Just 140 kms from Bangalore, lies the abode of untold grandeur and glory. Mysore,the capital city of the Wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm,rich heritage, magnificent palaces,beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings.
We travel Bangalore to Mysore by KSRTC Bus. It was volvo. Well comfort, roads are well maintained and it takes almost 2.5-3 hours to reach Mysore Bus Station. There are couple of daily tourism facility available which has a day package in a small bucks. We choose one of them which includes all traveling inside Mysore.
This is one of the glory of the Indian Kingdom. King Wodeyar has built it with a glory and one of the best architecture. In night, they make it enlighten and it views amazing with a proud in heart. After this, I felt very honor to be Indian. The sinhansan is made of gold and it is out for civilian on the occasion of the Darshera. It is rare to see such things.
Zoological Garden (zoo):
One of the rarest zoo I have seen. Never got a chance to see the animals like Giraffe, Chimpanzee, Baboon, Wild Buffalo, Swamp Deer, Langur etc. and this is not the end. List is very large. All animals are very well cared and it takes almost 3-4 hours to complete a good way. We got almost 1.5-2 hour and we missed some of the last series of it. Morning is the best time to visit.
Tipu's death place, his summer palace, rocket & bomb manufacturing unit are exceptional on the way to Rangapatnam. Tipu's death place is near to Kauvery and Britishers have destroyed whole his unit badly. We hadn't stopped there because of time limit and went forward to Brindawan Garden.
Brindavan Garden: This is one of the biggest well maintained garden I would say. There are two ways in the garden, namely North and South. North part contains the garden and fix fountains whereas South garden contains a lake and musical fountain with a few bucks. We have seen similar and advanced musical fountain at the home town (ahmedabad) and because of the time limitation we proffered to go for the north garden. North garden is huge and there are 4-5 slots of the garden. Each slot contains a series of fountains. They are nice and we reached there at 7 after sunset, so didn't get much chance to see flowers there, but did enjoy fountains much. I found very similar and regular but size is large.
In addition to this, we also visited Chamudeshwari Temple, which is famous over south. We were not much interested and there was rain so, we enjoyed outside with breakfast and tea !!
How to reach & travel:
One can reach Mysore from Bangalore by KSRTC bus. They are at high frequency and adequate rupees. Around Mysore, we took a travel package and that was ok. Next time, we will directly go to the interested places rather than for all places. Same for coming back, buses are available from Mysore station and also from Brindavan Garden.
Its a nice place and do visit when you get a chance.
Have a nice time !!