Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mysore Tips

Mysore Palace

Getting there: 
from Bangalore it is a short train or bus ride; if you can, take the Shatabdi express (refer to our blog for details)

Attractions:

Mysore Palace- 250 Rs entrance fee with audio guide included; audio guide is comprehensive and takes you through the whole palace in about an hour and a half (no cameras allowed- 10 Rs storage or hide them when going through metal detector)

Chamundi Hill- temple on top of the hill with view over Mysore; about an hour climb up steps; alternatively there is a bus (8 Rs) that takes you to the top and down

Devaraja Market- nice fruit/veggie market that gets started early; great photo-ops.


Rail museum- showcasing old train cars and the Indian rail history, rail enthusiast or kids check it out and ride the toy train; 10 minute walk from the rail station, 5 Rs.


Jagan Mohan Palace- small palace with museum, memorabilia and art, not a must, 20 Rs.

Accommodation:
Dhasaprakesh Hotel- huge hotel complex with various rooms; double room w/ bathroom and hot water- 470 Rs, located by ghandi square; tel: 0821- 2442444/2444455; email: mysoredasaprakash@airtelmail.in ;www.mysoredasaprakashgroup.com
*suitable for mid-range travelers as well

Food:
Food Kourt- fair priced Indian restaurant; thalis or dishes, on Sri Harsha Rd.
(there are many similar restaurants on the same street, this one was the best that we tried)

Shopping:
nice shops with world brands on devaraja urs road
big supermarket called- "more"
other things to buy- aluminum goods

Transport:
Easiest way to get there is by rail, 2.5/3 hours, all trains come from Bangalore.
Mysore to Bangalore on express train - 200 Rs chair car/ac

More in the Blog:

Mysore

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