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Best Time to Visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Key Attractions

  • Mysore Palace.

    The palace has intricately carved rosewood doors and ceilings some with inlaid ivory work, marble figurines, collections of caskets, paintings of the members of the royal family and other objects of personal use exhibit such opulence, though age as worn them out a bit with slight discoloration. The palace remains closed from 5-7pm every day. On Saturday’s and Sunday’s and National Holidays between 7PM-8PM the palace is illuminated by close to 100,000 bulbs - a sight so magnificent that it leaves you gasping for breath. Entry is through the south side. Cameras must be left at the cloak room, now there are no charges to deposit the cameras. Shoes must be left before the entrance for free. Outside palace photography is allowed Rs. 50 for Indian nationals, Rs. 200 for foreigners.

  • Brindavan Gardens.

    Nice garden full of fountains, in the neighborhood of Mysore. At 7PM the "musical fountain" light and music show begins.

  • Chamundi Hills,

    The temple is of Goddess Chamundeshwari (or Chamundi). Atop the hill, Goddess Chamundi's idol is placed in a beautiful temple with marvelous architecture. It is a plastic free zone.

  • Srirangapatna

    Located on an island in the Cauvery River, the town of Srirangapatna was once the fortress capital of the region controlled by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan.

  • Dasara (also spelt as Dusshera).

    This is the state festival of Karnataka, carried over from the time when it was celebrated by the Wodeyars in grand style. On the last day, of the 10 day festival celebrated during the month of September and October, a procession of the state's guard’s lead the Goddess Chamundi seated on a golden howdah mounted on an elephant. The procession is followed by various tableaux, a visual treat rarely seen anywhere else in the world.

  • Climb up Chamundi Hills.

    Climb via the steps, starting early in the morning to get a good view of the city as it rises from slumber while getting good exercise at the same time.

  • Kukkarahalli lake strolls.

    Those spending a long time in this city can also take nice early morning or late evening strolls at either Kukkarahalli lake or Karanji lake, though the latter is recommended, since the entrance has a fee and thus will reduce any potential nuisance in the form of beggars or vendors that might come and disturb your stroll. Karanji lake also has a butterfly park worth checking out.

Nearby Places

  • Bandipur National Park. (80 Kms)

    Famous for its tiger and elephant reserve and protected sandalwood trees, this 890 sq km park is one of India's most delightful wildlife sanctuaries.

  • Bangalore (145 Kms)

    Bangalore or Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is India's third-largest city of India.

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