Special Six: Highlights of Mysore

Special Six: Highlights of Mysore, Mysore, India (B)

During my recent holiday in Bangalore, I chose to go on a day trip to Mysore as the city was a 3 hour drive away. However, I found out that day that what takes 3 hours on a regular day takes around 5 hours during peak season for the city. From the immense traffic that slowed us down, it looked like everyone in Bangalore was traveling on the highway to Mysore. As my driver mentioned, Mysore’s peak season seemed to be December and January.

Known by the people of Karnataka as the State Goddess, I had to visit this Durga temple with over 1000 years of history and mentioned as a sacred place in the ‘Skantha Purana’ (an ancient text) during my visit to Mysore and so made my way over to Chamundi hills first. Again as on the road, there was heavy traffic not only of vehicles going up the hill but also people on foot. After locating the ‘archana’ (individual blessing) ticket counter, I found they had two separate tickets – the regular one which meant waiting in a very long queue circling around the temple or the direct darshan, which meant skipping the regular queue and going through a separate lane to the main shrine. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Special Six: Highlights of Mysore
Guide Location: India » Mysore
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ahila Thillainathan
Read it on Author's Website: https://perspectivesquilt.com/2018/12/30/mysore/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
  • Sea Shell Museum
  • Hotel Mylari’s Masala Dosa
  • Mysore palace
  • R.K. Narayan’s house museum
  • Depth n’Green café
  • Sri Ranganathasamy temple