Also known as the ‘Palace city of India’, Mysore attracts majority of tourists coming to India. With a rich history and cultural heritage, the city has a great number of palaces, gardens and colorful festivals. With an average yearly temperature ranging from 25-30 degree celsius, Mysore is a great vacation for people living all over India. If you stay in Bangalore or are planning to visit the city then Mysore should be your top priority as it is just 3 hours away by train. Find the Bangalore to Mysore train timings that suit you and come to the city that has so much to give to everyone. Here are some of the places in around Mysore to visit.
Karanji Lake: Situated at the base of Chamundi Hill, it was the King of Mysore who constructed the lake. One of the biggest lakes in Karnataka, the lake covers 90 acre of land. You can find a wide variety of wildlife here, as Karanji Lake attracts over 90 species of birds here including some migratory birds. There is also a park around the lake which houses a lot of birds and is considered one of the biggest park of its kind in the country.
Shivanasamudra Waterfalls: Located just 85 kms from Mysore, Shivanasamudra is a beautiful island that divides the river Cauvery into two falls named Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. Offering a breathtaking view, the waterfall is rated among top 100 among the world. Visit the place to witness calm and lose yourself into the state of ecstasy.
Melukote: Situated in Mandya District, Melukote or Melkote is a famous pilgrim center housing, temples that encourage devotees throughout the year. The place is beautiful and the view it offers is as awesome as it can get. While here, you should visit the Sri Yoganarasimha Swamy temple which is situated at the hilltop offering a spectacular view of sunrise and sunsets.
St. Philomena Church: Almost 200-year old, the church is also called as St. Joseph’s Church. Built in the Gothic style of architecture, originally the church was small before the Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV laid the foundation for the present St. Philomena’s Church. One of the largest Cathedrals among in South Asia, the church’s relic belonging to the 3rd century is found here.
Mysore Palace: One of the largest palaces in India, the palace was built in 1897 using the wood. Situated in center of the city, the palace has to be reconstructed after it was damaged by fire. Incorporating Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles, the architecture of the palace is a visual delight. One should visit the palace in the evening as it is illuminated by approximately 1 lac bulbs.
With lots of places to visit, a trip to Mysore will not disappoint you. With a lot of trains plying between two city search for the Bangalore to Mysore train timings and hop on to the train to have a time of your life.