Mysore is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka. In Mysore, you come across areas that win your heart with sheer natural beauty – verdant landscapes, crystal-clear streams, snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, lush green hill stations, and more. 

Most of the travelers, when they visit Bangalore for sure, they look for a Mysore Visit. 

Here is the list of Tourist places in Mysore.

Mysore Palace

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The second most historical attraction in India, the first being the Taj Mahal. A trip to Mysore is not complete if you have not visited the famous Maharaja Palace. 

The best time to Visit Mysore Palace is during the festival of Dasara, which usually falls in the month of September or October. The celebrations they perform are called Nada Habba or Mysore Dasara. You will be amazed by seeing the festivities during this time. The entire place will be packed with men and women with the beautiful festival outfit. 

Not only during the festival time, but Mysore palace also welcomes you to have a great experience anytime. The Light and Sound show is a unique attraction here. One of the most visited tourist places in Mysore – Mysore Palace.

  • Timings: 10 am to 5.30 pm
  • Sound & Light Show:  Monday to Saturday, from 7 pm to 7.45 pm
  • Entry Fee:

 Adults (Indian nationals) – ₹ 50 per person Adults (Foreign nationals) – ₹ 50 per person

Children (below ten years) – Free Children (aged between 10 and 18 years) – ₹ 20 per person

Educational tour (students) – ₹ 10 per person

  • Sound & Light Show fee: 

Adults – ₹ 50 per person

Children (below ten years) – ₹ 30 per person

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Chamundeshwarai Temple – Mysore

One of the most famous temples in Sound India. The Wodeyar family constructed the temple as a dedication to their family deity, Goddess Durga.

Located atop Chamundi Hills. It caters to the city’s 360-degree views, and famous places like Mysore Palace, Lalitha Mahal Palace, Krishna Raja Sagar, and St. Philomena’sPhilomena’s Church spotted from the hilltop. 

 Driving up the hill or Climbing up the 1,000 steps are the two ways to reach the temple. 

  • Timings:  All days of the week, 7.30 am to 2 pm, from 3.30 pm to 6 pm, and 7.30 pm to 9 pm
  • Entry Fee: No fee ( Special Darshan and sevas are chargeable ) 

Mysore zoo

One of the best places to visit in Mysore is Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens at Mysore. It is popularly known as Mysore zoo. 

Several schools and college students visit this place regularly, making it a popular educational trip location. One whole day you can engage here and become an animal lover. 

Balmuri Water Falls – Mysore

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Balmuri is a small waterfall located near Mysore. It is a human-made check dam over the Cauvery river, which allows the water to flow in a 6-foot cascade over the Cauvery. 

This place is famous for film, serial shootings, and photographers spend the whole day capturing beautiful pics. It is a quiet place located near Mysore, and so it’s also a perfect spot for a day trip with your family or friends.

You can walk on the dam, and the water will run up to your ankles. The best way to enjoy the falls is to take a relaxing bath in the water.

  • Timings: 6 Am to 7 Pm 
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

St. Philomena’s Church – Mysore

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The church is one of the tallest in Asia. Before the church used to be very small, it was constructed by Maharaja Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar for the increasing number of Europeans.

The cathedral was built 175ft in height with beautiful twin spires. St. Philomena’s Church is one of the best tourist places in Mysore. If you are planning to visit Mysore, Don’t forget to add St. Philomena’s Church in your list.

  • Timings: 5 am to 7 pm 
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Planning to visit the tourist places in Mysore? Not only these five best places. We have several other places too. Here is the list of different tourist places in Mysore. 

  1. City Shopping – Mysore
  2. Lalitha Mahal Palace
  3. Kunti betta
  4. KrishnaRajaSagara Dam
  5. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
  6. Rail Museum
  7. Oriental Research Institute
  8. Gov Sandalwood Factory 
  9. Kukkarahalli Lake
  10. Gov Silk Factory
  11. Bandipur National Park
  12. Srirangapatna

Why late? Plan your holiday and escape for the busy life!!

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Which is your favourite holiday spot? Let us know in the comment session.

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By Eduction Rithika is a Computer Engineer,Teacher, Digital Marketing Trainer and Consultant from Bangalore. She is passionate about Handicrafts and Artwork, but a born Foodie and Traveller likes to explore different places frequently.

2 Comments

  1. Hi Rithika,

    Thank you for the post.
    I really enjoyed reading your post. The best place for a one-day getaway right? I would surely visit this weekend and stretch my legs a bit.
    I would like to know whats your favourite part of Mysore?

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