Mango Hotels, Mysore - Jayalakshmipuram
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... which meant the seats were large and comfy, but that title does not extend to air conditioning. I don't know what would; “Extra Super-duper Deluxe” maybe? No air-con obviously doesn't matter in the cool hills, but we wouldn't be in them for much longer. After nearly 45 minutes of driving the bus ended up exactly where it started. Not even kidding. It had done a trip into the town of Munnar and then back out to our original stop. It wasn't even ...
... area where the Maharajah and court would greet the people or watch military parades. The Palace is within a large walled compound with various buildings around the outside, There are also two large temples within the compound all with nicely carved Gopurams rising above them. The gates for me were also special just so decorative and well carved.
I am sorry that because of the sun my pictures may not do justice to the beauty ...
... ridiculous. At the end of the walk around the palace, we did an impromptu elephant ride and it was soo coooll!!! They move a lot slower than i expected and sway side to side. At that speed I wonder how long it took for the Raja's to come in on their grand platforms atop the elephant in the olden days. It was quite the experience.
We went to a hill top temple after that, and the most significant thing I remember about this ride is the speed the ...
... a train to Mysore for the afternoon after hearing and reading a few positive things. I didn't have long, just 5 hours, but I figured that it's better than doing nothing. And so it was.
I visited the Maharaja's Palace, a massive colonial English style building and grounds. Just like all public buildings I've seen in India so far, the paint was chipped and faiding and the process of moving tourists through the place was very disorganised. But from far away it ...
... beaches......travelling can be a really stressful occupation.
Okay, back to some stroytelling.....
As all the 'sleeper' tickets had sold out, our final 13hr train ride back to Mumbai consisted of Chris and I attempting to get some shut-eye in the hallway between two carriages - right by a sink and the public toilet. Charming. To make matters just that little more 'testing', we befriended a Delhi man who at first was really lovely (i think he was high) ...
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