Mysore is a city in Karnataka India, and it is located in the foothills of the famous Chamundi Hills. The city is gorgeous and full of life. No one has ever visited Mysore and had anything less than thrilling and exciting experiences. That is why it is a perfect city for people to visit with family and kids. Everyone will have the time of their life. Here are 15 things to do in Mysore India with family and kids when in Mysore. These activities and places will keep everyone entertained all day long for all the days they will be in Mysore.
Let's explore 15 best things to do in Mysore with Family and Kids:
1. Have Some Fun at the Grs Fantasy Park
The name of the park is enough to get every kid excited about coming here. This is an excellent place where the kids can play around and enjoy the water rides. The amusement park is one place that tourists never miss to bring their kids. There are so many adventurous things to do here. The safety of the kids is assured always here. A day at this amusement park will never be enough.
Admission: This park is open to everyone. But kids stand to have the most fun. The charges include INR 700, INR 450, and INR 600 for adults, senior citizens, and kids respectively.
2. Watch Some Animals at the Mysore Zoo
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A zoo is always an exciting place for kids regardless of how many times they have been there. The Mysore zoo is home to a lot of animals, and they are all categorized under different species. The zoo stretches over 157 acres of land. The location of the zoo is behind the Karanji Lake. Here, not only will the kids see animals from India, there are animals from all over the world as well.
Admission: The zoo is perfect for adults and kids, but kids will love it more. Adults pay INR 50 while kids pay INR 20 for the weekdays. During the weekend, the charges go up by INR 10 for each category.
3. Learn About Trees at Bonsai Garden
Bonsai garden is one of the best places to visit in Mysore, and no one can pass the chance. This gorgeous garden sits on a vast estate that is around 4 acres. It is serene and very calm. There are more than a hundred different species of trees in this garden; Bonsai trees. The organization of the garden as well as the design and construction are breathtaking. Everyone is going to enjoy some time in this garden regardless of age. Children will love playing around and running across the meandering pathways.
Admission: Some charges apply.
4. Learn About Locomotives at the Railway Museum
This museum is a specialty museum in Mysore, and it is excellent. The museum is located near the city's railway station, and it is the second museum that features locomotives after the one in Delhi. This museum was designed to teach people about the making and functioning of locomotives since they are an integral part of India. In this museum, there are also some old locomotives that are being exhibited yet are still working. That is how functional this museum is because it is not just a collection of non-functioning locomotives. While here, the kids can enjoy the toy train ride which costs INR 10.
Admission: Adults pay INR 15 while kids pay INR 10.
5. Visit the Mysore Palace
This palace is more than magnificent. Words are not enough to describe how gorgeous and glorious the palace is and how beautiful it makes Mysore. The palace holds the title of being the largest palace in the whole of India, and it is worthy of the title. The architecture of the palace will leave you wondering how creative the architect must have been. This palace is one of the most visited palaces in the whole of India, and no tourist leave Mysore without visiting the palace. There is always a light and sound show in this palace every Monday through to Saturday.
Admission: A tour of this palace will cost you a few rupees. INR 30 for kids and INR 50 for adults.
6. Behold, the Chamundeshwari Temple
This glorious temple is located on top of Chamundi hills. It is an architectural wonder to many, and it will be an architectural wonder to everyone as well. The temple is a treasure in Mysore and one of the top tourist attraction sites here. The building shows the form of Durga, a Goddess. You do not have to be a religious person for you to enjoy the beauty of this temple. It is worth a second and third visit.
Admission: Visiting the temple costs nothing, and it is free for everyone.
7. Learn Some Folklore at the Folklore Museum
The Folklore Museum is a vital part of the Mysore University, and it is one of the unique museums that showcase folklore arts. The museum does a great job of displaying the Indian culture. Anyone who is in love with the traditional culture and wants to see how the olden yet golden days were must visit this museum. The utensils, handmade items, and sculptures are excellently displayed in this museum. There is everything to love about the museum.
Admission: Some charges apply before entering this museum. Adults and kids have different charges.
8. Watch Some Birds at Shuka Vana
Shuka Vana features in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most number of bird species in the world. This extraordinary park is famously known as the parrot park. It has more than two thousand birds. The Shuka Vana is an excellent part of Avadhoota Datta Peetham. While bird watching, you will come across numerous species of parrots. This aviary also rehabilitates birds that have been injured, abused, or abandoned.
Admission: Entry to this park is at no cost, and it is open to all.
9. Learn Some History at the Regional Museum of Natural History
History is always beautiful, but many museums take time to show the country’s history and tend to forget about the natural history. But in Mysore, everyone will learn a lot about natural history. The museum is 2.2km from Mysore zoo. At the museum, there are exhibits of plants, animals, and the geology of India’s southern parts. The galleries are divided into categories of man and the environment, the biodiversity, ecology, life through the various ages, and conservation.
Admission: The museum is open to everyone, and the charge may or may not appear.
10. Have a Picnic at the Brindavan Gardens
People have been to so many gardens in Mysore, but until they have been to Brindavan Gardens, they have not seen anything yet. A person needs to only have one look at this garden to know how beautiful nature is when taken care of by the people. This garden is enormous and ideal for everyone. The exquisite flora, the fountain, the pathways, and everything about the garden is enchanting. After the picnic, everyone can go and enjoy a boat ride to wrap up the day.
Admission: A visit to this park will cost INR 15 for adults and INR 5 for children.
11. Visit the Jagan Mohan Palace Art Gallery
This art gallery is one of the most spectacular places that everyone should visit. It was constructed as a home to the royal family and was converted to an art gallery in 1915. This art gallery has over two thousand paintings, and there are also exhibits of weapons, sculptures, musical instruments, brass-ware, antique coins, and so much more. Jagan Mohan Palace Art Gallery is open from 8:30 am to 5 p.m. However, it is always closed on Wednesdays.
Admission: Entering this art gallery costs around INR 30.
12. Go for a Boat Ride at Karanji Lake
Karanji lake is very close to the Mysore Zoo. A lake is a perfect place for everyone to go and relax on a hot afternoon. The breeze from the lake will refresh everyone. This lake is beautiful, and the surrounding environment is full of magnificent greenery. A boat ride will give everyone a perfect chance to absorb the scenic beauty of the place. Other than enjoying a boat ride, everyone can also take a stroll.
Admission: Some charges apply.
13. Visit the Krs Dam
Not so many people have visited dams, and this is the time to change that. Krishna Raja Sagara dam is a must visit while in Mysore. It is the first irrigation dam in India and one of the best places to visit in Mysore.
Admission: Some entrance fees may or may not apply.
14. Visit the Lalitha Mahal
This palace is the second largest palace in Mysore. It is grand and gorgeous. The architecture is breathtaking. The lush green garden complements the aesthetic beauty of the palace spectacularly. Maharaj Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV built the palace. The view of the city from this palace is marvelous.
Admission: To stay in this palace hotel one pays INR 5,000
15. Go to Church at St. Philomena
It is time for some spiritual enlightenment for Christians. However, you do not need to be a Christian before you can visit the church. This church is over 200 years old, and the style of the church is gothic. It is an excellent place to visit and learn its history. Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV founded the church, and it was dedicated to St. Philomena.
Admission: Visiting the church is free of charge.
These are the best places to visit in Mysore. They offer a lot of knowledge and fun to everyone.