35 Places to Visit in Mysore, Tourist Places & Top Attractions
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Mysore Tourist Places

Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, GRS Fantasy Park, Railway Museum, Devaraja Market, Shuka Vana, Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery and Auditorium , Kishkindha Moolika Bonsai Garden, Lalitha Mahal, Devaraja Market , Shuka Vana and many more. 

Famous as the City of Palaces, Mysore is one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern India. Brimming with architecture, adventure, as well as nature, there is a myriad of places to visit in Mysore to be enjoyed by every kind of traveller. In fact, some of the most popular Mysore tourist places are not only of significance in the city but also in the country.

Visit architectural jewels such as Mysore Palace where you can witness the unique amalgamation of Indian, Saracenic and Gothic styles, or check out the famous Lalitha Mahal offering stunning views of the Chamundi Hills. Learn about the arts and crafts of Karnataka at Folk Lore Museum, and get a glimpse of the botanic biodiversity of the state at Regional Museum of Natural History Mysore. The city is indeed a haven for tourists of all kinds. 
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COVID-19 : MYSORE is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 29 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to MYSORE?

Entry is open from all domestic states.

  • Face masks to be worn when in public
  • No e-passes, test certificates or accommodation proof are required by travellers before entering Mysore.
  • There is no requirement of a COVID-19 test or thermal screening upon entry in Mysore.
  • There is no lockdown in Mysore except in containment zones
  • Mysore has done away with all forms of night curfew and weekend lockdowns
  • Supermarkets, malls, parks and other attractions, others can cinema halls, pools, theatres and open-air theatres have opened up.
  • Social distancing norms are to be followed when out in public or using public transports.
  • Restaurants, pubs and clubs are to function with 50% of seating capacity.
  • Inter-state and Intra-state travelers shall NOT have to undergo any form or institutional or home quarantine upon arrival in Mysore.
  • Asymptomatic travelers are advised to self-monitor their health status for the next 14 days after arrival. In case of symptom appearance, they are to call the Apthamitra helpline number 14410.
  • Symptomatic inter-state passengers must immediately self-isolate and seek medical attention by calling on the Apthamitra helpline number 14410.
Flights

Mandakalli airport or Mysore airport is functional and is receiving flights from Bangalore, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad and 5+ other destinations.

Local Transport

Buses, taxis, cabs and auto autorickshaws are plying on the roads normally.

The state government of Karnataka has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while tourists to visit Mysore. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Mysore scraps e-pass requirement for inter-state and intra-state entry Updated: 29 Sep 2020

According to the new guidelines released by the state of Karnataka, inter-state and intra-state travelers do not need to get an e-pass to enter Mysore. Hand stamping for inter-state travelers has also been done away with.Read more.

Grand Mercure, Mysore Reopens With New Workcations Packages Updated: 29 Sep 2020

The Grand Mercure Hotel in Mysore as well as many other resorts and homestays reopened in Karnataka are offering lucrative workcation packages with discounts on food and soft beverages, to allow travellers to escape the monotony of Work-From-Home and relax.Read more.

Bharachukki Falls in Mysore Re-Opened for Tourists Updated: 29 Sep 2020

As per the orders of the Chamarajanagar Deputy Commissioner Dr. M.R. Ravi, Barachukki Falls has been re-opened for sightseeing and tourist visitations since 14th of August 2020.Read more.

Mysore Palace Open for Tourists Everyday Updated: 29 Sep 2020

The famous Mysore Palace in Mysuru shall remain open for tourists on all days including holidays according to recent orders. The sound and light show on Sundays, however, shall be restricted until further notice.Read more.

Mysuru Zoo Open for Visitations with Strict COVID-19 Precautions Updated: 29 Sep 2020

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysuru Zoo) is open for patrons with strict COVID-19 precaution rules in place. The premises allows only 50% total capacity to be filled. All staff and visitors must mandatorily wear face masks and maintain a safe distance of 2 metres from each other.Read more.

All Travel Restrictions Lifted in Mysore in Hopes to Bring Back Pre-Pandemic Days Updated: 29 Sep 2020

Public and vehicular movement in Mysore has been restored back to normal. There is no need of any e-pass or permissions for travelling within the districts or outside the district borders through public and private transport.Read more.

Places to Visit in Mysore

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Mysore Palace

The second most famous attraction in India, first being the Taj Mahal, Mysore Palace is easily one of the most imposing architectural buildings in the country. It is amazing that the palace was only built in the 20th century and is the fourth structure to be constructed on the same location.

Also known as Amba Vilas Palace, it is one of the seven palaces in the City of Palaces. Often mistaken for a Gothic structure, the Palace is, in fact, an exemplary showcase of Indo-Saracenic architecture with a blend of Gothic, Rajput, Hindu and Muslim styles and it is one of the famous places to visit in Mysore.

There are four awe-inspiring arched gates to enter the massive garden area that engulfs the Palace. Some of the important places to visit here are the Ambavilasa, the Durbar Hall, and the Royal Howdah. The Palace is a spectacle come every evening when it is lit with approximately 97,000 lights.

Location: Sayyaji Rao Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India

Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

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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
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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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Treat the animal lover in you, visit Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens at Mysore. Popularly known as Mysore zoo, this place makes it to the best of places to visit in Mysore. 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.

Location: Zoo, Main Rd, Indira Nagar, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010

Timings: 8:30am–5:30pm

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Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

Located on the top of the peak this is not only a sacred place but also caters to the 360-degree view of the city and one of the famous places to visit in Mysore. Homing the deity of Goddess Durga, devotees from all over the map come here to seek her blessings.


The structure of the temple is adorned with intriguing pillars and the walls are carved with the sayings. Build back at the time of Maharaja’s this place is of utmost importance and is one of the most revered places to visit near Mysore. Temple opens from 
7:30 am to 9:00 pm.

Location:
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hill, Mysuru - 570010 Karnataka, India

Timing: 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM 

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Shuka Vana

Established by the highly revered Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, Shuka Vana is among the one-of-a-kind tourist places in Mysore and is aimed to be a rehabilitation center for birds. A great place for bird lovers and ornithologists, the park houses endless colourful and rare species of Parrots from all over the world.

Shuka Vana also serves as a shelter for birds who are injured or uncared for. Interestingly, the park and Swamiji believe that parrots represent our planet according to our birth date. This place is the only one of its kind where you can experience a distinctive opportunity to being in the presence of so many astonishing bird species.

Location: Avadhoota Datta Peetham, SGS Ashrama, Ooty Road, Datta Nagar, Mysuru, Karnataka 570025, India

Timings: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM; 3:30 AM to 5:30 PM
                closed on Wednesday

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Kishkindha Moolika Bonsai Garden

One of the most famous gardens in Mysore, the Kishkindha Moolika Bonsai Garden has been made popular through the many varieties of bonsai plants that it houses. Regarded as one of the most peaceful places to visit in Mysore, the garden is a very popular spot for families traveling with children as it offers an extensive educational opportunity for kids to know about the many bonsai plant species.

Established by HH Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, the garden is spread across 4 acres of unbelievable natural beauty and approximately 100 species of bonsai trees.

Location: Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Ashrama, Mysore - Ooty Rd, Gundurao Nagar, Datta Nagar, Mysuru, Karnataka 570025, India

Timings: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM; 3:30 AM to 5:30 PM, closed on Wednesday
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Karanji Lake

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.

Location: Chamundipuram, Mysore, India

Timings: 08.30 am to 05.30 pm
                Closed on Tuesdays

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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.

Location: KRS Rd, Metagalli, Mysuru, Karnataka 570016

Timings: 10:30am–6pm
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St. Philomena's Cathedral

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.

Location: Lourdes Nagar, Ashoka Road, Lashkar Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001

Timings: 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
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Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery and Auditorium

Once famous as a home to the kings of Mysore, Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery and Auditorium is housed within the Jaganmohan Palace which was established in 1861. It is one of the seven palaces in the city. Regarded as one of the most impeccable contributions of Wodeyar Kings, the palace, one of the most important Mysore tourist places, is now an art gallery as well as a function hall.

The gallery boasts of one of the largest artefacts collections in southern India which makes it one of the significant tourist places in Mysore. There are over 2,000 paintings in the gallery denoting different styles of painting, including Shantiniketan and some Mysore style paintings.

Location: Deshika Rd, opp. City Bus Stand, Devaraja Mohalla, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570024, India

Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
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People Also Ask About Mysore

  1. What are the Mysore tourist places to visit for couples?

    1. Brindavan Gardens: Known as one of the most beautiful gardens in Karnataka, Brindavan Gardens is a perfect tourist destination to visit for couples. It is known for the musical fountains in the evenings and truly provides a fascinating experience. 

    2. Chamundi Hills: A perfect place for nature lovers, Chamundi hills is a sight worth witnessing and remarkable for photography. 

    3. Lalitha Mahal: Offering spectacular views and lush greenery, the Lalitha Mahal is one of the best places to visit for couples. 

    4. Kukkarahalli Lake: Embrace the serenity of this place and spend quality time together with your partner here. The beautiful place will woo you providing you with incredible views. 
  2. What are the places I can visit in Mysore at night?

    Explore Mysore at night by visiting these famous places.Check out for more details

    1. Maharaja’s Palace- Famous for - Indian heritage and architecture
    2. Brindavan Gardens - Famous for - magical fountain show
    3. St. Philomena’s Cathedral- Famous for -neo-gothic style church
    4. Ranganathaswamy Temple - Famous for - beautiful Shrine
    5. Khedda Lounge - Famous for - it's ambience
    6. Garuda Mall  - Famous for - its PVR experience
  3. What are the best Mysore tourist places to visit with family?

    1. Mysore Palace: The timeless elegance of Mysore Palace is an absolutely beautiful sight to behold. Known for its remarkable architecture, this palace is one of the best tourist places to visit with family.

    2. Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens: This is a perfect place to visit in Mysore with family and is also quite educational. Providing an amazing experience, this Zoological Garden is often visited by students as a part of their school trip.

    3. Sri Chamundeshwari Temple: Offering a panoramic view of the city, this temple is home to the deity of Goddess Durga and is drowned in an aura of spirituality. It is one of the best places to visit in Mysore with family. 

    4. GRS Fantasy Park: With numerous land and water rides, GRS Fantasy Park is nothing less than an adventure. Visit this park and spend the best moments of your life with your family and kids.  
  4. What is famous in Mysore?

    Mysore, also known as the City of Palaces, is amongst the most popular places in all of south India. Some of the places which are very famous in Mysore are:

    - Mysore Palace
    - Chamundi Hills
    - Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
    - GRS Fantasy Park
    - Railway Museum
    - Devaraja Market
    - Shuka Vana
    - Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery and Auditorium
    - Karanji Lake
    - Lalitha Mahal
    - Melody World Wax Museum

  5. Is Mysore worth visiting?

    Yes, Mysore is worth visiting. This is because it not only has a lot of gardens and parks for the nature lover, but also a lot of historical places for history and architecture enthusiasts. 


  6. How many days are enough in Mysore?

    A minimum of two to three days is enough for a visit to Mysore, because tourists can easily explore all the places of interest in these days. 

  7. Which places can I visit in Mysore in one day?

    Make sure to explore some of the places you can visit in Mysore in one day:

    1. Sri Chamundeshwari Temple - Known for- unimaginable architecture
    2. Mysore Palace- Known for- Indo-Saracenic architecture
    3. Chamundi Hills -  Known for- Chamundeshwari Temple
    4. Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens  - Known for- wide range of flora and fauna
    5. Brindavan Gardens - Known for- symmetric design and illuminate terrace
  8. What can I buy from Mysore?

    Some of the things that Mysore is famous for and that you can buy from this city are as follows:

    - Mysore Pak
    - Sandalwood Products
    - Wooden Toys
    - Coffee
    - Mysore Paintings
    - Khadi Cotton
    - Incense Sticks
    - Rosewood Souvenirs
    - Silk Sarees
    - Stone Sculptures

  9. What food is famous in Mysore?

    Mysore is known all around the country for its food, especially sweets and south Indian delicacies. Some of the foods that are famous in Mysore are:

    - Idli
    - Vada
    - Bonda
    - Khara Bath or Upma or Uppittu
    - Kesari Bath or Sooji Halwa
    - Uttapam
    - Poori Saagu
    - Shavige Bath
    - Bisibelebath
    - Mysore Pak
    - Payasam
    - Kori Gassi, or Mangalorean Chicken Curry
    - Vangi Bath


  10. Which are the places to visit near Mysore?

    Here are some of the places to visit near Mysore:

    1. Ooty -
    197 km from Mysore
    2. Coorg - 106 km from Mysore
    3. Bheemeshwari151 km from Mysore
    4. Chikmagalur177 km from Mysore
    5. Srirangapatna - 17 km from Mysore
  11. Is there any beach in Mysore?

    No, there is no beach in Mysore.

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