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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Mysore. (Karnataka Journals, Part 2)


          When you're on an industrial visit, there's never enough time. So, one thing I learned after my second industrial visit is to never go on another one. I love travelling and that was the sole purpose I decided to go. But when I was there, I realised that travelling can never be travelling when you're under an official tour. When in Mysore, I visited the Mysore Palace and Brindavan Gardens. These were amazing places with grandeur attached to them. I could spend only three hours at both these places together. So, yeah, that wasn't ideal but I'm glad I had at least that much time.

          Palaces have a mesmerising effect on me. I always think about how kings might have lived there. How those times might have been like. How it might have been to have your own palace which is so huge, you would never want to go outside. And when I am at palaces, I just get lost in all these fantasies. And these aren't like those fairy tale fantasies. These are the things which leave me in wonderment. A good kind of baffle which makes me want to explore the corners of all the palaces in the world.
          So, Mysore Palace is purely fabulous. I have seen palaces before. But, not one was as a mystery to me as this one. We neither researched about it nor did we have a tour guide. So it was all just walking wherever the crowd took us. I was awestruck with its architecture. I loved the intricate work on the pillars and ceilings. It's symbolic to that era and observing that work gives me joy. Be it any place, if the architecture is inspiring, I'll love to spend even an entire day at that place. I walked barefoot on the cold floor. I touched the strong pillars. I gazed at the courtrooms. I stood where a king stood decades earlier. It's all just beautifully royal to witness. I know that millions of people visit this palace every year. But still, that feeling was something special. I love how palaces bring out the artsy side in me.
Photo Credit : Omkar Vaidya
Photo Credit : Avanti Patil
          We spent only one hour at the Mysore Palace. Our next stop was Brindavan Gardens. Talking about the hugeness of things, this garden wins. You can keep walking and walking and you won't get bored. It has 60 acres of area. Adjoining to it, is the Krishnarajasagara dam. It gives the garden a profound look. I loved the effect of moss green grass with that of the white free-falling water. The place was so in sync with itself. It's a place for artists. There's a lot of inspiration for poets, writers and photographers. There was also a light and sound show. This show is very popular at this place. But none of us liked it. It was just a small fountain and lame music. It would've been amazing if it was in the lake or towards the garden. So, it was a disappointment but at least I enjoyed most part of it.
Photo Credit : Avanti Patil
If you ever visit Mysore, don't forget these. They top the places to visit in Mysore! Stay tuned for the next travel post about the places in Coorg!



19 comments:

  1. Hey Aishwarya,
    I went to Mysore for Dussehara a couple of years back. It was splendid. Try to catch it at that time. You'd love it.
    Cheers!

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    1. Must be really beautiful at that time! Thanks. :)

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  2. You photos are beautiful! India is definitely on my travel bucket list.

    All the Best,
    Allison | www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com

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    1. Thanks a lot. India has so many places that'll leave you wondering about the secrets of nature. You'll love it! :)

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  3. I can honestly say I'd never heard of Mysore before, and I'd never really thought much about travelling to India. But you've definitely changed my mind on that one! Better get saving xx

    www.therachelcooke.com

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    1. Glad to hear that. We have many places which are purely amazing! :)

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  4. That palace is incredible! I'm adding it to my list of places to visit when I get to this part of the world in my travels! :)

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  5. Well written. It's a wonderful place. I remember Chamundi hills and the temple there. R.K. Narayan, the famous author is from Mysore.

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  6. Mysore Palace looks absolutely amazing! Before your post I hadn't known about this unique destination. My bucket list continues to grow. It reminds me of my trips to Paris, France when I toured the Palace of Versailles.

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  7. I am the same way when I visit a castle. It always seems so special to be there, even though countless people have visited before me and will visit after me, and it brings out my artsy side. It looks like a beautiful place!

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    1. So good to know that there's someone like me out there. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  8. Looks like an awesome time!

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  9. Looks like such a beautiful place! I need to put Mysore Palace on my bucket list!

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  10. wow, the palace looks like a beautiful place to visit!

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  11. You've written this beautifully. I've visited both the places and I can relate to whatever is mentioned here! x

    http://www.theprettycitygirl.com/

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  12. I've never heard of Mysore before. Looks very fun to visit!

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