This was a road trip with the family. The day before we left, father had scratched the car. Now mother refused to go if he were going to drive. He got offended that she did not trust his driving even after 24 years of marriage! This fight happened while we were at the mall. Embarrassing! Finally some ground rules were set. No driving like a daredevil, no overtaking vehicles on the road and no driving at night. And then we set off. Mazel tov!
Mysore is the perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore and other nearby places. The thing I liked best about Mysore is that it has still retained its old world charm! We drove from Bangalore. You might wanna leave early in the morning to beat the traffic. We made use of Google Maps for directions all throughout the trip. The voice of google aunty was followed like a siren's call. Bangalore to Mysore is around 150 km.
(Travel tip - If you're using google maps, stick to it religiously. But it may happen that you'll get confused. So when in doubt, ask the locals. Don't assume.)