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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, after which the town is named is located in Srirangapatna island.

This is one of the ancient temples in India and also a important pilgrimage center of Vaishnavism, a Hindu sect.

The idol in this temple is of Lord Vishnu in the reclining posture on the coiled snake ( Anantha), often referred as ananthashayana.

Crest of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple tower

Crest of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple tower

The crest of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple tower at Srirangapatna near Mysore.

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 A little upstream from the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary  are two bunds across the river, locally called Balmuri and Yedamuri Falls. This is a popular picnic site for the folks of Mysore and around. Further up is Brindavan Gardens with the KRS Dam as its backdrop.

Balmuri and Yedamuri Falls

Balmuri near Mysore city is a popular picnic spot. In this area Cauvery river flows wide over a rocky bed.

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Attractions in Mysore

Here is a list of must see top attractions in Mysore. There are over a dozen prime attractions in Mysore City. While a day's whirlwind tour is possible to see the major attractions of the city, a 2 day itinerary will do better justice to your Mysore tour, a day more the merrier.

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Attractions Near Mysore

Here is a list of popular excursion points from Mysore.Checkout the routes options, distances from Mysore city and build your itinerary.

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Itinerary for Mysore sightseeing

Attractions in Mysore City

Take a look at the Mysore City Itinerary to make you tour plan.

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Water Gate

The ‘Water Gate’ is located in the northern fort wall, next to the Gangadharshwera Temple.The gateway opens to the shallower portion of the river.

Scott’s Bungalow

The disclaimer first.This is not for the “typical tourists” to Srirangapatna.

Venugopalaswamy Temple

This is a hidden gem in Mysore.As a visitor to the Brindavan Gardens, you are practically visiting the south side of the dam.

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