Get bewitched by the beauty of Mysore , the hill station which has become one of the favourite tourist destinations in Karnataka. Travellers from all over the world visit this district, owing to its historical legacy, diverse culture and captivating scenic beauty. It is the place where liveliness and gaiety is integrated within the lives of the people living here. Every tourist gets mesmerised by the simplicity and unsullied lifestyle of this district. Splendour of the region is such that no one can escape its charm. From lush gardens, architectural amusements, legendary temples to waterfalls, lakes and lofty hills all can be explored with Mysore tour packages.
City of Palaces and Temples
Renowned as the City of Palaces, Mysore has several architectural wonders, starting from temples that boast of Dravidian architectural style. The grandeur of these temples speak for the lavish and royalty of the bygone era. The Somnathpura Temple, located in a small village, is famous for intricate and elaborate sculptures of Lord Vishnu in his various incarnations. Chamundi Temple, Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple, Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple, Mahabaleshwara Temple and Shweta Varahaswamy Temple are other options for devotees to explore. It is not just temples that are popular here, but also church relics. One of the most-visited church is St. Philomena, which is almost 200 years old and is built in Gothic style. To make the journey exciting and fun-loving, tourists can also visit Balmuri and Edmuri Waterfalls, Blue Lagoons or fantasy parks that are sure to entertain children as well as adults.
Bandipur National Park
Set up in 1931, Bandipur National Park is a home to wide range of endangered and rare species of flora and fauna. This natural reserve is situated far on the outskirts of the district at the foothills of the Nilgiri Hills. Surrounded by hills and fog, it forms such a picturesque view that wins hearts of travellers. Commonly found animals in this national park are elephants, peacocks and antelope. If lucky, visitors can also get a glimpse of elephants and tigers. Trekking and well-protected bus rides are also organised by the forest department, which are led by professionally trained guides. This national park also provides accommodation for travellers. There are small cottages, where guests can rest and relax in the lap of nature. They can unwind and enjoy the peace surrounding this lush green forests. Further, there is a temple of Lord Venugopal at the highest point of this sanctuary, known as Gopalswamy Betta that can also be visited by them.
To spend a quality time with friends and family, Karanji Lake is an ideal place for picnics. Set against the backdrop of the famous Chamundi Hills, the surrounding areas of this lake serve as home to birds like grey pelican, painted stork, ibis, cormorants and egrets. Furthermore, there are massive swarms of multi-coloured butterflies that can be seen fluttering around the flowers, trees and shrubs at this place. It is counted among the most preferred holiday destinations in India and visiting Mysore can be an experience of a lifetime.