Malgudi Cafe @ Green Hotel, Mysore
A communication with a friend currently in Karnataka brought back memories of my own trip to Mysore last summer. Among many wow moments, ones stands tall; an exploratory visit to the Green Hotel aka Chittaranajan Palace. Erstwhile home of the princesses of the Wodeyar family, this quaint old mansion has been restored by a UK charity as a model of sustainable tourism.
The main building is two-storeyed and houses the heritage wing replete with drawing rooms, stained glass windows, wooden staircases and verandahs.
As viewed from the huge front lawn flanked by pergolas, extremely popular with visitors for that al fresco dining feel.
One of the drawing rooms on the upper level entraps a ray of the setting sun…
A new wing has been added recently to the heritage property and offers a comfortable stay at affordable rates.
The high point of that visit remains the whimsically named Malgudi Cafe, a refreshing space partly open to sky, that serves the most amazing cakes and quiches with local coffee.
The lemon drizzle cake: finger-lickin’ good!
If you find yourself in the neighbourhood, your elevenses just got better!
Your article introduced me to this new word ‘elevenses’, both because you used it in the text and because your well-taken picture of tea and cake brought on a midday hunger pang!
We aim to please 😉
Have to complement your photography again. Excellent and so is the description!
Thank you. Do keep visiting…
i have just visited mysore on the 18th jan 13. i wish I had read your article before and would have got the feel of the luxury and the lemon drizzle
There’s always a next time, right?
Holy sh**……..I read it only yesterday on return from Mysore…..looks heavenly…..ok… will make another trip to Mysore only to visit this place….Thanks Puneet…excellent photos…
What a shame! You didn’t receive my text either, evidently… Next time.