One of the main tourist attraction is the Mysore Zoo. The zoo has an excellent collection of animals, a beautiful outdoor stage and a colorful setting with the Chamundi Hills as its background and a contrived lake on its premises. It was renamed as Sri Chamarajendra zoo after the founder of the zoo.
After India attained freedom, the Zoo was presented by the then Maharaja to the Department of Parks and Gardens of the Mysore State Government. The Maharaja in his travel abroad collected rare animals from different countries and brought them to the zoo's collection.
The zoo is open from 9 am - 5 pm and remains closed on Tuesday.