Manjula's team is here to help you have a great visit to the wonderful city of Mysore.
A YIndian, Yorkshire by birth and Indian by marriage. Originally from the UK, I've now lived in Mysore, South India for over ten years with my beautiful wife Manjula. MeandMycycle is about the ups, downs and ups of our life in Mysore and our creations: Mysore Bed and Breakfast and MyCycle Tours.
A recent article about ‘global travel trends’ …. emphasised that people were looking forward to travel again….. we can understand why.
Guess where was top of the list? Yes, India.
They emphasised different ways to travel, all of which we have experience of here. For example:
Travelling sustainably, of course, more people are conscious of how they travel and getting to know a place better, going for depth and less of breadth. In a previous life I advised business on sustainability.
More people are looking to work while travelling, say hello to the digital nomad, Tom and Amy are our very own examples of young people with a new approach and zest for life. We’ve lost count of the times they’ve been to stay.
Want to work and travel? check out India, come and stay.
Safety in terms of one’s health and not being in risky personal situations, when we do reopen we’ll be up to the minute, in terms of best practice. In addition, we have experience of many single women travellers calling in here, some starting their travels in Mysore so we can help you find your feet, put you in touch with others and give helpful advice.
Travel is always an adventure and we often have people, including the Sari Sisters from Vancouver Island, Stephen Fleming the intrepid bee hunter cyclist from England venturing out on their own cycle tours, for example from here into the Nilgiris, Kodagu, or to Cochin or Goa. We’ve put cyclists in touch with other’s who have cycled the same routes to get insightful advice and great suggestions.
So when making plans do search around this site where you’ll find all sorts of advice for travel in India, in the South and especially in and around Mysore.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask, we might know or our community of friends: previous guests and local contacts will know.
I was out cycling with our neighbour Verendra and just today we Invited in and given a guided tour of the Pinjrapolesociety where cows are given a home, yes, imagine an old cows home, with 4000 residents. check it out.
We look forward to meeting you again or for the first time!
Mysore storyteller’s Network were in the sensitive hands of R G Singh who guided us through the history of his wonderful private collection of Mysore Art.
One of the hidden gems of Mysore. He’s from a family who arrived over two hundred years ago who celebrate and perpetuate the mysore style art. The museum has special exhibitions and occasionally provides guided tours to the exhibits that cover exactly those 200 hundred years of Mysore Art.
I discovered that one of my paintings is similar to one of R G Singh’s in his collection. It’s the cosmic egg.
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.