One Day Trip to Mysore

One Day Trip to Mysore

1-Day Tour Itinerary from Mysore One-Day Trip

(tour starts and ends at Mysore)

Touring Mysore

Location: Mysore City

The city of palaces, Mysore, is an important destination in the Indian subcontinent that signifies ancient reigns. This historical place is known for its popular royal heritage, yoga, sandalwood, and elaborate architecture. Rich in culture, this place is located at the foothills of Chamundi Hills. 

Also called Mysuru, the city of Mysore is located in South-western Karnataka and was the land of great kings and Nawabs from 1399 to 1947. It is still regarded as the ‘Cultural Capital of Karnataka’.

There are so many notable places in Mysore that one might take a good amount of 7 days to tour the entire city. But if planned properly, a one-day trip to Mysore is possible. This post will talk about 15 best places to visit when you are in Mysuru and what would be the expenditure to visit these places. Happy reading!

Notable Places to Visit in Mysore

Are you looking for places to visit in Mysore in one day? Let us make a list of all the notable places that you can see on a one-day trip to Mysore easily.

01: Chamundi Hills (Chamundi Betta)

Chamundi Hills:
Mysore itself is situated at the foot of the Chamundi Hills, and the Chamundeshwari Temple is located at the peak of the hills. On a one-day trip to Mysore, Chamundi Hills is one of the most notable locations that tourists would love to visit because the entire city is visible from the top of the hills.

02: Statue of Mahishasura

Statue of Mahishasura:
The statue of Mahishasura is one of the famous places to visit in Mysore in one day. It is a very colorful statue of the demon Mahishasura that was said to be built during Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar. It is a statue located on the premises of the Chamundeshwari temple

03: Nandi Temple

Nandi Statue and Temple: 
There is a gigantic statue of Nandi inside the premises of the Chamundeshwari temple. The statue is carved out of monolithic granite. Since it is located in the temple premises and the statue of Mahishasura, it easily comes under the Mysore one-day tour package.


04: Sand Museum

Sand Museum: 
It is a museum dedicated solely to sand art and exclusive sand sculptures. You can visit this museum while elevating up to the Chamundi Hills. This is home to over 150 sand sculptures sculpted in 16 special themes and needed over 115 trucks to build them.


05: Wax Museum

Wax Museum:
Umesh Shetty, the renowned sculptor, was the founder of this museum. It is also located in the Chamundeshwari area and has statues of people, starting from Lionel Messi to Albert Einstein.

06: Karanji Lake

Karanji Lake:
2 km from the Mysore Palace, this is a panoramic place to visit in Mysore in one day. You can see migratory birds and go boating.

07: Mysore Zoo

Mysore Zoo:
Located close to the Mysore Palace, this zoo is home to more than 1320 strictly conserved animals.

08: Mysore Palace

ysore Palace: You don’t know what you will miss out on if you don’t visit Mysore Palace on your Mysore one-day trip. Designed by Henry Irwin, a British architect, the Dasara rituals here are breathtaking, and the palace is home to the cultural heritage of the Nawabs.


A lunch break is mandatory after traveling this much in a one-day trip to Mysore.

09: Jaganmohan Palace

Jaganmohan Palace: This was one of the seven palaces belonging to the Wodeyar kings but is now used as a function banquet and art gallery.

10: Mysore Rail Museum

Jaganmohan Palace: This was one of the seven palaces belonging to the Wodeyar kings but is now used as a function banquet and art gallery.

11: St. Philomena’s Church

St. Philomena’s Church: 
This neo-Gothic cathedral is also called St. Joseph’s Cathedral. One of the tallest cathedrals in Asia, this church is built in the model of Cologne Church, Germany.

12: Srirangapatna Sightseeing

Srirangapatna Sightseeing: There are many things to visit if you are on Mysore one day trip, that too at Srirangapatna. This place is also called Tipu Sultan Fort and has four gates and many smaller forts within. The main attraction here is the Ranganathaswamy Temple and the KrishnarajaSagar Dam.

13: Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace:
Tipu Sultan’s summer palace, one of the finest specimens of Indo-Islam architecture, is located in the Srirangapatna fort. This has now been turned into a museum gallery.

14: Bird Sanctuary

Bird Sanctuary: 
On Mysore one day trip, you will come across many bird sanctuaries. Ranganathittu bird sanctuary is one of them and is located on the banks of river Kaveri. Established in 1940, it is home to over 2000 birds and animals.

15: Brindavan Gardens KRS

Brindavan Gardens KRS: 
By the end of the one-day trip to Mysore, when you are tired and want to rest amidst serenity, Brindavan Gardens KRS, located at Srirangapatna, is the best place. Here you can enjoy the evening with beautiful light and sound shows and the cool and calmness of the flora.


Expenditure of Mysore One Day Tour Package

Do you think Mysore’s one-day trip will be expensive and out of your budget? No, it won’t because a one-day trip to Mysore is pocket-friendly. You can book a private car for 04 people, and you will be charged approximately ₹-1600/-. Touring Mysore will thus be a mesmerizing experience on a pocket-friendly budget. 

If you are looking for places specifically for one day tour, Mysore will prove to be quite a memorable experience. It offers a diverse range of sights which are splendid, primarily which is Mysore palace

One Day Trip From Mysore – By Car

Tourist Places Near Mysore Within 150 Kms

• Bandipur Forest
• Nagarhole National Park
• Shivanasamudra Waterfalls
• Gommateshwara Temple – Shravanabelagola 
• Somnathpur historical places
•  Panchalinga Darshan in Talakadu
• Golden Tibetan Temple 
• Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
• Masinagudi Tiger Forest
• Melukote Temple
• Biligiri Ranga Hills
• Chunchanakatte Waterfalls
• Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary
• Adichunchanagiri Temple

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