The Best Things To Do in Mysore

Here's an exhaustive list of the best things to do in Mysore.

Visiting the oh so popular Mysore Palace, during your trip is a must. There are many places for recreations in Mysore like the Brindavan Garden, Jaganmohana Palace, Chamundi Hills and Mysore Zoo. Other attractions also include Lalitha Mahal Palace and Railway Museum.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Mysore, India

Must see places in Mysore ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Mysore and point of interests to visit.

  1. Mysore Palace

    #1 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Mysore Palace

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Balaram Gate Road, Near Kote Anjaneya Swamy, Nazarabad, Mysore, Karnataka 570001

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Imposing and grand, the home of the Wodeyar Royal Family is nearly as impressive as the Taj Mahal. It also has much more to offer. The palace is a eclectic mix of Muslim, Rajput, Hindu and Gothic arch...Read more

  2. Brindavan Gardens

    #2 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Brindavan Gardens

    Tags: Garden, Leisure, Fountain

    Address: KRS Dam Road, Krishna Raja Sagar Dam, Mandya, Karnataka, 570005

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

    This 70 year old garden receives over two million visitors every year. It’s design and layout took inspiration from the Mughal Style Shalimar Gardens in Kashmir. Although it does not offer anyth...Read more

  3. Jaganmohana Palace

    #3 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Jaganmohana Palace

    Tags: Art Gallery, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Chamrajpura, Mysore, KA 570004

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    This white palace is one of the most beautiful creations left to Mysore by the Wodeyar kings. The three story building was built in the traditional Hindu style and was built to serve as an alternative...Read more

  4. Chamundi Hills

    #4 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Chamundi Hills

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Mountain, Hill

    Address: Chamundi Hills, Mysore, Karnataka 570001

    Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    These eight hills are among the most sacred in the country. Legend has it the the eponymous goddess once defeated the demon Mahishasura here, and was consequently enshrined. There’s a lovely tem...Read more

  5. St Philomenas Church

    #5 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    St Philomenas Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: ashoka road, Mysore, Karnataka 570001

    Timings: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Philomena is a nice name, isn’t it? She was a young girl martyred at the age of 14. She was a consecrated virgin and as such had spurned the advances of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The emperor...Read more

  6. Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion

    #6 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building, Mansion

    Address: Jayalakshmi Vilas mansion, Mysore, Karnataka 570001

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion is a building in of Mysore city, Karnataka. It is placed in the green surroundings of the Manasagangothri, which are the grounds of the University of Mysore. It climbs on...Read more

  7. Lalita Mahal Palace

    #7 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Lalita Mahal Palace

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Lalith Mahal Road, T Narsipura Rd, Mysore, KA 570011

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Lalitha Mahal is the second biggest royal residence in Mysore. It is found close to the Chamundi Hills, east of the city of Mysore in the Indian state of Karnataka. The castle was completed in 192...Read more

  8. The Railway Museum

    #8 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    The Railway Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: KRS Rd, Mysore, Karnataka 570001

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The collection of vintage trains here is small but charming. Apart from the cars, carriages, engines and locomotives, the Chamunidi gallery here depicts the growth of Inidan Railways through photgraph...Read more

  9. Karanji Lake

    #9 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Karanji Lake

    Tags: Lake, Boating, Nature

    Address: Karanji Lake, Mysore, KA 570011

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Bird watchers listen up. This is the favorite destination for a whole host of migratory birds, whether comorants, egrets, ibises, black swans, storks as well as a wide range of butterfly species. They...Read more

  10. Mysore Zoo

    #10 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Mysore Zoo

    Tags: Zoo

    Address: Indiranagar, Near Mysore Palace, Mysore 570 010, India

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Zebras, lions, hippos and giraffes… this sounds like a good spot for the next production in the Madagascars series. You’ll also catch sight of anacondas, cheetahs.  baboons and white...Read more

  11. Kukkarahalli Lake

    #11 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Kukkarahalli Lake

    Tags: Waterfront, Walking Area, Leisure, Lake

    Address: Kukkarahalli Lake, Mysore, KA 570011

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Wodeyar King had this lake constructed in the 19th century in order to provide water for irrigation for the land outside the city. Over the years, human activity led to eutrophication of the water...Read more

  12. Krishna Raja Sagara Lake And Dam

    #12 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Krishna Raja Sagara Lake And Dam

    Tags: Water Body, Landmark, Lake

    Address: Krishna Raja Sagara, Mysore, KA 570011

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Krishna Raja Sagara, a.k.a KRS, is the name of both a lake and the dam that spans and safeguards it. It is spotted near the settlement of the province of Krishnarajasagara. The dam is built crossw...Read more

  13. Nagarhole National Park

    #13 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Nagarhole National Park

    Tags: National Park, Park, Wildlife Park, Wildlife Safari

    Address: Kabini River Lodge, Karapura, Nisana Beltur Post, HD Kote Taluk, Mysore, Karnataka 571114

    Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    A small hamlet located within a huge forest range, the Nagarhole National Park is situated south of Coorg. There are many designated wildlife parks within the Nilgiri Biosphere and Nagarhole National ...Read more

  14. Hotel Jade Garden

    #14 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Hotel Jade Garden

    Address: 640/1, Jayalakshmi Vilas Road,, Chamarajapuram, Mysore, Karnataka 570005 0821 400 8222

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This hotel is located in a quiet area and the staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel, while being in a quiet area, is close to everything so you get the best of both worlds. Great value for money a...Read more

  15. Om Shanthi

    #15 of 102 Things To Do in Mysore
    Om Shanthi

    Address: 73/1, Guest House Road | Nazarbad, Mysore 570010, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Om Shanthi is a veg food restaurant. Their special south Indian thali is very popular as well as their platter of puris and veges.

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    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

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