We had a awful coach journey to finally arrive at Mysore. We paid for a sleeper coach (basic, no A/C but beds tater then seats. We started on a semi sleeper with A/C, about the same price but not what we wanted. We stayed on this the whole 14 hours. The problem was however that our first driven was driving like an idiot. Other passengers were feeling ill, an Hannah was one of them. Almost had to go and tell the driver to swap with his partner a few times.
Mysore was a busy little city, with plenty of character. Mysore is famous for its palace, silk and saffron.We found a basic little place to stay which was at a great central location.
We managed to cram a lot into our two days here. Mysore had a very popular zoo which, to my surprise had a good variety of animals including bears, rhino, lion, snakes and even hippo.
We had a great experience due to a man known as the 'master blaster' in his rickshaw who showed us aroun a variety of local factories way off the tourist route in an old part of town. We saw how to make carpets, beedies (cigarets made from pure tobacco rolled it using a local leaf) and we even went into a back alley factory to try rolling incense sticks from sandell wood, honey and oils.
We even saw a snake charmer, I had been dying to see one of these since I arrived, charming a large cobra.