12 attractions you should visit in Mysuru - With photos & details

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Top 12 attractions to explore in Mysuru

Capital of the old royal Mysore province.

Chunchanakatte WaterfallsChunchanakatte, Haliyur, Karnataka 571604, India
Waterfalls
Viewpoints
Hindu Temples

Here the Kaveri river cascades from a height of about 20 meters. The uniqueness of this place is that sound can be heard all over. There is also a temple beside this waterfall.

Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And AuditoriumDeshika Rd, opp. City Bus Stand, Devaraja Mohalla, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570024, India
Palaces
Art Galleries

A magnificent palace adding the royal grandeur of this city of Palace, Mysore is the Jaganmohan Palace. During the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, this palace with its three stories has been converted into an art gallery, named as Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, displaying a rich collection of paintings by various known artists.

Kabini DamKabini Reservoir, Karnataka, Karnataka 571114, India
Waterfalls
Viewpoints
Dams

Built on river Kabini, which is a major tributary of river Kaveri. The location is picturesque with lush green surroundings and the pristine river water flowing serenely towards its destination.

Karanji LakeKaranji Lake, Jockey Quarters, Mysuru, Karnataka 570011
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Viewpoints
Grasslands

This lake was built as a percolation tank by the Mysore king, to serve as a drinking water source for the residents. Now the lake is part of the Mysore Zoo.

Kukkarahalli LakeKukkarahalli Lake, Kukkarahalli, Saraswathipuram, Mysuru, Karnataka
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Viewpoints
Urban Walks

Spread over around 58 hectares with a shoreline of roughly five kilometers in Manasagangothri. It is a J shaped lake constructed in 1864, the lakes was the brainchild of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar.

Mysore PalaceSayyaji Rao Rd, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India
Palaces
Notable Architectures

Mysore Palace is a historical palace and the Royal residence of the Wodayar Dynasty. Now one of the most famous tourist attraction in India after Tajmahal.

Mysore Zoo (Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)Zoo Main Road, Indira Nagar, Ittige Gudu, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010, India
Zoos

One of the best and huge Zoological gardens in India. Maharaja Chamaraja Wodayar establised this zoo in the year of 1892 for the Royals. Furthermore after the attainment of freeedom, it was handed over to the department of parks and gardens of the state government.

Mysuru Sand Sculpture MuseumChamundi Hill Road, KC Layout, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010, India
Museums

Spread over an area of 13, 500 sq ft. This museum attracts tourists from all over the world because of its uniqueness of being the only museum in India that is dedicated to sand sculptures.

Rail MuseumKRS Rd, Opp. CFTRI, Medar Block, Yadavagiri, Mysuru, Karnataka 570005, India
Museums

The Mysore rail museum is the second of its kind in India, right after the national railways' museum of Delhi. the museum mainly depicts the journey and the development of the Indian railways through the opulent collection of photographs and the various other items.

Sri Chamundeshwari Devi TempleChamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hill, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010, India
Viewpoints
Hindu Temples
Viewing Decks
Mountain Peaks

Named after the goddess Chamundi. This temple situated at the top of the Chamundi hill. The main hill itself features an ancient stone stairway of 1008 steps. We can see the entire Mysuru city from this hilltop.

Sri Nandi TempleChamundi Hill Rd, Chamundi Hill, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010, India
Hindu Temples

Also called as Nandi durg or Nandibetta. This is a famous slope fortification in the Chikkaballapur region. This place is located nearby the Chamundi hills.

St. Philomena's CathedralLourdes Nagar, Ashoka Rd, Lashkar Mohalla, Lourdu Nagar, Mandi Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India
Churches
Notable Architectures

Recognized as the second tallest church of Asia. One of the important historical sites in Mysore. The church is beautiful and one of the most distinctive landmarks of the city.

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