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Places to Visit in Mysore


Known as the 'Sandalwood City of India', Mysore presents a host of spectacular tourists attractions that can be visited by tourists during their vacation in the old city of the state of Karnataka. Once the administrative capital of the Wodeyar dynasty,
Mysore retains the old world charm in the shadowed alleys and thoroughfares. The temples, magnificent palaces and luxuriant gardens are the chief Mysore tourist attractions frequently visited by the tourists.

Places to See in Mysore



The Mysore Palace

The Mysore Palace is a fine example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Once the residence of the royal family of the Wodeyars, the palace still has the regal air with which the royal family reigned in the Durbar Hall, Kalyana Mantap and the Golden Royal Elephant Throne. The Jaganmohan Palace is another royal palace in Mysore that has been converted into an art gallery which houses paintings and miniatures belonging to the 19th century. Read More...

The Brindavan Gardens

The Brindavan Gardens is situated at a distance of 19 kms from the centre of the city. The garden is elaborated with fountains that dance to the sound of music in the evenings. The garden is placed close to the famous KRS Dam that was designed and engineered by Sir M. Vishvesvariah. Read More...

Chamundi Hills

A few kilometers to the south east of the fort in Mysore lies the Chamundi Hills which rises to a height of 1,050 metres above sea level. Atop the hill is a temple dedicated to the ancestral goddess of the Mysore royal family Goddess Kali, who is also referred to as Goddess Chamundi. The Mahabaleshwara Temple stands close to the Chamundi Temple. Constructed in the 13th century, Mahabaleshwara Temple is believed to be the oldest temple in the region. Read More...

Datta Peetham

Spread over a total area of 35 acre, Datta Peetham is a religious and spiritual dwelling of Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda. One of the revered religious gurus of Mysore, Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda is known for unique concept of treating patients with serious ailments through the harmonious blend of music and meditation. Read More...

Jaganmohan Art Gallery

Upholding the traditional heritage and old grandeur of Mysore, the Jaganmohan Art Gallery is a vast reserve of exquisite paintings and artifacts of the bygone golden era. Situated within the luxuriant Mysore Palace, the Jaganmohan Art Gallery bears testimony to the enriched traditional art and craft of the ancient times. Read More...

Jayalakshmi Vilas

Constructed in 1905 by the mighty ruler of Mysore Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar, for the royal comforts of his eldest daughter, Jayalakshmi Vilas reflects the rich architectural splendour of the ancient times. Read More...

Karanji Lake

The Karanji Lake is located at the foothills of the Chamundi mountains which is just behind the Mysore Zoo. Read More...

Krishna Raja Sagara

Located at a distance of about 12 kms from Mysore, the Krishna Raja Sagara dam was built in the year 1932. This marathon project was conceptualized and designed by Sir Mokshagundam Vishweswaraiah and the construction work took place during the times of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. The dam, about 130 feet in height and 8,600 feet long, is an excellent example of hi- tech engineering. In fact, it is the first dam in the world to use sluice gates which work automatically. Read More...

Kukkarahali Lake

Mysore, one of the most beautiful cities in India, is dotted with a number of lakes and parks and the Kukkarahali Lake is one of them. The lake is located within the Manasa Gangothri which is the campus of the Mysore University. Home to a number of birds, the Kukkarahali Lake is also a retreat for many migratory birds who fly in from the different parts of the world. Read More...

Lalitha Mahal

The regal mysticism of the city of Mysore lies in the majestic Lalitha Mahal that stands at the summit point of the city presenting a spectacular and panoramic view of the city that lies beneath. Lalitha Mahal was once the residence of the guests who visited the royal family of the Wodeyars in Mysore. It is presently one of the most reputed five star hotels in the city that still retains the heritage and the royalty of yesteryears. Read More...

Namma Mysore

Representing the rich traditional art and craft of the ancient times, Namma Mysore is a plethora of cultural programmes that are presented by the members of the charitable trust of Divya Deepa. Formed on the lines of social service and with a noble aim in mind, the charitable trust offers the underprivileged children with education, monetary help and selfless love and attention. Read More...

St. Philomena's Church

Built in the Gothic form of architecture, St. Philomena's Church is one of the largest churches in Asia. The church stands on the grounds where the older church built by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III stood. The new church was constructed in the year 1933 by the grandson of the earlier king, Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. The church retains the heritage that is more than 200 years old. Read More...

Mysore Zoo

Mysore Zoo was established in the year of 1892 by Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar. He is considered to be one of the architects of the modern Mysore city as well. To honour the famed founder, the zoo was named after him as 'Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens'. Read More...

Last Updated on : November 11, 2016