Living in the Past in Mysore.

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Town Information
The Heritage City of Karnataka, Mysore, was the seat of the royal family of the Kingdom of Mysore. The city is now a major tourist destination, with travelers pouring in to visit many of the famous palaces, museums and temples in the city. The weather in Mysore is moderate compared to most other Indian cities.

Route Information

Route 1: Bangalore - NICE Road - Bidadi - Ramanagara - Channapatna - Mandya - Srirangapatna - Mysore. This is the more frequented route between Bangalore and Mysore. It is essentially a State Highway and there is a bit of traffic that you would need to put up with. The roads are not too wide but are in good condition.

 

Route 2: Bangalore - NICE Road - Harohalli - Kanakpura - Malavalli - Bannur - Mysore. The first section of this route is a National Highway and the second section, from Malavalli onwards, is a State Highway. Except for a small stretch in Bannur, the roads are good. This is the more scenic of the two routes and has much lesser traffic.

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Shit Happens

My bike's chain snapped on the way back from Mysore. It was too early in the morning, there were no garages nearby and I was just around 40 km away from Bangalore. So decided to hire a TATA ACE and hauled the bike all the way to my mechanic. Moral of the story: Carry spares and tools and learn to work on your ride.