Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, Mysore

Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

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About Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 8.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Saturday: 8.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Sunday: 8.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Public Holidays: 8.00 AM - 6.30 PM

Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum is India’s first sand sculpture museum and is located in Mysore, close to the Chamundi Hills.

The museum is spread over an area of about 13,500 square feet and was created by M N Gowri, who has a Bachelor in Fine Arts and who wanted to show something unique to the tourists. You will be taken to another world where these magnificent pieces of art have been made with the use of only sand of water.

There are over 150 sculptures that are exhibited here. It is amazing how a temporary sand sculpture you make on beaches is made permanently to stay here at this museum. The most prominent themes visible are the heritage of Mysore, scenes from epic mythological stories, wildlife, and religions around the globe. A giant sculpture of Lord Ganesha welcomes you right at the entrance of the museum.

With an entry fee of just Rs. 40, this is a fine recommendation while you’re touring Mysore. It is most convenient to take a taxi from your accommodation at Mysore. You could also use the bus. The nearest railway station is the Mysore Railway Station, 5.6 km away.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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8 Video Reviews for Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

Raunak Parekh

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  • Raunak Parekh
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  93 readers
  • Posted Jun 30, 2017
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 270

Rajvi Sheth

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  • Rajvi Sheth
  •  8 helpful votes
  • Posted 3 months ago
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6/7
  • 230

Prakash Sheth

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  • Prakash Sheth
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 84 photos
  • 31 Reviews
  •  225 helpful votes
  •  17008 readers
  • Posted 3 months ago
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  • 224

Kratika Mittal

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  • Kratika Mittal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  •  65 helpful votes
  •  19 readers
  • Posted Aug 14, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 393

Swateek Jena

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  • Swateek Jena
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 10 photos
  • 17 Reviews
  •  57 helpful votes
  •  19251 readers
  • Posted Aug 14, 2016
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 262

Yeshas Siddi

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  • Yeshas Siddi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  47 readers
  • Posted Aug 14, 2016
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 231

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Ravi Sharma

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  • Ravi Sharma
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 56 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  835 readers

"Great Art"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 12, 2016
I think that this place is really something else !!! People should see this place and the talent of the amazing sculptor. I would have loved if there were some more !!
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Karunya Prasad

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  • Karunya Prasad
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"Wonderful sand sculptures museum"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2016
I visited this museum on my way of trip in Mysore, though it was not in our plans. This attraction museum is near the Chamundi Hills which is having a number of sand sculptures around many themes such as ocean life, horror, wildlife, history etc. The most surprised thing came to know after going there is all the sculptures were done by a very young female artist. Entry ticket is 40 per person it will take not more than 15 mins to see the whole place. The sculptures are beautiful and intricate, there is no restroom or restaurant facility nearby. Sro I recommend all the people to visit this wonderful sand sculptures museum.
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Sangram Ghatge

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 79 Reviews
  •  36 helpful votes
  •  62468 readers

"Must visit place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2015
It is located on the way to Chamundi Hills, awesome work on sand and very photogenic place. It's small but worth a visit, amazing to see such intricate work.
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Indra Shukla

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  • 6 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  5490 readers

"Nice place of sand art"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 24, 2015
I like this sand museum for lovely art, the Chamundi art attracts most than Tipu Sultan on a Elephant ride is attractive. Also other arts are most attractive, people going to watch this can't imagine how they are managing sand art is small place.
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Shikha Sharma

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  • Shikha Sharma
  • Lives in Noida
  • 133 photos
  • 134 Reviews
  •  197 helpful votes
  •  103505 readers

"Intricate artwork"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 20, 2015
Nice beautiful place to see, different things made on sand, like god goddess and landscape, it's worthwhile visiting once as you will be awestruck to see the level of handmade art.
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Pawankalyan Gk

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  • Pawankalyan Gk
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 201 Reviews
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"Museum of sand in Mysore"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2015
It is only museum of sand in Mysore. Entry fees may vary from Rs. 10-15 per head. It is 6 km from Mysore bus stand and this museum inner monuments is made from sand that is particular. Art gallery is there. Food canteen is available. I advise travellers to see this sand museum without forgetting.
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Cuttie Pie

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  • Cuttie Pie
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 11 Reviews
  •  54 helpful votes
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"Astonishing sculpture"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2014
The sand sculptures were astonishing and very hard to believe that they were made by a girl so young. There were various sculptures showing the versatility of the creator of those sculptures.
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