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PLACES TO VISIT NEAR MYSORE (AROUND 100 KM)

Surrounded by its own fair share of historical sites, the area around Mysore are certainly worth a visit.

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in South India and also one of the top places to visit in Coorg. Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, it is spread across Mysore and Kodagu districts in Karnataka. Nagarhole National Park is one of the top attractions you must include in Coorg tour packages as well as Wayanad packages.

Srinrangapatna

The de-facto capital under the rule of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan is one the most important pilgrimage center for Vaishnavites for its famous Ranganathaswamy temple. The place is surrounded by river Cauvery, the island town is famous for Tipu’s summer palace, Jumma Masjid and Daria Daulat Gardens

Ranganatittu bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka is a bird sanctuary in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka in India. It is the largest bird sanctuary in the state, only 40 acres (16 ha) in area, and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri river.Ranganathittu is located three kilometers away from the historic town of Srirangapatna and 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of Mysore.The sanctuary attracted about 3 lakh visitors during 2016–17, which shows its notability as important bird sanctuary of India.

Talakad

Situated 45 kms from Mysore, the ancient cursed city which is covered under the sands. The one time great flourishing town is now a tourist attraction for its scenic beauty and as a pilgrimage center.

Bandipur wildlife sanctuary

National Park established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka, which is the state with the highest tiger population in India. It is one of the premier Tiger Reserves in the country along with the adjoining Nagarhole national park. It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore but has now been upgraded to Bandipur Tiger Reserve.

Cauvery Nisargadhama

Cauvery Nisargadhama is an island formed by the River Cauvery in Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is one of the most scenic Coorg tourist places and also a famous picnic spot for people of Coorg. This island was developed as tourist spot in 1988 by the Forest Department. Spread over a sprawling 64-acre land, the island is filled with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees.

Namdroling Monastery

The Golden Temple is a beautiful Buddhist Monastery situated in Bylakuppe. This Buddhist Monastery is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Coorg. Bylakuppe is a Tibetan refugee settlement area established by Lugsum Samdupling in 1961 and Dickyi Larsoe in 1969 and is situated to the west of Mysore district close to Bangalore - Coorg route. The main tourist attraction here is the magnificent Namdroling Monastery.

Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary

At a distance of 92 km from Mysore, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the finest and most attractive wildlife sanctuaries in South India and also one of the top places to visit in Ooty. Mudumalai is the first sanctuary in South India set up in 1940 and was declared as a National Park in 1990. In April 2007, Mudumalai is declared to be a tiger reserve. The sanctuary is situated on Karnataka-Kerala border adjacent to Bandipur National Park of Karnataka.

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