Manjula’s Mysore provides for you:
~ Mysore Bed and Breakfast our home that we hope you will find, a great place to stay
~ MYCycle, guided cycle tours of Mysore and Srirangaptnam or tailored to your particular interests.
~ Fare’s Fair, auto rickshaw tours, A to B journeys and cars for airport pick up or to continue your journey
~ Information and Advice about Mysore, the surrounding area, things to do and all things India AND we’ll tell you if we don’t know!
all to help you have a great time in wonderful India.
Manjula and the core team
We each have our own projects
Manjula pretty much runs the BnB with a little hindrance from me. I’m the bookings clerk and increasingly I know my place! When I’m away Vasanth steps in to help with the overall co-ordination.
Lucie somehow thinks we’ve set-up the BnB just for her to make new friends. She can be a little over-friendly but has a heart of gold.
Manjula originally from Mysore has worked for families in Bangalore and Mumbai and now the poor woman, she’s lumbered with me. Well what can I say? She holds it all together, a great character I’m certain you’ll agree.
Me. I’m from the UK had a varied career most recently working with corporates helping them to be ethical, whilst designing and delivering leadership programs,including for TCS and OUP but what’s really important, is I’ve fallen in love with India. And now I realise how great it was to have such an incredible mix and variety of visitors from around the world. I love it! I also lead our cycle tours.
Stephen, Lucy and Manjula
Vasanth, (aka transport Director of this multinational outfit 😉 ) is a longstanding great friend for over ten years. He’s the very first person I met here in the lovely Mysore. He now drives our very own Auto Rickshaw, can call on other drivers that we like and trust in both rickshaws and taxis. They provide a cost effective and competitive service that includes local tours (where you get to see where other drivers fail to go…) and guarantee not to take you into shops and will not accept a commission… above all they are personable, charge a fair fare, can speak reasonably good English and like us want you to leave with a good impression of us and this amazing place.
Manjula has Kamalama and Mangla who help in and around the house to keep it spotlessly clean. There are plenty of breaks for chai and elevenses. Lucy as always has to get in on the scene.
Here’s the top Auto Rickshaw (they are not called Tuk Tuks) Team, from the left: Satish, Vasanth, Lokesh and Babu who between them have 50 years experience providing transport to local and international guests. Our two main car drivers are Vally (pronounced wally) and Aziz.
Srinivas, on the left and Narayanappa
Srinivas, based in Ganjam on Srirangaptnam island drives a goods rickshaw and sorts out most of transport, bits of bullock carts and cycles amongst them and
Narayanappa, is our gardener who keeps our plants going on our roof and drive, a great asset to the house, in spite of my best efforts to water them too much.
An artist, designer and all round reliable and trustworthy friend and colleague, he’s designed all our logos and much much more
Vidya, has a very important role. She transcribes manjula’s story into English from the Kannada recording for Stephen to use on our bloglet.
lives most of the time on Srirangapatnam , previously, one of our guides and he’s now moved on to focus full time on his farm. He remains a good friend and a continued source of help and advice.
is the owner of our house, who kindly comes to hang out and supervise whenever there is a BIG job such as the recent repainting of the outside.