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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Mysore (how to get there?) Reply with quote

I didn't know where else to ask this so I figures with so many of you lot from the Karnataka area, here's good a place as any.

What's the best way to get from Bombay to Mysore (and back).

On Spicejet via Madras? Or just fly to Bangalore and go by road? Or is there any other option?

Time taken is one thing, but I'm also looking for the option with minimal fuss. I basically need to get someone there by tea-time at the latest evening and return first thing the following morning.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have to fly, You'd have to go via Chennai.

But I guess the best option is to fly straightaway to BIAL, and take the BIAL-Mysore Flybus straight away. These buses run twice daily., so make sure you fit all that!

http://www.bengaluruairport.com/transport/flybus.jspx?_afrLoop=2168506125642991&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf.ctrl-state=19bpmakjia_4
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the flybus depart last friday around 2100 - seemed quite comfortable and was full as well. Would say, take a morning flight, land before 1030, take the bus to reach by 1430. Sadly, the return doesnt have convenient bus connections unless one is willing to take the 1AM bus. Best is to take a normal KSRTC bus and fly back. Or fly via MAA
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SG offers one way connection to Mysore via BOM, the outbound has only a hour and a half layover, while the return has a 4 hour layover.

SG291 BOM0605 - 0755MAA ---> SG3261 MAA0925 - 1020MYQ

SG3262 MYQ1040 - 1135MAA ---> SG268 MAA1535 - 1725BOM

BTW, abhigopal is right, they've reduced the twice daily bus to a once daily bus leaving at 2100. So, rule that out..
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummm... My mother and take the bus... I don't have the balls to even suggest it!

So I suppose the flight it is. And not bad really, dep BOM at 6 am and arrive Mysore at 10.20 am. So the whole thing is about the duration of the Bangalore-Mysore road trip.

Not sure how reliable SG's Mysore flights are though... Any ideas on that?

From BLR, would a car be much quicker than the bus? If so, it may be worth considering, since it would mean a drop off straight to the hotel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ummm... My mother and take the bus... I don't have the balls to even suggest it!

So I suppose the flight it is. And not bad really, dep BOM at 6 am and arrive Mysore at 10.20 am. So the whole thing is about the duration of the Bangalore-Mysore road trip.

Not sure how reliable SG's Mysore flights are though... Any ideas on that?

From BLR, would a car be much quicker than the bus? If so, it may be worth considering, since it would mean a drop off straight to the hotel.


Ooh, she's like my mother then! Always tries to piss me off with the colour/seats/food/dirt/anything she can lay her hands on/ of the bus..

Spicejet's Q400's are okay. I've been monitoring their flight schedules for the past few months, and they are quite reliable!

A car would take about the same time. I mean, this bus leaves BIAL and heads off directly to Mysore, so that makes it 6 hours, I guess.

Or, why don't you come down to Mangalore and then take the car to Mysore? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd suggest taking the flight connection to MYQ - the airport there is about 20 minutes outside the city - and have the hotel arrange a pickup for the Madré.

On the return - if you want to leave first thing in the morning, the flight seems like a good option - though it takes the better part of the day to get you to BOM. Alternatively - leave really early from Mysore by cab (say 5:30 am), so you can get to BIAL by say 8:30 or 9 am driving almost non-stop. Book an 11 or 11:30 am flight on BLR-BOM.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ooh, she's like my mother then! Always tries to piss me off with the colour/seats/food/dirt/anything she can lay her hands on/ of the bus..

Spicejet's Q400's are okay. I've been monitoring their flight schedules for the past few months, and they are quite reliable!

A car would take about the same time. I mean, this bus leaves BIAL and heads off directly to Mysore, so that makes it 6 hours, I guess.

Or, why don't you come down to Mangalore and then take the car to Mysore? Smile

Oh mine's seriously high maintenance too. I don't know how my dad ever dealt with the crazy lady!

But good too know that the flights are reliable! How far's the drive from Mangalore to Mysore?

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I'd suggest taking the flight connection to MYQ - the airport there is about 20 minutes outside the city - and have the hotel arrange a pickup for the Madré.

On the return - if you want to leave first thing in the morning, the flight seems like a good option - though it takes the better part of the day to get you to BOM. Alternatively - leave really early from Mysore by cab (say 5:30 am), so you can get to BIAL by say 8:30 or 9 am driving almost non-stop. Book an 11 or 11:30 am flight on BLR-BOM.

Yah, that seems to be the best combination flight and/or car. And I'm probably going to go with the flights both ways. THat much less to organise. And that much less commentary to listen to Smile

As for the bus, well, I don't think I'd be comfortable at all sending two middle-aged SoBo aunties (and their jewellery) wandering the countryside in a bus. Can you imagine!

Never mind that I'll probably get castrated for even suggesting it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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abhijith16 wrote:
Ooh, she's like my mother then! Always tries to piss me off with the colour/seats/food/dirt/anything she can lay her hands on/ of the bus..

Spicejet's Q400's are okay. I've been monitoring their flight schedules for the past few months, and they are quite reliable!

A car would take about the same time. I mean, this bus leaves BIAL and heads off directly to Mysore, so that makes it 6 hours, I guess.

Or, why don't you come down to Mangalore and then take the car to Mysore? Smile

Oh mine's seriously high maintenance too. I don't know how my dad ever dealt with the crazy lady!

But good too know that the flights are reliable! How far's the drive from Mangalore to Mysore?



Forget it. As I wrote the earlier post, I remembered the last time I went to Mysore in a car. It took 12 hours to Mysore (the road we took to Mysore was so bad that my cousin got severe motion sickness and had to break our journey in a hotel), and 7 and a half hours back. It's just not worth the headache you will get travelling with parents.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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By the way, where were you all these days? Nantes?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno why MAA was ever on the options list if you were intending to get to MYQ from a city on the west coast, BOM.

Edit: Right, constrained by SG's route map. Ignore the above.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

abhijith16 wrote:
Forget it. As I wrote the earlier post, I remembered the last time I went to Mysore in a car. It took 12 hours to Mysore (the road we took to Mysore was so bad that my cousin got severe motion sickness and had to break our journey in a hotel), and 7 and a half hours back. It's just not worth the headache you will get travelling with parents.

Oh yes, definitely avoidable then. Though I'm not the one going. My mother and her friend want to go for a wedding.

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jasepl wrote:


By the way, where were you all these days? Nantes?

Haha! I had a little surgery, nothing big, but it got a bit messier than i had hoped, so it took longer to recover than estimated. And I was in Nantes for a little bit, yeah. And there's only one word to describe Bretagne in wintertime : degueulasse. And I froze my nuts off even when indoors, just thinking of the nastiness outside. Ugh!

I don't deal well with temperatures below 20ish degrees. I think Bombay's freezing these days!

Spiderguy252 wrote:
Dunno why MAA was ever on the options list if you were intending to get to MYQ from a city on the west coast, BOM.

Turns out the only flight to MYQ is from MAA. And even going a couple hundred km out of the way sure beats the pants off a Jet-style car-bus-plane-bus-bus-car concoction Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jasepl wrote:

The_Goat wrote:


By the way, where were you all these days? Nantes?

Haha! I had a little surgery, nothing big, but it got a bit messier than i had hoped, so it took longer to recover than estimated. And I was in Nantes for a little bit, yeah. And there's only one word to describe Bretagne in wintertime : degueulasse. And I froze my nuts off even when indoors, just thinking of the nastiness outside. Ugh!

I don't deal well with temperatures below 20ish degrees. I think Bombay's freezing these days!


Sorry to hear about the surgery. Hope you have fully recovered now.

Actually, the winter in France has been rather mild this year. It feels like spring already.

Good to have you back. I was planning on starting a parody thready about you disappearing from the forum and starting a new life as Monsieur Jasepl le péter, gourou sexuel de Bombay et Nantes Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was planning on starting a parody thready about you disappearing from the forum and starting a new life as Monsieur Jasepl le péter, gourou sexuel de Bombay et Nantes Wink


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jasepl wrote:

The_Goat wrote:


By the way, where were you all these days? Nantes?

Haha! I had a little surgery, nothing big, but it got a bit messier than i had hoped, so it took longer to recover than estimated. And I was in Nantes for a little bit, yeah. And there's only one word to describe Bretagne in wintertime : degueulasse. And I froze my nuts off even when indoors, just thinking of the nastiness outside. Ugh!

I don't deal well with temperatures below 20ish degrees. I think Bombay's freezing these days!


Good to have you back. I was planning on starting a parody thready about you disappearing from the forum and starting a new life as Monsieur Jasepl le péter, gourou sexuel de Bombay et Nantes Wink


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Actually, the winter in France has been rather mild this year. It feels like spring already.

Good to have you back. I was planning on starting a parody thready about you disappearing from the forum and starting a new life as Monsieur Jasepl le péter, gourou sexuel de Bombay et Nantes Wink


Hahah! Rigo! Suis plus un gourou sxuel... Those days are gone Sad

But I do I love you choice of words, since I've so often been accused of pété plus haut que mon cul Smile

As for the weather, mild is really a relative term. Je me pele les couilles in anything below 20c.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, so SG.com is being all screwy


The schedules say MAA-MYQ-MAA operates 6 days a week, non-stop, in the mornings.

But when one goes to book it, on some days it says no flight. Or it says the flight is at noon. On some days it says the flight is in the afternoon and operates via BLR.

Anyone have a clue on what's going on?

Add : (I think) I figured it. The schedule may say one thing, but SG are supposedly changing their MAA-MYQ routing into a MAA-BLR-MYQ at different times at some unknown point in the near future.
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