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Travelogged #29 Visit The Best Places In The City Of Palaces- Mysore

By Anubha Das

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 7 min read

You can enjoy your summer trip by seeing the glimpse of Southern India. As it is such a wonderful place and also known as “The City Of Palaces”. It is located in the Foothills of the Chamundi Hills. The beauty of Mysore lies in its Mysore Palace. The Palace is decorated with beautiful paintings, explained by a rich heritage and covered by stained-glass windows. On every Sunday the Palace is spectacularly lit up after dusk falls. Here is your guide to the best places to visit in Mysore: 

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Places To Visit In Mysore

Chamundeshwari Temple

Drive through the interwoven roads to reach Chamundeshwari Temple which is one of the most popular places to visit in Mysore. This Hindu Temple is standing tall at the height of 1000ft on the Eastern edge of Chamundi Hills. Chamundeshwari Temple is named after the goddess Durga and it is also one of the oldest temples in the palace city. Along with statues of demons like Mahishasura the temples showcases the tutelary deity of goddess Shakti. Enjoy the mesmerizing view from the temple that covers the significant structures of Mysore.best-places-visit-mysore-chamundeshwari-temple_image

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Mysore Palace

Built in 1912, Mysore Palace is counted among the biggest palaces in India. With the magnificent Indo - Saracenic style of architecture, this palace is one of the most touristy things to do in Mysore. You can visit this place between 10:00 am to 5:30 pm which was originally built in the 14th century and later the Mysore Palace was renovated several times. You can enjoy the light and sound show organized at this place. A lot of people visit this palace especially to be part of their vibrant Dussehra celebrations. It is also considered as one of the most visit historical places after Taj Mahal. Do not miss out visiting Mysore Palace at any cost. The Royal Palace of Mysore is a world World Heritage-listed site and is a stamp of royalty in Karnataka. Not only that, but the hilltop guardian temple of Goddess Chamundehswari or the sprawling canvas of Brindavan Gardens add Mysore to the list of most visited places in India by foreigners. Mansions, churches, art galleries, and museums and the smallest things like the Mysore silk fabric make the place a rich tourist place. best-places-visit-mysore-mysore-palace_image

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Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Garden is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Mysore, Brindavan Gardens was constructed by Diwan of Mysore, Sir Mirza Ismail. It’s a place to socialize and unwind while also being able to enjoy the beauty of nature. It’s located in Mandya district of Karnataka which is 21 Km away from Mysore and is spread over a magnificent 60 acres of land. Activities like tourism, exploration of nature, social gatherings, various cultural events, and a lot more similar activities can be performed and enjoyed here. Just name anything and you have it at one of the best places to visit in Mysore.best-places-visit-mysore-brindavan-gardens_image

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St. Philomena’s Cathedral

The tallest church in India dating back to 1933, St. Philomena’s Church is a prominent landmark in Mysore. Built to honor the memory of St Philomena, this church, it’s a fine display of neo-Gothic architecture. The church is a standing example of the secular outlook of the erstwhile Mysore rulers. Today it stands as a major tourist attraction of Mysore, apart from being a celebrated religious place. A spectacular sight to behold is St. Philomena’s Church illuminated at night!best-places-visit-mysore-st-philomenas-church_image

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Karanji Lake

The next thing on the list of places to visit in Mysore should be visiting the astounding Karanji Lake which is one of the prime locations that are visited by people. It is also known as the fountain lake by many. All the Mysore tour packages involve this must-visit attraction which has as many as 147 species. This lake has been one of the attractions that have been boosting the tourism of Mysore all year long. best-places-visit-mysore-karanji-lake_image

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Things To Do In Mysore

Silk Saree Shopping

Revive the shopaholic in you whenever you're in Mysore since they have a silk saree market from where you can shop accessories and fabrics as well which will leave you spoilt for choices. Do give these markets a visit to for retail therapy and you'll end up shopping more than you have imagined.best-places-visit-mysore-silk-saree-shopping_image

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Wildlife Spotting in Mysore Zoo

Are you a nature lover? Or are you interested in Wildlife Photography? Well, it yes then visiting Mysore Zoo is the right place for you. This zoo is one of the prime locations to visit in Mysore which is commonly known as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. Covering an area of more than 157 acres this zoo gives out a natural habitat environment for the animals. You can find from Big to small cats, Primates to reptiles, and Aquatic to terrestrial birds since each and every kind of species find their place in this zoo. best-places-visit-mysore-mysore-zoo_image

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Explore The Railway Museum

An entertainment and knowledgeable place for the children's as well as the adults where they can visualize the journey of the development of the railway in India. It was established in 1979 by the Indian government and it stands as the second largest railway museum after the one that is located in Delhi. Also known as one of the most visited places in Mysore, The Railway Museum exhibits vintage locomotives. 

 

Ticket Prices:

INR 15- Adults

INR 10- Children

Extra INR 10-Toy Train Ride

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Camping In Masinagudi

Have one of a kind experience while camping under the starry sky and the green backdrop in Masinagudi which you should try with your friends and family. Tucked in between hill ranges of Mudumalai and the Tiger Reserves of Bandipur there lies the beautiful and astounding Masinagudi that offers several adventure activities for the tourists. Pump in your adrenaline rush by trekking through the rustic and rugged terrains of Masinagudi.best-places-visit-mysore-masinagudi_image

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Mysore Cycle Tour

The cycle tours of Mysore take you along the alleys and localities of the city where traditional communities lead their lives. Know interesting pieces of information about the history, lives, people of Mysore while you go around exploring the stunning landscapes and beautiful greenery. Take an early morning cycle tour the discover one of the many forgotten attractions of Mysore. Seat up to find Mysore in a thrilling way.best-places-visit-mysore-mysore-cycle-tour_image

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How To Reach Mysore?

By Air: The closest airplane terminal to Mysore is the new Bangalore International Airport, which is around 170 kilometers away. Bangalore itself is very well-associated with every single significant city in India. It takes around three hours by street to achieve Mysore from Bangalore. You can take a KSRTC transport, a train or a taxi from Bangalore.

 

By Train: Mysore is all around connected by rail all through the locale and the railroad station is just around 2 kilometers from the downtown area. You will discover many express trains among Bangalore and Mysore that takes almost 3 hours. Bangalore itself is very well-associated with most different urban communities in India. A portion of the trains utilizing between the two hubs incorporates Tippu Express, Chamundi Express, Kaveri Express, and Mysore Express.

 

By Road: You can find out several on-road traveling options from Bangalore to reach Mysore. There are continuous road transport buses available from Majestic, Bangalore. You can also drive from Bangalore to Mysore since the road connectivity is very convenient. 

 


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FAQs

Q: What are the best places to see in Mysore?

A: Mysore Palace, Lalith Mahal, Jagmohan palace, Karanji Lake, Memory world Max Museum, Railway Museum are some of the best places to see in Mysore.

 

Q: What are the best places to eat in Mysore?

A: Mylari Masala Dosa, Vishnu Bhavan Akki Rotti, Nalpak, Mahesh Prasad, GTR, Hotel Empire, Hanumanthu Mess, Hotel RRR, Vijayanagar Food Street, Saraswathipuram Food Street, Casino Park.

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