It’s hard to visit Mysore without reminiscing about the history of grandeur and luxury that comes with it. With the help of our favourite residents, we’ve compiled this list of some of the best spots to visit in the city. You’ll be in the best of hands. Experience Mysore like a royal; after all, this is the city of palaces.
A leisurely late afternoon drink at the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel is bound to lift your spirits. While you’re there, take in the air of wilting old-world grandeur and shoot some pool at the second-largest palace in the city.
This spot guarantees lovely, spacious rooms and a sense of both home and history; the property is a refurbished old bungalow with a sprawling garden. The space retains much of its original charm with some laid back modern elements adding to the fun. Also, it’s just a short walk from the Mysore Palace.
At the centre of Mysore’s thriving culture of yoga, massage and naturopathy is Raghavendra’s massage school, called Imosha. Trained in Chiang Mai, Raghavendra’s signature style is tailored to suit the needs of every individual. While it may not be the spa day you had in mind, it will certainly take you towards pain relief and true relaxation.
This is the quintessential Mysore spot and the crown jewel of the city. While the palace might be a well-visited ‘touristy’ visit, the stunning architecture, decor and art adorning the walls all justify a spot on this list. If you haven’t been, make sure you do, because no trip to Mysore is really complete without it.
Planning a trip to Mysore and listing out your itinerary? The Urbanaut App offers a ‘plan’ feature where you can add spots to your itineraries and share them with your friends, too. Get to it, and don’t forget to add all these spots to make sure you’re travelling through Mysore like a royal.