We all know how remarkably Dasara (Dusshera) is celebrated in Mysore. Also called as Nada Habba (State Festival) of Karnataka, this grand festival attracts huge crowd from different parts of the world. The city decorated with colorful lights, cultural programs showcasing the diverse art forms of India, and the disciplined celebration of rich royal customs make Mysore Dasara a must-watch event. Read the rest of this entry
On a pleasant morning, when we were in Mysore, my sister-in-law’s family decided to go for a ride to Nagarhole National Park. Without any planning, we got ready for the ride through the forest which is not very far from their home. Read the rest of this entry
Rajath was there with us in Mysore this time. My SIL’s family had planned to take us all to KRS Backwaters. Thilak told me that there is an ancient Venu Gopala Swamy temple which gets buried in the backwaters during rainy season and when the water level reduces, it resurfaces. But, Bhava told us that this famous temple has been relocated to a safer place simply to save the ancient culture. I was very excited when I heard this. Read the rest of this entry
We travel to Mysore atleast once a month and Srirangapatna is just 20 km from my sister-in-law’s home in Mysore. But, I have not been to this place in recent years. I had visited this place when I was in 1st or 2nd standard. So, this time when we went to Mysore, we decided to visit this famous place. There were many places in Srirangapatna like Ranganatha Temple, Daria Dulat, Tipu Palace, etc.
This was the first time I was visiting Himavad Gopala Swamy Betta. Thilak had been there twice before. This was a family trip with my sister-in-law’s family. Their 4 months old little prince also was coming with us. Thilak had told me earlier that, it would be very cold at the hilltop because of cold wind. We wondered how the little one would feel, but my sister-in-law and her husband were confident that he would enjoy the weather.
We had planned to visit Shivanasamudra falls during our Mysore visit because we had heard the news about the beauty of the falls because of Monsoon. My in-laws were there at Mysore when we visited this time. My Father-in-law is very much interested in historical places. So, we decided to go to Somanathpura along with Shivanasamudra falls. After going to Mysore, we got the news that there is Jalapathothotsava happening at Bharachukki falls on 16th and 17th August where they would illuminate the falls with colorful lights. We felt lucky when we heard this news. Read the rest of this entry
This was also a suddenly planned trip and this was my first trip from Mysore. When we checked with everyone at my Sinster-in-law’s home about Melukote trip, SIL and BIL did not show interest as they had already been to that place earlier and my mother-in-law could not come there as we had to climb steps in Melukote and she had pain in her leg. Father-in-law and Ayush were ready to come. Read the rest of this entry