Bathe an elephant
Dubare Elephant Camp
Dubare elephant camp is the training ground of the legendary tuskers Goddess Chamundeshwari rides to Mysore Palace during the grand Dasara procession. The camp provide its visitors with the ultimate intimate experience of the gentle giants where they can learn more about them by interacting with them in their natural setting.
India’s largest – walk-through aviary
Karanji Lake, Mysore
A heavenly haven for bird-watchers, Karanji Lake is home to the largest walk-through aviary in India and has become a favourite nesting ground for several species of nesting and migratory birds. Bird-watchers will be especially pleased with the tall watch tower that provides panoramic views ensuring visitors get to see the birds wherever they may be.
Bandipur Tiger Reserve
Deep inside the heart of a forest where the Western Ghats and the Nilgiris meet sits Bandipur Tiger Reserve, a fitting home where the famously reclusive tiger roams freely about his kingdom. Open throughout the year, Bandipur also plays host to leopards, elephants, deer, crocodiles, pythons and many, many more.
roof of the world
Golden Temple, Bylakuppe
Step into the Golden Temple at Bylakuppe to be transported to another dimension where you experience life as Buddhists from the roof of the world live it. Home to the second largest Tibetan community in India, it is the centre of Tibetan Buddhism in South India.
Pay your respects
Keshava Temple, Somnathpura
Walk through the Keshava Temple at Somnathpura to experience the pinnacle of achievement of the Hoysala Empire. The enduring symbol of the sophistication of ancient Indian architecture, the temples erected during the reign of the Hoysala Empire are an unmissable stop on a Mysore Dasara trip.