One Day Trip from Mysore
The city of Mysore too has plenty of places that can be visited within a day. Some of them are:
Bandipur National ParkAmong the many national park, Bandipur National Park is considered as one among the most amazing and recognized national parks in India. Based at a distance of 80 kilometers from the city of Mysore, it comprises of scenic backdrop of sky-touching Mountains of Western Ghat. You can reach there through the highway connecting Mysore-Ooty, in Karnataka state. Bandipur National Park is spread over a total area of 874.2 sq km. Bandipur National Park holds the pride of creating the nation's largest known Biosphere reserve which is famous as 'Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve', when clubbed with Tamil Nadu's Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarhole National Park of the North and Kerala's Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. The park lies enroute the highway to Ooty and there is a special safari point in the park where people undertake their picnics. The cost per trip for Indian citizens is INR 300 and for foreigners is INR 1100.
Balmuri and Edmuri WaterfallsTraveling towards the Krishnarajasagar Dam from the city of Mysore, the main road takes a detour and three kilometers ahead of that detour are the most popular waterfalls in the city of Mysore which are the Balmuri and Edmuri Waterfalls. The falls can be reached covering just 45 kilometers from Mysore city. The beautiful site of waterfalls serves as a treat to eyes with its lush greens and is a popular hotspot among people who visit here as well as people who already live here. The best part about these falls is that you have plenty of space to play around in the water as well as get under the falls as well. You can also pay a visit to an ancient temple of Lord Ganesha that pretty close by.
So, hire a taxi or an auto to get to these lovely waterfalls. You can also get there through a KSRTC bus that travels to the KRS Dam. The place is sure to give you a heavenly feel of peace and tranquility.
SrirangapatnaThe de facto capital during the rule of Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan, Srirangapatnam is located 13 kilometers away from the city of Mysore. It is the venue for the last battle between Mysore and the British in 1799. It is well renowned for the summer palace of Tipu Sultan. It is surrounded by the River Kaveri (Cauvery) from all four sides to form an island. The Ranganathaswamy (a form of Lord Vishnu) Temple, which is a major tourist attraction, is from where the town derives its name from. It is also known for the Nimishambha Temple and hence is an important pilgrim destination for the Vaishnavites.
These are some of the places that can be visited from Mysore within a day. Here is also a sample itinerary that can be followed while on such a trip:
9 AM – Trip Begins
9:30 AM to 11 AM: Visit to Srirangapatnam
1 PM to 3:30 PM: Visit to Balmuri and Edmuri Falls
6 PM to 8:30 PM: Visit to Bandipur National Park
11 PM: Trip Ends
Even a day can be made best use of in such a case. Enjoy!
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