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.

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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.

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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

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part of our team is our gardener: Narainappa here assisted by his nephew Venkatesh

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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.

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STOP PRESS Just last night, at midnight, we were so pleased to have caught our … appears-only-once-and-at-night flower

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its a Brahmakamal and coincidentally is used as part of my logo for the UK business: flourish training and consultancy

http://www.indianbotanists.com/2013/04/epiphyllum-oxypetallum-brahmakamal.html

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/
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our first young Indian family on a MyCycle Srirangapatnam Tour

Priya kindly reviews our MYCycle Tours to the Club Mahindra community. Her family, from Mumbai, that’s Priya, her husband Hashin and son Tarun, joined us on Srirangaptnam tour. We’ve had many families join our tours but this was the very first  young Indian family and whilst they are trail blazers and cycling is becoming more of a leisure thing in India amongst young people, we hope we will see more Indian families trying out cycling.

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New Postcards arrive

Our latest venture for guests to Mysore. The BnB introduces our very own postcards. Available at the BnB and local shops in Mysore. Send us your mail address and we’ll send a postcard.

the new Landmark at Mysore BnB

Merry Christmas to our many friends met through our MYcycle tours and guests who’ve stayed at Mysore BnB

MYCycle Tours of Srirangapatnam and Mysore

Stephen is back in Mysore after a visit to the UK to meet his first granddaughter. The season is getting busier with four cycle tours in four days! Here are guests from Germany and Australia;

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POSTCARDS

We often have requests from guests for postcards to send to family and friends or as a souvenir of their visit. We know its bit retro but eh….we’re therefore planning to publish a small selection for future guests.

Check the photos we’ve posted on flickr (click the link at the word POSTCARDS) and tell us which you’d like to see as a postcard. Select the top three and send the relevant letters (they are labelled A onwards) to tours@mycycle.co The overall preferred images will be published.

In addition if you have favourite photos or would like to see postcards of specific places in and around Mysore tell us and we’ll go out on a photo shoot.

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