Refreshing getaway to Mysore post lockdown

25th Dec 2020
Photo of Refreshing getaway to Mysore post lockdown by Fernweh Duo

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It was indeed like we were all living in a cocoon due to this covid-19 . For sometime it was like people were enjoying the work from home and spending time with family. But here comes the reality , Man being a social animal a huge void started to fall in space in our lives.

We wanted to travel badly but having a 1.5 yr old toddler was pulling us back. I wanted to give my daughter a environment where she can imbibe a lot from nature . So I wanted to take her to at least a day trip.

After reviewing a lot of places around Hosur vicinity , we narrowed down to Mysore . We had kept the trip planned very short so that we don't exhaust our daughter a lot .

we started by 6.30 am in the morning from Hosur . Its 175 KM , 4 hours journey . There were lot of diversions as the road extension work was goin on . the route was Mathur-Mandya-SrirangaPatna -Mysuru. For breakfast options you have a lot of options with respect to typical banagalore south indian varieties like dosa sambhar , thatta idly and poori saagu.Kamat restaurant chain is definitely on to try.

Our plan was just visiting the Zoo and Palace and return back for dinner to Hosur . We reached the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden by 11.30 am . It was really crowded and we had to roam around for parking . The zoo hosts a variety of animals . They have a adoption policy where you can adopt a specific animal for a particular period.

The timings are from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm . The zoo was started in 1892 for the royal family and extended to Public by 1920. Tuesday is a holiday . The entrance fee is Rs30 and Rs.60 child and adult during holidays . It is Rs20 ad Rs.50 during normal days. Food items are not allowed inside . They have a canteen and sovereign shop inside . You can shop for sandal goodies . Make sure you have a water bottle and comfortable footwear in case you are mot opting for battery car. Personally I suggest you to walk to have a better experience. The best time to visit is before 11.00 am and after 3.00 pm to see the animals active.

Next stop was palace . It was established in 1912 by Maharaj Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV . The palace is open from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm . The entrance fee is Rs.70 for adults and Rs.30 for kids . The palace exhibits the great architecture and life of the dynasty. they have all the gifts , thrones and monuments received . The paintings in the ceilings , the Darbar and door wood carvings are mesmerizing .

The best time to visit the palace is during the Dussera holidays to see the palace illuminated . During weekdays the palace is illuminated from 7.40 pm to 7.45 pm .During Dussera its illuminated between 7.00 pm to 7.45 pm. They have a beautiful garden . Also there is a palace temple for Balaji.

In case you are planning for a two day trip you can have Sivasamudram falls , Brindhavan garden in your list .

We started from Mysore by 4.30 pm . we chose an alternate route to Hosur (169 km) to escape the traffic in NH due to diversions. Mysore-Bannur-Malavalli-Halagur-Kodi Halli-Thalli-Hosur. Border between kodi halli and Thalli has a reserve forest area. You are requested to drive cautiously as they are in the elephant passage area. We reached Hosur by 8.30 pm .

It was a really short trip but was definitely refreshing but not exhaustive . The entire cost was 6000 including fuel , food and entrance fees.

Photo of Mysore, Karnataka, India by Fernweh Duo
Photo of Mysore, Karnataka, India by Fernweh Duo
Photo of Mysore, Karnataka, India by Fernweh Duo
Photo of Mysore, Karnataka, India by Fernweh Duo
Photo of Mysore, Karnataka, India by Fernweh Duo
Photo of Mysore, Karnataka, India by Fernweh Duo
Photo of Mysore, Karnataka, India by Fernweh Duo

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