Bangalore to Mysuru :
We reached Bangalore's Majestic bus stand around 4:30 Am. Had good Chakhna (..lol) and a cup of hot Chai (We didn't expect Bangalore to be 18°C ... Got too used to Chennai's climate maybe).
Then we walked towards Bangalore SBC railway station where we had to wait till 7:30 AM for the train to Mysuru.
Lucky our super excited souls , the train was on time.
We head towards Mysuru and reached there around 11:30 AM (Sadly, the train was 1 hr late)
Mysuru to Madikeri :
The first thing we did after coming out of Mysuru Junction is Finding FOOD !
We ended up in Comesum (Hope I got the spelling right :p) . Food was decent.
Then we asked a staff from Comesum about where to find the bus to Madikeri which woke up the concerned tourist guide in him. He started 'Main batata hu apko aur autowala se poochna nahi , woh lootega' and he ended up giving us slightly wrong detail which delayed our trip towards Madikeri by 30 mins.
But tadaaaaa .... you don't have to face the same. The bus stand from which buses to Madikeri leaves is very close to the station. Ask any autowala there and he will drop you to the bus stand you really need to go.
Keep in mind to Bargain . The Autowala will try to charge you around Rs.150 but don't settle for anything more than Rs.60 .
We didn't had to wait much after we got to the correct bus stand. We took a local bus to Madikeri which costed us less than Rs.120 each.
(Don't forget to take the window side seat )
The way towards Madikeri was mostly non hilly but scenic.
The hilly roads starts after Kushalnagar and trust me , it is beautifullllllllll .
(Heaven for the coffee lovers like me ... lol ... )
It was the first time I saw coffee plantation and almost felt like stopping the bus and hop into the plantation areas. The plantation followed till our destination.
It took us around 4 hours to reach Madikeri from Mysuru and the ride was not at all tiring. Even if it was , I bet the view would have refreshed every cell of our body.
We got our stay booked 30 days prior in a homestay 2 kms aways from Madikeri bus stand. If you are travelling in a group of friends , go for homestays . Most of them have a very scenic location and it is cheap yet comfortable.
The one I stayed was named Pheasant Inn.
Had 3 rooms and total 3 double beds and one single bed and one bathroom.
After checking in to the homestay, our homestay owner offered to take us to the very beautiful sunset point named Raja's Seat.
Unfortunately we were late to start and couldn't catch the view but then he suggested us a place just behind Raja's seat where we can grab some drinks and get some food and enjoy the valley view.
Later , we walked towards the town. Had pani puri and shopped chocolates :p
Ask your Homestay owner for arranging bonfire and Pork is really good there. Ask for that too. They will arrange the Coorg style pork dish for you. Carry Speakers with you. Play music , eat and dance and have fun.