Howard John Inn

Address: Mysore, Karnataka, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Mysore

Last Stop Before Chennai

A travel blog entry by anniebusch on Jan 03, 2015

3 comments, 15 photos

... then caved in and got 20 ml of water lilly oil, to use next year in Sweden. He then showed us how to make perfume from the oils - take 20 ml of surgical spirit and add just a few drops of essential oil, and there you have it! As a sign that we probably still paid far too much, he gave us both a packet of incense sticks. I am sure our tuk tuk driver got his reward as well. Then he drove us back to the hotel, we ordered tonic, ice and lime from room service and ...

The Amazing Race: India Edition

A travel blog entry by lindsaypund on Jun 22, 2014

1 comment, 12 photos

... Hills. There was a cage stretching 30 meters long that all of the monkeys were sitting outside of (?!). I’ve heard stories of monkeys and their cunning ways and I’ve seen Aladdin enough to know that I shouldn’t have gone too close, but when I saw the monkeys eating crackers and tumbling around I couldn’t help myself. I asked Megan to take a photo of me with the precious monkey and as I stood next to him (holding my sunglasses and bag, of course) he jumped ...

How many Indians....

A travel blog entry by lick on Feb 16, 2014

2 comments, 3 photos

How many Indians does it take to change a lightbulb and other such important questions. So we've been in India for about three weeks now and are starting to get used to how differently things work over here. Every day of walking though the streets and sitting at roadside stalls people watching results in a couple of questions answered and the creation of many many more. The main question being, how many Indians does it take to change a lightbulb? In most small restaurants ...

My First Hand with Mysore Dasara

A travel blog entry by manas.dasgupta on Oct 13, 2013

16 photos

... it in many places and formally recording it. It was great. Spent next 1 hour there. Wanted to dine at the food festival going on at the Scouts and Guides Ground. The Autowala could not find the place. So, I came back to the hotel at almost 11 pm. The night went without dinner. Tried a couple of places on the way but it seemed to me irrespective of the festivals Mysore shuts down at 10. The place my hotel was through the woods and in an isolated place. The last 2 ...

Epic long train journey to Mysore

A travel blog entry by hazel_81 on Jan 28, 2013

5 photos

Yesterday morning we were up fairly early for a walk around Kochi before it got too hot. The area we were staying in was called Fort Cochin which had quite a Portuguese influence. We visited a couple of churches and a synagogue - there's a part of Kochi called 'Jew Town' but apparently there's only ten Jews so not many really! We wandered along the waterfront where they had these huge mechanical fishing nets ...

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