During my stay in Manipal in Karnataka I had always wanted to visit Mysuru. Mysore is well known for its celebration of Dussehra. But leaves being a problem I had to opt to visit the city in Diwali. The city was totally new to me. But thanks to internet and various travel sites I found a very nice, comfortable hotel and a list of places to visit.
Starting with the stay, on a friend's suggestion I decided to look up for Aishwarya residency, compared it with other hotels and finally booked it on finding it affordable and suitable. The hotel is located at walkable distance from Mysore palace and St. Philomena's Church. In fact one can see the church from the terrace of the hotel. The staff and service is pretty good. The hotel staff helped us with planning our sight-seeing.
Since we reached the hotel in afternoon, on Day 1 we opted to visit only the church.