Mysore, the land of royal majesty and beautiful landscapes is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. Not so far from Bangalore, the IT capital of the country, this city is a hub for all the nature, wildlife and adventure lovers.
Explore nature’s hidden beauty in its untouched form, walk through the lanes of this cultural capital of Karnataka; visit popular Mysore tourist places and drool over the activities that will trickle the adventurer in you. Knock at the doors of this ‘all-in-one’ destination and experience an array of activities that will surely keep you engaged for a weekend
Revisit the glorious days of Wodeyar dynasty as you take a walk through the largest palace in India. Witness the splendid architecture and the glory of the past that will enthral the history lover in you. A home for all the tourists of Karnataka, Mysore palace is one of the most visited tourist destination in this state.
The palace is decorated grandly every year during the world famous Dasara festival and the rich heritage of Wodeyar dynasty is witnessed during the celebration of this festival.
Chamundi hill makes it to the list of ‘must visit tourist places in Mysore’ as many tourists come to this hill to pay deference to Chamundi Devi. Within the city limits of Mysore this place is most known for the famous temple on its hill top. The temple was built in the 11th century and has been renovated and turned into a tourist spot.
Treat the animal lover in you, visit Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens at Mysore. Popularly known as Mysore zoo, this place makes it to the best of Mysore tourist places. A number of school and college students visit this place periodically making it a popular educational trip location. While you are busy taking trips of various palaces, museums and temples in this city, Mysore zoo is an offbeat and enthralling destination that can engage you for an entire day.
St. Philomena’s Church
With a history of over 200 years, St Philomena’s church is one of the most popular tourist places in Mysore. Not just in Mysore but this church is a well-known tourist spot in the entire state of Karnataka. Take a break from exploring the history, sooth your mind at this divine tourist spot in Mysore. Initially built as a small church was then reconstructed by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar. It is one among the largest Cathedrals in the whole of South Asia.
The Brindavan Gardens are located just a level below the Krishna Raja Sagara dam. It is a major tourist attraction for all the Mysore and KRS dam visitors. It is also regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens in the state of Karnataka. The most popular and exciting experience at this garden is the musical fountain that is scheduled in the eveningsBeing one of its kind, Brindavan Garden attracts tourists from across the world.
Krishna Raja Sagara dam and the Mysore palace is what this city of palaces is best known for. Built in 1924, this is one of the major tourist place near Mysore. Almost all the tourist that make it to the palace in Mysore, visit the KRS dam and refresh in its soothing atmosphere. The Dam also holds the honour of being the first irrigation dam in India. The back waters of Krishna Raja Sagara dam is also accounted to be one of the most beautiful tourist spots around Mysore.
Located at a stone’s throw distance from well famed Mysore tourist place- Chamundi hills, Lalitha Mahal happens to be the second largest palace in Mysore. Initially built for the viceroy of India it was then converted to become a royal guest house. This amazing palace was built by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV.
The architecture of this palace has been inspired by St Paul’s Cathedral in London and is a mixture of several architectural forms from Europe. The magnificent view of Chamundi hills and scenic beauty of this calm city can be witnessed and experienced in this palace.