Flowers and Gardens
Mysore is known, in Indian terms, as a tier two city, with around a million residents It feels, however, more like a town than a busy metropolis. One of the reasons it has this human-scale is its gardens, tree lined avenues and lakes. Where we’re based in Siddartha Nagar (or layout), a residential area just ten minutes in auto rickshaw from the Palace, at the centre of the city, we’re fortunate to have a series of gardens with one just opposite our house.
We’ve also put some effort in to creating our own garden on the roof and ensured you’re welcomed by greenery at the front gate.
Our potted plant roof garden, at its best over the winter, is a great asset for the guests. For a drink in the evening, place to meet our other guests, watching the fruit bats fly over in the evening, and generally chilling out, its one of our communal sit-out areas
part of our team is our gardener: Narainappa here assisted by his nephew Venkatesh
Mysore is also easily accessible to gorgeous rural areas with fields and rivers close by and national parks a little further away. Our most popular cycle tour is on Srirangaptnam where you can get a good feel for rural life.
STOP PRESS Just last night, at midnight, we were so pleased to have caught our … appears-only-once-and-at-night flower
its a Brahmakamal and coincidentally is used as part of my logo for the UK business: flourish training and consultancy