Ruchi The Prince
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... magnificent in its hey day. Unfortunately photos were not allowed inside the palace. It was a highlight of Mysore that was overshadowed by the elephants that were very popular for rides. I just found them depressing. One elephant stopped near me, it's back full of braying, paying tourists. I have spent a lot of time around wild and domestic animals. If there was ever an animal that needed Valium it was this elephant. I was standing three feet away directly ...
... the washboard type, I stand up behind him.
Except for the few towns we drove through, traffic was light. Several spotted deer crossed the road in front of us.
We stopped to watch a herd of Bison graze then disappear in the brush. And just before we exited the park we spotted a small group of elephants in meadow near the reservoir. Fantastic. What an experience.
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... as I wandered about. There was quite a lot of art which actually depictes scenes that had actually happened around the palace. It really helped bring the place to life.
By the time i left it wasnt even midday, so I allowed a rickshaw driver to drive me to the bottom of the Chamundi hills for 50 rupees after he'd tried to offer me a lift to the top stopping at particular "special" spots for 300 rupees... I definitely needed the walk. Two days cooped up in the room meant ...
... Although I did point out I was following the example of locals... The guard decided to threaten the police station (obviously an empty threat) and to confiscate my phone for a fine, all of which was ********. So I lost my nice photos of the palace (I'm assuming the only reason photos are banned is so they can sell a set to you instead) but the guard, much to his disappointment, didn't get a 'tip' out of me. We went back to the palace in the evening ...
Mysore's leading sight in Mysore Palace, the former seat of the Wodeyar maharajas and one of India's grandest royal buildings, at least as spectacular when illuminated for a few hours in the evening as during the day. We took an audio guide tour of the palace's fantastic interiors, but this was another place where no photography was allowed and I don't have any pictures of the palace insides. ...