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7 Popular Religious Places In Mysore

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Mysore city is popularly known as “city of palaces” but it has some delightful temples too. There are numerous religious places dedicated to various god and goddess. For the people who only know Mysore for its palaces here, I will tell you about the holy religious places in Mysore to visit once you visit Mysore in your lifetime.

1. St. Philomena’s Church


Built in1956, St.Philomena’s Church is 175 feet high. One of the oldest Indian churches that’s designed in the neo-Gothic style inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany, the church is a magnificent edifice complete with Biblical events depicted on stained-glass windows.

Timings: Open every day from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fee: Free

2. Chamundi Hill Nandi Statue


The 350-year-old statue of Nandi the bull that’s carved from a giant black granite boulder is situated at the foot of the Chamundi Hil. According to Hindu belief, Nandi is the vehicle of Lord Shiva, and the statue is located near a shrine of Lord Shiva.


  • 7:30 to 2:00 pm
  • 3:30 to 6:00 pm
  • 7:30 to 9:00 pm

Entrance Fee: Free

3. Sri Chamundeswari Temple


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Standing tall at 3,500 feet above the summit of Chamundi Hill, the temple is an architectural marvel. The intricately carved-stone structure that serves as the entrance gateway is 100 feet tall.

Timings: Open every day from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm

Entrance Fee: Free

4. Avadhoota Datta Peetham

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An ashram founded by Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, the Abadoota Datta Peetham promotes meditation, yoga, and communal prayers. Besides that, there is a Bonsai Garden & a bird sanctuary inside the ashram premises.


  • Monday: Friday:6:00 AM -7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 6:00 AM -7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 6:00 AM -7:00 PM
  • Public Holidays: 6:00 AM -7:00 PM

Entrance Fee: Free

5. Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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A part of the Mysore Zoo, the Zoological Gardens is the perfect place to spend some quality time with your family when you’re in Mysore. With a wide array of animals and an extremely serene ambiance, this is one place where communing with nature is at its best.

Timings: Open all days from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and closed on Tuesday

Entrance Fee: 

  • During normal days, the entry fee for Mysore zoo is Rs.50 per person for adults
  • Children between the age group of 5 to 12 years – Rs. 20 per children
  • On Saturday and Sunday, the entrance charges are Rs.60/- for adults and Rs.30/- for children.

6. The Maharaja’s Palace

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Also known as Amba Vilas the Maharaja’s Palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mysore. The Palace belonged to the Wodeyar maharajas but it caught fire in 1897. However, an English architect restored the palace in the early 20th century. With its brilliant array of stained-glass windows, glittering mosaic floors and paintings from the Edwardian Raj era.


  • Open every day from 10:00 m to 5:30 pm
  • Mysore Palace Illumination Timings -7.00 PM – 8.00 PM
  • Mysore Maharaja Palace Sound and Light Show Timings – 07.00 pm – 07.40 pm

Entrance Fee:

  • Adults – Rs 50.0
  • Children (10-18 years) – Rs 30.0
  • For Foreigners (Audio Kit Included) – Rs 200.0
  • Students – Rs 10 and letter from the school is required

Entry Charges For Mysore Maharaja Palace Sound and Light Show –

  • Adults – Rs 40.0
  • Children (10-18 years) – Rs 25.0
  • For Foreigners (Audio Kit Included) – Rs 200.0

Entry Charges For Mysore Palace Illumination Timings – No Charges

7. Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum


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Stunning examples of sand sculpture are at display in the Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum. Whether they feature fantastical creatures or real characters like Tipu Sultan, the artworks are something to watch.

Timings: Open every day from 8:30 am–6:30 pm

Entrance Fee: 

  •  40 per person for Adults
  •  20 per person for Children

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