Within Mysore City there is plenty to behold
Guaranteed 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.
The 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 fairyland.
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 and Sundays.
Krishnaraja Sagar Dam
The 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
The Brindavan Gardens and its scenic surroundings have provided a picturesque backdrop for several movies and is still a popular locale for film shootings.
About 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.
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Chamundi Hills : Visit 'Mysore Hills n Falls' for details
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Balmuri and Edmuri
On 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.
Two 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 spot.
GRS Fantasy park
Mysore's 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 Entry Fee
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 above
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.
Melody World Wax Museum
Based 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.
This very popular museum is open everyday from 9.30am until 7pm.
Address: #1 Vihara Marga, Sidhartha Layout, Mysore
Phone No : +91-+9900 454707
Website : www.melodyworld.in