Things to do in Mysore

Once the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore, the royal city of Mysore is a famous destination and has massive history to share. Amongst the key places to visit in Mysore is the Mysore Palace, where the Wodeyar dynasty ruled. It is an architectural bliss with a blend of Hindu, Islamic, Gothic, and Rajput designs.

Plan to visit the traditionally important Devaraja Market for spices, silk and sandalwood while you plan various things to do in Mysore. With amazing weather conditions, sightseeing in Mysore gets all the more pleasant. Make a trip to the Brindavan Gardens and stay amazed by its sprawling acres of floral beauty. It is situated just a level below the famous Krisharaja Sagar Reservoir across the Cauvery River. While on your Mysore holidays do thank the planning and foresight of the makers for the beauty of the city.

Take a stroll by the Kabini Dam, which is indeed a splendid engineering marvel built on the Kabini River. Check out the clear waters of Thonnur Lake famously known as Moti Talab, which makes an excellent excursion site about 30kms from Mysore. On similar lines is the Karanji Lake, which makes an absolute delight and is home to a vivacious range of local as well as migratory birdlife. Situated amidst Manasagangothri, the Mysore University campus is the Kukkarahalli Lake and is a major tourist attraction.

Another well-known point of interest in Mysore is Bylakuppe, a beautiful but unmapped region in Karnataka. It is home to two major Tibetan settlements and has fascinating monasteries - Namdroling Monastery. Popularly known as the ‘Buddhist Golden Temple’, it has 3 massive golden statues of Buddha Shakyamuni, Padmasambhava and Buddha Amitayus. Do check this out!

Take a trip to the Folklore Museum, a major attraction in the city and exhibits an expanse of artworks and crafts from various states. Mysore is also famous for some great churches and temples - St Philomena's Church, Chamarajeshwara Temple, Chamundi Temple, and much more. Visit Mysore for its amazing history, awesome weather, and nature’s delight.

One of the most exciting things to do in Mysore is to head out for a Night Walk when the city comes alive after the sun sets. Temples, buildings and structures are all lit up and show you a different side to the city. If you want to get up close to nature, then a trip to Bandipur National Park should be on your list.

You should also plan a visit to the town of Malgudi or head out to explore the palaces of Mysore on your Mysore tour package. To satisfy the foodie in you, taste some of the best dishes that the city has to offer including the delicious Mysorepak, Shavige Payasam, and Chiroti etc.

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