Mysore city in Karnataka offers an opportunity to look into lifestyle, Traditions and cultures of its erstwhile royalty. Tourist attractions in Mysore include many wonders of architecture from its history. There are many important historical, modern and religious monuments serving as tourist attractions of Mysore.
Maharaja's Palace is the main tourist attraction of Mysore. It has sculpted pillars, finely carved doors and golden howdah.
Another palace, which also belongs to Wodeyar family, is Jaganmohan Palace, is also an attractive building. It has been converted into a museum. This museum showcases paintings, sculptures and musical instruments.
Lalitha Mahal Palace was built in 1930s and was used as a guesthouse for guests of Wodeyar's. It is a beautiful white building with pretty interiors. But now it is converted into a heritage hotel by ITDC.
Chamundi Hills are the important tourist attraction of Mysore. It has a temple on the hilltop devoted to Chamudeswari Devi. Nearby are the huge statues of Nandi Bull and Mahishasur, the demon that the goddess killed.
Brindaban Gardens, the most famous garden of South India. It is just near Mysore is located just below.
Krishnarajasagaraon dam on the river Cauvery. The garden has the musical fountain which is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Mysore.
Another tourist attraction in Mysore is Somnathapura Temple, famous for its intricate details.
Mysore has St. Philomena's Church, which is a Gothic structure. It is the home of statue of St. Philomena, a third century saint from Greece.
Mysore Zoo is the home of large variety of animals in very natural surroundings.