Me and my family went for a short trip to mysore. Its a long time plan… and my son enjoyed a lot at Mysore. Mysore is best for its climate and heritage. But its not good for identifying a hotel for a good lunch or dinner. We stayed at Dasaprakash paradise, which is just 2km away from the Railway Station and its good to stay over there….
Though we went to mysore in A/C coach, we booked only a non A/C since the climate was good. But the food is extra costlier at the hotel (we gave a feedback too…). Since dasaprakash Paradise is located in a residential area of mysore, for getting a food (even to a “more” shopping) we could walk for 1km.
On the ugadi day, we visited mysore Chamundi temple, which seems to be a good place to visit and still its maintaining its cultural heritage!!! We took a bus from the CBS (Central Bus Stand) and they charged Rs 8. Since its a ugadi day, the temple maintains a 6 lane queuing system and it took nearly 90minutes waiting time to get the blessings of the god.
While returing, we dropped at the Zoo (which is also in the city limits) and one can nearly spend 4 hours at the zoo (if you are not taking a battery car). A more lot animals at the zoo, and the committee maintains the zoo in a innovative way. No one should take the food inside the zoo (of course, they provided an area where anyone can take their food near the entrance). And Even one can adopt any animal for one year (adopted animal will be in the zoo, but may be the expenses will be taken care by the owner). Its a nice decision, almost 70% of the animals has a owner in that zoo….
One place to see in Mysore is the Palace, What a neat place and how they have designed the palace. Actually, tippu sultan ruled the palace for some time and the palace which is available at Mysore now is constructed 100 years back.. inside the palace theres a temple too, and the children can go for either a camel or an elephant ride… (me and my son went for a camel ride).
Brindavan is one more place, which is really to be enjoyed by looking at the colorful flowers and lights in the nights. Its nearly 25kms to travel to brindavan gardens and mostly tourists are taking cabs or cars to come to brindavan gardens..