the farthest as it glows at night, due to the lights.
The whole palace is covered in lights and in evening Mysore Palace scene is to remember.
Brindavan Gardens is located just next to the KRS dam. Brindavan Gardens has a hotel inside it and in the evening there is a light show. It is a huge, beautiful, and well-maintained garden including several fountains all over the place. During the day you can see the greenery and flowers of the garden that will blow your mind and at night the garden is covered with different colors of light, the scene at night is stunning.
This gorgeous mahal was actually built as a guest house for the guests of the royal family. The mahal can be seen from the Chamundi hills as the mahal is situated right just at the bottom of the Chamundi hills.
This palace at first was used as a quarter for the royal family but eventually, it was turned into an art gallery. This art gallery consists of some very valuable artworks of Indian artists, one of which is Raja Ravi Verma’s oil paintings and many more arts.
The largest lake in Karnataka is the Karanji Lake. It is a perfect destination for bird lovers, as this place is ideal for bird watching and there are more than 70 species of birds found at the lake. The water, trees, cool breeze, beautiful birds and an amazing view makes it an ultimate chilling spot.
Melody World Wax Museum
It is one of the largest art museums in our country. This museum consists of wax statues of instruments and bands. It even displays the transition of musical instruments from olden days to now.
This is another mind-blowing museum in Mysore which shows the history of trains and Indian Railways in general. A part of the museum shows the extravagant travel life of the Royal family, including the dining, kitchen, and toilets.
St. Philomena Church
The church is a grand construction and the architecture of it will blow your mind. It is the largest cathedrals of southern Asia and has a gothic kind of style to it. Each wall of the cathedral looks like a masterpiece.
Chamundi Hills is a range of hills that are placed at the outer end of Mysore so as you go on top of the hill you can observe the whole Mysore city in one frame.
At the top of Chamundi hills is situated an old yet eye-catching temple, Chamundeshwari temple. It is a temple of goddess Chamundi and people from far places come here to worship goddess Chamundi.
Sri Nandi Temple
Next to Chamundi hills, halfway from Chamundeshwari temple, there is Sri Nandi temple which is an important part of Hindu mythology, Nandi was a holy bull and a follower of Lord Shiva.
If you are an animal lover then this is your place to visit. It is situated in the heart of Mysore near Mysore palace. Here you can find a diverse variety of animals from snakes to giraffes. The zoo is spread in an area of 5 kilometers.
Built over the Kaveri River, the KRS dam is just next to Brindavan gardens, the view of the garden from the dam is incredible. KRS Dam is one of the most peaceful spots in Mysore.
If you want to go out in the evening in Mysore then Planet X is a must-visit for you. It is located just down the Chamundi hills. Planet X is an amusement park consisting of many fun activities such as go-karting, billiard, and many more.
GRS Fantasy Park
This is an amusement and water park situated in Mysore. If you are with family and friends this place can be your jam. The amusement park is filled with fun and exciting water rides.
If bird watching is what you like then ShukaVana is just for you. ShukaVana is a residence for over 2000 birds which means you can listen to 2000 birds. This park is also known as parrot park.
It is an old temple designed in the Dravidian style. This temple is located just outside Mysore.
Mysore has a low count in waterfalls, Chunchanakatte Falls is located next to Kaveri River and it is a calm, peaceful place to visit just like an escape from reality.
As the name suggests Bonsai garden consists of more than 100 varieties of bonsai trees. The garden is widespread into 4 acres of land and is one of its kind. You might even come across a lot of monkeys inside the garden.
This museum owns a lot of cultural and historic artifacts of Mysore. It is an ocean of knowledge that is provided by this museum as it consists of many artworks, paintings, and many more things to look at.
Feeling to shop something? Devaraja market in Mysore is exactly where you should go, it is a huge shopping destination having more than 300 shops and the market has a wide variety of clothes, jewelry, and other items.
Shree ShvethaVarahaSwamy Temple
This is one of the extraordinary temples in Mysore, the artwork on the walls of entrance will leave you stunned, the ancient carving and designs will keep you engaged. It is a beautiful yet complex kind of artwork.
Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery and Auditorium
There are many museums and art galleries in Mysore but Jaganmohan Palace is one of its kind. This place holds more than 2000 paintings and the place is available for events as well.
Regional Museum of Natural History Mysore
This museum holds a great educational value to itself. The museum consists of many skeletons of wild and olden days’ creatures, which can be fascinating for many and the museum also has a garden of its own, which can be a great spot for the picnic.
The lake that looks like a ‘J’ is the Kukkarahalli Lake. If you are looking for a pleasing and quiet place to visit then this is the right place for you. From the Lake, you can see Chamundi hills and many varieties of birds.
St. Philomena’s Cathedral
This church is almost 200 years old and is still standing straight. It’s the holiest place in Mysore. This is a place where all kinds of people visit and pray to god, it is one of the most beautiful cathedrals you’ll ever come across.
Government Sandalwood Oil Factory
The most famous thing about Mysore is its rare sandalwood and one product made out of it, which is sandalwood oil which is majorly produced in Government Sandalwood Oil Factory. So if you wish to purchase some sandalwood oil then you must check this place out.
This mansion was constructed by Maharaja KrishnarajaWodeyar IV in the year 1910-11 for Princess Cheluvajammanni. This Mansion is a huge property covered by thick gardens, now this place is Central Food Technological Research Institute.
Government Silk Factory
If you are a silk lover and want the world-famous Mysore silk then the Government Silk Factory is just the place. Silk production is one of the most important industries in Mysore. Visiting such a place can give you immense knowledge on different kinds of silks and their making process.
Freedom Fighter’s Park
Finally, we cannot forget the Freedom Fighter’s park, in the name of freedom fighters of our country, this park was built. This park is loaded with green luscious trees and you might even find a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the park.