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Our Mysore-Bengaluru Family Outing

Intro

Illuminated Mysore Palace

Illuminated Mysore Palace

Vidhan Souda, Bengaluru

Vidhan Souda, Bengaluru

We went for long overdue family vacation to Mysore and Bengaluru in first week of June (2016). There was uncertainty/doubt whether we would be able to get this break as well but finally we could make this memorable trip. After consulting friends and going through reviews, we decided to use KSRTC’s Diamond Class Airavat service to travel to Bengaluru and back.

Travel

Waiting for the bus @Swargate Bus Station

Waiting for the bus @Swargate Bus Station

While travel in Scania bus was comfortable, it took more than 15 hours to reach Bengaluru from Pune. It was expected to reach at 8:30AM instead it reached at 11:30AM. Although bus is capable of doing more than 85 kmph, there is a governor on the engine which limits the max speed to 85 kmph. Part of the reason for delay was this controlled speed. After getting down at Bengaluru, we realized that we will need to travel to satellite bus stand by shuttle bus to catch a bus to Mysore. It was simple enough but additional step that was not planned. There were plenty of options to reach Mysore from satellite bus stand. We took the KSRTC Saarige express bus to Mysore that reached destination in about 3.5 hrs.

Hotel Suhashini Palace, Mysore

Hotel Suhashini Palace, Mysore

Hotel Suhashini Palace, Mysore

We had requested pickup at Mysore bus stand to our hotel Suhashini Palace. It was provided promptly and with smile by desk manager. Hotel is in good locality and is definitely family friendly. We stayed in family room which had 4 independent beds. Room was quite spacious and AC worked quite well. Staff was friendly and gave all the information that I asked for. In fact our Bengaluru hotel was finalized after desk manager Prasad told me about Sheetal Residency Hotel in Majestic area of Bengaluru. Although hotel does not have any restaurant of its own. There is a modest but very nice vegetarian hotel named Hotel Santhosh. All the food items that we ate in the hotel were tasty and priced quite reasonably. One real good item that you can try there is Ghee Roast Masala Dosa! Filter Coffee was also excellent. In the evening, we visited Laxmivilas or Mysore Palace. Now a days, it is lighted for 30 minutes on Sunday between 7 and 7:30PM. It is quite a spectacle to see illuminated palace and other surrounding monuments.
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Ushering in 2011

Portrait of best friends!!! Sanju and MyselfWelcome 2011!!! May this year be more merrier, healthier and wealthier for all of us than 2010!!!Sanju came with his family to celebrate arrival of new year 2011. He came on Dec 30th. Makarand also joined us with his family to usher in 2011 and to say goodbye to 2010. We generally chit chatted and enjoyed meeting with families after long time. Gauri made delicious vada pav as last dinner of 2010. Sandhya brought chocolate cake for all of us. Our kids danced and generally had good time in each other’s company. We certainly missed other members of AamhiMitra. Click the pictures alongside or click here to view the snaps.

Tanvi’s 9th Birthday

We performed her birthday without calling her friends bur never the less she wanted cake that we bought from Copper Chocs

We celebrated Tanvi’s 9th birthday in our home – without calling friends etc. Tanvi enjoyed her day by having burger, gulabjam and chocolate cake plus rumballs from Copper Chocs.

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