Howard John Inn

Mysore, Karnataka, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Mysore

Mysore, that yoga-riffic place

A travel blog entry by adventurlandia


... states near the Himalayas and had just arrived in Mysore to begin some studies in Yoga Science. Rock on DaithÝ! So, we exchange plans/numbers/facebook messages and he'll meet me at the bus station.

That is one of the good things about being a minority. I am very easy to spot. It works out grandly when getting off the bus and DaithÝ and I are coordinating our meetings at a large, seething bus station with food and bits stalls everywhere. I ...

Buying a saree

A travel blog entry by beoms


... one with a leaf pattern. After a wee while I settled for the burgundy and gold with peacocks. As they say, first choice is always the best!

Once you have the piece of fabric, they call the tailor, he takes your measurement to make the blouse and the skirt that goes underneath. I also asked them to show me how to put it on. It is not too difficult but it will require some practicing. They also gave me a 'manual’ to use as a reminder.


A travel blog entry by rosietucker


... get followed everywhere by street sellers for everything from baby clothes to suitcases, they're really missed a trick trying to sell us Westernised gifts; I'd be all over it if they were offering us hippy clothes and Indian fabrics!!! Sarah and I went to see a bollywood film during a stay which was altogether a very funny experience. Sarah's attempt to pronounce the name of the film at the ticket office caused the staff a lot of amusement, and everyone seemed a ...

Bumsore getting to Mysore.....

A travel blog entry by


... hill, my scarf blew off my shoulders and I was bitten by an unidentifiable flying insect! It ******* hurt!!!! It's sting was still in me so I pulled it out. OW! So we got to the top and were greeted with a spectacular temple! The carvings were so ornate. And it was covered in monkeys! Loads of the blighters! It was brilliant! We saw many monkeys, me commenting on how cute they were, and how much I liked them! Until...... We bought some corn on the cob and water and went to find ...

My-sore arse

A travel blog entry by steffandcat


... tickets for the carnival and torch light parade the following day. To our surprise we turned round the corner to see huge queues to buy tickets for the palace. We had to wait 2.5 hours until they opened the gate but we had to wait if we wanted a chance of getting tickets for the festival. When they finally opened the gates Cat being cat somehow got us in within 2 áminutes skipping all the queue. Slight problem though all tickets for tomorrows festivities had been sold out!!!!! ...


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