Rajendra Villas Palace
Travel Blogs from Mysore
... and sarees.
We finally arrived the most important place of our tour; Mysore Palace which was absolutely stunning. Home to Wodeyar family, the palace has been re-built on 1897 in Indo-Saracenic style. Photography and video in the palace is strictly no-no, if you carry one, you need to leave your camera in the locker ...
... was good to see how well the elephants are being taken care off. Cleaning and scrubbing of each one took two men at least 45 minutes. It was once again wonderful to be so close to these beautiful animals, be able to touch them and to soak up the experience. Magical, wonderful, unique - just fabulous ;-)))!
The next day we headed to the big and wonderfully lively Devaraja Market. Here vegetables, fruits, flower garlands, spices and conical piles of kumkum (colored ...
... struggle managed to launch myself
onto the hammock, but then I was face down and how difficult was that trying to
turn myself over with my hands and feet going through the holes of
the hammock! I was knackered by the time I finally got into
Gopa took us for an educational walk round, he explained about coconut
trees, paddy fields and lots of other stuff. We then took a rowing boat back to his
house. Had ...
... and have no reason to think it won't be the same with beggars.
On the way down the hill we visited a huge scupture of Nandi, god Shiva's gatekeeper. Shagzil told us the story of how Nandi got his job: his mother (a cow of course) was about to be eaten by a tiger but asked to go home to say goodbye to her son Nandi and then, true to her promise returned to be eaten, but it turned out the tiger was the ...
... We stood beside the rainbow and took snaps which were awesome and looked just like graphically designed wallpapers. Then we climbed down the hill and bought some snacks. We spent some time there watching a small waterfall and left to Melkote.
When we reached Melkote, it was around 7 P.M and our plan of trekking that hill was foiled because of the darkness. So, we just saw the lakes, entered the temple and finally returned to ...