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FOGSI South Zonal Conference With Yuva 2024

9th - 11th August 2024 | Mysore, Karnataka

Venue: Silent Shores Resort

Places to visit in Mysore

Mysore Palace

Timings: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Time Required: 2-3 hours.

Entry Fee: Adults: (Indian & Foreigners) INR 70

Children (between 10 and 18 years): INR 30

Students (Study Tour): INR 10

Parking: INR 40 (Car) %INR 20 (Two- wheeler)


An incredibly breathtaking example of Indo - The Saracenic style of architecture, the Mysore Palace is a magnificent edifice located in Mysore in the state of Karnataka. Also known as the Amba Vilas Palace, it is the former palace of the royal family of Mysore and is still their official residence. Mysore Palace was built in the year 1912 for the 24th Ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty and is counted as one of the biggest palaces in the country.

Brindavan Gardens

Timings: Garden timings: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Weekdays)
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Weekends)

Musical Fountain Show: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Weekdays)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Weekends)

Time Required: 3-4 hours.

Entry Fee: Adults: INR 50, Child: INR 10 DSLR: INR 100

Boating: Round Trip (From North Garden to South Part of Garden): INR 30 (Before 6 PM), INR 60 (After 6 PM)

One side after 6 PM: INR 30

Parking: INR 100 (Inclusive of Toll)


The Brindavan Gardens spread over 60 acres, is located 21 km away from Mysore. Built across the notable river of India, Cauvery, it took around five years to complete the project. The well-synchronized fountain show with music, boating, and well-manicured grass with flowerbeds are some of the top experiences of Brindavan Garden. Constructed in 1932 by the Diwan of Mysore, Sir Mirza Ismail, Brindavan Garden is visited by millions of tourists every year. Divided into two parts, north and south, the boating facility offered by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation connects the two parts along with a walkway bridge.


Mysore Zoo

Timings: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Closed on Tuesdays.

Time Required: 3 hours.

Entry Fee: Adults: Fee: Adult: INR 50 (Weekdays), INR 60 (Weekend), Child (5-12 yr.): INR 20 (Weekdays), INR 30 (Weekend) Constructed in 1892.

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, also known as the Mysore Zoo, is one of the best zoological gardens in India. Maharaja Chama raja Wodeyar established this Zoo in the year 1892 for the Royals. Furthermore, after the attainment of freedom, it was handed over to the Department of Parks and Gardens of the State Govt. The Zoo's meticulous planning is responsible for making it a special zoological garden. It tends to create a natural habitat for the animals in it. From Big to small cats, Aquatic to terrestrial birds, and Primates to reptiles, one Hundred and Sixty-Eight species find their place in this zoo. The world's first caesarian section delivery performed on an elephant in Mysore Zoo gave it global fame and recognition.

Somanathapura Temple

Timings:9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Time Required: 1-2

Time Required: 3 hours.

Entry Fee: Adults: INR 20 (Cashless Payment), INR 25 (Cash Payment), Foreign Nationals: INR 250 (Cashless Payment) INR 300 (Cash Payment) Children (Up to 12 years): No entry fee Videography: INR 25


On the banks of the Holy River Kaveri is the tiny tranquil town of Somanathapura. Here stands the finest and most exemplary monument of Hoysala architecture known as the famous Prasanna Chennakesava Temple or simply the Kesava Temple. Consecrated in the year 1258 CE, it is a Vaishnav Hindu Temple dedicated to the might and beauty of Lord Krishna (Chenna= Beautiful and Kesava= Krishna). Tourists from near and far come to visit the temple to get a view of the beautiful place. The Chennakesava temple is one of the 1500 Temples built by the Hoysala Empire kings in different parts of their kingdom and is said to be the climax development in Hoysala temple style and yet is unique in many other ways.

Chamundeshwari Temple

Timings: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dress Code: Dress code but modest attire is strictly required.


The Chamundeshwari Temple is a traditional Hindu temple located on the eastern edge of Mysore at the height of 1000ft on the Chamundi hills. Dedicated to and named after the goddess Durga, the temple also has statues of Nandi and Mahishasura, the demon. Being one of the oldest temples in the palace city of Mysore, the temple is a must-visit attraction for travelers. The Chamundeshwari Temple is considered a Shakti Peetha and is one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas.

St. Philomena's Church

Timings: 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Everyday

Time Required: 1-2 hrs.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Recognized as the second tallest church in Asia, St. Philomena's Church was constructed to pay tribute to the Catholic Saint and martyr of the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Philomena. It is one of the most important historical sites in Mysore and is frequently visited by tourists from all over the country. Being one of the most distinctive landmarks of the city, it looks even more beautiful in the evening sky and is given religious importance having a Neo-Gothic style of architecture which makes it all the more famous amongst the masses.