Top 10 Tourist Places to Visit in Mysore

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1. Brindavan Gardens

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This botanical garden took 5 years to complete from 1927 to 1932. The highlights of the garden include the terrace gardens, illuminated fountain dance, and orchestrated show with colourful lights, music and laser.

2. Mysore Palace

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This historical place is the official abode of Wodeyars, the Maharajas of Mysore. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. And, the palace looks absolutely wonderful in the night with the lights turned on.

3. Karanji Lake

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Located behind Mysore Zoo and at the foot of Chamundi Hills, this sprawling water body is bounded by Butterfly Park and the biggest walk-through aviary in India. The park gives a pleasant view of a variety of birds and also has a boating point.

4. Mysore Zoo

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This 157 acre oldest and popular zoo is home to a wide variety of species. It was built in the year 1892 by Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar. The zoo also is abounding with many rare species of trees and plants.

5. Krishna Raja Sagara

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The KRS dam is located just beside the botanical garden, Brindavan Gardens. Named after the then ruler of Mysore Kingdom, Krishna Raja Wodeyar IV, the dam is a nice tourist place with beautiful flora and fauna that surrounds it.

6. Jaganmohan Palace

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Built during the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar in 1861, the palace is supposedly an alternative for the royal family abode. Just as the Mysore Palace, the Jaganmohan Palace also is a wonderful tourist destination with its royal and majestic looks.

7. Lalitha Mahal

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Built by the then Maharaja of Mysore for the sole purpose of hosting his most important guest, Viceroy of India. The palace is endowed with the items that offer the visitor a princely feeling. The guests to the palace can have a memorable and pleasant sojourn.

8. Railway Museum

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Established in 1979 by Indian Railways, it is the second one after National Railway Museum in Delhi. Being the earliest railway museum setup in India, it offers an outdoor parade of vintage locomotives.

9. Regional Museum of Natural History

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The museum is established in 1995 for the sole purpose of spreading awareness about the conservation of environment. At this museum, a wide variety of diorama, audio-visual aids, theme based interactive exhibits etc can be found educating about the natural treasures of the country.

10. Kukkarahalli Lake

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This lake is surrounded by a park and a jogging track around it. The view from the park offers you a panoramic view of the lake with wonderful trees and plants.