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Travel Blogs from Mysore
The travel continues on to Mysore, thus we travelled by train from Trivandrum to Kozhikode and then by bus climbing the Western ghats and witnessing the change of scenary, going from lush green of Kerala to the more dry colours of Karnataka hills.
We read many good things about Mysore boasting a "charismatic appeal", well ....since we are not very fond of cities Mysore scored some good points. Paying a visit to Mysore Palace with the audio guide provided at the entrance ...
... smelt a rat. The
other 2 cars weren't there, and he was insisting we get out of the car
and opened the boot to extract our luggage. We knew something was
wrong as the journey had been much quicker than we expected, plus
there was a clue in the fact that only our car was there. Me and
Kate stayed put in the taxi and Fred and Ginger watched over the
luggage in the boot while the driver was on the phone ...
... was to see a huge croc fly out of the water and
catch a bird in mid-air. This was too fast to capture, and all I got was
a few shots as the croc took the bird down into the water.
The next stop was BR hills! Pure magic is what the place was all about!
The drive up the hills, the outstanding weather, the stay and food! I
only stayed for one night, but it was a great experience. I visited the ...
... got harassed by the tuk tuk drivers to go to their favourite hotel, so they could get their commission. We had to give into one of them eventually because we had not booked ahead and didn't want to be wandering around for hours. Donna had a look at the room in the hotel he took us to, which was ok but we said no because it didn't have a hot shower and they wanted to kick us out exactly 24hrs after we arrived. This meant we would've been homeless at ...
... Hill, which in America is a small mountain, is the home of a temple placed over the spot that Chamundi fought and beat the demons. Our wise captain of this voyage compared it to a memorial for the spot that the Death Star was destroyed... We stood in line, barefooted, caught a glimpse of the goddess and then started down the mountain... I'm sorry, the Hill. We hopped down 300 uneven and oddly shaped steps to see the largest bull that I will ever see. It is a huge statue of Lord ...