Mysuru is the third cleanest city in India. It is known for its extravagant palace, The scenic beauty of Chamundi hills, the invigorating scent of sandalwood, Mysore silk sarees, and the famous sweet Mysore Pak. Although these are the usual reasons people visit Mysore, there are other things you should definitely consider while deciding to explore mysuru.
Here goes the list of how to explore mysuru.
1. Shopping in the Devraja market.
No, Not shopping in the mall, Shopping on streets and busy roads of the Devaraja market. Buying locally and observing local people helps you understand the culture of that particular place. Devraja market is full of varieties, you will find handmade incense sticks, local spices, coffee powders, locally available fruits bel, and mountain gooseberries. Oh! Also, The Guruji sweet stall, mainly famous for Mysore Pak, is a must-visit too.
If you are a travel foodie by heart, you must visit mysuru. Mysuru is appreciated for its culinary delicacies. The reason why mysuru is rich in its culinary is because of the fact that the descendants of chefs who cooked in royal palaces reside there even today. I visited the famous Mylari hotel, which serves the delicious dosas with chutney!! The best place I visited was Indra café paras, Which was near to the Devraja market. Indracafe has the best options in chaat, especially hot samosas and doodh chai.
The place is usually crowded because it’s that popular. I had my lunch in café Aramane near the palace. You shouldn’t miss the mountain gooseberries they sell on Chamundi hills, they are sour and sweet, and taste like a burst of flavors in the mouth, a great snack option to munch on while you explore the city. How can I forget mentioning the Mysore Pak? Buy the original sweet in Guruji sweet stall. The owner will definitely tell you how Mysore pak came into existence if you are patient enough to ask him!!
3. Explore ashtanga yoga.
The next time I visit Mysuru, I will surely stay there for longer, to experience the serenity of Astanga yoga. If you do not know already, Mysuru is well-known for Ashtanga and vinyasa yoga, by yoga guru Pattabhi Jois. And now people across the world come to mysuru to learn Ashtanga yoga, Many of them stay in mysuru for months and even years to practice it. Moreover, the area in mysuru called Gokulam is filled with yoga training centers. Ashtanga yoga is a perfect way to detox, relax, and calm your body and mind.
The next time you visit mysuru, make sure you truly experience the local food and cultural richness of the place. I would absolutely love to hear the different things you experienced in mysuru, comment down below, and discuss.