Weekend Getaways from Mysore

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Mysore Weekend Getaways and Tourist Places to Visit

Go to tourist places to see in mysore

Travellers love Mysore not only because it is a home to some staggering destinations but it also has many getaway options. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a short family break, a pilgrimage trip or an adventure holiday, there are numerous places near Mysore which can be visited without much planning. Here is a consolidated list of destinations around Mysore.

Places to see within 100 kms

Located in the Kodagu and Mysore district and situated only 64 kms from Mysore, Nagarhole National Park is the perfect Mysore weekend getaway. Rosewood, teak, sandalwood and silver oak trees reach high vying for the sunlight and providing a safe home to deer, boars, hyenas flying squirrels and the magnificent Bengal tiger among other species. Check into the Kabini River lodges for one of the best weekend getaways near Mysore, trying your hand at fishing and enjoying jungle safaris.

A part of Tamil Nadu, Mudumalai is only 90 kms from Mysore. A tiger reserve, Mudumalai is among the most frequented weekend getaways from Mysore. Comfortable tree houses, elephant rides, and jungle safaris contribute to a memorable experience on a quick holiday.

A small population of tigers, Indian elephants, spotted deer, bison and antelopes are some of the animals you will encounter on this weekend getaway near Mysore at Bandipur National Park in Karnataka.

Various things to do such as fishing, trekking, kayaking, sightseeing and coracle rides, you can do it all only 85 kms from Mysore at Bheemeshwari, located in Karnataka. See crocodiles, leopards and jackals, and relish a dinner of the fresh fish you have caught for a restful vacation.

Tourist places within 200 kms

Once a favourite location among movie makers, Ooty is only 125 kms away and is a popular weekend getaway near Mysore. Lush landscape, a carefully tended 150-year-old botanical garden, an artificial lake on which you can go for a boat-ride, and many gardens and amusement parks add to the attraction of this hill town. Adventure enthusiasts may choose to trek up the Doddapetta peak for a breath-taking view of the plains of Mysore and Coimbatore.

Leave early on a Saturday morning for 188-kilometre drive to Coorg, home to coffee and spice estates presided over by garrulous locals who will welcome you and introduce you to the memorable experiences it has to offer. Trekking and white-water rafting will give you an adrenaline rush, and the Namdroling Monastery in the Tibetan settlement of Bylakuppe provides a serene atmosphere to relax in. Visit the gentle and magnificent creatures that the Dubare Elephant Camp is home to, and tuck into Coorgi delicacies like akki roti and pandi curry for a satisfying meal. Nalakunad Palace, a two-storeyed palace, is another tourist spot in Coorg worth visiting.

The serene Pookot Lake, picturesque Soochippara falls, panoramic views from Lakkidi view-point, and rich flora and fauna at the reserve forest are among the many attractions of Wayanad which is located only 137 kms from Mysore. Attractive river trails, number of sightseeing options, adventurous wildlife safaris, spice trip, trekking and camping, whatever you want to do to indulge the adventurer in you, is available at Wayanad. 

Bangalore in Karnataka, is a tourism hub located at a distance of about 150 kms from Mysore and reflects a blend of old and new. Because of various beautiful parks and gardens, Bangalore is also called as the Garden City. There are some historical sites as well like the Vidhan Soudha or the State Secretariat. The Government Museum of Bangalore is one of the oldest museums in India. Cubban Park has number of neo-classical styled buildings and worth clicking few photos or images. The Tipu Sultan’s Fort and palace are other attractions in Bangalore worth visiting. Bannerghatta National Park, zoological garden is popular for its safari and should not be missed.

The river Kaveri gurgles out of her subterranean home at Talakaveri in Madikeri. Various monuments dedicated to the kings of ancient Madikeri, such as Raja’s seat, and Gaddige, the Raja’s tomb, attract the lover of history, while several churches and temples including the Omkareshwara temple make it a favourite among Pilgrims. Picturesque falls and trekking trails invite the adventure seeker to weekend getaway from Mysore.

Places to visit within 300 kms

A Sufi saint once smuggled seven coffee beans from Mecca in his waistband and planted them on the fertile hills of Chikmagalur, creating a tourist attraction which boasts of plantations, adventure options, trekking, wildlife, sightseeing and nature at a mere distance of about 211 kms from Mysore. A tourism hub, Chikmagalur makes for a memorable weekend getaway from Mysore.

The ancient Chandragiri fort provides a picturesque view of the ocean with waves gently breaking on the shore, Bekal is a mere 232 kms from the bustling city of Mysore. The Nityanand Ashram, Bekaland the Kappil beach and Valiyaparamba backwater offers a range of experiences to the tourists looking for a weekend getaway from Mysore.

Poised on the bank of the Netravathi River, Dharmasthala houses a famous temple dedicated to the lord Manjunatha is located at a distance of about 230 kms from Mysore. A view of the Western Ghats from the Charmandi Ghat and delicious Anadana food makes this destination a must-visit place.

Other weekend getaways around Mysore

A hill-town in the lap of the Western Ghats, Munnar is located at a distance of 329 kms from Mysore. Rolling hills with verdant tea-plantations, Munnar, a favourite hill station among the British rulers of India draws innumerable tourists all the year around.  

The verdant scenery, majestic sights and delectable Biriyani are the hallmarks of one of the oldest cities in Tamil Nadu, Dindigul. Located at a distance of about 323 kms from Mysore, Dindigul offers a range of experiences to the enthusiastic tourist.

A popular hill station in Coorg, Siddapur is a quaint town with paddy fields located 349 kms from Mysore. The honey, coffee, pepper and cardamom farms of Ammathi, Burude falls and Gonikoppal are some of the many important tourist spots of Siddapur.

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