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Mylari Dosa for memorable breakfast

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Breakfast at Mylari Hotel The best breakfast in Mysore is the breakfast had in Mylari Hotel. If you are new to the city, you have to try it here at least once. Chances are that you will eat more than one masala dosas. Eat Sleep Eat Imagine this, one fine morning, you eat three Mylari Masala Dosas and hit the bed again for after breakfast relaxation. Later, you wake up in the afternoon for the lunch in one of the best restaurants in Mysuru. This is how I like to spend the weekend in this beautiful city! Delicious Mylari Masala Dosa I am talking about the Mylari restaurant in the old Nazarbad area of Mysuru. In fact, there are two in this block with the same name. I am referring to the one in the right when you approach from Nazarbad police station. I will visit the restaurant towards the left shortly. As far as I know, there are four restaurants with the name “Mylari Hotel”, two in Nazarbad, one in Agrahara and another one in Kuvempunagar. Please wait until I post about m

Kote Anjaneya Temple KR Circle Mysuru

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Taking a morning walk near the Town Hall would give anybody a real Mysuru experience. The view of the statue of Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, the Kote Anjaneya temple and the clock tower are something to feel onto self. At 07.30 in the morning, the KR Circle block is livelier with morning walkers, temple goers and the tourists. You have to be here at this time to witness the true essence of this place. The sight of Tongas and Tongawallahs and those still sleeping above the compound are fun to capture through your lens. Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar Circle (KR Circle) KR Circle Mysore - July 2018 I drove from St. Philomena’s Church via the CSI Wesley Cathedral and Hotel Siddhartha and took a right turn at the Jayachamrajendra Circle (Harding Circle) to enter the Albert Victor road that leads to Sri Kote Anjaneya Temple (only a Mysorean can understand this long sentence). I parked my car near the temple premises and walked towards the clock tower.  A newlywed couple arrived at

A Weekend in Saint Philomenas Church

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A Weekend in Saint Philomenas Church  Your tour to Mysore is incomplete if you do not have at least a glimpse of the St. Philomena Church.  The full name of this church is the “Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Philomena” and this is the second largest in Asia. This church has a rich history that is very interesting and you should consider reading it in Wikipedia. The St. Philomena's Church St Philomena Church Mysore - Captured with Sony A5100 It was more than a decade that I visited the Philomena’s church before I shifted from Mysuru to Bengaluru. Last Saturday, I got an opportunity to be here with my Sony Alpha 5100. All the photographs in the post are from this little gadget. St. Philomena Statue  St Philomena Statue - Captured with Sony A5100 St. Josephs Statue  St Josephs Statue - Captured with Sony A5100 Mysore city as a tourist place attracts many travellers during the holidays. You can feel this when you drive in Bangalore Mysore Highway during the

Mysore Palace Photos

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Here are some photographs from inside the Mysore Palace. All of them captured from the smartphones. I have posted only select photographs. The Amba Vilas Palace is more than what you see here. Mysore Palace Mysore Palace 2017 Wall mounted elephant Elephant head mounted on wall. The skin is real from the elephant hunted down in Bandipur when hunting was legal. Caskets & Mementos Caskets & Mementos in the palace  Beautiful Pillars inside the Palace Delicately carved pillars inside the palace Golden Howdah Golden Howdah weighing 750 kgs Krishna Raja Wodeyar IV  Plaster of Paris statue of Krishna Raja Wodeyar IV who was instrumental in building the Mysore Palace Open space inside the Mysore Palace Open space inside the palace Silver Chairs  Silver Chairs View from inside the palace View from inside the palace Temple inside the Palace Complex Temple inside the Mysore Complex Palace Elephants Palace Elephants Mys

Temple Road for Ganesha Idols

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The temple road in Mysuru is the place to visit during the festive season. This Ganesha Chaturthi, the road was livelier with people busy shopping for Ganesha idols and festival items. We got our little Ganesha from the stalls in Nrupatunga road near Kuvempunagar Shopping Complex. Our festive rituals was over by 11 am and I left home to check out the festive environment in the Mysore city. Bahubali and Kattappa in Temple Road, Mysore Bahubali and Kattappa - Ganesha Idol The Mysore weather was too confusing. The sky was sometimes clear and hot and sometimes cloudy and drizzling. With two thoughts in mind, to return home or go and explore, I almost reached the Gokulam area where we stayed before shifting to Shrirampura. Clay Ganesha's and Gowri Ganesha Idols made out of clay The vicinity of Ganesha temple in Gokulam saw some crowd doing purchases for the festival. Since it was slightly drizzling, the idols were partially covered. Selecting the right Idol for the f

Mysore to Nanjangud

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Srikanteshwara Temple Nanjangud  The Srikanteshwara temple in Nanjangud is one of the ancient temples near Mysore. Also referred to as the Nanjundeshwara temple, this is one of the oldest temples in India dating back to 325 – 1000 CE (according to temple website). This temple is also popular as Dakshina Kashi. Srikanteshwara Temple Nanjangud  We visited this temple on a Saturday morning, about two weeks ago.  I assumed that the Shiva Temple would be crowded due to the weekend. Fortunately, it was not. We were not aware about the temple timings either. Our only plan was to be in Dakshina Kashi by 9 am. Mysore to Nanjangud Mysore to Nanjangud is about 23 kilometres, a 30 minutes’ drive. It depends upon how one travels. The road is good now. There was a time when this road was pathetic and one had to be cautious enough while driving to avoid road accidents. Oldest Temple in India - The Nanjundeshwara Temple There are plenty of government buses plying to Nanjangud from dif

Trin-Trin Mysore

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Have you ever wished to ride a bicycle to Chamundi hill? I know that if you are living faraway, peddling the bicycle to the foothills and then to the top is going to be tiresome. Imagine that you get a bicycle at the foothills and you ride it to the top. Imagine that you get a bicycle at the top of the hill and you ride it down, leave it there, catch a taxi and go home. This is possible now. Say hello to Trin-Trin, a venture that lends bicycles in Mysuru city. All you have to do is become a member by paying a small fee. Of course, you have to provide some documents. Trin Trin Mysore - For Greener Mysuru Trin Trin JC Road, Mysuru Hub As a promotional offer, the members will get one free hour of bicycle riding. Additional hours will cost Rs. 5 per hour. The quality of the cycles are too good. I need not explain much about it. The photographs speaks it all. Trin Trin Cycles with Shimano Gear System The company assembles all the cycles locally except some parts like th