Total 10 destination found in Mysore

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace )   Mysore

Mysore Palace is located in the heart of the city. Mysore Palace is one of the most visited monuments in India. And its one of the largest palaces in the country, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, was the The original palace built of wood, got burnt down in 1897, during the wedding of Jayalakshammanni, the eldest daughter of Chamaraja Wodeyar and was rebuilt in 1912 at the cost of Rs. 42 lakhs. The present Palace built in Indo-Saracenic style and blends together Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic

Brindavan Gardens   Mysore

The Brindavana Gardens is a garden located in the state of Karnataka in India. It lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam which is built across the river Kaveri. The work on laying out this garden was started in the year 1927 and completed in 1932. Visited by close to 2 million tourists per year, the garden is one of the major attractions of Srirangapatna. The garden is maintained by the Cauvery Niravari Nigama (Cauvery Irrigation Department), a Government of Karnataka enterprise. It is spread

Chamundi Hills   Mysore

Named after goddess Chamundi, the Chamundeshwari Temple sits atop the main hill at an altitude of 1065 meters above sea level, to the south-east of Mysore city. . This temple can be dated back to the 11th century. The temple was renovated in the year 1827 by the Kings of Mysore. The main hill itself features an ancient stone stairway of 1,008 steps leading to its summit. Approximately halfway to the summit is statue of bull Nandi, the vahana, or "vehicle" of Lord Shiva, which is 4.9m tall and 7

Mysore Zoo   Mysore

Mysore Zoo was established by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar, in the year 1892. Mysore Zoo, earlier known by the name ‘Palace Zoo’, was limited to the royal family in its initial stages. It was later opened to the public by Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar owing to its recreational and educational significance. ‘Palace Zoo’ was renamed as ‘Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens’ in the year 1909.

St. Philomenas Church   Mysore

St. Philomenas 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. Philomenas Church in 1933, on the site of a small church built by his father. Church is considered to be one among the largest Cathedrals of South Asia. St. Philomenas Church, which is built in the Gothic Style, preserves the 3rd century relic of St. Philomena in a catacomb below the main altar. The floor plan of

Srirangapatna   Mysore

The town takes its name from the celebrated Ranganathaswamy temple which dominates the town, making Srirangapatna one of the most important Vaishnavite centers of pilgrimage in south India. The temple was built by the Ganga dynasty rulers of the area in the 9th century; the structure was strengthened asnd improved upon architecturally some three centuries later. Thus, the temple is a medley of the Hoysala and Vijayanagar styles of temple architecture. Tradition holds that all the islands forme

Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple   Mysore

Bylakuppe is an area about 80 kms from Mysore swhich is home to the Indian town Bylakuppe and several Tibetan settlements (there are several Tibetan settlements in India), established by Lugsum Samdupling (in 1961) and Dickyi Larsoe (in 1969). It has a police station, commercial banks, a telephone exchange, a post office, lodges and hotels. Transport facilities such as buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis are also available. PAP (Protected Area Permit) is mandatory for foreigners to stay here overni

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary   Mysore

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a small island on the River Cauvery located about 5 km from Srirangapatna ,iis home to many indigenous and migratory avian species. It is 19 km from Mysore, and has an area of over 57 hectares of land. The Island Ranganathittu was formed as a result of the construction of a dam across the River Cauvery in the 1600s. There are six small islands at Ranganathittu on River Cauvery, which in turn became a haven for the avian species. In 1940, Ranganathittu was decla

Bandipur National Park   Mysore

Bandipur National Park established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore but has now been upgraded to Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Bandipur is known for its wildlife and has many types of biomes, but dry deciduous forest is dominant. The park spans an area of 874 square kilometers (337 sq mi), protecting several species of Indias endangered wildlife. Together with the adjoining Nagarhole National Park (643 km2

Tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali   Mysore

Tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali, his father is situated in Srirangapatnam, about 15 km from the Mysore City. Tipu Sultan built the tombs for his parents in 1784 AD but he was buried there in 1799 AD. The tombs look very similar to the Golconda tombs with an elegant square chamber with a brick dome. The excellent workmanship is evident in the carved stone windows, ebony doorways artistically designed with inlaid ivory. There is an ancient mosque inside the complex.