The yoga shala at which I am practicing is located in Gokalum, which is a fairly wealthy suburb of Mysore (for you Houstonians, think West U/River Oaks). Mysore is the larger surrounding city.
Today I went with 3 other yogis (Jill, Beth and Kirsten) to Dasaprakash for a yummy lunch of thali.
Thali is a meal that includes small portions of rice, dal (lentils), chapatis (similar to tortillas), vegetables, curd (similar to yogurt) and a sweet.
The hotel/restaurant is located in downtown Mysore, a rickshaw ride away from Gokalum. Mysore proper is definitely more bustling and what I imagine to be more typical "India." Vendors were all around, selling anything you can imagine, from books to underwear and everything in between. Some were a bit aggressive, so being forceful with your "No!" is a must.
We stopped by Rashinkar after lunch to pick up some clothes one of the girls had made.
They stock many beautiful fabrics, scarves, etc. I looked but am not ready to buy just yet.
Tomorrow is a day off from yoga because of the full moon. A day of rest will be good for the body!