Mysore District is an administrative district located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India.
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace), known also as the Main Palace, is one among the major attractions of Mysore. Mysore Palace, situated in the heart of the city, mirrors the bygone era.
Brindavan Gardens is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mysore frequented by tourists throughout the year. Brindavan Gardens was once called as Krishnarajendra Terrace Garden.
Regional Museum of Natural History
The Regional Museum of Natural History is one of the major attractions of the historic city of Mysore. The Regional Museum of Natural History was inaugurated in the year 1995 and it was devoted mainly to Mother Nature.
The Rail Museum came up in 1979 at Mysore and is situated at Krishnaraja Sagar Road. The Chamundi Gallery showcases the development and progress of the railways. You can see the royal coaches of the Mysore Maharaja at the Sri Ranga marquee and the very first Indian made steam engine. The children shall love the toy train that operates with battery and takes a tour around the museum.
Chamundi Hills, one of the prime attractions of Mysore, is also an acclaimed landmark of the destination. Chamundi Hills is located at an altitude of 1065 meters above sea level, to the south-east of Mysore city.
Mysore Zoo is a popular place of tourist interest. Mysore Zoo is considered as one of the best zoological gardens in India as it is home to diverse species of mammals, birds and reptiles.
Bylakuppe is a town in Karnataka which is home to two of the many Tibetan settlements in India, established by Lugsum Samdupling and Dickyi Larsoe. It is located to the west of the Mysore district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The twin town Kushalanagara is about 6 kilometers from Bylakuppe.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a major tourist attraction of Mysore. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a small island on the River Cauvery which is home to many indigenous and migratory avian species.
GRS Fantasy Park
Visit the fun filled GRS Fantasy Park. If you are into water games then this is the place for you. Age no bar for entertainment when you take the rides of Amazonia.
Realising that, as a National Institution, the National Museum of Natural History has an obligation to the entire country in respect of creating environment awareness and promoting conservation education, it was decided during the VII Plan to have regional offices in the form of Regional Museum of Natural His-
tory (RMNH) in different parts of the country in a phased manner so as to extend the activities of NMNH
at regional and state levels.
Regional Museum of Natural History Mysore
Another attraction in the historical city of Mysore is the Regional Museum of Natural History that was inaugurated on 20th May 1995. The museum is located on the banks of the Karanji Lake with the Chamundi hills as its backdrop. This museum gives its visitors an opportunity to explore and understand nature and the natural world.
St. Philomena’s Church
St. Philomena’s Church, also known as St. Joseph’s Church, is a colossal church which is over 200 years old. It was Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, who laid the foundation for St. Philomena’s Church in 1933, on the site of a small church built by his father. The construction of St. Philomena’s Church was completed in the year 1941.
The Chamundeshwari Temple is located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India.
Lying close to the border of Karnataka-Kerala is a tiny village, Somnathpur, about 40 km from Mysore, named after the Hoysala Army’s Chief Commander and founder, Somnath. It is known for the Hoysala period temples especially the Kesava temple that was built in 1268 AD.
Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore, in the princely city of Mysore, India. Its construction was completed in 1861 and was initially used by the Wodeyars, kings of Mysore as their home.