Now that Mysore is voted as the cleanest city in the country, it is one more reason to visit the city. Not that you would need any convincing. Mysore with its history, architecture and old world charm is a must-visit place (these Instagram pictures are proof!), and many travelers spend weeks exploring the city, breathing the clean air they are deprived of back in their metropolitan cities. However, if you are planning to be in Mysore for just a day, you don’t have to worry! We have a specially curated itinerary for you, using which you can capture all the top places this city is known for, and create a bunch of wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Read on to find out more.
1. Breakfast at Vinayaka Mylari
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Head to Vinayaka Mylari for a traditional, authentic South Indian breakfast. This tiny place has a limited menu, but is well known for its extremely quick service and incredibly delicious food. They start operating at 6:30 am, so you can easily head to the place first thing in the morning, as soon as you land in Mysore.
Try their Masala Dosa, and you might just declare it the best Masala Dosa you have ever had anywhere! Their coconut chutney is also extremely popular.
Address: Shop No. 79, Near Police Station, Nazarbad Main Road, Doora, Mysore
2. Visit The Chamundi And Nandi Temples
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These are two of the most iconic places to see in Mysore, and your trip to the heritage city would be incomplete if you give these a miss. The journey to this destination is absolutely stunning, so keep your eyes outside the windows!
These temples are believed to be extremely powerful, and praying here is supposed to make all of the devotees’ wishes come true.
3. Head To Karanji Lake
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Next, head to Karanji Lake for some boating and to visit the butterfly garden and India’s largest aviary here. For Rs. 50, two people can boat around the beautiful lake for half an hour, which is a steal. At the one-of-its kind aviary here, you can look at and snap some exotic birds up close and personal. You can also get to spot some beautiful and rarely found butterflies at the butterfly garden, here.
4. Stop By At The Mysore Palace
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The Mysore palace is a stone’s throw away from Karanji Lake, and therefore, should be your next destination. A trip to Mysore without visiting the famous palace cannot be justified! One of the biggest tourist attractions in Mysore, the palace is extremely beautiful and filled with history. This place is best visited under the watchful guidance of a tourist guide.
5. Have Tea At The Green Hotel
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By now, you would be absolutely tired and in need of a place where you can relax and get charged up for the evening ahead of you. The Green Hotel is just perfect for this purpose. This place is absolutely relaxing, and their food is delicious to the core.
They also have an absolutely lovely cafe called Malgudi, where you can gorge on some delicious cakes and sip on exotic teas and coffees.
Address: 2270, Vinoba Road, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore
Phone: 0821 4255000
6. Visit The Brindavan Gardens
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If you don’t need to go to your hotel room and take a nap (advisable, considering you need to pack in more adventure later in the evening!), you could visit the Brindavan Gardens, an extremely pretty locale, which makes for some lovely photo-ops. Do make sure you stop by at the KRS Dam, too, to click some more lovely photos!
7. Shop At Kalidasa Road
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Next, you must shop like a local at Kalidasa Road – this is where most of the city heads to in the evening. This place has many fine-dine eateries as well as street food joints, departmental stores, and supermarkets to keep you entertained and engrossed.
8. Dine At A Restaurant Of Your Choice
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Enjoy dinner at any of the spots listed in this article.
If you’re travelling with your partner and want to spend some romantic time with him/her, visit any of these eateries listed here or these restaurants in hotels. They are couple-friendly and you will surely have a good time!
Head back to your hotel room for a good night’s sleep, and reflect on all the wonderful moments you spent in this lovely city!
Have we missed out any place that you think is a must-visit? Tell us in the comments below!