This itinerary is for a leisure trip to Mysore with a lazy group of friends or family for 2 days.
Arrive at Mysore, Tamil Nadu via train
Set up stay at Varsha Enclave, Delta House
Good lunch at Double Barrel
Visit Mysore Palace in the evening and watch the sun set behind it
Watch, light and sound show later in the evening (at Mysore palace)
Chill indoors and Swiggy your dinner
Morning breakfast at Mylari Dosa
Visit the Mysore Zoo, it’s big!
Visit Mall of Mysore to beat the heat, eat and do bowling
Visit St. Philomena Church in the evening
End your tip with the Death By Chocolate at Corner House
HOW TO REACH
- Depending on where you are travelling from, one can choose to take flight (airport 10 km from Mysore palace), train (station 2 km from Mysore Palace), bus (stand 1 km from Mysore Palace) or self drive (Mysore barely has any traffic).
- We took the Shatabdi train from Bangalore to Mysore. A little expensive then other trains, but a comfortable journey that we covered in 2 hours.
WHERE TO STAY
- Varsha Enclave has 3 buildings – Trinity House, White House and Delta House. We stayed in Delta House and it was awesome. Worth the money.
- Also, it is nearby most of the attractions in Mysore.
- Some other more luxurious options are Lalitha Mahal, Windflower Resort and Radisson Blu.
WHERE TO EAT
- Mylari Dosa (People travel specially for it’s Dosa)
- Hotel RRR (Popular for its Andhra Style Biryani)
- Double Barrel (Cowboy-themed restaurant)
- Corner House (Famous ice-cream parlour)
HOW TO TRAVEL AROUND
- Rental cars and bikes, driving around in your own vehicles, taxis and auto-rickshaws as well as walking/hiking, all of these would work out just fine.
- Though moving around in Uber auto, Ola auto and in general autos is way cheaper and convenient than any of the others.
- However, while coming out of the airport, train station or bus stand rather opt for Ola or Uber, they will charge you most fairly.
WHAT AND WHEN TO DO
- Leave Bangalore, Majestic Railway Station at 11am.
- Be at Mysore by 1.
- Out of the station and to Delta House, Varsha Enclave by 1:30pm.
- Freshen up and walk till Double Barrel for one of the fancier lunches (prices are like any other regular bars and pubs). Also, it has its own Brewery and am in love with the name of their dishes and drinks.
- Take an auto and leave for Shuka Vana (aka SGS Birds) by 3:00pm.
- The place is nice for a Parrot lover. There are just way too many species of parrots. Might be a little on the noisier end of things – Parrots are talkative bunch. We even clicked a photo while holding those parrots.
- Leave for Mysore Palace by 4:30pm. Enjoy the palace and its rich history.
- The light and sound show at the palace starts at 7, so we just sat in the garden front of the palace for a while (light and sound show tickets are separate from the palace tickets).
- Show got over around 7:45. We went back to our hotel , stayed indoors and Swiggy’d some food.
- We woke up late. Went for a late breakfast to Mylari Dosa (it’s amazing).
- We then headed to the Mysore Zoo around 12pm. It’s huge, it was fun and a little tiring by the end of it.
- We then walked to the Mall of Mysore which is not that far from the Zoo’s main entrance.
- Food court has all the regular fast food joints – KFC, McDonalds, etc. We decided to chill a while longer and went to the Smaash Zone to do bowling and play pool (playing pool here is extremely cheap).
- Then at around 5pm we headed to the St. Philomena Church (over 200 years old). We were lucky enough to see a wedding procession as well, it was fun.
- We called it a day and relaxed in our hotel for the rest of the day and ordered Death by chocolate from Corner House.
- Next day, we took an early morning train back to Bangalore.
SOME HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE TRIP
- While coming out of the airport, train station or bus stand opt for Ola or Uber, they will charge you most fairly.
- We wanted the holiday to be more of lazing around than visiting the all the attractions. Brindavan Gardens and Chamundeshwari Temple are a couple other places that you may visit if you have not been to these places before.
- Dussehra in Mysore is absolutely grandeur. This would generally be celebrated in the months of September or October.
SOME PICTURES FROM THE TRIP
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