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The Windflower Resort & Spa, Mysore
Why we like it
- All rooms have private outdoor spaces
- Windflower Mysore has an unbeatable location and is just five minutes from the main palace and two minutes from the iconic Race Course and the Golf Club
- The resort is home to Mysore's only fine dining multi cuisine restaurant, the Olive Garden, which serves Mughlai, Chinese, Continental and Thai cuisine
- The Spa offers rejuvenation and curative treatments from the ancient traditions of Bali, Europe and India
- The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool set against a stone cliff and waterfall
- Other facilities include bars and lounges a duck pond, bicycles for rent, an activity Room and an amphitheatre for cultural programmes and events, badminton and cricket
- The resort offers a range of facilities for children
Surrounded by water, dine in the open-air restaurant, The Olive Garden.
We were delighted with Lynne Cooke. She was efficient, friendly and mostly took note of what we wanted and did her best to accommodate our request. She always replied to all our emails and phone calls promptly.
- KB, London
In terms of design, the resort exudes a sense of space from the delightful reception area, to the grounds and the accommodation.
The accommodation itself is housed in Balinese style cottages, which stand either side of a shallow canal-like pond lined with giant brass urlis and swaying palms. Inside, the spacious interiors are spacious and stylish. Sumptuous furnishing combine with a mix of comfortable contemporary furniture and Indonesian pieces - huge low beds with a wooden step, chunky teak wood coffee tables, sofas with silk covers - to create refined, elegant feel.
Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
8 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +5 1/2 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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