Mysore palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after Taj Mahal with more than 2.7 million visitors. The architectural style of the palace is commonly described as Indo-Saracenic but it is a blend of many other architectural styles. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. The palace is 3 storied and entry fee is required to enter. Tourists are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace. Every autumn, the Palace is the venue for the famous Mysore Dasara festival with the elephant procession on Dussera day being the most sought after event.
Rail museum is located near the Mysore Railway station and is the second one of its kind established in India (First one is in Delhi). This museum exhibits ancient locomotives and carriages some of which are in working condition.
St. Philomenas church in Mysore was constructed in 1936 using a Neo Gothic style and its architecture was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It still remains a tourist attraction.
Roman Catholic Church
Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore (1861) and was initially used by the Wodeyars, kings of Mysore as their home before the grand Mysore Palace came up. It is now converted into an art gallery and a function hall. The art gallery contains one of the largest collection of artefacts in South India (2000+). Some of the paintings are those by Raja Ravi Varma. Paintings different Indian styles of painting such as Mysore, Mughal and Shantiniketan.
Heritage Site, Arts Crafts Culture
Royal Heritage, Art Gallery
The Happy Man Park is a very popular hangout of children and parents. The park is landscaped with a little stream and 'wooden' bridges. Its a hangout place in the evening especially for families with kids.
Trinesvaraswamy Temple is dedicated to the three-eyed Lord Shiva temple built in 16-17th century the Dravidian style
Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
Lord Shiva, Heritage Temple
Ashtanga Yoga centre in Mysore is a world renowned institute for Yoga where Yoga teachers from world over arrive for advanced training and students of yoga arrive for a Yoga vacation.
Mysore Zoo (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 245-acre zoo located near the palace in Mysore. It was established under royal patronage in 1892 making it one of the oldest zoos in the world. It is home to a wide range of species and one of the major tourist attractions.
Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Avadhoota Datta Peetham is a quiet place in city of Mysore. Sri Swamiji is renowned for His Healing and Meditation music and He is considered a divine guide who cultivates the ancient Vedic traditions. The place is charactersed by a serene and pure atmosphere, pervaded with Vedic chantings.
Melody Wax Museum is based on music and musical instruments exhibits over 100 life-size wax statues and over 300 musical instruments. Representing Stone Age to Modern instruments, some of the bands displayed are of Indian Classical North & South, Punjabi Bhangra, South Indian, Jazz, Rock, Middle East etc.
The folklore museum that contains representative collections of art and crafts from all over Karnataka.The museum has a collection of more than 6,500 unique folklore exhibits. The gallery is divided into wings for folklore, large dolls, folklife, literature and art.
Arts Crafts Culture
Established in 1891, formerly known as the Oriental Library, contains over 33000 palm leaf manuscripts
GRS Fantasy Park is spread across 30 acres of greenery on the Mysore-Bangalore highway and is Mysore's only Amusement cum Water Park
Planet X - Mysore is set on base of Chamundi Hills and is one of its kind Amusement Park in South India.
The Chamundeshwari Temple is an ancient Devi temple (12th - 17th Century) located on the top of Chamundi Hills. The temple is impressive from an architectural sense and considered a pilgrimage destination being considered one of the 18 main Shaktipeetha temples.
Temple or Holy Place
Devi Temple, Shaktipeetha
Srirangapatna is home to summer palace of Tipu Sultan which has number of artefacts of Tipu Sultan display including his armory and his attire. Visited by guests enroute Brindavan gardens in evening.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is located on an island in the river Kaveri. The temple is one of a set of three major temples that are built on three different islands on the Kaveri and are dedicated to lord Ranganatha (Lord Vishnu). The temples is one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines in South India. It is built in 9th century, later improved by the Hoysala and Vijayanagar kings
Temple or Holy Place
Brindavan Garden is a large garden next to the Dam built on cauvery and a major tourist attraction. The main attraction of the park is the musical fountain in which bursts of water are synchronised to the music of songs. There is also a lake within the garden with boating facilities available for visitors
Activity, Rides, Gardens
Boating, Thematic, Sound and Light Show