Metrolife: Familiar Mysuru offers many delights

Metrolife: Familiar Mysuru offers many delights

The famous Mahishasura statue at Chamundi Hills.

Mysuru is one of the most popular weekend getaways for Bengalureans. There’s plenty to see for it is boasts of attractions such as the Mysore Palace, Chamundi hills and the Mysore Zoo. I recently travelled to Mysuru with my family, with the intention of paying a visit to the famous Chamundi Temple.

This temple is situated on the top of the Chamundi Hills. We set out at 7 am on a Thursday morning and reached the city well before lunch time.

The hotel we stayed at was the Country Inn, situated opposite the 337-acre Infosys campus. That evening, we drove up Chamundi hills, first visiting the temple. We were privileged enough to witness a beautiful sunset over the city of Mysuru.

Once we had made our way back to the city, we stopped in for some retail therapy at the Mall of Mysore. Not knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised to find many stores, a huge food court and a multiplex theatre in the mall.

After dinner, we drove by the iconic Mysore Palace, passing the two famous statues of King Chamarajendra Wodeyar and Krishna Raja are situated in Chamarajendra circle and KR circle respectively.

The next day, I convinced my parents to visit the Mysore Zoo. Spread over 5 km, the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens is home to hundreds of animals and birds. We spent the entire day there, walking around the zoo and taking pictures of the animals.

Tired out from the long walk, my parents, grandmother and I had a quick lunch before checking out from our hotel and all too soon it was time to go back home, to Bengaluru. Although my trip to Mysuru lasted only for two days, it was definitely a memorable experience.


Fact file

Distance: 145 km

Time taken: 3 hrs 30 mins

Interesting Places to visit:

  • Mysore Palace
  • Mysore Zoo
  • Chamundi Hills
  • Brindavan Gardens
  • KRS Dam
  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
  • GRS Fantasy Park