Important tourist spots in Mysuru
Jagan Mohan Palace
Built in 1861 by Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, the building is in predominantly Hindu style. The installation of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV took place in this pavilion in 1902, attended by Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy and Governor-General of India. The Royal family lived in this palace till the construction of the new Amba Vilas Mysore Palace in 1912.
Lalith Mahal Palace
Designed by E.W. Fritchley, a much patronized Bombay-based architect of those days, the building was built in 1931 at a cost of Rs. 13 lakhs as a guest house for European visitors of the Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV.
A famous & beautiful garden laid out below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam. Located at a distance of 19 Kms from Mysuru. Spread over an area of 150 acres, the Brindavan Gardens is considered as one of the best gardens in India.
It is an island fortress-city is of great religious, cultural and historic importance. It is situated about 14 Km from Mysore and 125 Km from Bengaluru. Srirangapatna is nestled in the banks of river Cauvery is about 3 Km in length and one Km in breadth.
The Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is situated at 4 Km from Srirangapatna and 19 Kms from Mysuru. It is an island on the river Cauvery and it is spread on an area of 40 acres. It is an important nesting and breeding ground for the thousands of bird species.
Chamundi hill makes it to the list of ‘must visit tourist places in Mysuru, as many tourists come to this hill to pay deference to Chamundi Devi.
Also called as Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens is one of the oldest zoo in India. It is home to a wide range of wild species and takes the credit for alluring vast number of visitors with its rich breed of flora and fauna.
The Amba Vilasa Palace
Built in 1912, at a cost of Rs.41.50 lakhs in the Indo-Saracenic style, a combination of Hindu and Saracenic features. The elevation is composed of intricately detailed and variegated elements-a; profusion of rounded and slightly carved arches, canopies, slender columned colonnades, the intricately executed multiple mouldings, marble architraves, stained glass pavilion, durbar halls, panels, fine carvings of birds, foliage, animals in Hoysala style.