Mysore, the cultural capital of Karnataka, is famous for its glorious palace and spectacular heritage landmarks spread across the city. I shifted to Mysore in 2019 for my job and got a chance to explore the city to the fullest. Soon, I realized that the city has to offer more than ancient mansions and iconic buildings and there are a lot of places to visit in Mysore for nature-lovers, adrenaline-junkies, and devotees among others. So, if you have already visited the popular tourist spots of the city, here’s a list of 6 hidden places to explore in Mysore.
Located at a distance of 10kms from the city center, Varuna Lake, managed by Outback Adventures, is the perfect gateway for water sports enthusiasts. It hosts a bunch of thrilling activities at an affordable price throughout the year like kayaking, pedal boat, jet ski, speed boat, banana ride, zorbing, canoeing, and water trampoline. Inaugurated during Dasara 2018, this hidden gem is a perfect escape into the lap of nature for an adventurous joyride. This scenic place also has a small lakeside café to enjoy snacks and beverages while rejuvenating with the serene surroundings.