Places to Visit in Mysore
Mysore is one of the popular cultural tourist destinations in India. It is also a prominent industrial hub that houses many industries like IT, automobile and textiles. Mysore has numerous heritage and archaeological sites that entice visitors from far and wide. The city is located close to important eco-tourist destinations and popular hill stations. Mysore, also called as cultural capital of Karnataka is known for its spectacular palaces, beautiful gardens and colourful festivals. The festival of Dussehra is celebrated with great fervour and the city gets magnificently decorated. Things to do in Mysore Spend an evening at the Brindavan Gardens On the southern bank of the Cauvery river near Krishnarajasagar Dam, there is a pavilion where visitors can get a breath-taking view of the gardens. Visit the Temple on the Chamundi Hills The largest and the best known is the large Dravidian Temple, dedicated to Sri Chamundeshwari Devi, the tutelary deity of Mysore and the royal house generally regarded as an incarnation of Parvati or Durga. Spend a Day at the Mysore Zoo Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, popularly known as ‘Mysore Zoo’, is one of the oldest zoos of the country established in 1892, by His Highness, the erstwhile Ruler of Mysore Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar Bahadur. Explore the splendour of the Mysore Palace Mysore Palace or the Mysore Maharaja Palace is located in the heart of the city. Also, known as Amba Vilas Palace, was the residence of the Wodeyar Maharaja's of the Mysore state. Go birdwatching by the Karanji Lake The lake is close to Mysore Zoo and has a huge ecosystem of flora and fauna. If you’re an enthusiastic birdwatcher, you’ll love spending a day by the lake. Where to eat in Mysore The Foodie Restaurant Real Taste for Real Foodie. Indian and Chinese food. Located near suburban bus stand, Five light circle on Bangalore Nilgiri Road. Hotel Mylari Home of the famous Mysore Mylari Dosa – a small joint that serves only a special Mysore version of the south Indian snack. The Old House This is a great cheap-eats restaurant with Italian, European, Vegetarian and Vegan options as well as gluten-free options. Oyster Bay Designed on the concept of tropical architecture with beautiful open pavilions and courtyards which looks on to vast green landscape. A multi-cuisine restaurant, with Indian, tandoor, continental & coastal style. Spring An upscale restaurant that offers south Indian, north Indian and continental cuisine. On less busy-day you can request a table by the poolside.