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Occasional update March 2021
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.
Things to do Locally
We do also of course have our ‘world famous’ MYCycle tours
I was out cycling with our neighbour Verendra and just today we Invited in and given a guided tour of the Pinjrapole society 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!
Stephen and Lucie, Manjula still with us.
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.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
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…
Please check their article here….. for much more info on Mysore
So why choose a homestay?
and why choose ours?
Its sharing our home……
which is clean, comfortable, with a great atmosphere, home cooking, continental or Indian breakfasts, an outdoor sit out and roof sun terrace with lots of plants, two lounges, small library, fast WIFI, in a quiet residential area with super amenities next door and which is just ten minutes from the action in the city, such as the Palace and Market.
we provide insights into India with information and advice on what to see and do, from the perspective of Manjula (from Mysore) and Stephen (from the UK) to help you make the best of your time here.
we have a lovely dog, Lucie
a series of over ten parks starting opposite our house
a house with wonderful art from around the country
MYCycle tours, scrumptious meals and cookery lessons
oh, and we’ve been no 1 in Mysore on Trip Advisor for five years
according to India today these are the ten top reasons to choose a Homestay here
So, what is there to do in Mysore?
How long to stay?
We are asked so often that we thought we’d show what visitors have experienced and thought after staying here.
Our current guests are an English family living in France with mum and dad and two pre teen children. It goes without saying they are a lovely group, gang, team….. They ARE staying here 😉 ALL our guests are great.
They have been here three nights and have covered the following:
Walk up Chamundi Hill followed by dinner in one of our favourite roof-top restaurants Hotel Roopa.
Next day after breakfast at our place, Vasanth in his auto rickshaw took them to the Silk Mill, followed by the Maharaja’s Palace and then the idiosyncratic art gallery at Jaganmohan Palace. Royal Mysore Walks provided a walking tour to introduce the city, market and street food. Dinner was veg Indian feast prepared by Manjula.
On the third day, it was equally packed. Pancakes for breakfast. A MYcycle tour of Srirangapatmam that lasted most of the day followed by late lunch at the riverside restaurant. Vasanth then helped them sort out their bus tickets to travel on to north Kerala on the fourth day.
Their verdict? We’ll let them speak for themselves.
To us, it has reinforced one key fact. They’ve had a wonderful time and managed to fit a lot in during their stay. As with most of our guests they wish to stay longer. Once people spend time here and realise it’s a lovely easy-going accessible city with year-round great weather and much more to do than they first thought, they all feel that. If it was possible to stay (it isn’t) our family might fit in another trip to the island, see some of the local artisans, art museum, sand sculptures, more of the countryside and even do a bit of shopping.
Please note: you can find more details of the highlights listed above in our page of ‘things to do in and around Mysore.’
at Mysore Bed and Breakfast we have commercial maps of the city and further afield in India for guests to use for reference and planning. We’ve also created our own maps of our two fave places Mysore City
If you come and stay with us, at the Mysore bed and Breakfast we’ll provide a simple map, personalised with details of the attractions that interest you.
A guest of Mysore Bed and Breakfast, Paul Johanson has kindly provided a map drawn after visiting Bylakuppe with Vets Beyond Borders.
with a wonderful range of guests visiting from India and around the world staying at the BnB, celebrating Christmas, New Year and Stephen’s Birthday and often joining our cycle tours in Srirangaptnam and Mysore. Please check the link below for your photos if you’re one of our guests who joined us in December or one of the months before.. (other photos will be posted later) https://www.flickr.com/photos/manjulasmysore/sets/