Sightseeing places in Mysore
PALACES IN MYSORE: Mysore is called as city of palaces and the Mysore Palace is known as the main Palace. This palace is situated in the middle o the city and visiting during the day and night are equally nice. During night the illuminated lights around the Palace makes it all the more elegant. Other palaces to be visited while in Mysore are Cheluvamba Mansion, Jaganmohan Palace, Jayalakshmi Vilas, Karanji Mansion, Lalitha Mahal Palace.
BRINDAVAN GARDENS: This is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Mysore and it is located 19 Kms from Mysore and has a beautiful garden laid below the Krishnarajja Sagara dam. The garden is also famous for illuminated fountains with music during the evenings.
CHAMUNDI HILLS: This is in the outskirts of Mysore town and is a famous hill among the tourists coming to Mysore. On the top of the hills there is Chamundeshwari temple which has a history that dates back to 11th Century.
THE ZOO: The Zoo has a history of its own and is a century old. The Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar who is known as one of the architect of modern Mysore loved nature and he is the reason for many gardens and the Zoo in Mysore. Bandipur National Park was established during his time.
THE LAKES: Some of the well known lakes of Mysore that has frequent visitors are Karanji Lake, Kukkaranahalli Lake and Lingabudi Lake. These lakes are at short distance for the tourists to visit during their holiday in Mysore
St PHILOMENA’S CHURCH: This is one of the oldest Churches in India and is said to be 200 years old. When the capital of Mysore was moved from Srirangapatna to Mysore many British officers came to live in Mysore. The church was built for them during the period of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III.
MUSEUMS IN MYSORE: There are many museums in Mysore that are nice to visit for travellers who have interests in art, literature, history and culture of Mysore. Some of the museums in Mysore are Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Folk Arts Museum, Regional Natural History, Private Residential Museum and Mysore Railway Museum.