Counted second in the list of ‘City of Palaces in India’, Mysore presents a fascinating piece of its unique culture and history for the world to see. A city in the state of Karnataka, Mysore was the capital city of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1956. It boasts a vibrant blend of culture and architecture, which cannot be discovered in any part of the country.

For a traveller, a week full of wandering in Mysore is not enough to totally admire its full scale of attractions. Therefore, we have come up with some tips that you can follow to enjoy as much you can without leaving anything undone.

Cover the Must-visit Destinations: The first thing that you must do is to put all the famous location on your list and visit them all! Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Bonsai Garden, Karanji Lake, GRS Fantasy Park, Somanathapura Temple, Chamundeshwari Temple, and St. Philomena’s Church are some of the must-visit places. Depending upon your stay at Mysore, you can visit additional places as well.

Taste Local Delicacies: Like every other city in India, Mysore also has its fair share of famous street food delicacies. Mysore is famous for its Idlis, Vada, Bonda, Khara Bath, Kesari Bath, Uttapam, Poori Saagu, Shavige Bath, Bisibelabath, Mysore Pak, Payasam, and Kori Gassi. However, it is worth noting that we have mentioned only the must-tries, you can go ahead and switch on the foodie in you!

Pick up Some Souvenirs: From traditional items showcasing its roots to beautiful handicrafts exhibiting artisan skills, you have a lot of souvenir options to decide from. You can visit The Heritage, Sandalwood Oil Factory, Devaraja Market, Government Silk Factory, Ashoka Road, and various craft emporiums to pick up unique gift items for friends and family. It’s these souvenirs that will remind you of your trip to this ‘Garden City’.