Places to Visit in Mysore


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Growing up in Bangalore (Bengaluru) in the late 80’s had its own charm one of them being seeing vehicles with number plates starting with “M” instead of “KA”. I used to wonder why until one day my father told me that once Karnataka was part of the Mysore kingdom and much later after independence did Karnataka as a state emerges with Bangalore as its new capital.

Mysore (Mysuru) and Bangalore is like a twin city for many and there are few people that I know have shifted base from Bangalore to Mysore just to get out of the chaotic life. Mysore is also a place where you could easily go for a weekend break as it’s very well connected by bus and train services.

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Best Places to Visit in Srirangapatna


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I became a fan of Tipu Sultan just after watching the famous “Sword of Tipu Sultan” on Doordarshan during the early 90’s. Ironically at that time our family used to stay in Bangalore (Bengaluru) and we had visited Mysore (Mysuru) many times but never Srirangapatna.

Somehow this year I managed a plan to a two day trip to Mysore and I had made my mind that I would definitely visit Srirangapatna. The train was horribly late and by the time we reached Mysore it was nearly mid-day. After a quick lunch, we set off to Srirangapatna on a hired car. The weather was fine with occasional drizzle making the drive very pleasant. Srirangapatna is like a twin town of Mysore and takes just forty-five minutes. The time was short and I wanted to complete seeing all the places of interest in Srirangapatna.

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Contemplating Coorg


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The department meeting was at its peak when suddenly I could feel the vibration of my mobile. Since most of the chat groups of my friends are put on permanent mute I knew this was something important. Sliding out the mobile from my pant pocket I managed to catch a glimpse of the SMS on the screen. “Finally, I am getting married” was the only few words that contained a historical milestone for my childhood friend Dev. We just did not grow up together but rather became human from a pair of monkeys. Right from school, college, extra classes you name it he was there. Even when my elder sister was getting married he was there for nearly a week in my house for God knows why.

For some reason, all our common friends including me were married with kids except Dev, for some reason or the other he could not get the girl of his dream and finally when he was getting hitched it was not only a big celebration for me but for my family also.

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