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Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

Mysore

14.3/5(12 Ratings)

Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum Overview

Ranked 7 of 147 sightseeing in Mysore

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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30th Jun 17

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18th Oct 17

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Prakash Sheth
18th Oct 17

A mind blowing work of art, a must visit place for art lovers

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Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

Kratika Mittal
14th Aug 16

Good sculptures covering a variety of themes

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Swateek Jena
14th Aug 16

Sand Sculpture Museum, Mysore

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Yeshas Siddi
14th Aug 16

Wonders can be made even from SAND!

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Madhavi Chouthai
14th Aug 16

Awesome Art Sculptures

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Shruthi Arnadi
8th Aug 16

What travellers are saying about Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

Experience scale
  • Excellent 2
  • Very Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
  • Good 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

Timing, fees and more

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Operating hours

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
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99% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Priyanka Gupta

Priyanka Gupta4.3/5

3 reviews

Amazing Sand Work

The place has beautiful sand sculptures. But it is very short to be called as Museum. I wish there were more work added. It has a 3D selfie corner as well. Though we did not visit it. It has small activities for kids and some quick snacks. Some shops who sell handicrafts etc. Are also there which have good collection but one need to bargain
  • Amazing Sand Work
  • Amazing Sand Work
  • Amazing Sand Work
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Ravi Sharma

Ravi Sharma4.3/5

5 reviews

Great Art

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 !!
  • Great Art
  • Great Art
  • Great Art
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Karunya Prasad

Karunya Prasad4.3/5

1 review

Wonderful sand sculptures museum

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

Sangram Ghatge5.0/5

79 reviews

Must visit place

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.

Indra Shukla

Indra Shukla4.6/5

6 reviews

Nice place of sand art

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.

Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma4.3/5

146 reviews

Intricate artwork

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.

Pawankalyan Gk

Pawankalyan Gk4.6/5

250 reviews

Museum of sand in Mysore

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.

Cuttie Pie

Cuttie Pie3.9/5

11 reviews

Astonishing sculpture

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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Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, Mysore
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, Mysore

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Ravi Sharma

Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, Mysore
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, Mysore

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Ravi Sharma

Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, Mysore
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, Mysore

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Ravi Sharma

Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, Mysore