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Mysore is often referred to as the ‘cultural capital of Karnataka’ and the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. The city is a famous tourist destination in Southern portion of India and also known for its magnificent and regal ambiance. The ancient world charm of the city of Mysore along with its landscaped gardens, heritage mansions and cool avenues leave an eternal memory in the minds of its travelers. However, if you get extra time then there are few exciting weekend getaways around Mysore. Read on to this write-up!srirangapatna temple


The very famous location of Srirangapatna is a trip to this historic town advisable. Srirangapatna is typically an island enclosed by two branches of the Cauvery River. This island is very close to Mysore and covers an area of around 13 square kilometers. This place is a famous tourist destination due to its historical significance. The town itself is named after the glorious Ranganathaswamy temple, which was constructed in the 9th century and witnessed many add-ons through the years.


Located at a distance of 92 KM from Bangalore (now Bengaluru), Sangama is a scenic spot. It is the point where the River Arkavati merges with the River Kaveri. The journey from Bengaluru takes about two hours and one of the highlights of the trip to Sangama is definitely the ride from Bengaluru. Here you can enjoy some of the unexpected twists and turns on the road that make the trip even more interesting and remarkable view of the rivers. The waters of the rivers at the Sangama are quite shallow to give you an opportunity to wade in and take a dip.


Nanjangud is a scenic temple town located in the Mysore district, 2155 feet above sea level. This place is bestowed with rich cultural heritage. This region was ruled by the Gangas initially, then by the Hoysalas, and lastly by the Mysore Wodeyars. It is also often said that both Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, the eminent rulers of Sri Rangapattana used to have a very close association with Nanjangud.


One can see the 17.5 meter high statue of Gomateshwar before reaching the pious town of Sravanabelagola. The statue that dates back to 978 AD, stands as a testimonial to the fact that Sravanabelagola has been one of the most significant Jain pilgrimage places over the ages. The word, Sravanabelagola literally means ‘Monk of the White Pond’. It is also said that the statue of Gomateshwar is the largest monolithic structure carved out from a single stone in the world.

MM Hills

The stunning temple of Lord Shiva is the main highlight of a visit to the MM Hills. However, the area is also a must-visit place for nature lovers. The beautiful temple edifice is situated close to dense forests and a trip to Male Mahadeshwara Hills can be refreshing for both your soul and body.


Literally meaning ‘snake river’, Nagarhole gets its name from the gushing river that winds its way through the dense forests in a course that looks like a slithering snake. Nagarhole is situated at the Kodagu district in the state of Karnataka. It is a much special haunt of wild life enthusiasts and nature lovers.

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