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Top Six Tourist Places in Mysore, Bangalore

Updated on December 21, 2015

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace

Splendor of this marvelous palace will enthrall your senses. Really magnificent palace, in a very good shape, well maintained, photography is not allowed inside.There is a museum that exhibits belongings of royal family. Best thing is a pure Gold Palki shown in palace, it's really beautiful, pictures of kings, queen and the mirrors of royal family are really fascinating. Dussera Festival is the best celebrated occasion and its the time when you will cherish your visit the most. you can go through the visual tour of the palace by the official website of Mysore palace official website http://www.mysorepalace.gov.in/ .

Mysore Palace Night View

Mysore Palace Festival
Mysore Palace Festival

Tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali,Mysore

Great rulers of Mysore, Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali's burial chamber, also called Gumbaz or Daryai Daulat is situated in mid of Lalbagh garden. t is located in Srirangapatna which is about 150 km from Bangalore and about 14 km from Mysore. This tomb made in Indo-Sarcenic style in mostly made of teakwood.The most stunning feature of the palace is that all the space available on the walls, pillars, canopies and arches have colorful frescoes. The outer walls of the palace have frescoes of the battle scenes and portraits. The inner walls are decorated with scrolls of thin foliage and floral patterns. The wooden ceilings of the palace are pasted with canvas painted with floral patterns.Photography strictly prohibited inside the tomb.Rich history is captured in pictures and scriptures on the wall paintings. Belongings of Tipu Sultan are exhibited inside the tomb including his attire and sword.

Dariya Daulat Palace

Tomb of Tipu Sultan, Gumbaj
Tomb of Tipu Sultan, Gumbaj

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Its around 20 Kms from Mysore and home for various birds, bats and crocodiles. Its an island where through boating one can take a closer look at wide species of birds including cormorants, darters, white ibis, spoon billed storks, open billed storks, painted storks, white necked storks, egrets, herons, terns, swallows, kingfishers, sandpiper etc. There are a few mammals in the sanctuary like fruit bats, bonnet macaques, palm civets, common mongoose and common otters. The best season to visit the sanctuary is May-September and October. If serene nature full of flora and fauna fascinates you then do visit this place.Timings: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm. Entrance: Rs.50 for Indians, Rs. 300 for Foreigners. Ranger-guided boat tours of the isles are available throughout the day however there is no lodging facility available so it has to be a day tour.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatnam
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatnam

Jaganmohan Palace

The palace of Hindu style once served as residence of royal family of the Wodeyars, kings of Mysore is now converted into an art gallery and a function hall. The palace is one of the seven palaces of the royal city of Mysore and one of the most beautiful contributions of the Wodeyar Kings of the city during their regime.There is a huge collection of paintings of King Ravi Varma, other painters, royal accessories, musical instruments , daggers. Outstanding are the clocks that chime to hours with the troop marching.The prominent painting called ‘Light of hope’ by King Haldenkar is another masterpiece to admire. Other paintings by a British Army Officer on wars between Tippu Sultan and British army are the only visual representation of the wars that have been impressing on all patriotic spirited citizens of India.

Jagmohan Palace

Museum
Museum

Saint Philomena Church

This beautiful Cathedral was built in the Gothic style with beautiful stain glass windows and lofty towers. The illuminated church in the evening looks wonderful.Inspired by Germany’s Cologne Cathedral, this colossal church built in the neo-Gothic style was designed by the Reverend Rene Feuge. More than 200 years old, this church is one of the oldest. Statue of Saint Philomena was acquired from France. A piece of her bone and cloths are kept in this church.

Visiting hours: 5.00 am to 6.00 pm (all the days), Entry Free

St Philomena Church

Saint Philomena Church
Saint Philomena Church

Brindavan Garden

The Brindavan Gardens, primarily a terrace garden is laid out immediately behind the Krishnaraja Sagar dam site. Main attraction of this garden is the musical fountain.The garden has many open spaces, lawns, illuminated flower beds and ornamental plants. It also has well laid out roads and pathways. The Brindavan Gardens is the best-illuminated terrace garden in India. The boating pond in the midst of the garden is a location where the visitors can enjoy a boat ride.

Brindavan Garden

Night view musical fountain
Night view musical fountain

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