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Mysore Palace

Day 6 Mudumalai > Mysore

After breakfast 250 rupees/ NZ$5.30 / US$3.90 it was back into the jeeps for the short transit to the bus. Because of the narrowest and rough road, no way could the bus have negotiated the tight corners, water crossing and rough surface. Made sure that I was again sitting in the front as in the back with my height I was initially yesterday hitting my head on the roof of the jeep as we headed back to the village of Masinagudi.

Passing fields where cotton, banana, ginger and tumeric were grown.

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A toilet and snack stop and for me a Black Forest Cocoa 150 rupees/ NZ$3.20 / US$2.30.

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Mysore Palace

I could easily imagined life as a Maharaja living the high life in the Mysore Palace. This stunning palace was the home of the Maharajas of Mysore, the former royal family, which ruled from 1399 to 1950. A rich history of Indian royalty soaked in the splendor of an era long gone. Love taking photos of mirrors. Perhaps I should have concentrated on taking pictures of the floor tiles.

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At the end of the hour that we were allowed here, what does one do while waiting for the rest of the group? People watching.

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Unfortunately we were not here on Sunday as that night and all national holidays, from 7pm to 8pm, the palace is illuminated by nearly 100,000 light bulbs that accent its majestic profile against the night. This also happens for just 15 minutes after the Monday to Saturday sound and light show has finished.

Ambavilas Palace, otherwise known as the Mysore Palace, is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the southern Karnataka state of India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore. The palace is in the centre of Mysore, and faces the Chamundi Hills eastward. Mysore is commonly described as the 'City of Palaces', and there are seven palaces including this one; however, 'Mysore Palace' refers specifically to this one within the Old Fort.

Mysore Palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India, after the Taj Mahal, with more than 6 million annual visitors. Thanks Mr Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysore_Palace

https://mysorepalace.gov.in/

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/mysuru-mysore/attractions/mysuru-palace/a/poi-sig/449543/356332

http://www.culturalindia.net/monuments/mysore-palace.html

A late lunch at the Beer Garden upstairs of the Parklane Hotel not far away. Time for a change from Indian, so it was Chinese Scechwan noodles / chow mein 185 rupees / NZ$3.90 / US$2.90 and instead of a beer it was Lime soda 60 rupees / NZ$1.25 / US$0.90. Comfort food for 260 rupees/ NZ$5.30 / US$4.00.

https://www.liveinstyle.com/nightlife/mysore/outlet/beer-garden-mysore

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