Tourist Attractions Around Mysore

Bandipur National Park
Bandipur National park includes rocky hills and valleys drained by rivers Kabini, Nugu, Moyar and numerous small streams. The enchanting Nilgiri Mountains and their cloud-covered peaks form a picturesque backdrop for the park. Bandipur National Park's altitude between 680-1454 metres and is situated south of the Kabini river at the foothills of the Western Ghats.

B R Hills
The Biligiri Rangaswamy Sanctuary (B R Hills) at K Gudi (Kyathadevara Gudi), just 90 km. from Mysore, on a hilly terrain at an altitude of 3300 ft., (to 5000 ft.,) above sea level. The sanctuary is spread over 525 sq km, interspersed with valleys, streams and scenic spots. It is 226 km by road from Bangalore via Mysore and Chamarajanagar.

Brindavan Gardens
The Brindavan Gardens, then called the Krishnarajendra Terrace Garden, on the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam site, one of the most beautifully laid out terrace gardens in the world. It is world famous for its symmetric design. The creative beautification of the whole dam complex has been the achievement of Sir Mirza Ismail, the then Dewan of the princely State of Mysore.

Bylakuppe is the Tibetitan Refugee resettlement, location of "Lugsum Samdupling" (established in 1961) and "Dickyi Larsoe" (established in 1969), in the west of Mysore district. The nearest town is Kushalnagar in Kodagu in the State of Karnataka.

Chamundi Hills
Chamundi Hills, the home of Goddess Chamundeshwari is about 335 metres high, can be reached by a 13 km road from Mysore.The temple of Chamudeshwari, the patron goddess of the Mysore Maharajas, has been held high in reverence for centuries, associated with the Hoysala ruler Vishnuvardhana, in 12th century and Vijayanagara rulers, in 17th century. In 1659, Maharaja Dodda Devaraja built a flight of one thousand steps leads up to the summit of the hill which is at a height of about 3000 feet.

Channapatna , is the "gonmbegaLa ooru" meaning toys town in English. This taluk comes under the Ramanagaram District about 60kms for Bangalore on the Bangalore-Mysore state highway. The city is famous for its wooden toys and lacquerware. In the native language (kannada), These unique toys are manufactured in tradational or advanced small scale industries. Manufacturing and twisting of raw silk and Coconut is a major product of Channapatna taluk.

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta
Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta is a small hill, in the core zone can be accessed by a small road through the village of Hangala north of the national park. Gopalaswamy Betta (betta is hill in Kannada) located inside the forest is a popular trekking spot.

Kokarebellur, is a village in Mandhya Karnataka, famous for its birds. Allso locally known as Kokrebellur India. It is situated about 10kms from Maddur between the cities of Mysore and Bangalore. The name of the village is derived from "Kokkare" meaning stork and "Bellur" meaning village of jaggery (raw sugar from sugarcane).

Melkote is one of those towns where we can find every nook and corner showcases our heritage and erudition. It is at an altitude of about 900 metres above the sea level.This town was once considered the knowledge storehouse by scholars and musicians.

Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park also known as 'Rajiv Gandhi National Park,' is located 94 km from Mysore. It is spread between Kodagu and Mysore districts. Located to the northwest of Bandipur National Park, Kabini reservoir separates the two. There were exclusive hunting reserve of the former rulers of Mysore, the park has rich forest cover, small streams, valleys, and waterfalls. Its area stretched to 575 sq km.

Nanjangud is situated on the right bank of the river Kapila or Kabini, one of the tributaries of the Cauvery River. Nanjangud , also known as Garalapuri, is famous because of the huge Nanjundeswara or Srikanteswara temple. The name Nanjunda is explained as Shiva who had partaken Halahala or poison and it is this Nanjunda who became Vishakanta or Shrikanta by digesting it. Thus the deity is called Nanjundeswara and Srikanteshwara. He is also described as one who cures diseases of his devotees.

Nimishambha, located about 3 km from Srirangapattana on the road leading to Sangam in the South Indian state of Karnataka. This temple is based on the banks of the River Cauvery.

Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary
Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary is a Bird Sanctuary in the Mandya District in Karnataka. It is occupies only 0.67 sq km. in area, and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River. Ranganthittu is located near the historic town of Srirangapatna.

Shivasamudram Falls
About 65kms, East of Mysore, you will find the tiny island town of Shivasamudram in Mandya district. Here the River Cauvery meanders to fall into cascading Shivasamudram Falls. This sparking waterfalls flows through the abundant sylvan forest of Karnataka in Deccan Plateau, plunges 320 feet into gorge into a spate, breaking into a cloud of misty foam. The falls are 893 metres wide.

Somnathpur, a tiny village on the banks of the Kaveri, 140 kms, south-west of Bangalore."There is a stillness and everlastingness about the past, it changes not and has a touch of eternity," wrote Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in his "Discovery of India."

Srirangapatna also spelt as Srirangapattana, is city of historic, religious, and cultural hub situated in Mandhya district of Karnataka, just about 13kms from Mysore. A must see place on Bangalore- Mysore Highway. Here you will come across the entire town as an island enclosed by River Kaveri. This history-rich town was the capital of the Warrior-Kings Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan - The Tiger of Mysore.

The Kaveri river makes a sharp bend, on the left banks at this turn is the Talakad, also known as Talakadu. It is 45 km from Mysore and 185 km from Bangalore in Karnataka, India. A historic site, and archeological importance is that Talakad once had over 30 temples that today are buried in sand.

Places to visit near Mysore within 100 kms

Places near Mysore within 100 km is an ideal getaway for one day trip. Tourist places near Mysore, Popular hill stations, waterfalls, beaches and other places to visit around Mysore are listed below.

DestinationDistance from MysoreAttractions
Srirangapatna16 KmsHistorical, Heritage, Pilgrimage
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna16 KmsBird Sanctuary
Brindavan Gardens, KRS19 KmsHistorical, Heritage, Park, Dam and Reservoir
Somnathpur35 KmsHistorical, Heritage
Talakadu, Near Somnathpur50 KmsHistorical, Heritage
Melukote, Melkote55 KmsHistorical, Heritage, Pilgrimage, Temple
Chunchanakatte Falls56 KmsWaterfall
Shivanasamudra Falls68 KmsWaterfall
Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary71 KmsWildlife
Bandipur National Park80 KmsWildlife
Shravanabelagola83 KmsHistorical & Heritage, Pilgrimage
Channapatna (Near Bangalore)84 KmsHistorical & Heritage
Biligiri Ranga Hills, BR Hills86 KmsHill Station, Wildlife, Pilgrimage
Bheemeshwari (Near Bangalore)86 KmsAdventure, Trekking | Lake & Backwater
Nagarhole National Park88 KmsWildlife
Golden Temple, Tibetan Monastery - Bylakuppe (Near Coorg)88 KmsHistorical & Heritage
Cauvery Nisargadhama (Near Coorg)90 KmsLake & Backwater
Janapada Loka, Folk Art Museum (Near Bangalore)92 KmsMuseum & Gallery
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Ooty)92 KmsWildlife
Harangi Dam (Near Coorg)96 KmsLake & Backwater
Ramanagara (Near Bangalore)98 KmsAdventure, Trekking

Other popular Tourist Places around Mysore are Ooty, Munnar, Kodaikanal, Coorg, Wayanad, Coimbatore, Yercaud, Mangalore, Chikmagalur, Madikeri, Kozhikode (Calicut), Guruvayur, Mudumalai (Masinagudi), Bandipur National Park, Coonoor, Kabini, Kannur, Srirangapatna, Hassan, Nagarhole, BR Hills, Thrissur (Trichur), Kalpetta, Yelagiri Hills, Sakleshpur, Udupi, Sringeri, Shivanasamudra, Halebid and Belur, Hosur, Kukke-Subrahmanya, Chamarajanagar, Palakkad, Nandi Hills, Thalassery, Bekal, Nilambur, Chitradurga, Pollachi, Thiruvannamalai, Malpe, Kudremukh, Puttaparthi, Kolli Hills, Kollur, Chittoor, Kundapur, Dindigul, Nelliyampathy, Jog Falls, Maravanthe, Vagamon, Hindupur, Red Hills, Dubare, Bheemeshwari, Manandhavady, Sravanabelagola, Lakkidi, Siddapur(Sidhapur), Dharmasthala, Malampuzha, Anaimalai, Agumbe, Kalady, Talacauvery, Bellikkal, Nrityagram, Shivgiri, Tholpetty, Karkala, Angamaly and Kochi. There are regular KSRTC Rajahamsa Bus Services to most of these destinations.

Places to visit near Mysore within 150 kms

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (Near Srirangapatna)16 KmsWildlife
Srirangapatna16 KmsHistorical & Heritage, Pilgrimage
Brindavan Gardens (Near Srirangapatna)19 KmsHistorical & Heritage, Park
Somnathpur35 KmsHistorical & Heritage
Talakadu (Near Somnathpur)50 KmsHistorical & Heritage
Melukote, Melkote55 KmsHistorical & Heritage, Pilgrimage
Chunchanakatte Falls56 KmsWaterfall
Shivanasamudra Falls68 KmsWaterfall
Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary71 KmsWildlife
Bandipur National Park80 KmsWildlife
Shravanabelagola83 KmsHistorical & Heritage, Pilgrimage
Channapatna (Near Bangalore)84 KmsHistorical & Heritage
Biligiri Ranga Hills, BR Hills86 KmsHill Station, Wildlife, Pilgrimage
Bheemeshwari (Near Bangalore)86 KmsAdventure, Trekking, Lake & Backwater
Golden Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Bylakuppe (Near Coorg)88 KmsHistorical & Heritage
Nagarhole National Park88 KmsWildlife
Cauvery Nisargadhama (Near Coorg)90 KmsLake & Backwater
Janapada Loka, Folk Art Museum (Near Bangalore)92 KmsMuseum & Gallery, Miscellaneous
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Ooty)92 KmsWildlife
Harangi Dam (Near Coorg)96 KmsLake & Backwater
Ramanagara (Near Bangalore)98 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Chunchi Falls (Near Bangalore)102 KmsWaterfall
Dubare Elephant Camp (Near Coorg)102 KmsLake & Backwater, Wildlife
Sangama & Mekedatu (Near Bangalore)107 KmsNature & Scenic, Waterfall
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Tholpetty (Near Wayanad)108 KmsWildlife
Kuruva Island (Near Wayanad)109 KmsNature & Scenic
Irupu Falls110 KmsWaterfall
Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta (Near Bangalore)112 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Kalhatty Falls (Near Ooty)116 KmsWaterfall
Sulthan Bathery (Near Wayanad)116 KmsHill Station
Coorg (madikeri)117 KmsHill Station
Wonder La (Near Bangalore)119 KmsPark
Brahmagiri Hills, Sanctuary, Trek (Near Coorg)121 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Abbey Falls (Near Coorg)122 KmsWaterfall
Pakshipathalam (Near Wayanad)122 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Kamaraj Sagar, Sandynalla Reservoir & Pine Forest (Near Ooty)123 KmsLake & Backwater, Nature & Scenic
Savandurga Hills (Near Bangalore)124 KmsAdventure, Trekking, Nature & Scenic
Chelavara Falls (Near Coorg)126 KmsWaterfall
Chethalayam Waterfalls (Near Wayanad)127 KmsWaterfall
Ooty128 KmsHill Station
Big Banyan Tree, Dodda Alada Mara (Near Bangalore)132 KmsHistorical & Heritage
Ketti Valley (Near Ooty)133 KmsHill Station
Karappuzha Dam (Near Wayanad)133 KmsLake & Backwater
Mallali Falls (Near Coorg)134 KmsWaterfall
Male Mahadeshwara Betta, MM Hills134 KmsAdventure, Trekking, Hill Station, Pilgrimage
Pykara Falls (Near Ooty)136 KmsWaterfall
Meenmutty Waterfalls (Near Wayanad)136 KmsWaterfall
Tadiyandamol Peak (Near Coorg)136 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Pykara Dam & Reservoir (Near Ooty)137 KmsLake & Backwater
Coonoor137 KmsHill Station
Wayanad (kalpetta)138 KmsHill Station
Banasura Sagar Dam (Near Wayanad)138 KmsLake & Backwater
Bangalore139 KmsCity
Pushpagiri Hills, Sanctuary Trek (Near Coorg)143 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Emerald Lake (Near Ooty)146 KmsLake & Backwater
Kumara Parvatha Trekking (Near Mangalore)146 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Muthyala Maduvu (Near Bangalore)148 KmsWaterfall
Halebidu148 KmsHistorical & Heritage
Shivaganga Hill (Near Bangalore)149 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Bannerghatta National Park (Near Bangalore)150 KmsWildlife
Vythiri (Near Wayanad)151 KmsHill Station
Belur154 KmsHistorical & Heritage
Kotagiri (Near Ooty)155 KmsHill Station
Soochipara Waterfalls, Sentinel Rock Waterfalls (Near Wayanad)156 KmsWaterfall
Lakkidi (Near Wayanad)156 KmsNature & Scenic
Chembra Peak (Near Wayanad)156 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Catherine Falls (Near Coonoor)158 KmsWaterfall
Belavadi (Near Halebidu)160 KmsHistorical & Heritage
Talacauvery, Talakaveri (Near Coorg)161 KmsNature & Scenic, Pilgrimage
Nrityagram (Near Bangalore)162 KmsMiscellaneous
Thusharagiri Waterfalls (Near Wayanad)177 KmsAdventure, Trekking, Waterfall
Peruvannamuzhi Dam (Near Kozhikode)178 KmsLake & Backwater
Devarayanadurga (Near Bangalore)178 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Hogenakkal180 KmsWaterfall
Arippara Waterfalls (Near Wayanad)182 KmsWaterfall
Yedakumeri, Green Route Trek (Near Mangalore)182 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Ayyanakere Lake (Near Chikmagalur)185 KmsLake & Backwater
Chikmagalur187 KmsHill Station
Hirekolale Lake (Near Chikmagalur)187 KmsLake & Backwater
Vellari Mala (Near Kozhikode)189 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Channarayana Durga (Near Bangalore)190 KmsAdventure, Trekking
Kukke Subrahmanya Temple (Near Mangalore)191 KmsPilgrimage
Kappad Beach (Near Kozhikode)197 KmsBeach, Historical & Heritage
Mullayanagiri (Near Chikmagalur)198 KmsAdventure, Trekking, Nature & Scenic

KSRTC Dasara Tour Packages a Big Hit

Oct 28, 2015: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation's (KSRTC) special tour packages for Dasara season have been a success. Encouraged by the positive result, the corporation has decided to continue with the packages every Sunday.

KSRTC Rural Division initiated the special packages from October 18 to November 1, with cheaper fare for tourists visiting Mysuru during Dasara and who wished to visit tourist spots in and around Mysuru. In order to introduce tourists to scenic locations along with religious spots, the corporation divided the tourism destinations into three categories.

In the Giri Darshini package, tourists were taken to five famous hill regions -- Bandipur forest, Gopalaswamy Betta, Biligiri Rangana Betta, Nanjangud and Chamundi Hill. The second package, Jala Darshini, took tourists to the Buddhist Golden Temple in Bylakuppe, Dubare Elephant Camp, Cauvery Nisargadhama, Abbey Falls, Raja Seat and Harangi dam.

In the Deva Darshini package, tourists were taken to six ancient temples - Nanjundeshwara temple in Nanjangud, Panchalinga temples and the river Cauvery in Talakadu, Mallikarjuna temple at Mudukutore, Chennakeshava temple and others in Somanathapura, and Sriranganatha temple in Srirangapatna taluk.

GOOD RESPONSE The tourism package has attracted hundreds of tourists from the country as well as foreigners. KSRTC has made 16 bus trips till now for the Jala Darshini package where more than 800 tourists enjoyed the waterfalls, boating and elephant ride. KSRTC earned around Rs 2.5 lakh. On Saturday, there was a huge demand and KSRTC plied an additional four buses to meet the demand.

Similarly, for the Giri Darshini package, 13 trips have already been conducted, earning Rs 1.75 lakh in revenue with more than 650 tourists travelling to the forests. From August 23 to 26, KSRTC had deployed two buses to meet the demand. But the Deva Darshini package got little response, with just five trips in eight days - only 250 passengers travelled to temples, earning Rs 50,000 in revenue for the corporation.

Distance from KSRTC Bus Depot, Sayyaji Rao Road, Bannimantap to Crystal Paark Inn, Nazarbad Main Road, Opp. Park, Nazarbad, Mysuru is 4.4 km and time required is around 10 min via Bannimantap Road/Nelson Mandela Road/Sayyaji Rao Road.

Crystal Paark Inn
(A unit of M/S Kalpatharu Hotels)
No. 2, Nazarbad Main Road Opp.park,
Nazarbad, Mysore-570 010.
Phone Number: +91 96202 00021, 96202 00025, 96202 00030