Before I start jumping on to the details of the trip, let me give you some context of this. My Wife and I are staying in Bangalore from March,2019. Before that, we have stayed in Mysore for around 5 years! It has become like our second home. If you are yet to visit this beautiful place, I would say , start planning right away!
Because of the pandemic, its been long that we went out. So, we planned for this short weekend trip seeing the overlapping of the long weekend (wow, that was not intentional at all!) According to me, the best mode of transport to visit Mysore from Bangalore is Train. We had booked tickets in MAS-MYS (Chennai-Mysore) Shatabdi Express. The ticket fair is quite high but the timing of the train suits us. The train is scheduled to depart from KSR Bengaluru station at 10.50AM. We reached the station quite early and waited for the train to arrive.
Now, I want to mention a few things about the train here. It comes from Chennai and you should expect a huge crowd getting down in the Bangalore station. Once you get on the train, like any other Shatabdi Express, you would expect at least a bottle of water to be provided to you. But, unfortunately, this time they did not provide. So, pro tip, get your own water! The journey was quite uneventful. You would find the outside view quite pleasant especially when it crosses the Ramnagara station as you can see those beautiful hills (Gabbar's hideout in Sholay movie).