This majestic palace is the most sought after destination in the tour of Mysore. Originally built in the 14th century, the present Mysore palace came up in 1912 courtesy the design of British architect Henry Irwin. The palace presents a grand spectacle when it is illuminated on Sundays, national holidays and state festivals
The garden is spread over vast area. The garden has been a shooting spots for many songs of the yesteryears and even today is known for its musical fountains and lush greenery.
Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery
The Jaganmohan Palace today houses one of the India's best Art Galleries since 1875. Mysore "Gold Leaf“paintings are well known throughout the world.
National Museum on Natural History
On the Karanji Lake with the Chamundi hills lying as its background lies the National Museum on Natural History which is mainly devoted to the natural world and nature. It is rich in knowledge regarding the flora and fauna of South India and ecological relationships among each other.
One of India's oldest zoos, the Mysore zoo was set up way back in 1892 as the Palace Zoo by Maharaja Chamaraja Woodeyar. The zoo houses a number of exotic animals including Royal Bengal tigers, white tigers, elephants, giraffe, fallow deer, Himalayan black bear, Guar (Indian bison), white peafowl and Indian rhino.
Karanji Kere Lake
Enriched with fresh green environment, cool waters and the birds is the Karanji Kere Lake. It is an immersion place for the Ganesha idols after the festival. Numerous species and breeds of birds like the wild fowls, peacocks, ducks, wild hens, pelicans and the Great Indian Hornbill can be seen enjoying the cool waters of the lakes or in the trees.
Inspired by the architecture of Germany's Cologne Cathedral, St. Philomena's church is an impressive neo-Gothic structure. Beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from Bible adorn the stained glass windows of the church
The Museum houses a priceless collection of locomotives, coaches belonging to the fledgling days of Indian railway. A collection of paintings and photographs narrating the evolution of rail networks in India is also being preserved. The prize exhibit of the museum is the Maharani's Saloon built in the U.K
This temple atop the hill of Chamundi, is of great religious significance. It is dedicated to the Goddess Chamundi or Durga, who killed the demon king. This temple earlier was a small one, but later was expanded under the Wodeyar rule. It displays Dravidian influence in some of its architecture. It is quadrangular in shape, and there is a statue of the Lord Ganesha on the doorway.
This temple which is said to be older than the Chamundeswari Temple, which somehow lost its importance with the latter gaining significance. Inside this temple you can see images and statues which have been built in the styles of Hoysala, Ganga and Chola art.
Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, and built by a Wodeyar ruler, dates back to the 18th century. The temple is home to as many 40 bronze statues of gods and saints. The statue of the ruler who built this temple can also be seen
Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple
This is another very old temple which is home to the presiding deity Nambinarayana, said to be one of the forms of Lord Vishnu. It is located inside the Palace. The temple also has enshrined the Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Venugopala.