Mysore Zoo was started in 1892 on 10 acres (4.0 ha) of the summer palace of Maharaja Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar, and was originally called the Palace Zoo. The zoo was originally set up by G.H. Krumbeigal, a German landscaper and horticulturist. Over the next 10 years the zoo was expanded to 45 acres (18 ha) with
On the tour to Mysore you can visit the Somnathpur temples build in 13 A.D. There is the Mysore Palace, the Bird Sanctuary, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi hills & the famous Dussehra festival held in October/November and Srirangapatnam. Mysore is also famous for its Indian silk & Sandalwood handicrafts. It is at a distance of 61kms.
Talakadu is situated on the banks of the river Cauvery 30 kms away from us. The place has buried temples of the Hoysala Dynasty dating back to 12th century A.D. . The banks of the river here are sandy resembling an inland seashore. The water level during summer is not more than chest deep and is quite an attraction for many.