Things To Explore In The City Of Palaces- Mysore

Mysore is a Royal City was the Capital of Mysore Kingdom. Mysore is famous for Palaces, monuments, Dasara festival, sandalwood and sweets. Large numbers of people are coming from all around world to visit this city because of its beauty. The top attractions in this place are the very famous Mysore Palace-Royal residence of Mysore Kingdom, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Somanathapura Temple, Chamundeswary Temple and Mysore streets.

1. Mysore Palace

Address: Sayyaji Rao Rd, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India.

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Mysore Palace Photo

Visiting Mysore Place would be the first thing every visitors do. This was the official residence of Wadiyar dynasty and seat of Mysore Kingdome. Eventhough there are lot many places in Mysore, this is the prominent one. This is known as Amba Vilas Palace and surprise visitors with its stunning architecture.

2. Chamundi Hills

Address: Chamundi Hill, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

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Chamundi Hills Photo

This is another famous tourist destination in Mysore. You can find Chamundeswary temple over here, and from the top you can enjoy the panoramic views of Mysore city. This is a popular photographic spot and night views from the hills are wordless.

3. St. Philomena?s Church

Address: Lourdes Nagar, Ashoka Rd, Lashkar Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India.

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St. Philomena?s Church Photo

This is a popular pilgrim centre in Mysore as well as a tourist destination. The Neo Gothic style architecture of this Church is really worth to watch. This is the second largest church in Asia. This Catholic Church was dedicated to the memory of a Latin Catholic Saint, Saint Philomena.

4. Mysore Zoo

Address: Zoo Main Road, Indira Nagar, Ittige Gudu, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010, India.

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Mysore Zoo Photo

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens is often called as Mysore Zoo, where you can find one of the largest collections of birds and animals in India. This is spread around 150 acres and probably one full day would be required to cover the entire part of this Zoo. More than 168 species of birds and animals you can find here. The major aim of this zoo is conservation education, conservation breeding, research purposes etc.

5. Brindavan Garden

Address: KRS Dam Rd, Srirangapatna, Karnataka 571607, India.

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Brindavan Garden Photo

This is an all-time favourite tourist destination in everyone?s bucket list. The symmetric design is very popular and you can find one of the best terrace gardens in the World. This is built in model of Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir in the Mughal style and located just behind the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam. It spreads around 60 acres with wide varieties of flowers and attractive music fountains.

6. Jaganmohan Palace

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

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Jaganmohan Palace Photo

This palace was a home for Mysore kings, which was opened in 1861 and now turned as an art gallery and an auditorium. It was constructed as a temporary administrative office in the period when Mysore Place had a fire accident during the Wodeyar?s period. The art gallery has vast collections of the great Raja Ravi Varma paintings, the furniture, clothes, utensils etc used by Royal family.

7. Karanji Lake

Address: Karanji Lake, Jockey Quarters, Mysuru, Karnataka 570011.

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Karanji Lake Photo

This charming Lake attracts visitors with its natural beauty. The lake is surrounded by a nature park with a butterfly park and walk-through aviary. You can enjoy walking, cycling, boating etc. For the entertainment of children, there is a children park also settled.

8. Railway Museum

Address: KRS Rd, Opp. CFTRI, Medar Block, Yadavagiri, Mysuru, Karnataka 570005, India.

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Railway Museum Photo

This museum was established in 1979 by Indian Railway with the exhibitions of Vintage locomotives. The things you can enjoy here includes mini train rides for children, an understanding about history of Indian Railways, exhibitions of old train cars etc. This is the second rail museum after Rail museum in Delhi.

9. Sri Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Address: Ranganathittu Road, District Mandya, Srirangapatna, Karnataka 571438, India.

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Sri Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Photo

This is a popular bird watching destination in Mysore and a favourite spot for ornithologists. It spreads around 40 acres and an island covered by Kaveri River. You can find different species of migrating birds from here, also can enjoy a boat riding over here.

10. Tipu Palace

Address: Sayyaji Rao Rd, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India.

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Tipu Palace Photo

This was the summer palace of Tipu Sultan located in Srirangapatna, an Island in Kaveri River. This palace is also known as Dariya Daulat Bagh and you can find most of the belongings of Tipu Sultan over here like furniture, clothes, utensils etc.

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