Our stories true, about our life here and fictional can be found on our other site
A popular ‘factly fiction’ story written by Stephen is is about Mysore and cycling, provides another view
Our cycle tours are another opportunity to share stories
We’ve published high quality postcards of scenes from Mysore and Srirangaptnam, many found on our cycle tours. These are available at Mysore Bed and Breakfast and selected local stores including Dhatu near Kalidasa Road.
All our proceeds go to Asha Kirana trust to support their work in their hospital, clinic, through offering ART and outreach work for people who have AIDS or are HIV+
We absolutely love having our wonderful and diverse range of guests. There’s no continent which hasn’t visited us many times over, except perhaps the Eskimos and Penguins, and their neighbours.
I’m often heard declaring how it’s one of my best jobs ever (except it’s not really a job) because it’s providing great opportunities to engage and communicate with people and one’s input has perceivable impact which we can feel, real results. so it’s Fab.
As a consequence, we make good friends, our family extends and the BnB community grows, and when we say goodbye, so much, it’s sometimes sad.
Yet, you know, we wouldn’t change it.
So thank you to all our wonderful friends.
here’s a few of the over 1700 of them here
more of our guest photos can be found at our photo albums
We’re quietly celebrating the ‘festival of lights’ with coloured Rangoli (as seen in the picture), oil lamps at night and gifts of sweets with a backdrop of the cacophony of exploding rockets and fireworks. We wish you a happy day that recognises Ram’s returning with Sita in the Ramayana.
On this site are details of the services we offer to visitors to Mysore.
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The numbers are in for the last year. We’ve counted how many guests have visited the BnB from the various countries. Fact is….. What matters, above all, of course it’s been a rich mix of wonderful people who have helped create great conversations and happy times. We are so lucky! Thank you for making it happen. The countries that the largest numbers of our guests come from are the UK, India, Australia, France and Germany. In that order. This year both the numbers of people from India and France and how long they’ve stayed has significantly increased. These are closely followed by the numbers of guests from US and Italy. The mix is absolutely amazing with guests also from Belgium, Taiwan, China, (and Hong Kong), Ireland, Holland, Spain, Canada, S Africa, Switzerland, Israel, Russia, Sweden, New Zealand and Austria. And we have a special mention ….. (You know who you are) ….. for our trailblazing guests from …. Moldova, Estonia, Russia, Greece (my fave island of Crete), Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Finland, Argentina, Nigeria and Nepal. The ages of our guests are from young babies through to elders that are even older than Stephen.
What an amazing spread. The total number of guests is 400 and we like that. Not too busy and not too quiet. It’s good to get balance in life. As many of you will know I often describe it as sitting on the beach with waves varying from gentle tickling of the toes to sudden surges. As at the BnB it goes from gently quiet to hectic. But thankfully we’re never quite overcome. Just as I like it. Manj on the other hand prefers constant busy busy busy 😉 forget it 🙂 for me the concept of ‘slow business’ is where it’s at. For me that means we can provide a better quality experience and service. Our busiest period is late December, January and February, our quietest is April, May, June and for some reason September.
Most guests now come through recommendations from friends and people they meet whilst travelling or Trip Advisor. A fair number return more than once. Our record is held by two people (separately) who have been here for over four return trips! We’re thinking of a loyalty scheme….;-) People are staying longer generally 3 or more nights. It’s now relatively rare for people to stay one night and they are usually Indian guests enroute to somewhere else. Others will use the BnB as a base and maybe stay 7-10 days. We now have some cyclists basing themselves here for half of their holiday and doing daily circular tours.
So, to those of our previous guests reading this…
we thank you for visiting and spending your precious holiday time with us. We know from your feedback you have a great time and want to come back and that’s all that we ask.
for those who have yet to visit and become friends we hope to see you soon and look forward to our future adventures together.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
I’m still puttign them together so please keep checking to see what’s posted. Please download any you like and if you want more from your time in Mysore I will probably have them, please request via here, facebook or Email and I’ll create an album for you!