to take your breath away, the world famous Brindavan
Gardens is perhaps the single most visited place in
Mysore. Located about 19 kms northwest of the city
center are the tranquil ornamental gardens laid out
below the Krishnaraja Sagar dam and a visit could
well be a truly refreshing experience.
best time to visit would be by sunset when the illuminated
dancing fountains come to life. Using advanced lighting
techniques, the fountains jump and dance to the tune
of music and present a heady mix of water, color,
light and music turning the place into an enchanting
To watch the myriad fountains, cascading and springing
into different shapes, amidst the surrounding greenery
and flowers is an invigorating experience indeed. The
gardens remain illuminated from 6.30pm to 7.25pm from
Monday to Friday and from 6.30pm to 8.25pm on Saturdays
KRS dam, a marvel of civil engineering and is itself
another popular tourist attraction. It was built in
1924 by Sir M.Vishveswariah, using 'surkhi', a mixture
of limestone and brick powder instead of cement
It was among the first in the world to use automatic
sluice gates. The dam is named after the then Maharaja
of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wodeyar, who financed this novel
project. It is 3 kms long and is located at the confluence
of the three rivers- Kaveri, Hemavati and Lakshmanathirtha
Brindavan Gardens and its scenic surroundings have provided
a picturesque backdrop for several movies and is still
a popular locale for film shootings.
2 kms from KRS dam is a tiny beautiful island created
by the backwaters of the dam, an ideal picnic spot,
not to be missed out.
Maharja's palace :
visit mysore palaces for details
Chamundi Hills : Visit 'Mysore Hills n Falls'
Mysore Zoo : visit mysore wild for details
the way to K.R.S. from Mysore, 3 Km away from the main
road, there are two beautiful small waterfalls, which
is the hot spot for students and nature lovers. You
also come across an ancient Ganesh temple in the vicinity.
Km from K.R.S. there is a beautiful island created by
the backwaters of K.R.S.Dam. You can reach the spot
cutting through the shallow waters. It is a beautiful
picnic spot and atmosphere is mind relaxing. Risk involves
while reaching the island due to swirling of water and
necessary precaution to be taken. You can hire an auto
from K.R.S. to reach this spot. Don’t miss this
Situated at the foot of the Chamundi hills and close to
the city center is the serene Karanji lake. This 90-acre
lake is a haven for more than 90 species of resident as
well as migratory birds. It also houses India's largest
walkthrough aviary. There are boating facilities available
and is open all days except Tuesdays.
On the banks of the Karanji lake is the Regional Museum
of Natural History. With the Chamundi hills in the backdrop,
the museum provides a unique opportunity to explore nature
and the natural world through plenty of models, AV aids,
diorama, and thematic, interactive and participatory exhibits.
In the heart of Manasa Gangothri, the Mysore University
campus is this beautiful lake, frequently visited by
bird watchers, water sport enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Varieties of migratory birds visit the lake during winter
and to watch them in action is a feast to the eyes.
The lake is very near to the railway station and bus
stand. Boating facilities are available on nominal rates.
In Sriramapura, about 8 kms from the city center is
another scenic lake that accommodates myriad varieties
of migratory birds. There is a beautiful park beside
the lake and the natural greenery around is very soothing.
only Amusement cum Water Park with a truly international
flavour.Covering a sprawling 30 acres, Fantasy Park
is a high-tech, action packed entertainer with amazing
things to do for all ages. For visitors bursting with
energy, GRS can be the ultimate sports holiday. For
those of you who just want to relax and unwind, it could
be a country club and indoors you'll find a wealth of
things to do, from zipping down our scintillating slides
to amazing rides. You can do as much or as little as
you like in a safe environment for you and your family.
Featuring for the first time in South India this slide
is a unique massive slide having a height of 35 feet
and width of 135 feet . The user experiences both forward
and backward motion from a height of 35 feet in quick
succession making it a truly memorable ride .
The Park is open to public from 10.30 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.
on week days and 10.30 A.M. to 7.30 P.M. on weekends
Adults (Above 12 Years or Height above 4' 6") Rs.360/-
Senior Citizens(above 65 years) Rs.200/-
Children (3 to 4' 6" in height) Rs.260/-
Infants below 3 years - free
For entry after 3.30 pm:
Adults Rs.250/- , Children Rs.200/-
10% Discount for Students
Discount also available on Bulk Bookings 60 people and
The Best entertainemnt complex in the city for a pleasant
evening or family get together or a b'day bash...This
place is about 5 kms from Mysore zoo and close to Lalith
mahal palace. The facilities that are on offer are Go-
Karting, Bowling Alley, Billiards, Games arcade,
Pourri WI-Fi & Pastries, Ground
Zero - Console Gaming with PS III & Xbox360,
Mini-Golf, Kiddie Zone, Golf and Multi- Cuisine Restaurant
Address:Maharana Pratap Singh Road (Near Horse Park)
Nazarbad, Mysore-570 010
Ph : +91 (821) 6522100/99542 88888
World Wax Museum
on music and musical instruments, this one-of-its kind
in the World Wax museum exhibits over 100 life-size
wax statues and over 300 musical instruments exhibited
in various band and stage settings. Representing Stone
Age to Modern instruments, some of the bands displayed
are of Indian Classical North, Punjabi Bhangra, South
Indian, Jazz, Rock, Middle East etc.
very popular museum is open everyday from 9.30am until
#1 Vihara Marga, Sidhartha Layout, Mysore
Website : www.melodyworld.in
Tel: +91-+9900 454707