Best Places To Visit In Mysore: Food, Things To Do 2019

From Mysore Palace to Brindavan Gardens, here are best places to visit in Mysore.

While traveling we always look for the best places to explore and Mysore is one of those places which one should visit. Mysore (or Mysuru) is one of the cleanest city in the southwestern Karnataka state of India. Mysore is home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk, and sandalwood.

Once you place your foot in Mysore you will find yourself in the era of kings and palaces. Mysore holds some of the best tourist attractions like Mysore paintings, Mysore Pak (sweet dish), Mysore silk (silk sarees), Mysore masala dosa, Mysore ink, and Mysore Dasara (festival of Dussehra).

The city and the places around it offer everything that an avid explorer or someone seeking a rejuvenating break from work is looking for. Here are the top 10 places to visit in Mysore,

Best Places To Visit In Mysore

If you are looking for the best places to visit in Mysore then here are some of the great options that you should consider on your next trip.

1.Mysore Palace

mysore palace - places to visit in mysore

Visiting Hour: Everyday from 10 am to 5.30 pm
Entry Fee: INR 100 per person

Mysore Palace also known as the Mysore Maharaja Palace is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the Indian State of Karnataka. The architecture is up for appreciation as it is a fine mix of Hindu, Islam, Gothic and Rajput styles.

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It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore. The remarkable interior displays intricate craftsmanship. This palace is decorated in a grand manner every year during the Dasara festival, which makes it the best time to visit here.

2.Jaganmohan Palace

Jaganmohan Palace

Visiting Hour: Everyday from 10 am to 5.30 pm
Entry Fee: INR 20 per person for adults and INR 10 per person for children

If you are one of those who love Art then Jaganmohan Palace is the place for you. Initially constructed to be used as a residence for the royal family, Jaganmohan Palace later converted to an art gallery.

This palace houses many valuable artifacts and artworks from South India which includes the famous works of Indian artists such as Raja Ravi Verma’s oil paintings and S.G.Heldnkr’s “Lady with the Lamp”. The antiques and some intricate masterpieces also feature at the art gallery.

3.Chamundi Hills And Chamundeshwari Temple

Chamundi Hills And Chamundeshwari Temple - places to visit in mysore

The Chamundeshwari Temple is a Hindu temple located on the top of Chamundi Hills which is just 13 km away from Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India. The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga and the architecture of the temple is unique and eye-catching with 7 tier gopuram and 7 golden Kalash at the top.

4.Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Gardens

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Visiting Hour: Everyday from 6:00 am to 8.00 pm.
Entry Fee: INR 15 per person for adults and INR 5 per person for children

The Brindavan Gardens is a garden located 23 km from Mysore in the Mandya District of the Indian State of Karnataka. Built across Krishnaraja Sagar Dam this famous spot is good for sightseeing and a perfect space to spend a pleasant evening. It hosts the magical fountain show ornated with beautiful lights and cheerful music.

5.Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

Visiting Hour: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Tuesday closed)
Entry Fee: INR 60

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, also known as the Mysore Zoo is one of the best zoological gardens in south India and a perfect place to visit in Mysore. Established in 1892, it expands over an area of 78 acres. Along with common zoo animals, this place hosts some exotic animals acquired from foreign zoos too.

6.GRS Fantasy Park

Visiting Hour: 10:30 am to 6 pm
Entry Fee: INR 700

Located in KRS Rd, Metagalli GRS Fantasy Park is an amusement and water park with slides, rides, multiple playgrounds & an old-fashioned carousel. This park also offers family rides, rides for kids, and thrilling rides. If you are visiting Mysore in summer, then this place is a complete package of fun and entertainment.

7.St. Philomena’s Cathedral

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St. Philomena's Cathedral - places to visit in mysore

Visiting Hour: Everyday from 5:00 am to 6.00 pm

Without any doubt, Mysore is the best place to experience great architectures. St. Philomena’s Cathedral is a Catholic church that is the cathedral of the Diocese of Mysore, India. Built-in Gothic style, this place is one of the largest Cathedrals of South Asia.

8.Lalitha Mahal

Visiting Hour: Everyday from 10 am to 5.30 pm
Entry Fee: INR 100 per person

Located near the Chamundi Hills, The Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysore. Initially, It was built to serve as a guest house to the royal family’s guests. The exquisite interiors of the palace adorned with Belgian crystal chandeliers and Persian carpets are spectacular. A part of the palace has now been converted to a heritage hotel and is being managed by India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC).

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