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. The residents of the fort used this gate for fetching water for the daily needs, hence the name. This is a shallow archway with guard houses on either sides. You can reach the riverside by passing through this gate.

Though this area appears quite laid-back, it was the location of a deadly battle in 1799. In all probability it is through this gateway on that fateful day of 4 May 1799 the English troops charged into the fort. The body of Tippu Sultan was found (see Tipu Sultan’s Death Place ) a little eastward along the fort wall.

From the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, take the road that goes along the ruined Lal Mahal Palace . A little ahead the road turns eastward and traces the fort wall. You’ll see the Water Gate on your left and the Gangadharshwera Temple on your right. Further ahead on the road Tipu Sultan’s Death Place.

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

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


 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.


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.


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.


Itinerary for Mysore sightseeing

Attractions in Mysore City

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


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.