Mysore was the political capital of the Wodeyar dynasty which ruled the state of Karnataka nearly 150 years till the independence of the country which got free from the British. These kings had a great art and culture and Mysore was the cultural capital of the south under the rule of the Wodeyars. The Wodeyars are so powerful kings Built Chamundi temple which is famous in mysore. They built mysore palace with good engineering bricks. The bricks are very strong in that olden days.
The Wodeyars made the Dasara festival an event. To showcase the rich culture and heritage of the town. Even to this date this celebration of the Dasara which is a 10 day celebration during the month of September / October is a spectacular event to watch. Wodeyars sit on the thrown by climbing step of gems. Each Thron steps are made up of Different Gems that showcase Royal life of Wodeyars dyansty.
These Thron steps are made up of costly Gems Represents 9 planet stones according to the Hindu mythology. Mysore is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples. Its a calm city without more pollution comparing to other cities in karnataka.
Mysore Sightseeing Places:
The Mysore Palace:
The palace was originally built of wood, which got burnt down in 1897 AD and was rebuilt in 1912 AD. The Mysore Palace, built is Indo-Saracenic style with domes turrets, arches and colonnades; the palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. The tastefully decorated and intricately carved doors open into luxuriously decorated rooms.
The walls of the palace are painted with pictures of the Dasara processions and these paintings are painted in such a manner that from any angle you can see the procession coming towards you. The royal throne of the Wodeyars is displayed during the Dasara festival.
Timings: Everyday from 10am to 5.30 pm.
Sundays & Public Holidays :7pm-7.30 pm
Adults Rs. 40
Children below 10 years : Free Entrance
Children between 10 – 18 Years : Rs. 20
Educational Tour : (Letter from School Management) Rs. 10
Foreigners : Rs. 200
Entrance Fee for Tourst
Adults Rs. 40
Children below 10 years : Free Entrance
Children between 10 – 18 Years : Rs. 20
Facilitice For Tourist
Free Camera Custody Counter
Free Wheel Chair Facility
Free Drinking Water Facility
Free Toilet Facility
Free Stand for Footwears
Battery Operated Vehicle
Govt approved Guides to provide information to Tourists inside Mysuru Palace
Mysuru Palace Office Contact Nos
Deputy Director Office +91 0821 2421 051 Fax +91 0821 243 4425
Palace Assistant Commissioner of Police +91 0821 2430 404
Electrical Sub Division +91 0821 2421 521
Mysuru Palace Email :
The Palace has four entrance, Main entrance is called “Jaya Maarthaanda” to east, “Jayarama” to North,”Balarama” to South, “Varaha” to west.
Public Entry is from Varaha Gate.
Tourists not allowed to take photographs inside the palace.
This Art Gallery located to the west with a walking distance to that of main palace, which is famous Art Gallery. It was built during rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1861 to celebrate the marriage of his daughter, the princess of Mysuru, because the main palace was destroyed in a fire in 1897. The main door of this Museum is it self a master piece of Art with intricate carvings which is said to have been made in just 70 days. The museum was officially started in 1915, and has since been expended adding many artifacts. This Art Gallery was linded to the famous Mysuru style of painting of rare original paintings and artiacts and entrusted the Administration of this Museum to a committee. The museum was named after sri Jayachamrajendra Wodeyar in 1955 as Jaganmohn Palace Art Gallery.
Jaganmohan Palace
Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore, in the princely city of Mysore, India. Its construction was completed in 1861 and was initially used by the Wodeyars, kings of Mysore as their home. Where maharaja staying There some times. Its beautiful construction its color is pure white looks awesome. Well designed architecture.
Jaganmohan PalaceAddress: Opp City Bus Stand, Jagan Mohan Palace Road,
Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570024
Opened: 1861
Jaganmohan Palace. Timeing
Daily : Open Time · 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Jaganmohan Palace:Contact No
Phone: 0821 242 3693
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
The Mysore zoo is the center of attraction for tourists, as it has a good variety of animals and a very pleasant outdoor stage with the vibrant setting of the Chamundi Hilla as the background and a lake surrounding it. Mysore Zoo was created in 1892 on 10 acres of the summer palace of Maharaja Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar, and was originally called the Palace Zoo. The specialty of this Zoo is widest, migration of Birds we can experience a good Nature.
Address: Zoo Main Road, Indiranagar, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010
Phone Off :08212520302
Zoo Viset Hours:
Monday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Entry tickets charges
Adults: Rs 50/-
Children (5 – 12 years): Rs 20/-
Children (below 5 years): Free
Video Camera: Rs 150/-
Still Camera: Rs 20/-
how To reach
auto-rickshaw or Jataka Gaadi Horse carts (Jataka Gaadi) from Mysore palace to Mysore zoo.
Mysore Zoo is about 3 kms from Mysore city bus stand and 2 kms from
St. Philomena’s church
This Roman Catholic Church was built in AD 1840. It was initially known as St. Joseph Chaver which later assumed the present name. The twin towers of the church stand majestically at 175 feet, the design is gothic and it is said to resemble the St. Patrick’s cathedral at New York and a church at Cologne. The church is located about I km from Mysuru Palace on the Bangalore highway. The then king of Mysuru Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV laid the foundation for construction of the church in 1933. It has been designed a French Architect.
This huge cathedral is located about 2km to the north of the city centre and was constructed in 1936 in a Neo Gothic style inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It stands on the site of an earlier church that was built in 1843. It is dedicated to a Greek teenage girl who was martyred in the 4th century and her remains were found in a catacomb in Rome in 1802. In 1926, Thamboo Chetty, who was a secretary to the Maharaja of Mysore, Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, obtained a relic of the saint from Peter Pisani, Apostolic Delegate of the East Indies. This relic was handed over to Father Cochet who approached the king to assist him in constructing a church in honour of St. Philomena.
St. Philomena’ Church Address:
Lashkar Mohalla, Ashoka Road, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001
Entry Time
Sunday 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Monday 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM
St. Philomena’ Church Off:Phone No:
how to richa
auto-rickshaw or Jataka Gaadi Horse carts (Jataka Gaadi) from Mysore Main Bus to Mysore Church
5 Km – Distance from Mysore Railway Station To charch 1km -Distance Form Mysore Main Bus Stand