Mysuru (Mysore), Karnataka

Discover Mysuru

Mysuru (Mysore) is located a short drive or train ride from Bengaluru. Known as the City of Palaces, it is famed for its royal heritage and ancient monuments. It is a place rich with history that made royals, palaces and it’s wealth helped India become independent from the British. The streets of Mysuru are lined with places which are significant to Indian culture.

Places to visit in Mysuru include:

  • Grand in stature, Mysuru’s Maharajah’s Palace (Amba Vilasa) showcases the beauty of the place, with the gorgeous carvings of figures, carved arches and marble moldings, it allows visitors to understand the royal heritage. The palace comes to life when it is lit up at night, a real treat for anyone that is lucky enough to see it.
  • The Sri Prasanna Krishna Swamy Temple has attracted visitors with its 40 bronze statues of Gods and Goddesses. This temple is dedicated to the Lord Krishna and even celebrate his birthday by organizing a religious procession. The design of this temple is exquisite and is full of beautiful shrines.
  • Chamundi Hill Bull Statue is a must see when visiting Mysuru for its religious significance as the vehicle of Lord Shiva. This single boulder creation can be accessed by travelling up 1,000 steps, it is a great challenge for those who like to be active.
  • Avadhoota Datta Peetham is a great place for meditation because of its peaceful area and sacred temple. It has its own bird rehabilitation centre with some of the rarest birds in India and a bonsai garden with a range of plants of spiritual and ecological importance.
  • The markets of Mysuru are a must see

The best way to see Mysuru

If you would like to visit Mysuru, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com for more information.