Best Places to Visit in Mysore in One Day

15 Things To Do In Mysore in One Day, Mysore Attractions Tourist Places And Itinerary

The one-day tour of Mysore starts at morning 8 am, from your desired location (your residence, hotel, bus stand, or Railway station). Our cab will pick you up and begin the tour.
The first place to be visited in Mysore One-day trip will be the Chamundi Hills.

1. Chamundi Hills

After your pick up, our driver will take you to one of the most sacred places of Mysore, located about 10 km from the City. It will be a commute of 25 minutes. The specialty of the hill is that no matter which side of Mysore you look at it from, it looks like a demon is sleeping. The locals believe that the demon is none other than Mahishasura.

You can also see a palace near the abdomen region of the demon; the palace is called Rajendra Vilas Palace. This palace is owned by the Wodeyars, the royal family of Mysore. Public and tourists are not allowed on the premises of the palace.


The sacred hill is at a height of 1000 meters from the sea level. En route, you’ll get to stop at Mysore viewpoint from where you can have a mesmerizing view of the city. During the weekends and Government holidays, the lighting at the Mysore Palace in the evening is a feast for the eyes.

From there, our vehicle will proceed to the parking area of the temple where one can locate a huge statue of Mahishasura, it is a great spot for tourists to take selfies and photographs. From there, at a walkable distance comes the Gopuram of the temple. It’s interesting to know that this historic temple was built during 1659 B.C. After the darshan of Goddess Chamundeshwari proceed to Nandi statue and temple. This statue of Nandi is carved in one single stone and it is believed to be growing day by day.

Oh, and don’t forget to taste a delightful sugarcane juice with the hint of lemon.

Timings: Closed for ashada masam

Entry Ticket Fee: Free | Special ticket: Rs. 100 / Car Parking Charges: Rs. 30/-

2. Sand Museum

After the Chamundi hills, you’ll visit the Sand Museum. This is a completely private tourist spot. You’ll be welcomed at the entry by a 15-feet high statue of Lord Ganesha.
After that, you can move around and see the collection of 150 sand statues that explore 16 different themes such as Goddess Chamundeshwari, Mysore Dasara, Bhagavad Gita, et cetera. The visit duration of this place is 20 – 30 minutes.
Timing: 9.00 Am to 5.30 Pm
Entry Ticket Fee: 40/- per person for adults | 20/- for kids  / Car Parking Charges: Free

3. Wax Museum

The next spot in our Mysore One Day Trip is the Wax Museum, located just beside the Sand Museum. Housed in what’s believed to be 90 year old building, the Wax Museum has the largest collection of musical instruments in Karnataka. This collection boasts of having instruments from different parts of India spanning different times. Just like the sand museum, this is also a private tourist attraction.
Timing: 9.00 Am to 5.30 Pm
Entry Ticket Fee: 30/- per person and 10/- for kids / Car Parking Charges: Free

4. Karanji Lake

The next spot on our list of places to visit in Mysore in one day is Karanji Lake, a small garden with a lake. Here, one can spend the time boating, cycling and visiting a small bird habitat, children park and a butterfly garden. It is also the home to several endangered species of plants. This one is sure to bring you closer to nature.

It’d be approximately 11 AM by the time we get done with Karanji Lake.
Timing:  10.00 Am to 6.00 Pm
Entry Ticket Fee: Rs. 10/- per person. / Car Parking Charges: Rs. 30/-

5. Mysore Zoo

In course of our Mysore one day trip, we’ll next visit the Mysore Zoo, one of the oldest zoological gardens in India. Spread over 150 acres, the zoo houses over 160 species. This is one of the favourite tourist attractions, owing to its serenity and atmosphere. Duration of the visit here is about 2 hours.
Timing: 09.00 Am to 6.00 Pm
Entry Ticket Fee: 60/- per person | 30/- for kids. / Car Parking Charges Rs. 30/-

6. Mysore Palace

From the list of places to visit in Mysore in one day, we’ll now move to the chief attraction – The Amba Vilas Palace. This is the most visited tourist place in India after the world famous Taj Mahal. There are 6 gates to this palace – Brahmapuri, Karikaltotti, Varaha, Jayamarthanda, Balarama, and Jayarama. The public is allowed only through Varaha gate. Jayamarthanda is the main gate to this palace, and the most spectacular gates out of these 6 are Balarama and Jayarama. Duration of the visit is approximately 2 hours. Footwear and Camera are not allowed inside the palace.
Timing: 09.00 Am to 6.00 Pm
Entry Ticket Fee: 30/- per person. / Car Parking Charges Rs. 30/-

Lunch Break

After that there will be a short span of time for lunch, either at Siddhartha Hotel for vegetarian food or Mughal Darbar for non-vegetarian food. You can even opt for your own choice of hotel/restaurant to have lunch.

7. Jaganmohan Palace

The next in our list of places to visit in Mysore in one day is Jaganmohan Art gallery. It’s interesting to note that this was also a palace during the time of Maharajas. When Mysore Amba Vilas Palace was burned in a fire accident in 1897, the Wodeyars built this palace as their temporary administrative centre. Now, this has been modified into an art gallery which exhibits Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings, furniture, utensils and clothes used by the royal families. Duration of the visit to this place is about 30 minutes.
Timing: 09.00 Am to 6.00 Pm
Entry Ticket Fee: 75/- per person / Car Parking Charges: Free.

8. St. Philomena’s Church

Our Mysore one day trip continues with the next halt at St. Philomena’s Church. This holy cathedral was constructed in the year 28/10/1933 by the then King of the Mysore, Krishnarajendra ‘Bahadur’ Wodeyar. The speciality of this church is a tunnel inside the church where Saint Philomena used to meditate. There is neither entry fees nor parking fees at this place.
Timing:  07.00 Am to 7.00 Pm
Entry Ticket Fee: Free / Car Parking Charges: Free.

9. Srirangapatna Sightseeing

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The next spot in the list of places to visit in Mysore in one day is Srirangapatna, located about 16 kms away from Mysore. The speciality of this place is river Cauvery flowing around this small town, as if it’s an island. Built in the 9th century, the famous Aadiranga Sriranganathaswamy temple is here. There is no entry fee for this place.
Timing:  07.00 Am to 8.00 Pm
Entry Ticket Fee: Free per person / Car Parking Charges: 30/-.

10. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

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The next halt in our Mysore one day trip will be Tipu Palace. This place was completely destroyed during the Anglo-Indian War. This is also called the Dariya Daulat Bagh and houses the belongings and memorabilia associated with Tipu Sultan. You can see the utensils, furniture, and other things used during the reign of Tipu Sultan.
Timing:   10.00 Am to 6.00 Pm
Entry Ticket Fee: 15/- per person / Car Parking Charges: Free.

11. Bird Sanctuary

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From there, we’ll drive for about 20 Minutes to reach the next spot in our list of places to visit in Mysore in one day, Sri Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. It is an island covered by Kaveri River, spread across an area of 40 acres. Various species of birds from different parts of the world migrate here every year. It is one of the favourite places for Mysore locals and bird lovers. Also, you can opt to go for boating over here.
Timing:   10.00 Am to 6.00 Pm
Entry Ticket Fee: 50/- per person / Car Parking Charges: 40/-.

12. Brindavan Garden KRS

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From here, we arrive to the final and most important destination of Mysore One day trip – the Brindavan Garden. The garden and the KRS dam are prominent places to visit over here. The illumination here starts at 6:30 PM and the musical fountain dances to iconic songs. The duration of the visit to this place is 2 Hours.
After this visit, Our Mysore one day trip will conclude at the drop point of your choice.
Timing:  10.00 Am to 8.00 Pm
Entry Ticket Fee: 30/- per person / Car Parking Charges: 40/-.

This plan sounds exciting, right?
And we’ll arrange an amazing guided tour for you on the day of your choice! All the mind-blowing places to visit in Mysore in one day await you!

Mysore One Day Sightseeing Tour Packages Charges From Mysore

Type Of CabTotal Cost
Minimum K.MDriver Bata
Entry & Parking
Tata Indica 4+11800/-100 Km's100/-Extra
Toyota Etios Liva 4+12000/-100 Km's100/-Extra
Toyota Etios 4+12500/-100 Km's100/-Extra
Tavera 9+12500/-100 Km's150/-Extra
Innova 7+13000/-100 Km's150/-Extra
Tempo Traveller 12+13000/-100 Km's200/-Extra


  •  The duration of the Mysore one day trip is from 9 AM to 8.30 PM.
  • 5% GST will be extra.
  • Tour Start From Mysore And End At Mysore City / Home / Hotel
  • No additional discounts or deductions on the cab rate, even if the guest cannot manage the time or the venue is closed for any reason.
  • The total distance included in the tour is 100 Km’s. Beyond that extra km will be charged additionally.
  • The given list of places is just our suggestion. That can be custom made as per requirement.
  • After confirming the trip, if the vehicle or trip been canceled by the customer/Service taker, the advance amount is nonrefundable.

Buy Mysore Sandals, artifacts, and sarees through Karnataka State Government recognized Kaveri Emporiums and KSIC shops only.
Apart from Mysore One day trip, we also arrange trips to nearby places such as Coorg, Ooty, Somanathpur, Shivanasamudra, et cetera for one day.
We also provide the One Way pick and drop Cabs facility to and from Mysore. 
Cabs In Mysore For Sightseeing  Outstation, Taxi In Mysore Local  Usage