Best Things to Do in Mysore You Must Know

Handley Jennepogu
Published on: 5th February 2016
Drive to the Chamundeshwari Temple, discover the magnificent Mysore Palace and join the royal Mysore heritage walk. Is that all your travel agency has suggested for the upcoming holiday in Mysore? There is much more you can do and experience in and around the historical city in Karnataka. The best way to reach Mysore is to book a taxi from Bangalore to Mysore to enjoy the road trip along. To make the real best out of Mysore travel, follow the suggestions you are about to read.

Revisit Mysore Palace on Sunday Night
When you do it, you will be surprised to know what you were about to miss. The enthrallingly beautiful palace turns into a galaxy of stars when illuminated every Sunday night for few minutes.

Explore the Colorful Devaraja Market
One of the most fascinating traditional markets across India, it bustles with pretty flowers and fruits and vegetables so amazingly set in heaps. You will be completely mesmerized watching a huge spectrum of colors built all around.

Watch Beautiful Birds
The picturesque Karanji Lake in the city is home to over 90 species of birds, many of which migrate from distant places. Pelicans, painted storks, peacocks and other winged creatures add beauty to the place. For an extended bird-watching experience, visit Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, just 13 km. from Mysore. Here, you will be delighted in the company of herons, egrets, cormorants, darters, terns and other bird species.

Savor the Mouthwatering Mysore Pak
Borrowed from the royal kitchens of Mysore’s Wodeyar Dynasty, this scrumptious dessert is now sold at many popular shops across the city. Prepared using ghee, gram flour and sugar syrup, which is flavored with cardamom, honey and other ingredients, it just melts into mouth like magic. Don’t miss it at any cost.

Attend Mysore Dasara
If possible, visit Mysore during September-October when the grand festive celebrations of Mysore Dasara overwhelm the entire region. The main highlight is the captivating procession of decorated elephants, camels and horses accompanies by folk dancers and music bands. Exhibitions, music concerts, wrestling and many other activities are indeed worth being a part of. Discover Exotic Fauna at Mysore Zoo
One of India’s most famed and oldest zoos, it has exhibits like lions and tigers as well as African elephants, zebras, gorillas, giraffes and white rhinoceroses. Green anacondas, baboons and a large variety of birds are among other interesting attractions. Located nearby is a butterfly park offering shelter to the multi-hued butterflies.

Musical Fountains at Brindavan Gardens
Save the visit to the iconic Brindavan Gardens for night when the remarkable fountains come to life. The light and music show of the garden usually begins at 07:00 p.m. (confirm from the local residents) and is a visual treat for the eyes.

Indulge in Shopping
There is no way you can resist buying the beautifully crafted silk sarees from the top-quality Mysore silk. Another popular category is that of sandalwood carvings that showcase the artistic excellence of the region. Sandalwood is also used in making incense sticks and cosmetics that you can’t resist buying. You may also opt for the elegant Mysore paintings.

By adding each of these activities to the list, you will have an experience worth remembering the whole life.
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