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Kavitha Panish

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2 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

A magnificent, mind-blowing place-Mysore

This is the place you must go to if you want the best of everything.. For all members of the family. There are magnificent palaces, beautiful gardens, lakes and temples in and around the city of Mysore.

The Mysore Palace for its grandeur;the Jaganmohan Art Gallery for its exotic works of art; KrishnaRajaSagar Dam and the Brindavan gardens for its beautiful natural surroundings; the Karanji lake for the boating experience; Chamundi temple atop the serene Chamundi hills; St Philomena's Church for its beautiful architecture ;the Zoological gardens for its amazing collection of animals from around the world are a must see.

If you are staying for a longer time, you could visit nearby places of interest like Shivanasamudra(waterfall), Talakad and Somanathapura(ancient temples) ;the Bandipur wild life sanctuary and the Nagarahole wildlife sanctuary. The bird sanctuary Ranganathittu is also just a few kms away.

Devaraj Urs road and KR road are good places for shopping. The Cauvery emporium is a must visit if one is planning to buy handicrafts. There are many restaurants in Mysore serving authentic local cuisine. Don't forget to try out the yummy Mysuru Masala Dose and the sweet Mysore Pak.

If you are visiting Mysore during Dusherra (Oct) you could witness the grand procession which is vibrant and colourful. The most convenient way to go around Mysore is to take the local taxis, autos, buses. You can reach Mysore from Bangalore by bus(very frequent), by train or by taxi/private car. Travel time is 2hrs. 30mins. You could visit the town of Chennapatna on this route. This place is famous for wooden toys.

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Amita Sharma

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42 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Mysore-A historic Destination

Mysore trip needs to be planned well as there are lot of activities to do and lighting can be seen only in the night.



We reached Mysore around 4PM on Friday. Checked into the hotel and had planned to visit the Light and Sound show which starts at 7 PM. Found out that the light and sound show has been cancelled for the last 3 months.



Since we were tired from the previous day's travel we decided to start the day at our convenience. We started around 11 Am and went straight to Chamundeswari temple. We saw a view point and thought we will stop there on our back. That was a mistake as we return by a different route.

Now the temple is crowded and there are lots of queue. Depending on the time that you have you can buy a ticket for Rs 10 to 100. We got the tickets for Rs 100 for an express darshan. From here we decided to go to the Nandi temple.

It was 2 Pm and time for lunch. Our driver stopped at Annapurana and it was a true delight. Clean, Hygenic and Cheap. We had North Indian thali for Rs 140 and Punjabi thali for Rs 200. (Uploaded a photo of the sign that you see on the road)

Just next to it is Sand Museum. Entry tickets are for Rs 40 and though we had read mixed reviews online it was a wonderful experience. The place is not very crowded and you will done with your visit in max 20 minutes.

From here we headed to Mysore palace and saw it on our own. We were able to cover it within 1 hour.

Now we had time in hand and we decided to visit Brindavan gardens. It was just 15 kms from our hotel but we were stuck in a terrible traffic jam and could reach the garden only at 7:30 PM. Since it was a Saturday the musical fountain show was on and we immediately bought tickets for boat ride. Within 2 minutes we were on the other side and we could see the musical fountains. Evening is the best time to visit the place.



We wanted to visit Bandipur and had reserved Safari tickets online. Carry the reference number with you to avoid confusion at the ticket booking counter. While you are booking online you get to choose the seats but the ones allocated at the time of taking the ticket are different. Do not accept Seat No 13 and 14. They are on the wheel of the bus. We saw elephant, deers, wild boar and birds. Tiger could be spotted only through binoculars. The journey back took approx 3 hours as there was traffic on the road.

In afternoon we decided to visit the city of Srirangapatna. We headed to the Bird Sanctuary. Initially when we entered the park we were trying to spot the birds near the trees. Then we decided to got for a boat ride. It was a wonderful experience and we could see a lot of birds. The boatmen started describing the different varieties of birds and we could spot 4 crocodiles during our 30 minute boat ride. This was an experience of lifetime.

From there we headed to Tipu Sultan's summer palace. We took just 20 minutes inside the palace. Photography is not allowed. It was a good experience to see the swords and the clothes of those time.

Finally we headed to Gumbaz-Tipu Sultan's resting place and hired a guide who gave us a good overview.

We were dead tired by this time but we thought it would be a good idea to see the lighting at Mysore Palace. We reached around 6:30 PM and the lighting starts only at 7 PM. The cab driver took us to New Mysore Refreshment restaurant. Here they served food while you are sitting on the taxi. Seems to be a very popular joint in Mysore. We headed back to the palace and the lights were on. It was a beautiful sight and worth the wait.

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