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Mysore Trip – Part I

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Our Mysore Trip was just a wow! When we decided to go to Mysore, actually we were in a plan to make it somewhere to a new place. But when my elder one started asking me that she wanted to visit to Mysore – as she heard about KrishnaRajaSagar Dam, Brindhavan Garden, Tippu sultan palace, Mysore Maharaja palace from her friends and my younger one who want to visit – The Zoo and now here comes me – who wants to visit Mysore for Mysore silk sarees, as I go crazy for silk sarees.

We planned to start our trip early in the morning, later started only by 6 a.m. It took almost 1 ¼ hr to reach the outskirts of Bangalore due to heavy traffic. We had our breakfast at A2B on the way and again started our journey towards Mysore and reached the hotel sometime around 11 a.m.
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Once we reached the hotel, we had a cup of coffee and refreshed ourselves and then had our lunch at Blue Inn. The lunch was fabulous – we had Quail fry, Mutton Biryani, Parotta, Chicken 65, Prawn fry, Butter Chicken and Rumali Roti. Ambience of the hotel was spacious and beautifully designed with wall hangings and chandeliers, and also had ample space for car parking. Food was excellent – quail fry was crispy outside and soft inside, mutton was perfectly cooked in biryani, chicken 65 and prawn fry was too good.

After food we had little time in our hotel and then started around 4 p.m to Brindhavan Garden. Kids were very happy to see the dam and river, we took few pictures before entering the Garden. Later when we reached the garden, we were roaming all over the garden for an hour and then around 6.30 we started moving towards the amphitheater to watch the musical fountain. We clicked few pictures there and then returned to our hotel.

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We had dinner at the same place – Hotel Blue Inn, where we had our lunch. For dinner we had Naan, Parotta, Prawn fry, Fish fry and then American Chopsuey, as it was mentioned that it was the special of the restaurant. American chopsuey was good, but the portion was large, as two person can have it.

The second day, our plan was to visit Zoo. We had breakfast at Kamat and moved towards zoo. We had a wonderful experience in zoo, Kids were very happy roaming here and there, as they happen to see most of the animals, they get to see in the movie and school books. My son was more excited to see Giraffe, Crocodiles, Lion, Tiger, Hippo, Cranes, Peacock, Parrots, Leopard, Zebra, Deer, and Snakes as it was his first time to see most of the animals after he could recognize them. The whole day was spent in Zoo, and returned to hotel with full of tiredness and proceeded to Junior Kuppannna for our dinner.

 

Our Experience with OYO Rooms

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We have been planning for a trip to Hyderabad for many years and it was getting pushed or one or the other reason. One such reason is Telangana formation, whenever we plan there would be some agitation happening for the same and we would end up cancelling our trip. Now this May 2016, planned for a trip to Hyderabad, considering Telangana formation is complete. The next challenge came on our way, stay… Though Hyderabad is famous for guest house concepts, it was difficult to decide which one to choose. Though we stayed in Hyderabad for a short span of time of about 6 months, it is quite long gap, for sure we know that it had changed a lot. While we searched for the options, OYO room came in to picture, we liked the concept of rooms being blocked from various hotels/ guest houses to choose from based on the range. IT has three classes Economic, Premium and Elite.

I made by booking just a week before and I got a good deal/ package on OYO Premium with free WIFI, Breakfast, A/C. Rooms were so clean and toiletries were provided as well. Though it is tied up with hotels, no compulsion of payment to be done prior to booking like other travel booking sites. Another benefit is you have options to pay to OYO or pay at the hotel at your convenience. It clearly calls out the facilities available for the customer to make the decision. When you really go and see the hotel, it won’t be different from being promised or booked, it would be same as what you have been told during booking. All the galleries reflect the latest look and feel. At the hotel/ property, there is no glitch in adding additional requirements, it was made easy by the hotel front desk informing OYO and in-turn OYO service desk will call you to confirm the changes/ amendments. It was easy to get amendments and both Hotel and the OYO service desk calls out clearly any additional charges before confirming. We had a pleasant stay and enjoyed with the family during the stay. Being the first time, we were hesitant and but now, I would prefer and choose OYO wherever possible and avail the best offer. Moreover, I recommend my friends and relatives circle as well to choose OYO.

The Property I stayed was GEN X 1589 Hotels, @Banjara Hills, Road No 12. The property was so unique and the team had taken care of our needs pretty well. The food was so good and tasty. It was a pleasant stay and had so many other restaurants and hotels around.