One day in Mysore

Tripoto
5th Mar 2018
Photo of One day in Mysore by Guru Gayatri

One day, five people and a cultural city.

Our trip to Mysore was unplanned and impromptu. We started at 3:00 am from Banglore and reached Mysore at around 6:30am.

We began our sight seeing in Mysore with the famous Chamundeshwari temple. As we didn't have much of time our travel itinerary had only 3/4 main places to visit within the city. We decided to cover the Mysore zoo, Mysore, temple and the Chamundeshwari temple mainly. However there are other places like the Brindavan gardens, St. Philomena's Cathedral and sand/wax museum which can be visited.

Situated over Nandi hills, this temple is beautiful with intricate carvings. The route towards the temple is uphill with majestic views. It was treat to watch the sunrise over Nandi hills, also the panoramic view of the entire Mysore city was worth watching.

Things to remember

Don't buy any VIP ticket inside the temple because you might regret it later.

From preists inside to flower vendors outside the temple everybody asks for money. So beware and avoid that.

There are many small shops selling memoirs just outside the temple.

Chamundeshwari temple

Photo of Chamundeshwari Temple, JC Nagar, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

Mahisasur statue at the Nandi hills

Photo of Chamundeshwari Temple, JC Nagar, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri
Photo of Chamundeshwari Temple, JC Nagar, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

Capturing the sun over Nandi hills

Photo of Chamundeshwari Temple, JC Nagar, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

A large zoo with various species and big enclosures. It took us around 2hrs to cover the entire zoo looking all animals and birds. Right  monkeys, giraffes, chimpanzee, hippopotamus, elephants to hornbills, parrots, sparrows, seabirds, flamingoes and reptile like pythons, the zoo had almost all the creatures. This zoo is very well maintained, giving enough space to all animals. There were many trees inside the zoo and the walk around was very calm and refreshing. It was thrilling to walk under the shades with animals moving towards us. There is enough seating spaces for people who get tired of walking. Also the entire zoo is plastic free and very neatly organised.

Photo of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Ittige Gudu, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

Giraffes at the zoo

Photo of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Ittige Gudu, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri
Photo of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Ittige Gudu, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

Notorious monkey

Photo of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Ittige Gudu, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri
Photo of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Ittige Gudu, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

The majestic Mysore palace is known for its art and architecture. The paintings, corridors, chandeliers, doors everything was class apart. One of the largest palaces of India with amazing interiors are example of skilled craftsmen of those days. Once the residence of the Wodeyars, the architecture of this place is truly majestic. The long corridors with tall ceilings showcase the history and of the state. The beautiful enhanced glass with wooden doors and mosaic floors are a treat to the eyes. The palace is also lit up late in the evening when one can witness this palace at its best form.

Architecture of the Grand Mysore Palace

Photo of Mysore Palace, Sayyaji Rao Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

Glimpse of the palace from front

Photo of Mysore Palace, Sayyaji Rao Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

Interiors of the palace

Photo of Mysore Palace, Sayyaji Rao Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

Majestic Mysuru palace

Photo of Mysore Palace, Sayyaji Rao Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

Chandelier inside the palace

Photo of Mysore Palace, Sayyaji Rao Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

Srirangapatna famous for being the capital of Tipu Sultan is a historically rich town. The entire town is enclosed by the Cauvery river forming a river island.

Photo of Mysore Road, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

This is an ancient temple of Lord Vishnu similar to the one found at the original Sriranganatham temple, Trichy. The town derives its name from this temple.

Sriranganathaswamy temple, Mysore

Photo of Sriranganathaswamy Temple, Bettadapura, Karnataka, India by Guru Gayatri

Due to lack of time, we had to wind up our trip from here and head back to Banglore. However there are few more places around like the Dariya Daulat Baugh, Tipu Sultan's Summer palace, Gumbaz, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Tipu's fort.

A trip can't end without food. And we did try some of the local cuisine in Mysore.

What better place to have the famous Mylari dosa!

Located on the Banglore-Mysore highway this place is spacious. South India Food and ambience is good.

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