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We arrived in Mysore yesterday. Very different from the North. We toured a couple of temples and the Mysore Palace today. We saw our first sidewalk in 3 weeks, how civilized!
... that warms me up inside. Once we walk into the outside plaza we see beautiful flower gardens, enormous trees and the three gates that lead into this plaza. Mysore used to be the capital city of the Kingdom of Mysore until 1947 when India became Independent, and in this palace huge armies filled with elephants and horse mounted generals lined in the front plaza to hear the king speak from the auditorium. As I enter the palace I see paintings of these scenes and it ...
... ones. From there we took a rickshaw into town to the magnificent Mysore Palace. Absolutely huge, it is one of the most beautiful buildings we had walked through on our trip - unfortunate that we could not take pictures inside! We took lots of them outside to make up for it, an absolutely beautiful building surrounded by gardens. The original palace, built out of wood, burned nearly completely to the ground. When the royal family reconstructed ...
... snoring imaginable. On the lower bunk Ros bashed
the chap opposite with a book throughout the night, to little effect, while I yelled at others to turn off the lights - just like home!
We reached Mysore at 6.30am and managed to get into our hotel room within two hours for a shower, an hours rest and some breakfast – all very welcome. We strolled over the road to the Maharaja's ...
... a fascinating one and all the factory staff were only too happy to try to explain what was going on – though this is rather difficult to understand in the racket and clatter of machines, and the strongly-accented English. The machines, which must date from the early 1900s, churn and grind away washing, dyeing, spinning, twisting,and weaving the silk into lengths of sari fabric – the most expensive of which has patterns running through in gold ...