Mysore or Mysuru is known for its heritage structure, royal heritage and magnificent palaces. Festivals like Dasara is very famous and people from all parts of the world visit during the time of those festivals. Mysore is famous for tourism and it is known for its special variety of Jasmine which is called as Mysore Malligai. Right from Sweets, silk sarees and handicrafts this place has unique collections which never fail to attract the tourists.
An incredibly breath taking place is in Mysore and it is Mysore Palace where this place is magnificent and famous place which was built in the year 1912 for the 24 th ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty and this is counted as one of the biggest palaces in the Country. Added to it this place is the second most visited monument by both local and foreign tourists after Taj Mahal.
Brindavan Gardens is located at a distance of 21Km away from Mysore and it is spread over 60 acres of land. There are well synchronized fountains where music show is conducted in the evenings added to it there is boating and well- manicured and maintained grasses with flowerbeds where you can enjoy your evenings with lights, music’s and dance.
Mysore Zoo is one of the best Zoological gardens in India where Maharaja Chama raja established this zoo in the year 1892 for the Royals. With variety of animals, terrestrial birds, reptiles and many other species are a home for these species. Located near the palace in Mysore the zoological Garden covers an area of 157 acres and it is one of the oldest and most famous Zoo in India. Following this, the Zoo carries forward certain Education Programs such as Youth Club activities, Literary Competitions, and Summer Camp activities.
Chamundeshwari Temple is a traditional Hindu Temple located in the eastern edge of Mysore at the height of 1000Ft on the Chamundi Hills. The temple can be reached by two options either by steps or driving through the road and as it is located at the top of the hills the temple is not too crowded. Every tourists who comes to Mysore would not return without visiting this place. The temple has also been declared as the No Plastic Zone, thus making a huge contribution to the conservation of our environment by curbing the use of plastics and dumping of hazardous materials.
The dam was built in the year 1924 by Sir M. Vishveswaraiah using a mixture of Limestone and brick rather than using Cement. It is located at a distance of 16Km away from Srirangaptana and 19Km away from Mysore. This dam is also known as KRS Dam (Krishna Raja Sagar Dam) which is very close to Brindavan Garden. The dam is 3Km long and it is a reservoir that is spread over an area of 130 Square Kms and the lake is formed by the dam. This dam is very famous and known for tourist spot and it is a major tourist attraction is Mysore. The dam is used for multipurpose project as it is used for supplying water to the agricultural land and also for the power supply to project. The dam is open from 6.30 AM in the morning till 9 Pm in the night all day.