Places to visit in Mysuru (Mysore)

Top Things to Do in Mysuru (Mysore), Karnataka

Places to Visit in Mysuru (Mysore)

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Top Attractions in Mysuru (Mysore)








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  • lucy_moorefox
    Dublin, Ireland41 contributions
    I visited the Mysore City Palace (there are a number of palaces in Mysore - this is the really famous one). Completed in 1912, after an earlier structure burned down, this Palace has stood the test of both time & literally millions of visitors. I arrived during the Xmas holiday season & the place was heaving with school tour groups! Things calmed down a bit by late afternoon &, accompanied by my guide Ragu, we queued and entered the Palace interior. It was well worth it! Photography is allowed, but you need to leave your shoes outside in a numbered shoe bag. The Marriage Pavillion, public meeting hall & private meeting hall are all incredible! I love how they tried to be inclusive in the design - Indo-Sarcenic, classical European and Islamic features are all beautifully coordinated. The solid gold howdah has such intricate decoration, along with the whisks, which have thin strands of ivory in place of hairs! There is a lavishly decorated silver door for the entrance for the Maharajah only. The Royal Family still live in one of the wings & that remains private. If you don't want to queue & brave the crowds, then you can wander around outside for free.
    Written 29 December 2022
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  • Sudha
    11 contributions
    Absolutely wonderful experience. The animals are all healthy and a sight to see. We saw tiger cubs playing with each other. 5-6 Giraffes, Rhino, hopi, Deer, meerkat, Snakes, Crocodile, Deer, Tiger(white), Peacock(White) and many more. They have a buggy service which gives the tour in an hour. Highly recommend the buggy as it saves time and energy. If you are visiting in Dec end, beware lot of school trips are planned here so it is very crowded. Recommend reaching at 10 am to avoid the rush. Buggy can be booked online. Usually Tuesday closed but during vacation they are open so check before visiting.
    Written 30 December 2022
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  • manojinvincible
    Bengaluru, India20 contributions
    There are guides who can take u through this one of a unique temple where all deities are worth to be seen., please make sure to use their service.

    The temple location offers nice view and hence camera lovers won’t be disappointed.
    Written 9 January 2023
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  • Gaurish
    Porvorim, India501 contributions
    Certainly a must visit place if you vacationing in Mysore or Coorg. The peaceful feeling you get inside the Monastery is a very unique experience. Very lively place with positive vibes. You get to know a lot about Buddhist culture if you just look at the paintings all around the Monastery. A very well preserved heritage site for Buddhist.
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • Sunil D
    Mumbai, India166 contributions
    we went when it was drizzing and there was a light mist over the place and it was great ambience .. however due to the weekend rush we did not have time to go in ... the parking facilities are good , however the road to the temple from the parking area through the shops needed cleanliness.
    pls dont forget to see the Mahisasur statue on way back to parking .
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • RAVIKUMAR M
    109 contributions
    The temple is sacred in the first place & Puliyogere is very famous ( a not to miss oppurtunity when one happens to visit). There is a film shooting spot which is spectacular.
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • mallikajamy
    India26 contributions
    The love for flowers and photography got me attracted to the market. Met interesting people with smiles on their faces and an enthusiastic approach to meeting me.
    Written 5 December 2022
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  • Aditya Antika
    London, UK60 contributions
    Excellent place to visit. Somehow hidden or not known to a lot of people when we visit.
    Built around the backwaters of the dam, which provides an excellent view.
    Temple, gardens and everything as a whole was brilliant.
    We planned it along with Brindavan gardens.
    We spent the afternoon over here, and then the evening at Brindavan gardens.
    Use your Google maps if your local auto driver doesn't know which way to go.
    Written 14 December 2022
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  • Lalit Makam
    7 contributions
    Good experience! Can visit once. Good fish collection. The food inside is expensive. Children will enjoy. Check out the parking lot behind the water park!
    You can see sweet water fish and saltwater fishes.
    Can cover entire place in 1hr. Tunnel Aquarium experience is too good.
    My son enjoyed a lot
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • Sunil D
    Mumbai, India166 contributions
    good calm and peaceful ambience , has plenty of parking space for cars and 2 wheelers and worth a visit when in mysore.
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • Ambika Aradhya
    1 contribution
    Travel from Down to Upside the Hills was amazing, That too in KSRTC BUS.. While Returning Back we spotted Elephants in the Forest. Amazing Experience, only True Nature Lovers can Feel it.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Vinayak
    Bengaluru, India156 contributions
    This was a hidden spot in Mysore for me. This place is a lake + aviary. Located within the city. There is an entrance fee of ₹50 for adults and parking fee of ₹50 for four wheelers for four hours. Parking space is quite vast. Mask is a must and you will have to buy one for ₹5 in case you don't have one though the people selling weren't wearing it themselves.
    There is a lake inside where boating is available. Peddle boat costs ₹30 per person for 10-15 mins ride and a boat ride costs ₹60 per person for ~10 mins ride. Getting your turn to the ride might be tricky as it's not well organised here. You can see some migratory birds in the small islands and tall trees in the lake.
    There is also an aviary in the premises which has different bird types. There is no entrance fee.
    There is also a small park for children and seats for visitors to relax.
    Overall this place is a must visit when you're in Mysore.
    Written 8 October 2022
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  • Sangeetha Vikram
    Bengaluru, India1,686 contributions