Something different, every time

There are those places one goes multiple times. Typical situation is when you live near a popular tourist destination. The first time you go to see the most popular spots as part of a school trip. Then, you visit with one of your relatives who came visiting. A year or two later you happen to go to the same place again. Another relative, one more visit as you tag along. How do you ensure that you don’t suffer boredom. The first timers enjoy, while you feel tired and your legs won’t budge.

Well, there is a trick that could make every visit equally enjoyable. Its quite simple. Look for something different or do something different. The difference often presents itself and one should take it up as an opportunity.

I have visited Mysuru (Mysore) several times. But each visit has been thoroughly enjoyable. The Mysore Maharaja’s Palace is always on the agenda. Yet, on almost every visit, there has been something different to view. This time, I went there just to look at the illuminated Palace. Its a sight for the eyes. Since the Palace is huge, the vision is filled with a glorious sight. From the grounds in the Palace, its worth viewing the illuminated structure from various angles.

As I visited the Palace during the day as well, I took a tonga (horse cart ride) around the Palace; something I had never done earlier.

This time around, the visit to the Chamundi hills and the Sri Chamundeshwari temple was also a new experience. Probably die to the heavy rush of people thronging the place, vehicles were not allowed all the way to the top. Hence, we were forced to alight and park the vehicles. Then, I had to take the steps to the temple. That was a different route which I had not used earlier.

Well,  a slight change in agenda or timing is all that’s needed to make each visit different. Once, I had taken a different route to Mysuru. I took a detour to visit Shravan belagola to view the giant statue of Bahubali.

I am sure, there would be many more opportunities to visit Mysuru and each visit will be unique.