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Guidelines to Gokulam

Rickshaws & Bargaining  

Grocery shops

Nature’s Nectar

5a, 3rd Cross, Gokulam, 3rd stage, Mysore

All organic produce – broccoli, lettuce leaves (which are hard to come by here!), all organic rice lentils etc, pastas, chocolate etc. Similar to Dhatu’s. 

Dhatus organic shop

Dhatu – Organics & Naturals, No.2826-G, 1ST Floor,10th Cross, Adipampa road, Off Kalidasa Road,V V Mohalla, Mysore

Organic shop and cafe. Small selection of fresh fruit and veg, selection of dairy produce (milk, cheese) and organic eggs, small selection of fresh bread delivered daily at 4 pm from Green Hotel, dried organic stock, teas, household crockery, organic clothes, and organic cosmetics.

Green house organic shop

8th cross Gokulam, 3rd Stage (across the road from Vastra – yoga clothes shop). 

Sells organic produce, including home made coconut milk, roasted and grated coconut, organic ghee, selection of dried organic goods; great selection of yogic books; and organic / Ayurvedic cosmetics.

Veg shop (doctor’s corner)

9th Cross – just around the corner from IndeaYoga (come out of shala and turn left, walk up to cross roads and on the left).

Good selection of fresh fruit and veg sold with a smile! Fresh delivery every Monday. 

Sri Krishna Bakery (doctor’s corner)

9th Cross – two doors down from the Veg shop (above!)

Students often stop into Sri Krishna Bakery after practice for their chai. Sri Krishna Bakery & Sweets serves fresh seasonal fruit juices, chai, coffee, and a large selection of breads and snacks.

Chocolate Shop

top corner of 7th cross [under coffee/Airtel sign]

This shop is full of treats! Organic cows milk (that expires after one day – the real deal!), cheddar cheese, curd, paneer, homemade granola, chocolate granola, peanut butter granola, butters – cashew butter, almond butter, variety of nuts, home made chocolates, home made biscuits (coconut, hazelnut, chocolate chip), and many imported goods from US/ Europe – like Barilla pasta etc. 

Hindustan Mega Shoppe

Doctor’s corner (turn left out of Aananda Yoga India, walk up to cross roads, turn left and it’s on right hand side). 

Small selection of household goods, dried goods mainly, cosmetics, cleaning products, rice (no fresh bread, dairy etc).  Usually have better stock in busy season – December-March. 

Loyal World

#2902/1, Temple Road, V.V. Mohalla Mysore-570002

Proper stocked supermarket selling good range of food, groceries and household goods over 2 floors.  Veg stall is outside the supermarket.

More (next to Nalpak)

N2701, 1st Main Road, Vani Vilas Mohalla, 1st Stage, Gokulam, Mysore (next to Nalpak Restaurant).ULL

Mid size grocery store selling some fruit and veg, and groceries and some household goods. 

Easy Day Super Market 

B.M.Habitat Mall, Gokulam Main Rd, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore, Karnataka

Similar to Loyal World, a little further away from shala – perhaps a slightly larger selection of food – fruit and veg and a range of organic produce – more clothes and household appliances too.

Devaraja Market 

SayyajiRao Rd, Shivarampet, Mysore, Karnataka

Fruit and veg, incense, flowers - Devaraja market in the city is an experience in itself

Coconut water  

Iora Beauty Salon  

2nd Main – just opposite the State Bank of Mysore (between the Jois Asthanga Institute on 8th Cross and Bindi shop on 9th cross) 

0821 2510 440 

Usual beauty salon offerings. Students have recommended this salon for its amazing threading techniques (eyebrows, lips – Rs. 10 -15), pedicures (from Rs. 250), and hair salon.  [Pricing October 2014].

Kumuda spa

2955/1 5th main, Gokulam (next to Cubs) two streets after Tina’s Cafe.

+91 821 4193567 or +91 9611318500

The usual beauty salon and massage therapy offerings.


386, 2nd Main, 3rd Stage, Gokulum, Mysore (just around corner from Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute).

+91 9845790017

Massage therapy, past life healing therapy, rebirthing, transomatic dialogue therapy, past life healing training courses, massage courses, free meditation sessions monday , tuesday and wednesday evenings.

Aditya M (Nephew of Naga Kumar of Mumuksha)

Across the road from Mumuksha (386, 2nd Main, 3rd Stage, Gokulum, Mysore (just around corner from Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute))

+91 9742723755

Aditya has been trained in massage by his Uncle Naga Kumar. Here is what one of our student’s has to say of her experience: “I got recommended Aditya from 2 other yoga students. I had an 11o’c appointment and left at c.1.30pm! I went in super tight, wound up, with aches and pains and super stressed.. I left feeling relaxed, content and super light.  Aditya starts with an initial consultation, going as deep as you want to discuss any issues or aches/ pains, any potential pranic blockages and potential reasons for these blockages.  Then came the massage, which was pure bliss. Aditya with his healing hands, and great energy, applied just the right pressure for me, with not too much oil and some nice herbal powder exfoliant.  I lost track of time but massage was toe to head, with really nice music.. definitely over 90mins.. and then came the super tasting chai afterward.. with a great chat and digest of massage experience with Aditya.  A very well spent Rs. 1500!!!! Definitely up there as the best massage ever! Aditya then advised to go home and shower after 30 mins hot, cold, hot, cold etc. ending on cold. Amazing experience”.

 Jag Therapy

#9/4-1P, 13th ‘E’ Main, ‘J’ Block, Dattagalli 3rd Stage, Kanakadasa Nagar, Mysore 570023

+91-821-2561819 or +91-821-3294855

Holistic help and healing with injuries, aches pains, skin disorders, digestive issues, any issues with the body. The Sri K.R.I. Jagadish Charitable Trust was set up to provide people access to alternative healing methods.It has its roots in a small government-issued flat in Jalan Melabau, where Jag and Padma helped everyone that came through their door.  The concept of holistic healing was also introduced to the people and that was where the name “Jag Therapy” was coined. No matter where it was based, Jag Therapy became known as the place to go for healing of the mind, body and soul. Whether it was for yoga, vegetarian cooking, or treatment, the clinic was always filled with the company of neighbours, friends and patients. Treatment at the Jag Therapy Centre is provided by Jag and his team of volunteers.

 Mysore Ayurveda

No 197, 9th Cross, Gokulam 3rd Stage, Mysore

Offers treatments including: wellness counselling, classical ayurvedic treatments, panchakarma, rejuvenation treatments (different types of abhyanga/ massage), ayurvedic beauty treatments [Full list:]; also offers a variety of ayurvedic certification courses – nutrition, marma therapy, abhyanga massage [Full list:].  

Swastha Ayurveda

No. 703, 14th Cross, 3rd Stage, Gokulam, Mysore (just around corner from Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute).

099 72 988737

Offers treatments including: dosha diagnosis (vata, pitta, kapha), classical ayurvedic treatments, panchakarma, rejuvenation treatments,  also offers a variety of ayurvedic certification courses.  

Dixit Aarogya Dhaama - a home for ayurveda

#12, Near Jodi Bevinamara, C Block, 3rd Stage, Vijaya Nagar,

8553480001 or 9448043619 or 0821-2511619

Wide range of ayurvedic treatments, educational courses and workshops, including fundamental ayurveda, basic panchakarma, ayurvedic massage and home remedies.

Scooter rental

20 litres drinking water


Internet cafes  

Holistic/ alternative therapies  

Yoga shops  


 Half way down 8th cross (just opposite Green House Organic Shop)

 Clothes, bags, incense, other small accessories.


Half way down 9th Cross coming from Doctors Corner on the left hand side (few doors before Hatha Yoga Shala and just opposite Vivian’s cafe)

Clothes, bags, mats, cushion covers, small selection of jewellery

Silver Nest

On 7th cross, coming from Aananda Yoga India direction, it is on the left hand side towards the end of the road.

Silver Jewellery

Greenhouse Organic Shop – see above under “grocery shops”

Selection of yoga books, organic clothes, food and cosmetics. 

Dhatu’s – see above under “grocery shops”

Selection of organic clothes, food and cosmetics. 

Isha Shoppe

#15/4,Near Eshwar Temple, Kalidasa Rd, Vani Vilas Mohalla, Mysore (just around the corner from Anima Madvha Bhavan restaurant).

089 51 089500

Isha shoppe offers quality hand-made crafts, stone & metal crafts, natural body care products, herbal supplements, yoga wear and accessories.

Sri Ramakrishna Ashram Mysore

 KRS Road, Yadavagiri, MYSORE-570020

+91 821 2417444, +91 821 2412424

The book store has a big collection of books, charts, CD’s posters on yoga and philosophy. They also have a meditation hall that is open to all. A very serene and peaceful place. Call ahead for opening hours. 

Cauvery Emporium 

Sayyaji Rao Road, Mysore – 570 001

0821 2581774 or 9845854526

Sandalwood can be purchased here.. real sandalwood, sandalwood accessories, sandalwood incense, other authentic souvenirs. State run.  Sandalwood cannot be posted can only be carried out of the country on your person. Mysore is famous for sandalwood and mysore silk.  Authentic sandalwood is only sold in state run institutions such as Cauvery Emporium.  

Badshas Silk Emporium 

Shop No. 76/A, D Devaraja Urs Rd, Subbarayanakere, Devaraja Mohalla, Chamrajpura, Mysore, Karnataka 570001

0821 400 4033

You will find a wide range of Mysore silk pashminas, saris, silk material and silk bedding here.  Pashminas are great gift ideas and not that heavy to pack in your luggage! 

Mysore Silk Factory outlet

Silk Weaving Factory, Manandawady Road, Mysore – 570008


KSIC Mysore Silk is a factory showroom located in KSIC’s silk weaving factory premises in Mysore. This store is known for its pure silk garments and stocks an impressive range of women’s ethnic wear which includes the famous Mysore silk sarees, kurtas, salwar kameez, shawls, dupattas and women’s wedding wear. 

Fab India 

1028, New No. CH-19/1A, , MG Road, 2nd Floor,, Next to Hotel Airline, Near Court Chamarajapuram, Mysore, Karnataka 570005

0821 233 4451

Clothing, accessories, some organic food, cosmetics and household products – kurtas, kurtis,

Shopping malls

Garuda Mall 

Makkaji Complex, K R Circle, Mysore, Karnataka, India, 570001 (opposite City Bus stand – the 119 bus from the coconut stand will take you there)


Some clothing shops including Pantaloons, and PVR Cinema. 

Mall of Mysore 

C1, MG Road, Indira Nagar Extension, Nazarbad Mohalla, Opposite Race Course, Near Mysore Zoo, Mysore, 570010

0821 428 3505

Many clothing shops and cinema.

Hotel Regaalis, Mysore

13-14 Vinobha Road, Mysore-570005 

 (0821) 2426426 / 2427427

The Regaalis Hotel used to be called “Souther Star” and is one of the nice swimming pools around. Make sure to go by before 5pm, as after 5pm the sun is blocked by the building of the hotel! Anyways, they have great food and amazing cakes. The swimming pool is lovely and in busy season you will see lots of yogis striking a pose or two on the grass.. it just happens.

Silent Shores 

85-87, BEML, KRS Road, Hootagalli, Off Hunsur Road, Hootagalli, Mysore, Karnataka 570018 

0821 240 2930

Silent Shores Resort is the pool to go to early in the morning. Its about 5-6kms from Gokulam. If you would like a relaxing pool experience, best to go early say 9am till early afternoon, as many locals arrive for their Sunday family outing in teh afternoon so can get very crowded. 

Lalith Mahal Palace Hotel

Lalith Mahal Road, T Narsipura Rd,Lalith Mahal Quatras, Mysore 570010 

0821 252 6100

Lalitha Mahal Palace is the second largest palace in Mysore, built by the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore. It is a bit of a drive from Gokulam, not as close as Regaalis, but worth the visit. It is way out on the other side of the main city near the foot of the hill with a lookout. It is a good 30 min ride by rickshaw.


DRC Cinema

(where Easy Day is and closest to Gokulam). 3rd Floor,B M Habitat Mall, Gokulam Main Road, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore, Karnataka 570012

Sathyam Cineplex

Mall of Mysore –  C1, MG Road, Indira Nagar Extension, Nazarbad Mohalla, Opposite Race Course, Near Mysore Zoo, Mysore, 570010

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