An official trip means no expenses on accommodation, transportation and food (and sometimes a chance to earn extra). It was my first and I was all set to explore the southern part of India. We, a group of 4, decided to go to Mysore and Ooty. We planned to cover these 2 places on a weekend and booked bus tickets for Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Bangalore route.
The bus took approx. 4 hrs and we reached Mysore by 2 am. Our hotel was just a walk away from Mysore bus stand so it was easy to walk down.