Mysore is the famous city in Karnataka for tourist visits. Mysore is famous for royal heritage palaces, temples, museums, and zoo etc. Not in one, there are different places are there to be visited in Mysore. Mysore is the famous tourist spot to see the royal heritage of India.
Now we are going to know about different places to be visited in Mysore when you visit. There will be no problem for transportation and lodging. Mysore is the rich city of Karnataka.
1. Mysore Palace
When you came to Mysore the first place to be visited is Mysore Palace. It is the most famous tourist place in Mysore and the State of Karnataka. It was built in 14th century by Yaduraya Wodeyar(Original one) and Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV(Present one). It is a Royal Palace which was built in Indo-Saracenic architecture. The compound of this Palace has three gates to the Palace. The East gate is for VVIP’s, the South gate for normally opens for the general public, and the West gate for during Dasara festival.
This Palace is famous for Wodeyar’s architecture. The famous event here is Sound and Light Show which will be conducted every day except Sundays and public holidays. Timings for this show is from 7:00 pm to 7:40 pm and entry charges are 40Rs for adults, 25Rs for Children and 200Rs for foreign nationals. This Palace will be illuminated from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm on Sundays, State festivals and National holidays.
- Entry Fee: INR 10 for students, INR 30 for Kids, INR 50 for Indians and foreigners.
- Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM every day.
- Location: Sayyaji Rao Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysore.
2. Jaganmohan Palace
Jaganmohan Palace is also one of the famous Palaces in Mysore. This Palace is also a symbol of the grand royal designing architecture of Wodeyar’s. This Palace is 150 years old and constructed in 1861, during the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III.
The architecture of this Palace is an iconic symbol of Hindu religion and beautiful carvings of Dashavatara of Lord Vishnu. This Palace is famous for Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery. This Gallery is the famous collection of nearly 2000 valuable paintings.
- Entry Fee: INR 20 for adults and INR 10 for Kids.
- Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
- Location: Opp City Bus Stand, Jagan Mohan Palace Road, Chamrajpura, Mys
3. Karanji Lake
Karanji Lake was built by Mysore King to serve drinking water, and for other purposes like bathing, washing etc. This Lake was spread in 90 hectares of full green and rich fauna. This Lake is the right spot for bird lovers to see 147 different species of migratory birds.
This Lake has the largest walk-through aviary in India. This aviary consists an artificial waterfall with two water bodies. Another attraction in this Lake is Butterfly Park with 45 species. One more attraction here is Regional Museum of Natural History on banks of the lake.
- Entry Fee: 10Rs per adults and 5Rs per children and senior citizens. 10Rs per still camera and 25Rs per Video Camera.
- Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM every day except Tuesday.
- Location: Chamundi Hills, Adjacent to the Mysore Zoo, Mys
4. Railway Museum
Mysore Rail Museum is the second museum of this kind in India by Indian Railways. This museum is the collection of photographs and various developments made in locomotives. The major attraction of this museum is the Chamundi Gallery. Which depicts the growth of Indian railways in pictures and paintings? Sri Ranga Pavilion is another attraction of this museum with two royal coaches used by Maharaja of Mysore. There will be toy train ride for children.
In this museum, you can see the very first steam engine of India and signals are displayed here. Some other major attractions of this museum are:
- An ES 506 4-6-2 locomotive.
- An Austin Railway Car.
- A YP #2511 made by Telco in 1963.
- Entry Fee: INR 15 for adults, INR 10 for kids, INR 10 for toy train ride. 20Rs for a still camera and 30Rs for the video camera.
- Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM every day except Monday.
- Location: KRS Road, Medar Block, Yadavagiri, Mys
How to Reach Mysore
You can reach Mysore by Air, By Bus or By Train.
By Air: The nearest airport is the Mysore Airport and even you can arrive at Bangalore International Airport.
By Bus: KSRTC provides a number of buses for Mysore and also you can book the private tour operator to reach or visit Mysore.
By Train: Mysore is connected with several trains in India. The Southern Sojourn Journey of Maharajas Express Train also takes you there.