Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tour Mysore (Day-2)

Before starting, I would like to share the link for the first post related to this tour here .

             It took me a long period of time to come back to complete this tale about the journey of the three students from IIIT-Bangalore to the Palace city- Mysore. A lot has been changed since then. One of our colleague Shravan, has already graduated and is working in a semiconductor company. By writing The Day Two I'm attempting to enjoy those moments once again.

             I ended my last post of this series when we took the bus from Chamundi Hills back to the city. It was a very nice scene of the city from the bus coming down the hill. Of all the lightening in the city, Mysore Palace was clearly distinguishable. We directly came back to our guest house and started sleeping as we were very tired.

Day 2 

Morning in Mysore

              The next day we got up early in the morning totally refreshed and ready for the real adventure which was going to be several kilometers outside the city. So we left the room at guest house along with all our stuff as we planned to return directly after this trip. Shravan took us to a nearby temple which he remembered from very long time back, but it seemed like closed maybe due to some construction going on there. Next we reached at a restaurant at about 6.00 am in the morning which was one of the rare ones which was serving at this time in the morning. Idli-sambhar, vada and tea, we refueled our engines fully as the journey was going to be tiring.
              We were going to board a bus from the Mysore to Gundlupet. And from there we had to go the temple of Venugopalaswamy betta temple at  Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta (betta is a kannada word meaning hill). 
 

Gundlupet

             Gundlupet is a small town in the Chamarajanagar district of  Karnataka. It is about 60 kilometers from the district of Mysore. Bus from Mysore started around 7.30 am and reached at Gudlupet bus stand at about 10.00 am. 
           Here we came to know that there are only two buses that go to that temple and come back at specific timings. And we had to return also from the same bus within an hour probably. The specific times for the buses were