Kalani and Kekai on the Chamundi Express
We figured out how to buy train tickets and last weekend we packed up on Friday and stayed in Mysore until Sunday afternoon. The train ride down to Mysore was pretty boring (night time ride) and we were so worried about missing the train that we forgot to eat dinner so everyone was starving but the rest of the trip was great.
We made it back from Mysore on Sunday in time for the last part of the Ganesh Chathurti festival here at Mantri Greens.
First, know before you start: it won't be cheap. Bangalore has some of the highest rents in the country.
Next look at available flats. You are probably going to need to go through an agent to find anything. The rents advertised in the paper are not really what they're renting for, be prepared to be told that those are last month's rates and the rental for the same flat is now at least 10% higher.
September 20th (second day of Ganesh Chathurti) was also a National bandh (strike) against a bunch of policies suddenly (it seemed to me) decreed by the government.
September 19th is the start of the Ganesha celebration. It is the day he is welcomed into homes.
Tim and the boys and I walked around the neighborhood expecting to see something amazing but we found that most of the vendors from the day before had left and those that were still there had almost nothing left to sell.
It's the start of the Festival Season here in India. For the next several months there will be multiple important festivals that will be celebrated. The first of them is Ganesh Chathurti -- a celebration of Ganesha, the Elephant God.
No matter where you go in Bangalore there is always traffic and lots of it.
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