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Top 10 Best places to Visit in Mysore – {Updated}

There are so many places in Mysore where you can have a visit. You will enjoy both nightlife as well as day life fully here. You will find all types of places here such as monuments, malls, temples, amusement parks and many more. In this article, you will see all the places that you must visit, once you plan your trip to Mysore. You will have a pleasant experience in Mysore due to its friendly climate.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Mysore :

Mysore Palace

There is a very beautiful light and sound show inside the palace during the evening which makes it a favorite tourist destination. Mysore palace is the second most visited monument by locals and foreigners after Taj Mahal. Wodeyar dynasty rulers used to live in Mysore Palace as it was their main residence. 

Timings : 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : Adults: ( Indian & Foreigners)INR 70 
Children (between 10 and 18 years): INR 30 
Students (Study Tour): INR 10 
Parking: INR 40 (Car) %INR 20 (Two-wheeler)

Somanathapura Temple

Somanathapura Temple

This beautiful temple is situated on the banks of river Kaveri. All visitors who visit the site are charmed by the magnificent artistic and engineering achievements of the era. There are spectacular carvings and sculptures that add to the beauty of this temple. You will feel very peaceful being here. 

Timings : 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Time Required: 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : Indians: INR 20 (Cashless Payment), INR 25 (Cash Payment),
Foreign Nationals: INR 250 (Cashless Payment) INR 300 (Cash Payment)
Children (Up to 12 years): No entry fee
Videography: INR 25

Mysore Zoo

mysore zoo

Mysore Zoo is one of the best zoological gardens in India. The zoo was established for the royals in 1892. It is oldest and famous zoo of India. In Mysore zoo, the world’s first caesarian section delivery was performed on an elephant which gave fame to this zoo. You can enjoy various activities like Youth Club activities, Literary Competitions, and Summer Camp activities in this zoo. 

Timings : 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Closed on Tuesdays.

Time Required : 3 hours

Entry Fee : Adult: INR 50 (Weekdays), INR 60 (Weekend), Child (5-12 yr): INR 20 (Weekdays), INR 30 (Weekend)

Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Gardens which are built 23 km away from Mysore is a famous spot for sightseeing. It is built across river Kaveri. If you want to spend a perfect evening, then you must not miss this place. There is a fountain show with lights and music in the evening which is very cheerful. You can also enjoy boat rides and fruit orchards here.

Timings : Garden timings: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Weekdays)
7:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Weekends) 

Entry Fee : Adult: INR 50, Child: INR 10
Boating: Round Trip (From North Garden to South Part of Garden): INR 30 (Before 6 PM)

GRS Fantasy Park

GRS Fantasy Park is a perfect picnic spot. It is both an amusement and water park. There are very amazing and adventurous rides that are offered in the park. There are other activities also like rain dancing, car riding etc. that you can enjoy here. There are water pools for relaxation.

Timings : Sunday: 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM, 
Monday – Saturday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Time Required: 3-5 hours

Karanji Lake

Karanji Lake

To celebrate and enjoy a day out with your family, you should definitely visit Karanji lake. Karanji Lake is said to be a home for 45 species of butterflies because of which it is said to be butterfly park also. It is a favourite tourist destination. You will fall in love with greenery and fauna here. 

Timings: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

Time Required: 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : Adults: INR 10, 
Children (5-15 years): INR 5,
Senior Citizens: INR 5,
Video Camera: INR 25

Folklore Museum

Folklore Museum

One of the most elaborate collections of folk art, products and articles lie in Folklore Museum. The museum is very peaceful and it is a part of Mysore University. To see Mysore University, you should visit this museum. The museum has different artefacts from different places of the world.

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Weather :  23° C

Rail Museum

Rail Museum

Rail Museum was built to preserve the 163 years old railway heritage of India. Here you will see the collection of around 100 real size exhibits of Indian railways both working and static, antiques, furniture. Some rails here also offer rides to both adults and children. There is a restaurant also inside it where you can eat your meal with a small train moving around your table. 

Timings : 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Closed on Mondays.

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee: Free

Bonsai Garden

100 different types of Bonsai trees are located in Bonsai Garden. It is built to protect Bonsai trees The garden is indeed a delight to walk through, and one can’t help but appreciate the fine art and effort required to shape a 100-year-old tree within a lovely terracotta pot. There are fountains, peaceful gardens where you can walk around.

Timings : Thursday – Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Closed on Wednesdays

Time Required: 1 – 2 hrs

Entry Fee: INR 20

Melody World Wax Museum

Melody World Wax Museum is the third-largest art museum in India. The museum shows a collection of over a hundred wax statues and over three hundred music instruments. Different genres such as Jazz, Pop, Chinese, Tribal, Rock, Punjabi Bhangra, Hip Hop etc is shown in Melody World Wax Museum. The museum has different artefacts from different places in the world. It is a famous tourist destination and you must not miss this while planning your trip to Mysore.

So these were all the best places that you must visit when you plan your visit to Mysore. These are favourite tourist destinations. 

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