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19 Popular Mysore Tourist Places

 
  • 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.   
  • Places to Visit in Mysore

  • 01Mysore Palace

    Mysore Palace
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    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.
  • 02Chamundi Hills

    Chamundi Hills
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    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.

  • 03Mysore Zoo

    Mysore Zoo
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    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.

  • 04Karanji Lake

    Karanji Lake
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    Holding the meaning of a ‘fountain’- Karanji Lake is another place of extreme tourist attraction in this city of palaces. It is situated at the foot of Chamundi hills and was constructed by one of the kings of Mysore. It is the largest lake in the state of Karnataka with the total area of about 90 acres.It qualifies as one of the best tourist places in Mysore because of its scenic beauty. It is also a home for different birds that make your visit to this lake all the more blissful and exciting.

  • 05St Philomena’s Church

    St Philomena’s Church
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    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.   
  • 06Lalitha Mahal

    Lalitha Mahal
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    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.

  • 07GRS Fantasy Park

    GRS Fantasy Park
    One of its kind in the city of palaces, GRS Fantasy Park becomes the most exciting and enthralling tourist destinations to be visited in Mysore. With a number of land and water rides, it is a hub that will surely excite kids and satisfy their adventure levels beyond delight. It is a one stop destination that will occupy your entire day and make it a fun filled experience. This awesome fantasy park is a bridge between the modern and historical Mysore that we all know off.
  • 08 Railway Museum

     Railway Museum
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    Experience a very different kind of museum visit as you walk into the rail museum, one of the most visited Mysore tourist places. Close to the city railway station in Mysore, this museum is the second one of its kind after the first one in New Delhi.It is more like an educational and informative tour through the making and functioning of locomotives in India. This museum also exhibits ancient locomotives and carriages that are still in working form and are being used by the Indian Railways even today.
  • 09Government Sandalwood Oil Factory

    Government Sandalwood Oil Factory
    Visit the Government Sandalwood Oil factory in Mysore and familiarize with the techniques of making Sandalwood products. Indulge in some exquisite shopping at this venue as you learn more about the world famous Mysore sandal products. Take a walk inside this factory, look at the procedure and techniques of preparation of sandalwood products and make a day outing a learning experience at this rare tourist place in Mysore.
  • 10 Government Silk Factory

    Mysore silk, one of the most famous kinds of silks in India is exclusively made in this city of palaces, Mysore. Best known for the Mysore silk all across the world, you should definitely make a tour though the Government Silk factory to learn and familiarize about the making of several silk products. Alongside you can also shop for several silk products that will make you want to come back and shop for some more.
  • Places to Visit near Mysore

  • 11Bandipur National Park

    Bandipur National Park
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    Nested amidst the wilderness of the Western Ghats, Bandipur National Park is the most engrossing weekend getaway destination. Located at the picturesque location on the Nilgiris, this place is a heaven for all nature and wildlife lovers. Together with Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala and Nagarhole National Park in the North, it creates the India's biggest biosphere reserve popularly known as the 'Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve'. Resting in the nature and feeling its untouched beauty while you are at this splendid location will feel nothing less than a heavenly experience.

    Distance from Mysore: 77 Kms

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  • 12 Srirangapatna

     Srirangapatna
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    With a majestic heritage of about 600 years Mysore becomes the cultural capital of Karnataka. Tour this highly rich historic place to revisit the glorious days of its existence.Along with touring the palaces of the Wodeyar dynasty in Mysore, you can explore Tourist Places near Mysore like the palace of Tippu Sultan at Srirangapatna. Alongside that, you can also take a tour to the toy factories of Srirangapatna and witness the magic in the hands of the toy makers. 

    Distance from Mysore: 18.9 Kms

  • 13Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

    Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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    Witness the serenity of nature, closest to your vicinity. Not far from Mysore, this celestial destination- Rangantittu will provide you a picture perfect outing destination. Take a break from your routine and relax at this mesmerising nature’s nest or be in the wild and experience the best in one stop. Rangantittu is a popular hub amongst all the bird lovers as it is one of the biggest bird sanctuaries in South India.

    Distance from Mysore: 18.1 Kms

  • 14Shivanasamudra Falls

    Shivanasamudra Falls
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    Take a tour to the birth place of Cauvery River as you also visit the nearby tourist spots like Shivanasamudra, a water fall that originates from the Cauvery River. The two falls that together make Shivanasamudra are named as Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. It is also one of the most popular water falls not just in the south but the whole of India. It is known for being Asia’s first hydroelectric power station.

    Distance from Mysore: 73.3 Kms

  • 15Talakad

    Talakad
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    As you take a tour through the city of palaces, also visit Tourist Places near Mysore like the birth place of Cauvery River, one of the most popular rivers of South India. Amidst the soft and serene landscapes enjoy not just sightseeing and birdwatching but also take time and visit the temples in and around this place.Talakad, popularly known for the origin of Cauvery River is also a home for great architectural and historical temples. It is suree to enthral you with its scenic and historic beauty.

    Distance from Mysore: 48.8 Kms

  • 16Melukote

    Melukote
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    Melukote is a home for one of the most ancient and exotic temples in the state of Karnataka. Not so far from Mysore, it is a one-day-trip destination that should definitely make it to your list.  Melukote is also famous for several temples and its festivals attract tourist from across the country.Folk dances, ethnic cuisines and several cultural activities make it an exciting tourist destination to be explored. This place is also a well-known location to film makers for shooting as the surrounding contains lot of scenic areas.

    Distance from Mysore: 54.2 Kms

  • 17KRS Dam

    KRS Dam
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    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.

    Distance from Mysore: 19.9 Kms

  • 18Brindavan Gardens

    Brindavan Gardens
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    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.

    Distance from Mysore: 19.9 Kms

  • 19Nagarahole National Park

    Nagarahole National Park
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    Located at the stones throw distance from the city of Mysore, Nagarahole National Park belongs to the Kodagu district of Karnataka. Taking land area from Coorg and Mysore this national park is a home for great wilderness, the most popular attractions in this national park is spotting the elephants and other animals.Walk a step closer to the wild as you ride through the jungle safari and experience the elephant trek in this heart throbbing wildlife destination- Nagarahole National Park.

    Distance from Mysore: 89.2 Kms