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Oriental Research Institute, Mysore

Published Date: 10-May-2024

How about spending some time looking at rare manuscripts? Head to the Oriental Research Institute, an offbeat historical attraction in the city of Mysore! Established in the year 1891, the institute was formerly known as the Oriental Library and was under the patronage of Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar X. With over 45000 palm leaf manuscripts and rare editions of Ramayana, Mahabharata, and A Vedic Concordance, this treasure.

  • Timings
    Monday to Saturday, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm
    Closed on Sundays
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee
  • Time required: 3-4 hours
  • Best for: It is one of the best places in Mysore to visit for history buffs.
  • Tip: Do not touch any artefacts.
  • How to reach: Mysore Junction is 1.5 km away from the location.
  • Nearby Attractions: Mysore Palace, St. Philomenas Church, Karanji Lake Nature Park, Kukkaranahalli Lake
  • Nearby Restaurants: Sandy’s, Sai Chiraag Restaurant, Hotel Vishnu Bhavan Restaurant
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.3 rating and 100 reviews

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