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KRS Dam & Brindavan Garden - 1 KM

Krishna Raja Sagar Dam or KRS Dam in Mysore is a popular tourist attraction bestowed with colourful, stunning and illuminated gardens, musical fountains and water bodies in its vicinity.

Named after Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, the KRS dam was built by the chief engineer of Mysore, Sir M. Visvesvaraya, under his rule. Surrounded by beautiful flora and blooming gardens, this site is a popular shooting location for many movies.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary - 16 KM

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is the largest bird sanctuary in the state and comprises of six small islands on the banks of the river Kaveri. Ranganathittu covers an area of less than 1 KM² with a high bird population density. The most common birds in the sanctuary are painted storks, spoonbills, white ibises, egrets, herons and partridges. Most of the birds stay on tiny islands within the river. This destination offers many activities to its tourists; the most popular ones include bird watching, boating, and some good old nature photography.

Balmuri and Yedmuri Falls - 9 KM

Balmuri and Yedmuri Waterfalls, surrounded by lush greenery, are also a popular tourist spot. Balmuri and Yedmuri Waterfalls are not real waterfalls. A steep rocky slope of about 6 feet on the path of River Cauvery creates the impression of Balmuri Waterfall. Yedmuri Waterfall is located about 500 metres to the east of Balmuri Waterfall. The spot nearby Yedmuri Waterfall is suitable for swimming and water games. There is also an ancient Ganesha Temple nearby Yedmuri Waterfall.

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace & Museum - 21 KM

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, also known as Dariya Daulat Bagh, meaning “wealth of the sea” has been captivating visitors for long time. The palace has been beautifully painted in various floral motifs and different colors. The captivating work on the walls and ceilings increases the beauty of the palace all the more.

It also has a museum. The palace has various items on display that are associated with Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. For example, Clothes of Tipu Sultan, his crown, the Silver vessel which belonged to Hyder Ali, war weapons, coins, etc. have been showcased here.

Mysore Palace - 22 KM

An incredibly breathtaking example of Indo - Saracenic style of architecture, the Mysore Palace, also known as the Amba Vilas Palace, it is the former palace of the royal family of Mysore.

The facade of the palace is a harmonious blend of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and Gothic styles which imparts it a regal quality. With the Chamundi Hills towards its eastern side, the spectacle of the Mysore Palace is an enchanting sight to behold. Needless to say, it is the second most visited historical monument visited by both local and foreign tourists after the Taj Mahal. Presently located inside the Old Fort, Mysore Palace is also renowned for its light & sound show and vibrant Dussehra celebrations.

Chamundi Hills - 34 KM

The Chamundi Hills in Mysore, is a top tourist magnet that draws in photographers, nature lovers and Hindu devotees, every day of the year. Chamundeshwari Temple is the biggest attraction of this area. This temple sits on the top of the main hill.

The top of the hill offers a panoramic view of the Mysore Palace, smaller temples and the Karanji Lake. This is one of the reasons why the hills are very popular with tourists and trekkers.

Mysore Zoo - 23 KM

Mysore Zoo is one of the best zoological gardens in India. Located near the palace in Mysore, The Zoological Garden covers an area of 157 acres. It is one of the oldest and most famous zoos in India.

The zoo creates a natural habitat for the animals in it. From big to small cats, aquatic to terrestrial birds, and primates to reptiles, 168 species of animals and birds find their place in this zoo! The world's first caesarian section delivery performed on an elephant in Mysore Zoo gave it global fame and recognition.

Sri Nimishamba Temple - 23 KM

Sri Nimishamba Temple is located on the banks of river Cauvery. There is a belief that Goddess Parvathi clears off all the troubles of her devotees within a minute here and that is why the goddess is called Nimishamba (Nimisha means one minute).

According to legend, the Suryavamsha king Muktaraja had performed his penance in this place. Muktaraja got Srichakra carved on a stone and started performing poojas. It is currently kept in front of the Nimishamba deity inside the temple. Mummadi Krishanaraja Wodeyar, king of Mysore, built the temple around 400 years ago.

Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple - 6 KM

Built-in the 12th century AD, Venugopalaswamy Temple is an example of Hoysala architecture. In 1909 after the Krishna Raja Sagar dam was built, Venugopalaswamy Temple and a nearby village got completely submerged and lost under water. The then king of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV ordered the construction of a new village and a temple. The main idol of Venugopalaswamy, Lord Krishna playing on flute as a cow herd, was shifted to a new temple in the rehabilitated village.

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