Mysore, the magnificent city is gifted with many exciting sightseeing places, making it an ideal destination for travellers. Apart from Mysore Palace, Vrindavan Garden, Chamundi hills and Mysore zoo, Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum is a unique attraction of the place. Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum is first of its kind in India. Easily accessible via road, the museum is about 6 km away from Mysore bus stand on the way to the famous Chamundi Hills and temple.
An exceptional example of creative brilliance, sand sculpture museum is the brainchild of MN Gowri, one of the best sand sculptors in India. Sand sculpture Museum exhibits around 150 sculptures in 16 different themes, and spreads over an area of 13500 sq. feet. Lord Ganesha, Goddess Chamundeshwari, erstwhile Mysore King Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, Lord Krishna and Arjuna, Laughing Buddha, Disneyland, ancient Egypt, Zodiac wheel, Christmas tree and Santa Claus and Occasions from Arabian nights are some of the important sand sculptures in the Museum.
Address: Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum , Sree Sapthamathrukha Layout, KC Layout, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum Timings: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm (All days)
Mysore or Mysuru, is the third largest city in Karnataka State, India. Mysore is noted for its heritage structures and palaces and for the festivities like Mysore Dasara festival. A large number of tourists visit the city to witness this royal fiesta. Mysore is also famous for Mysore Paintings, Mysore art , Mysore Pak, Mysore Masala dosa, Mysore Sandalwood Oil , Mysore Sandal Soap, Mysore Betels , Mysore Jasmine , Mysore Ink, Mysore Peta (a traditional silk turban) and Mysore Silk Sarees. Mysore Palace, Shivanasamudra Falls at Mandya, Brindavan Gardens Musical Fountain , Lalitha Mahal, St. Philomena’s Church, Chamundeshwari Temple, Regional Museum of Natural History, Folk Lore Museum, Railway Museum, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatnaand Oriental Research Institute are some of the tourist attractions of Mysore.
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