Trip Start Jan 24, 2007
24Trip End Mar 12, 2007
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The first day I did a city tour taking in the zoo and an art gallery (blah), then went up to Chamundi Hill which overlooked the city and had an interesting temple on it and saw a nearby summer palace.
After lunch we went to the palace. This is one of the most colorful palaces I have been in. May have something to do with the fact that is also one of the newest--it burnt down and was rebuilt in 1912. The most remarkable feature were the stained glass ceilings in the ballrooms and reception halls. It has a lovely garden on the outside, but the view from the outside is best after dark.
There is also a very colorful fruit and vegetable market here which also sells vibrantly colored powders and flowers for religious occasions and different flavored sandalwood oils.