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... full chart this morning. He was running a little late for our time, and, being a Canadian I was more concerned with being early or on time, while he not so concerned. I sat while he entered his premises, lit incense, and made prayers to his deities. Then my turn, to stand in front of the goddess Durga with the money in my open hands , repeating the chant. When satisfied that I understood the chant properly, my forehead was dotted with red powder called Ku Ku , or something like ...
... br> first Indian MacDonalds which of course is no big mac but masala
chicken burgers and egg burgers, it was ok actually. We had booked
another seated train to Chennai and this seated train was really nice
which surprised me but filled with children which made me very
nervous to smoke in the toilet. Once we got to Chennai over 7 hours
later we got a tuk tuk to a hotel near the airport I had booked
online. The tuk tuk driver took us ...
... the incense market and wandered around, eventually buying sandalwood fragrance, a staple of the Mysore region.
The next day, we changed from our overbooked hotel, to Hotel Maurya (₹600 / $9.50 per night). We began our day walking up Chamundi Hill. This pilgrim destination involves a climb up 1000 steps to the Chamundeswari Temple. About 2/3 up the journey, there was a large shrine of Nandi (Bull), the mount of ...
... Indian style watercolours and some oil portraits of the royal family from back in the
day. Other than that, had a wander round the market area where they were making lots of flower garlands, fruit and veg etc, and also saw the railway museum including the maharaja’s old train wagon which was slightly nicer than the “modern” Indian railway cars!
Mysore also has a really good zoo which we saw on our last day, and ...
We were woken up by a knock on our door and the offer of tea/cigarette. I accepted the former and declined the latter. A few minutes later my tea arrived and it made for a pleasant start to the day. Soon after we got up and walked straight to the train station. We needed tickets for that evening and we weren't optimistic due to the long weekend.
It took about half an hour before we figured out how the queue operated, one ...