Places to visit around Mysore

Subramanya

Subramanya is a small village, deep in the forests bordering the Western Ghats about 105 km from Mangalore in the state of Karnataka, in southern India.It is a pilgrim center in the Sullia Taluk in South Kanara district, believed to be the abode of Subramanya, the...

Melukote

Melukote is a hobli in Pandavapura taluk situated at a distance of 36 Km. from Mandya and 50 Km. from Mysore. It is a sacred pilgrim centre for Sri Vaishnavas and it is said that the Sri Vaishnava saint Ramanujacharya from Tamil Nadu stayed here for 12 years during...

Nanjangud

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 came by lord shiva who took...

Talkad

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

Belur

Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire. With Halebidu which is only 16 km away, this is one of the major tourist destinations in Karnataka, India. Belur is located in Hassan district. According to inscriptions discovered here, it was also referred to as...

Halebidu

In 12 th century Halebidu was the capital of Hoysalas. The Hoysaleswara temple was built during this time by Ketamala and attributed to Vishnuvardhana, the Hoysala ruler. It enshrines Hoysaleswara and Shantaleswara, named after the temple builder Vishnuvardhana, and...

Balmuri

Balmuri and Edmuri waterfalls are two small beautiful waterfalls, located 3 kms off the Mysore to the KRS (Krishna Raja Sagara) main road. The place where the Balmuri and Edmuri waterfalls are located is surrounded by lush greenery and is a hot spot among the locals...

Krishnarajasagara

Krishnarajasagara is situated about 18 Km from Srirangapatna, 16 Km from Mysore and 143 Km from Bangalore. It is a reservoir constructed across the river Cauvery. A dam at the length of 8600 ft. and height of 130 ft above the river bed was built below the confluence...

B.R. Hills

The Biligiri Rangaswamy Sanctuary (B R Hills) at K Gudi (Kyathadevara Gudi), just 90 km from Mysore, is 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...

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka in India. It occupies only 0.67 km² in area, and comprises of six islets on the banks of the Kaveri river. Ranganthittu is located near the historic town of Srirangapatna. History of the...