Bahubali | One of the 7 Wonders of India

You’re gonna need your Wheaties in the morning to get up the stairs to this statue! This is one of my 8 favorite day trips from Mysore. The statue in Shravanabelagola is the biggest monolithic statue in India (meaning it is made from one stone only) and one of the 7 wonders of India (with 47% of

Somanathapura Keshava Temple & Village life

I absolutely loved checking out Somanathapura Keshava Temple- which is not something I usually say about temples. This is one of my 8 favorite day trips from Mysore. I know that the temple is the main attraction here, but even more so, I loved just walking through the small walkways between homes in this village. We

Melukote Temple, Khadi, & Iyengars

This small town has a few good reasons for visiting and you could spend a full day here. It's just a 90 minute drive from Mysore. The drive itself was very pretty and I was happy to be going by car with goMowgli rather than bus so I could stop to take photos or to

Religious India: 5 Spiritual Things to do in India

This post is for those of you who want to get that "religious" experience while in India, whether it be Hindu or Buddhist, Muslim or Christian (although most are Hindu here). There are loads more than what is on this list and if you have a lot of time, I recommend these spiritual things to

Celebrating Sao Joao in Goa by Jumping in Wells

Every year in monsoon on June 24th, Christians celebrate Sao Joao in Goa in dedication to John the Baptist. There are lots of Christians in Goa because of the Portuguese influence so you see beautiful churches like in Old Goa. Because there is such a big bunch of believers here, they have a festival in