things to do for children and the ‘young at heart’
this is just a quick list as its occurred to me, I’ll add links and images, in due course,
Parrot rescue centre and Bonsai gardens. Ask for details
Karanji Lake: birds, butterflies, walk, play area, boats (not up to standard), 20 mins walk from the MysoreBnB
Sand Museum, sculptures of sand, located on the road to Chamundi Hill, where there’s a few other attractions for the tourists. 15-20 minutes walk
Lalith Mahal Hotel: check out the entrance hall, the restaurant decor (what style?) is also amazing, after 7.00 there’s a Raj bar and restaurant. It’s 20- 30 minutes walk from MysoreBnB. The swimming pool might not be accessible as it’s been renovated for ever. It’s possible to visit the bar and get street food on the way home.
Zoo, its a zoo after all but reputedly one of the best in India. Ten minutes away in Auto Rickshaw
Ransoms (its a shop opposite the zoo) where they often have exhibitions in the basement of dolls and board games (of course they are also for sale)
Parks, immediately outside the Mysore BnB is the first of a series of twelve small parks, each with a slightly different focus, that offer places to sit and relax, play on climbing frames, even roller blading ….. is that what it’s called?
Natural History Museum, need to go check that one out myself as when I first went years ago I was not impressed.
Wax Museum: bit basic but some have liked it. There’s even a blog entry from previous guests ten minutes walk
Festivals, depends, on the time of year but there’s Dasara around october time, Ganesh september/october, Diwali (mainly in people’s homes) and many many more throughout the year.
and of course there’s all the regular stuff which are also great for we younger ones: Mysore Palace (
looks splendid in the photos)
, Devaraj Market,
so atmospheric with its smells and colours of fruit, veg and flowers; Chamundi Hill
for Nandi the giant bull and wonderful views of the city, museums and art galleries; Silk Mill, fab food
, artisan’s workshops
(stone and wood) or just wandering
around the streets to stumble across the hidden gems, like the yak man….. it’s a drama!
and of course… shopping!
and of course tara tara. our Mycycle tours of Srirangaptnam are all geared up for children with small cycles, tag-a-long and child seat for ‘toddlers.’