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Tourist Attractions Around Mysuru
Mysuru Is a Fascinating City
Mysuru is an enchanting city; it is the quaint charm of the city that enchants you. This clean city is the cultural capital of Karnataka, a state in South India. It is 770 meters above sea level.
Mysuru Has An Old World Charm
Even though Mysuru is an emerging IT hub, it retains the old world charm. It is one among the top tourist destinations in the world. There are places of interest not only in Mysuru but also around the city.
How to Reach Mysuru?
Even though Mysuru has an airport, it is not a major airport. It has one runway and one passenger terminal. Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru is the nearest major airport to Mysuru.
Kempegowda International Airport
Mysuru Is Well-Connected By Rail and Road
Mysuru is well-connected by rail and road. It has a railway station, the Mysore Junction Railway Station; and a bus station, the Mysore KSRTC Bus Stand ( Mofussil).
Mysuru Railway Station
Mysore KSRTC Bus Station
Hotels in Mysuru
After reaching Mysuru, the next obvious step is to find a good hotel. It is advisable to book in advance; if you have not done so, here are some reputed hotels in Mysuru.
Hotels in Mysuru
The Quorum Hotel
Radisson Blu Plaza
Hotel Maurya Residency
Grand Mercure Mysuru
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Mysore
Fortune JP Palace
Hotel MB International
Places Of Interest Around Mysuru
There are many places to visit not only in Mysuru but also around the city. Here are some tourist attractions around Mysuru.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is 10 kilometers from Mysuru. This bird sanctuary is a paradise for bird lovers. It is located in Mandya District and covers an area of 67 square kilometers. It is on the banks of River Kaveri.
Birds That Breed in Ranganathittu Regularly
Asian openbill stork
Lesser whistling duck
Eastern Cattle Egret in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Located in Mandya district, this major tourist attraction covers around 150 acres. This celebrated beauty spot, which is around 20 kilometers from Mysuru, is well-known for its symmetric design. This superb terrace garden is a landmark destination.
Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura
Located 35 kilometers from Mysuru, this architectural beauty was built in the 13th century. This breathtakingly beautiful temple stands as an example of Hoysala architecture. This Trikuta Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna in three forms – Janardhana, Keshava and Venugopala.
Bandipur National Park
What was once the hunting reserve for the Maharajas of the Kingdom of Mysuru is today the beautiful Bandipur National Park. This well-managed national park is spread over an area of 874 square kilometers. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is replete with a wide range of fauna, including tigers, deer, elephants, hornbills, sloth bears, pythons and leopards.
B R Hills
This hill station is located at a distance of around 80 kilometers. This beautiful hill range enables you to stay absorbed in nature. It houses diverse species of plant and animal life, including dry deciduous, scrub, moist deciduous, montane grasslands, shola forests, tigers, elephants, leopards, sambars, gaurs, barking deer, four-horned antelopes and bears.
Dubare Elephant Camp
This elephant camp is located in Nanjarayapatna, on the banks of River Kaveri. Here you get to interact with these wonderful mammals. Many elephants are trained by experts in this well-maintained camp.
Nagarhole National Park
Part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, this well-maintained national park is one among many Project Tiger tiger reserves in India. It is spread across two districts: Mysuru and Kodagu, covering an area of around 571 square kilometers. It houses Asiatic elephant, spotted deer, tiger, panther, leopard, wild dog, sambar, barking deer, sloth bear, wild boar, bison, mouse deer, slender loris, jackal, langur, porcupine, Malabar squirrel, striped hyena and four-horned antelope.