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A Day in Mysore (Part 2)

After seeing Chamundi Hill, we went back down to the center of town. We headed to a non-vegetarian restaurant to have lunch. The restaurant was part of a hotel, and the food was really good.

Next, we found ourselves in the Mysore Palace. While the complex itself isn’t huge, the palace is nonetheless stunning. From the outside, it didn’t take my breath away. Going inside was another story. Walls were intricately designed, with paintings done commemorating some of the historical events. Doors made of hardwood were ornately carved, and humongous mirrors made of silver were abound. Look up along the corridor and you would see the Indian arches and its many curves. A portion of the palace also had ceilings made of stained glass. Who wouldn’t be in awe?

Mysore Palace, Mysore, India

Quite a busy entrance to the Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace, Mysore, India

One of the temples inside the palace complex

Mysore Palace, Mysore, India

The grand gateway to the palace

Mysore Palace, Mysore, India

Welcome!

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Mysore Palace, Mysore, India

Camel ride inside the palace complex

Mysore Palace, Mysore, India

Then again you could opt for the elephant

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Mysore Palace, Mysore, IndiaFrom the palace, we proceeded to a waterfall a few kilometers from town. Locals were enjoying themselves in the water. Even old women in their sarees were dipping into the water. It was fun to watch them, honestly. What to See in MysoreWhat to See in Mysore

What to See in Mysore

Locals enjoying the water

Finally, we headed to the Brindavan Gardens. The garden was manicured, but it was small. There were a lot of people lying on the grass when the rain suddenly poured. Everyone rushed to the shed. My friends and I braved the rain after a few minutes of waiting, and off we were back to Bangalore.

What to See in Mysore

Brindavan Garden

What to See in Mysore

Goats along the way

Until next time. Happy travels! 🙂

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