We found a connection on ticketgooze but because the website did not accept our creditcard, we bought the busticket at a travel agency in Agonda for 1.000 Rupees p.p. We took a tuktuk around 8 pm from Agonda to the pick-up point in Canacona, which is 10 km from Agonda, for 250 Rupees.
The bus picked us up at 9.15 pm, and after a smooth journey of 10 hours we changed buses at Ananda Rao Circle at 7.30 am near Bangalore and headed for Mysore where we arrived at 11 am.
We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Roopa. It was at walking distance from the busstop which made it easy to get to. The rooms are simple but have everything you need. Most important for us is that the shower is strong and has hot water and that the beds are comfy. Both of them were the case, so we were happy.
The breakfast is served at the restaurant at the ground floor. It’s a little buffet with good food that gets you started. For lunch and diner you can go up to the rooftop restaurant Infinity. This restaurant offers a great view overlooking the palace. And, luckily, the food is really good to.
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Mysore is known for its World Heritage listed Palace. At Saturday and Sunday night, they turn on the thousands of lights which really makes this palace magical. We enjoyed this spectacle from the rooftop restaurant and rushed over to get closer but got there to late. But the view from a bit further away is probably better anyway.
Our main activity in Mysore was going to ATM’s to get money and we did some souvenir shopping. We spent quite some time at the Devaraja Market. Here you’ll find lots and lots of colorful flowers, paint, silk and perfumes. We bought some paint (no idea why but we just liked it) and it was impossible to leave the perfume stand without buying anything. The guys were really friendly, offered us a good deal, weren’t pushy and even knew some Dutch. We smelled a dozen different fragrances and left the stand with a cloud of perfume around us, and of course some perfumes. You can find them at the South Gate, shop nr. 244.