Mysore is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, and many people plan their vacations to Mysore for its rich cultural history. Mysore is located in South India, and has both natural beauty as well as man-made attractions that are perfect for all visitors. The Mysore tourist places are spread throughout Mysore city which makes it easy to explore. Here are some of the best Mysore tourist places you should visit this year!
Mysore is also known as the “Cultural Capital of Karnataka”. Mysuru is a beautiful city and it has many historical monuments. One such attraction within Mysuru would be its palace, which was built in 1897 by Maharaja Krishnarajendra Wadiyar IV to mark fifty years of his rule over Mysuru. The Mysore Palace is considered one of South tourist places with regard to both architecture and heritage value.
Brindavan garden or ‘Karighatta’ in local language is located at an altitude around 4900 feet above sea level and offers some stunning views and lush greenery all around you when you visit Mysore. Mysore is mostly known for its lush green gardens and this one makes it to the Mysore tourist places list as well!
Mysuru or Mysore also has many lakes spread throughout the city, but none of these are more famous than the ‘Kukkarahalli’ lake in Narasimha Raja Wadiyar garden. The beautiful lake surrounded by trees near a bird sanctuary offers you some peace and quiet time when you need a break from your busy schedule.
One very popular Mysuru attraction that’s been there since centuries would be the Chamundi hills which offer spectacular views all around when you visit them. Mysore is known for its beautiful landscape, and Chamundi Hills are one of the best Mysuru tourist places where you can get a bird’s eye view of Mysuru.
Mysuru also has many temples spread around in different parts of the city, but none as popular as ‘Omkareshwara’ temple near Nazarbad area in Mysuru. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who represents both destruction and creation which makes it an important pilgrimage site for Shaivites all over South India!
Regional Science Centre MYSURU:
If science interests your child, then they should definitely visit the regional science centre at Kukkarahalli in Mysuru. The centre is an initiative to promote scientific temper among the people of Mysuru, and it holds various activities for children as well!
St Philomena’s Church:
Mysore also has many churches where you can visit during your tour in Mysore, but one such famous church would be ‘St Philomena’ church located at Nazarbad area of Mysuru city. This beautiful structure built by Portuguese missionaries over a century ago attracts hundreds of visitors every day who come here to offer their prayers or pay homage to this centuries old monument dedicated to Saint Philomena!