Visa permitting, I'm going to be off to Bangalore soon for work. Due to the way airline pricing works, I'm going to be spending a weekend there as part of the trip (it's a hard life...). Armed with a guidebook, I've been trying to work out what's best to do, and a visit to the Palace of Mysore is looking high up the list.
What I'm wondering is if it's possible to visit Mysore as a daytrip from Bangalore by train? Not, I should point out, is it possible to physically get there and back in a day (that does look possible). More, can you take a sensibly times train down, have time to look around the Palace, to see it lit up at night, and make it back to Bangalore? Or does it really need an overnight stay in Mysore to Work?
(Having read up on the roads and the traffic, it sounds to me like a relaxed journey by train seeing the views will be much more pleasant than many hours in a bus/taxi in heavy traffic)