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Best Things To Do in Mysore

Mysore, also known as Mysuru, is a city in Karnataka situated in Southern India. Mysore is considered the cultural capital of the state and is also the cleanest city in India. The Best Things To Do in Mysore is exploring the city’s royal heritage and magnificent monuments and buildings. This World Heritage–listed palace is a popular tourist destination that also acts as a getaway to other popular tourist destinations like Ooty and Coorg. The city is located at the base of Chamundi Hills that houses a temple atop. Chamundi Hills is one top sightseeing place of Mysore which is also known as the “Palace City of India”. The kingdom of Mysore was under the rule of the Wodeyar Dynasty back in the days. Today wherever you go in the city, every prominent piece of architectural splendour will reflect a lot about the art and culture of the city. Mysore is also known worldwide for several acclaimed schools that offers to teach to its visitors, the age old art of Ashtanga Yoga,

There are a plethora of things one can do while staying in Mysore. Visiting the centuries-old Devaraja Market will be a delightful experience for many. The market is filled with spices, silk and the famous Mysuru sandalwood. Explore the Great Mysore Palace to catch a glimpse of its century old art and culture displayed much through its architecture and preserved artefacts. Among the Best Things To Do in Mysore, visiting the Brindavan Gardens is much revered. This Garden and Musical Fountain is located at the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam. This garden is full of fountains located at one side of the dam and provides for a rewarding experience. There are many palaces in Mysore all of which are worth visiting, such as the Jaganmohan Palace, Lalitha Mahal Palace and Jaya Lakshmi Palace.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Mysore

  • What are the best things to do in Mysore?

    Mysore is known as the cleanest city in India and is a great city worth exploring for its spectacular history and rich heritage. The best things to do in Mysore are to explore its splendid palaces, art and culture. Explore the Great Mysore Palace and transcend to the era of the Maharajas.

    This palace speaks of the city’s past heritage and grandeur. There are many other palaces in the city worth exploring, some being Jaganmohan Palace, Lalitha Mahal Palace and Jaya Lakshmi Palace.

    Tourists can try to learn the age old art form of Ashtanga yoga offered by many schools in Mysore. Leaving Mysore would be wrong if one does not try out the delicious ‘Mysore Pak’, a revered South Indian sweet, which has its origin here.

  • What are the best adventure activities to do in Mysore?

    Mysore is the second biggest city in Karnataka located not very far from the capital of Bangalore. Mysore is a heritage city surrounded by small hamlets and undulating hills. Adventure activities in Mysore are very limited but the place do offer scenic nature trails; one can hike up to Chamundi Hills which has a temple at the top where the summit offers exceptional views of the Mysore city.

    The Nagarhole National Park located within a huge forest range is situated south of Coorg is a great place for jeep safari escapades. Tourists would love the cycling and walking tours conducted at the city every Sunday by various cyclist clubs.

  • Which are the best destinations for a wildlife safari in Mysore?

    Mysore is surrounded by exceptional natural landscapes and is dotted with unending stretches of protected forest reserves making Mysore one of the most sought after destinations from where one can embark upon a wildlife safari adventure.

    Bandipur is one of the best wild life reserves for elephants, tiger and other wild animals near Mysore and a wild life safari here is a must. At the Nagarhole National Park treat yourself to breath taking sights of nature while on a jeep safari in one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in South India.

  • Which are some famous campsites near Mysore?

    Camping can be an incredible experience for all nature lovers. Camping out in the wild and sleeping under the carpet of a billion stars provides one with the much needed solace from the hustle and bustle of the city. Wild Acres Genuine Camping located at a farm near Mysore, provides amazing camping spots from where campers can spot various species of birds, deers and peacocks.

    Venture out towards BR Hills to camp out amidst nature. This experiential wildlife camp is situated amidst the thick forests of the Biligiri Rangaswamy Sanctuary in Karnataka.

  • Which are the most adventurous places for trekking near Mysore?

    Mysore is located amidst scenic locales characterised by wide open spaces, dense forests, beautiful mountains, lakes, streams, wonderful weather etc. All these make Mysore one of the most favourable places to embark on adventurous treks. Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, located at a height of 1450m is the highest peak in Bandipur National Park and the trekking trail provides exceptional views of the heavily wooded forest.

    Tadiandamol trek is one of the most beautiful and less known treks around Mysore located at an elevation of 5740 ft. Other adventurous treks are trek to Chamundi Hills and BR Hills.

  • Where can I enjoy cycling in Mysore? Which are some famous routes?

    Cycling is a great activity that is fuss free and extremely enjoyable. From the vantage point of the saddle the heritage town of Mysore looks mystical with its clean lanes and bylanes that reminisce you of the city’s past glory. Start riding from Cyclopedia via Ring road towards Gundalpet Road for an uninterrupted stretch of power riding.

    The routes from Mysore to K R Nagar to Melkote is a beautiful stretch for extensive cycling as this stretch is of 200km. Other popular cycling routes in Mysore are Karigatta and Sri Suttur Mutt,

  • Which are some heritages sites to visit in Mysore?

    Mysore, like every other city in India, offers an array of exploratory opportunities to all the tourists visiting the city. Mysore is widely known for its rich culture, cuisine and history. Embark on a theme-based walking tour throughout the city or go out on an offbeat tour to the local markets selling premium spices and the famous sandalwood of Mysuru.

    A few of the must visit heritage sites in Mysore are Srirangapatnam, Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Gumbaz, Tippu's Summer Palace, Maharaja's Palace, St.Philomena's Church, Chamundi Hills, Maharaja's Palace, Zoo, Art Gallery, and Brindavan Gardens.

Traveller Tales From Mysore

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Martine Martine

03 December 2017

We had a great walk with Prajwal! He showed us around, had some very interesting historical facts to share about Mysore, it gave us a chance to see and experiment the market and taste some of the best...

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