Best Things to do in Mysore
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Visit Mysore Dasara
Dasara is a10 days festival mostly occurs during September and October, it is celebrated all across India and has a great significance in the Indian traditions because it shows the victory of good over evil, but it becomes even more special if you attend Mysore’s Dasara, this year the festival Dasara would be celebrated 410th time in Mysore.
Visit Mysore Palace
Beautiful palace home for the Wodeyar Maharajas, Mysore Palace is a marvelous creation, almost 2.7 million tourists visit the palace every year. The paintings, carvings, and artwork on the walls, roof, and floor of the palace is just astonishing.
Observe the beauty of Brindavan Gardens
Brindavan Garden is settled close to KRS Dam, Brindavan Garden is a beautiful place flourished with plants, trees, and fountains, as the night grows the fountains glow in different color and makes the scene surreal.
Take a picture at 3D Selfie Gallery
With such a unique name now we have Indias first sand sculpture museum that is a 3D selfie gallery owned by Ms. M.N Gowri, this unusual concept of 3D selfie art was started by Ms.Gowri which was quite a buzz for the customers and hence became one of the most popular things to try.
Stay at Lalith Mahal
The gorgeous LalitMahal was formerly a guest house for the friends and guests of the Wodeyar family, the palace is seen from the top of Chamundi hills because the Mahal is settled right next to Chamundi hills.
Visit Jagmohan Palace
The Jagmohan Palace was earlier another palace for the stay of the royal family but later, it was switched into an art gallery, the art gallery contains valuable artworks of many South Indian such as Raja Ravi Verma’soil paintings.
Visit Bandipur National Park
It is a National park in Karnataka state which was established in 1974 the size of the national park is about 874 square kilometer it is located in Chamrajanagar district which is close to Mysore, there is a small population of tigers, elephants, spotted deers, and many more other local species in the National Park.
See Karanji Lake
Karanji Lake is the largest in Karnataka, it is the best place for bird lovers, this lake is home to more than 70 species of birds. The lake is a beautiful place to visit where you can have a fun time with friends and family.
Visit Melody World Wax Museum
Thismuseum is one of the largest art museums, the museum has many wax statues of musical instruments and musical bands, they even show the transformation of musical instruments from ancient days to now.
Go and see Shivanasamudra falls
Shivanasamudra Falls is situated in the Mandya district of Karnataka state, it is placed next to the river Kaveri and this place is also known to be the first hydroelectric power station in our continent, this setup was placed in the year 1902 under the supervision of Diwan Sheshadri Iyer who was the director of the project.
Visit the Railway Museum
There is another amusing museum in Mysore which is the Railway Museum, it reflects the history and development of Indian Railways, the museum portrays the travel life of the Royal family, showing the actual dining, kitchen, and toilets of the trains.
Pray at St. Philomena Church
Here you have a chance to get closer to god, welcome to St. Philomena church, it is a grand architecture that will blow your mind away, it is a humongous cathedral in Asia, the construction is gothic looking.
Pray at Srirangapatna
Srirangapatam is a small town of Mandya district, this town has its historical importance as one of the monuments in the town is nominated for UNESCO world heritage site, this place is about 15 km from the heart of Mysore, the town is covered from all sides by rivers Kaveri which makes it to be an island it is a very soothing place to visit.
Visit Chamundi Hills
Chamundi Hills is a group of small hills that are settled in the outskirts of Mysore. From the top of the hill, you can see the whole Mysore city.
See Chamundeshwari Temple
On top of the Chamundi hills, there are many temples one of them is the Chamundeshwari Temple, This is a temple belongs goddess Chamunda, many devotees of Maa chamunda come to visit her.
Visit Somnathpura Temple
Somnathpura Temple is a holy and religious place to visit, the floor of the temple resembles a star and the roof is like an inverted cone, the excellent architecture of the place will blow your mind away, every inch of the temple is handcrafted from the interior to the exterior, the carvings on the walls of the temple is truly brilliant.
Visit KRS Dam
Constructed across the Kaveri River, the KRS dam is placed close to Brindavan garden, you can see the Brindavan garden from the dam, KRS Dam is a good place to spend time with loved ones in Mysore.
Enjoy at Planet X
Spend an evening in Mysore in Planet X you will not regret it, Planet X is situated close to Chamundi hills. Planet X is an amusement park containing many fun activities like go-karting and billiard.
Talakadu is the left bank of the river Kaveri, it is about 45km away from Mysore this place had almost 30temples but as time passed most of those temples are now covered under the sand, there are still many temples to visit in Talakadu and you may even find boating rides in Kaveri river, as the river Kaveri is considered holy many people take the religious dip in the water of Kaveri.
Have fun at GRS Fantasy Park
GRS Fantasy Park is an amusement park settled in Mysore, the amusement park has many water rides and gaming zone including a food court as well, you can find many fun activities there.
Enjoy bird watching at ShukaVana
ShukaVanais home to more than 2000 birds, the area is covered with trees which makes it even more beautiful, ShukaVana is also known as the parrot park cause it has many parrots and you can hear 2000 birds singing.
Nanjangud is also called Nanjanguru it is a city in Mysore districts it is situated on the banks of river Kapila this city is about 23 km from Mysore and it is famous for its temple Srikanteshwara temple. More popularly people call this place DakshiniKashi, this place is also famous for its wide variety of banana production which you must check out.
Visit Chunchanakatte Falls
There are few waterfalls found in Mysore, Chunchanakatte Falls is situated close to Kaveri River, you may find the place to be calm, peaceful.
Pray at Trinesvaraswamy Temple
The architecture of the temple will blow your mind away, the temple is an old construction which is of ancient Dravidian design, you may miss the place as it’s situated at the outskirts of Mysore so be careful that you don’t miss it out.
Visit the Srikanteshwara Temple
Srikanteshwara temple is placed in a holy and ancient city known as Nanjangud, it is an old temple of Lord Shiva also known as Venkateshwara, this temple placed exactly on the right bank of the river Kapila, you will be mesmerized by the beauty of the temple, hence you can expect a huge crowd of devotees of Lord shiva.
Go and see the Bonsai Garden
The name speaks about the place, the Bonsai garden has about 100 varieties of bonsai trees, and the garden is spread in an area of 4 acres of land. As it is a garden so you might even find some monkeys there.
Visit the Folklore museum
This museum has got many historic artifacts of Mysore, there is a lot of knowledge which is given by this museum. It has a collection of beautiful artifacts and paintings which can amaze anyone.
Visit Melukote Temple
Melukote temple is a Hindu religious place in Mandya District which is close to Mysore, the temple is situated on a hilltop also called Yadugiri, the view from the top is remarkable as you can even witness the beauty of the river Kaveri, this place almost 51 km from Mysore.
Shop at Devaraja Market
Shopping should be your priority while you are in Mysore. Devaraja market is the biggest shopping destination in Mysore consisting of more than 300 local shops.
Visit the Shree ShvethaVarahaSwamy Temple
This is a beautiful temple located in Mysore, the walls of the temple are filled with carvings will keep your eyes engaged, the designs on the floor and roof are one of its kind.
Visit Balmuri Waterfalls
Balmuri waterfall is a human-made waterfall coming from the Kaveri River, The waterfall has been featured in many local Films, the height of the waterfall is about 6 feet the area around is flourished with coconut trees. It is a popular picnic spot.
Visit the Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery and Auditorium
Jaganmohan Palace is a beautiful palace which is now turned into a museum, the museum contains more the 2000 historic paintings.
Visit the Regional Museum of Natural History, Mysore
Regional Museum of Natural History is an educational museum located in Mysore, the museum has the information on the flora and fauna of Mysore and its history, if you are someone who loves to know the great history of a place then this place is for you.
Visit the Kukkarahalli Lake
The Kukkarahalli Lake forms the shape of the alphabet “j”, you may find this place to be a very quiet and beautiful, you can even witness many birds surrounding the lake.
St. Philomena’s Cathedral
The oldest and holiest place in Mysore is the St Philomena Cathedral, the architecture of it is almost 200 years old and is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Mysore. The size of this Cathedral is humongous.
Visit the Government Sandalwood Oil Factory
Karnataka is famous for its sandalwood and to see how sandalwood is extracted and how it is used to make so many items out of is amazing, so to see yourself you must visit the Government Sandalwood Oil Factory where you can find the process of how the miraculous sandalwood oil is made.
Stay at Cheluvamba Mansion
This place was built during the time of Maharaja KrishnarajaWodeyar IV in the year 1910-11 for the daughter of the king Princess Cheluvajammanni. This Mansion is a huge covered all over by plants and trees, and also has a lake next to it, currently, the mansion is given to the Central Food Technological Research Institute.
Go and see the Mall of Mysore
It is the first shopping Mall in Mysore, it is placed next to the Mysore racecourse and has Chamundi hills in its background. The Mall itself is a combination of culture and modernization, the architecture of the mall shows the royalty and heritage of Mysore.
Shop at Government Silk Factory
Mysore is famous for its silk production and to witness the process of hoe a piece of silk cloth is made is just wonderful, this can be experienced if you visit the Government Silk Factory in Mysore, it is the core of Silk production.
Visit the Freedom Fighter’s Park
Freedom Fighter’s park was built in the honor of all the freedom fighters of India who fought against the British Rule and sacrificed their lives for the nation, the park has a statue of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi at the center.
Shop at Ashoka Road
Ashoka Road in Mysore is one of the busiest streets, it is situated close to Mysore palace. The road is filled with shops and is a great shopping destination for a lot of people you can do street shopping and get clothes at great discounts.
Visit the Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum
Are you a sand art lover, then you got lucky, cause Mysore even has its own Sand Art Museum just next to Chamundi Hill Road the entry fee to the museum is 40 INR and for children, it is 20 INR the timings to visit the place are 8:30 am to 6:30 pm every day of the week, but you can expect a crowd on weekends.
Try the Real Barista Coffee
If you are a caffeine addict then Mysore can be your heaven because Mysore is one such place where you may find the traditional barista coffee, the coffee plantation is mostly in the outskirts of Mysore in the hilly region, so you must try the best-tasting coffee.
See the Sea Shell Museum
Now lastly we have come to the most exciting museum out of all “Seashell Museum of Mysore” this museum has its name is written in Guinness World Record, in here you can see how creativity can be at its best, every item in the museum is made just by seashell let it be a tiny item or even a 3 feet temple everything is in seashells.
So here are the best things you can do in Mysore, I hope this article would’ve given you some clarity and thanks for reading.
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