Next stop Mysore: “Mysore ki teen cheeze famous hai: Mysore Palace, Mysore silk aur Mysore ka chandan.” That’s what one of my tuk-tuk guys told me. Three days in that beautiful city and I can tell you there’s a lot more to it! And if you really wanna see the beauty of the place, do it like the locals. Ditch the cab. Take a tuk-tuk ride, catch the local bus to go around the city, talk to the locals on the bus. Local buses are frequent to most tourist places in the city, and if you get yourself a hotel or homestay near the railway station, the city bus-stand and the majestic Mysore palace are more or less a walking distance. (about the “ditch the cab” part, if you’re travelling with family, or aren’t someone who likes to walk, consider taking a cab when you visit the Brindavan Gardens, you easily get a bus to the gardens but if you’re not lucky, you’ll have to walk about a kilometer and half to the main road to get a bus back to the city)
Now, For the places that you can just not miss out on when you’re travelling to Mysore:
The Palace! Don’t say you visited Mysore if you did not visit the palace and didn’t see it’s lights! To make it easier for you: they light up the palace on the evenings of Sundays, government holidays, and Dushhera. You can get a nice tour of the palace and a chance to enjoy the lights if you take your entry at about 5:30 in the evening.