Howard John Inn

Address: Mysore, Karnataka, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Mysore

Raj Palace, Woodworkers, Beedies & Essential Oils

A travel blog entry by michellendave on Feb 21, 2015

94 photos

... up. A team of electricians illuminate the Palace from 6:00 to 7:45pm, on weekends. We assumed it would be lit until about 10 pm. Boy were we wrong. Entrance onto the palace grounds is free and we got there at 7:30 and at 7:45 sharp, all the 98000 bulbs went dark.

February 23, 2015

By Invitation Only

When we arrived at the palace, we were told by several rickshaw drivers that ...

Day 10: Mysore

A travel blog entry by williampotter on Dec 18, 2014

11 photos

... a busy junction of traffic, clothes and orange sellers. The nearby indoor market puts UK equivalents to shame with huge fresh produce - aubergines, watermelons, large sweet gooseberries, okra, chillies, ginger, corridors housing all sizes of bananas, baskets of herbs and heaps of coloured spices.

Dinner is at the home of local restauranteur Rajam, where his mischievous three-year-old daughter entertains us while ...

The Amazing Race: India Edition

A travel blog entry by lindsaypund on Jun 22, 2014

1 comment, 12 photos

... the most attention and celebrity status with her blonde hair ☺

The final sight for our Amazing Race was the Bridavan Garden and Krishna Rajasagar Dam. We had dinner at The Royal Orchid with the view of the sunset over the water and the gardens as they transformed from bright yellows, pinks, and reds and bustling with people to the peaceful ambiance of evening park lights. To describe today, phenomenal, sensational, and extraordinary don’t even scratch the ...

Mysore Palace

A travel blog entry by laurenw_is on Apr 20, 2014

6 photos

... in the correct order which was a little annoying. It was still informative and comprehensible which are two qualities that local guides tend to lack.

The palace is incredible by Indian standards. I'm sure it will pale in comparison to some of the European castles we're due to see, but for now we walked around open mouthed. Giant statues of prowling tigers flank the garden path. Huge rooms decorated with intricate teak carving. Inlaid marble floors. A domed stained glass ...

Mysore & Ooty

A travel blog entry by edinburghb on Feb 25, 2014

10 photos

... meant football!) and we'd discovered the local KFC (it's the little things). When we did get to the palace I may have got in a little bit of trouble... You're not supposed to take photos inside but when I saw lots of locals with their phones out I though a few pictures wouldn't hurt. Sadly for me some jobs worth security guard decided he'd try and make a 'tip'. Once confronted about taking photos I admitted yes I had and I would be happy to delete them, ...

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