Important Notice

We hope you are managing and well in these strange times.

Currently closed due to the exceptional circumstances. We will open later in the year with appropriate measures to ensure health and safety but recognise things are unlikely to change much until sometime in 2021.

We can only be booked directly via Email (preferably) tours@mycycle.co or telephone 0091 9886705179.

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Our most up to date information is posted on www.meandMYCycle.com where you’ll also find our story.

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Recent guests have pointed out that when you search Mysore Bed and Breakfast on google ‘MakeMyTrip’ and Goibibo advertise that you can book through them. This is not true or possible. They even advertise availability at double our normal rate. We don’t understand how or why they do this but needless to say it’s completely unacceptable.

We’re trying to stop this unethical practice but have not succeeded so far. Google accepts no responsibility, as you’d expect. Interestingly for twenty years I’ve been a specialist consultant and trainer on responsible business. 🙂

We’ve been operating for over eight years now, are no 1 on Trip Advisor. Most of our guests come to us as returners or word of mouth. For the record its 2400 Rs per night for two people sharing and 1950Rs per night single occupancy. Breakfast is included and is usually fruit salad, muesli, toast, juice, scrambled egg and mushrooms.

Stephen and Lucie, with Manjula

Mysore

March 2020

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Welcome….

Welcome…. to our site, where you will find general information and details of how we can help you have a great visit to Mysore. This includes:

  • Mysore Bed and Breakfast, come share our home.
  • Mycycle Tours, guided cycle tours in and around Mysore and Srirangapatnam
  • Fare’s Fair, hassle free auto rickshaw rides
  • information and advice about the things to do in and around Mysore (check the menu at the top of the page)

If you want to know more about who we are, our life here in Mysore, please visit our story at  meandmycycle

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We’re proud to be a Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Winner for over five years and are now No. 1 in Mysore. Please check Trip Advisor 

Do join us and our other friends, guests and family at our Facebook sites at Manjula  and Stephen

We’re at tours@mycycle.co and 0091 9886705179

To ask any questions about Mysore or what we do, or to make a reservation just send an email or complete the simple form on our contact page.

We hope to see you in Mysore

Our very best wishes,

Manjula and Stephen

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Virtually

We’ve all found this time of virus challenging and search new things to do.

How can we survive without travel?

Two wonderful friends have come up with solid solutions.

In my unbiased view they are amongst most innovative, informative and entertaining guides in India, who have set up quality services in Mysore and Delhi and elsewhere.

Check our their online offerings, you’ll not be disappointed.

Vinay’s Gully Tours with a presence in Mysore, Bangalore and Cochin

Check here

Surekha’s Delhi Metro Tours.

Check Here

MYCycle Tours of Srirangapatnam are available on demand and will be relaunched in 2021.

It’s been different

 

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Here’s our entry on Trip Advisor and we’re pleased that we are a Traveller’s Choice 2020 and are still number one in Mysore out of 171.

Life is different as I’ve had nine years of wonderfulness with the Madam, sharing our home and making new friends.

Mysore bum hurts from bouncing on a roller coaster, pot-holed ride since she slipped through my clumsy fingers but now we’ve all had to deal with exceptional pandemic times. I hope you’ve fared well and can begin to feel positively motivated.

We can announce that ……..

We plan to open again in December and promise a friendly dog, the inimitable Lucie, the noisy Yindian and the penetrating presence of the beauty who will always be with us.

Our trademark cleanliness, appropriate distancing and limited rooms will help us all take care of each other.

We look forward to hosting old and new friends,

peas and love,

Stephen, Lucie and

the Manjula

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Yindian: Yorkshire by birth, Indian by marriage.

Sharing Stories

Our stories true, about our life here and fictional can be found on our other site

A popular ‘factly fiction’ story written by Stephen is is about Mysore and cycling, provides another view

Our cycle tours are another opportunity to share stories

our friends

You know what they say?

It’s the people that makes a place, as reflected in many of the guest comments in our books and online reviews.

I don’t think it’s possible to over emphasise. In my view, people connecting well, becoming friends, enjoying life, is what it’s all about.

Yes we’ve set it up and it is our home and you’ll feel us, throughout the place and while she’s not with us anymore and by now has hopefully found another place or is waiting for me, Manjula’s presence, her essence is most definitely here and with me and always will be.

It’s a happy, open, welcoming home.

It’s the many varied, rich mix of guests (see photos below) that add the icing on the cake. That make it all worthwhile. Even over her last few months when she became more ill she wouldn’t close the place, meeting and interacting with guests until the very last, was what she wanted. Manjula recognised that you had become our family and the incredible support both she and I have received when she was ill and for me over the more recent difficult times have been incredible.

I want to introduce you to a few of the members of this constantly evolving extended family.

The lovely couple, Amy and Tom…

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…first came to visit us maybe five or more years ago. After that first holiday trip they got married, resigned from their jobs and became nomads, travelling and working around the world. We sort of adopted them (and they us) and see them regularly here or elsewhere. Amy was our celebrant at our wedding, Check here and here and here Tom took the photographs!  They knew of Manjula’s illness and so were with us on two occasions early this year and once they’d learned that she’d moved on to another life (our previous postings and Manjula’s story can be found here) they came again, especially flew in to support me for two weeks. I hadn’t realised how much I needed it but I really did.

Ina, moved to Australia from Scotland as a young child, so I wonder how does she still have such a strong Scottish accent after a few years!? Ina visits every year and became a great friend to Manjula. Her first visit was to meet up with a Tibetan monk, living a couple of hours away in Bylakuppe. It was the first time she’d met after over ten years of providing financial support.

Meet more of our team and guests, our family here and recent guests Jean-Yves and Nathalie and their great blog entries of their visit.

Manjula and I have visited previous guests in the UK, I’ve visited guests in Canada and the US, two guests have sent paintings of Manjula and Lucie, we’ve celebrated birthdays and Christmas, I’ve met guests at the music festival featured in a fictional story on our  site here, a guest has planted trees in New Zealand in memory of Manjula, I can go on and on (as you will realise)….

We are so lucky.

As a guest of Mysore Bed and Breakfast you’re not expected to do all these things,(although you’re welcome to) just come stay and have a great visit.

We look forward to welcoming you,

Peas and love

Stephen

 

check the photos, there are many more in our flickr albums here 

 

 

Diwali

We’re often asked about Diwali and it’s meaning. Well as with everything else in India there is no one way of perceiving, believing and acting, wouldn’t it be staid, grey and boring if it was.

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a good friend Ajit has provided a great introduction here

Get under the skin…

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Manjula’s Mysore is here to help you get the best out of your visit to this wonderful city.

We’ll get you to the bits of Mysore you might not otherwise see and provide fascinating insights into life in India.

We offer you our home. A clean, friendly and comfortable place that’s lively energetic and when you need it a quiet relaxing respite from the constancy of India.

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To make your visit extra special, we also offer our MYCycle tours, only the second guided cycle tours of its type set up in the whole of India. Combine them with our useful information, advice and hassle fee transport.

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This photo from August 2019 shows the high level of the Kaveri River at our favourite place Srirangaptnam just outside Mysore

Our friends are our global family

This season has provided another fair share of wonderful opportunities to meet and get to know the rich mix of people from around the world. Whether they’re visitors to our home …Mysore Bed and Breakfast or on our cycle tours it brings a a depth of experience we treasure and cherish.

Check the link here for the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Mysore and Bangalore, including of course, a MYCycle tour of Srirangaptnam, of a group of young people from New Zealand visiting as part of the work of the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

 

more of our photos are here

and the ‘lovely couple’ Tom and Amy who are becoming a fixture at our place have just posted details of a day trip they undertook from our home to Melkote and shravanabelagola details here

STOP PRESS

The super city of Mysore and its many fantastic attributes are featured in the Guardian.

Yes, and we do get a couple of mentions, too…

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Please check their article here….. for much more info on Mysore

 

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