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I hadn't seen Laney, Stuart or Betsy since Fort Cochin so guess who I saw as I ran for the bus in Sultan Battery - the very same. It's remarkable how you keep on bumping into the same people. And everyone was going to Mysore.
For me the main objective was the Sultan's Palace. An extraordinary building that was far more stunning inside than out with multi pillar halls, stained glass windows and a grand stand that I could only begin to imagine would have ...
... teak, then the mixed forest and underbrush. Several small communities, and sometimes lone house built of mud and brick tiled roof, were nestled in the forest. These people have regular wildlife encounters, I am sure. Women gathered twigs for their fires and I wondered if they live in constant fear of a tiger attack.
Every few kilometers, speed bumps encouraged drivers to slow down. Dave eases over them, ...
... open till 10.30, I wandered to my new favourite veg restaurant for some idly and vada for brekkie whilst reading my current book about modern Buddhism (an interesting read).
Getting to the palace I can see why its compared to a Disney castle, its so pretty. Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to take pics inside but it was really beautiful. I spotted a sign declaring that foreigners were allowed a free audio guide, so I made the most of it, getting interesting snippets ...
... 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, ...
Mysore, a medium-sized city in southern Karnataka state, is sometimes called the cultural capital of southern India, for its magnificent palace, colonial buildings, and famous crafts (Mysore silk, sandalwood, essential oils and spices). Being relatively close to Bangalore, India's leading tech city, Mysore receives some spillover tech development and is one of the most prosperous seeming places I visited in ...