Mysore is known as the City of Palaces or the City of Incence. Here is Collabo’s guide on how to spend a perfect weekend in Mysore.
1. Mysore Palace
Visiting the Mysore Palace is one of the top things to do while in Mysore. The Palace is located in the centre of Mysore and faces the Chamundi Hills eastwards. It is also known as the Ambavilas Palace, it was the home to the Wadeyar dynasty.
2. Brindhavan Gardens
The best way to spend an evening in Mysore is to visit the Brindhavan Gardens. It is located in the Mandya Distrct, Karnataka and lies adjoining the Krishnasagara Dam which is built across the river Cauvery. The gorgeous flora, fountain shows, and the boat ride nearby makes it an ideal place for families with kids, couples, and even friends.
3. Private Full Day Tour
The city of Mysore is situated in southwestern part of Karnataka. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. The city is filled with ancient architecture and it blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. The tour lasts around 8 hours and take you through various prominent locations in the city.
4. Mysore Zoo
The Mysore Zoo is a popular destination in the city. It is home to a wide range of species. It is a 157-acre zoo located near the palace in Mysore and is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India. It’s right here, you can taste a little thrill in the city and calm the wildlife enthusiast in you.
5. Chamundeshwari Temple
Located in the Chamundi Hills, the Chamundeshwari Temple is a popular place to visit in Mysore. Chamundeshwari is called by the people of Karnataka as Naada Devathe which means State Goddess. It is situated at the elevation of 838 feet from the mean sea level. The way the temple is built and how it impeccably shows the fierce form of Goddess Durga is awe-inspiring.
6. Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery
Located in Bylakuppe, Karnataka the Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the largest teaching centre of Nyignma lineage in Tibetan Budhhism. It is currently home to almost 5,000 monks and nuns who spread the teachings of the Buddhist faith. The monastery is an architectural masterpiece filled with colourful artwork.