The Yoga Federation of Mysore is ready for the 8th annual International Day of Yoga, observed on June 21st. In the run-up to the event, the city leaves no stone unturned with its historic and rich culture. prime minister Narendra Modi will also attend the celebration.
So, if you are also planning to go, here we have a list of some other tourist attractions of the places that are worth visiting while you are in Mysore. So, let’s take a look at these great tourist attractions that will leave you spellbound.
Mysore Palace is one of the city’s most popular destinations for history and architecture lovers due to its fascinating construction. It offers an opportunity to experience the nobility and grandeur of the Wodeyar rulers. On Sundays and public holidays, the massive building shines in the evening thanks to around 97,000 lights.
Located on the banks of the sacred Kaveri River, Somanathapura Temple showcases the ancient culture and heritage of Karnataka at its best. The shrine built by Hoysala monarchs during their rule in this zone also has amazing architecture, with the temple being delicately built on a star-shaped platform, giving it a unique look.
Chamundi Hills and Temples of Chamundeshwari
The majestic Chamundi Hills are located about 13 kilometers from Mysore at an altitude of 1,000 meters. The sacred hills are mentioned in Hindu texts. The sacred Chamundeshwari Temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundi is located on the hills. The temple is a popular tourist destination in Mysore, with hundreds of tourists every month.
Lalitha Mahal Palace
Lalitha Mahal Palace (1921), Mysore’s second largest palace, is located near Chamundi Hills. Lalitha Mahal, built as the exclusive resting place of the then Viceroy of India, was designed to resemble St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The pristine white palace was converted into a historic hotel in 1974 and is currently maintained by the Karnataka government.
The Shivanasamudra Waterfalls are 85 kilometers from Mysore. Shivanasamudra is an island village that divides the Kaveri River into two waterfalls. Gaganachukki Falls and Bharachukki Falls are the names of the two waterfalls that offer amazing views. Another unique feature of Shivanasamudra is the presence of Asia’s first hydroelectric power station.