MYSORE


WE JUST ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED THE DRIVE FROM BANGALORE TO MYSORE.MYSORE IS A BEAUTIFUL CITY AND STILL RETAINS ITS OLD WORLD CHARM.ENROUTE WE PASSED THROUGH RAMANAGARA AND CHANNAPATNA.

Ramanagara  is also famous some of the world’s oldest granite  outcrops. The hill Ramadevarabetta, along with Savandurga was one of the shooting locations for David Lean’s A passage to india. Small door like grottoes were made in the rock to resemble caves. It was also in this region that the path-breaking  hindi movie , was shot.

Channapatna  also known as the toy city is famous for wooden toys.you will find shops on either side where you can buy a few souvenirs.

WHILE IN MYSORE CITY THE FIRST PLACE WE HEADED TO WAS THE CHAMUNDI HILLS FROM WHERE YOU CAN GET A MAGNIFICENT VIEW OF THE MYSORE CITY BELOW.IT IS SO SOOTHING TO JUST SIT IN A CALM SPOT AND ENJOY THE BREEZE- THE VIEW AND NATURE.

THE PALACE IS A DELIGHT BOTH DURING DAY AND NIGHT. TRY TO BE EARLY BEFORE 10 AM IN THE MORNING  TO VISIT THE PALACE DURING DAY BEFORE THE TOURIST BUSES AND THE SCHOOL BUSES WITH STUDENTS ON A TRIP/ PICNIC ARRIVE AS IT IS QUITE MENACING TO BE TROTTING IN THE CONFINES OF A BEAUTIFUL PALACE WITH OVER ENTHUSIASTIC TOURISTS   AND CHATTERING STUDENTS  HYPERVENTILATING DOWN YOUR NECK.DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THE EMPORIUMS IN THE PALACE AS THERE  THE PRICES ARE EXHORBITANT.YOU CAN TRY THE SHOPS AND VENDORS OUTSIDE THE PREMISES BUT BE SURE TO BARGAIN LIKE A SHARK.FOR EXAMPLE THE SANDALWOOD PERFUMED HANDFANS WHICH WERE QUOTED AT RS 300 BY A VENDOR  OUTSIDE THE PALACE PREMISES FINALLY COSTED ME RS 25 ONLY.YOU CAN COLLECT SOME GREAT SOUVENIRS TO TAKE BACK HOME LIKE OLD ANTIQUE METAL LOCKS IN THE SHAPE OF FISHES – TURTLES ETC.

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING WHERE TO EAT IN MYSORE YOU CAN TRY THE LINK GIVEN BELOW.

http://mysore-restaurants.blogspot.in/2011/04/little-woods.html

FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ON MYSORE AND MYSORE PALACE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW. YOU CAN BUY ONLINE TICKETS TOO:-)

http://www.themysorepalace.com/main.htm

Price of admission for foreign tourists is 200 INR., and for Indians 40 INR. All visitors must remove their footwear to enter the palace.

PALACE  VISIT TIMINGS  DURING DAY

Opened: 1912
Hours:
Sun 10am-5:30pm, 7-8pm
Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm
Architectural style: Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture
Address: Mysuru, Karnataka
Phone: 0821 2421051

THE TIMINGS OF ILLUMINATION OF MYSORE PALACE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Saturday —> 7 – 7:30 pm
Sunday & National Holidays —> 7 – 8 pm
During Dasara —> 7 – 9 pm

ILLUMINATED MYSORE PALACE

THE MYSORE PALACE

THE PALACE DURING THE DAY

THE TOURIST SPOTS IN MYSORE.

BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF MYSORE CITY FROM CHAMUNDI HILLS.

A DISCUSSION WITH STUDENT BIKERS

KIDS POSING AS GODS OUTSIDE TEMPLES RETURN BACK HOME AFTER THE DAY IS OVER.

VIEW OF LALITHA MAHAL PALACE AND THE HELIPAD FROM CHAMUNDI HILLS

LALITHA MAHAL PALACE VIEW FROM CHAMUNDI HILLS

STUNTS BY AMATEUR BIKERS AT THE HELIPAD IN THE EVENING

STUNTS BY AMATEURS ON BIKES IN A LOCATION CLOSE TO THE HOTEL LALITHA MAHAL PALACE.

DRIVING DOWN CHAMUNDI HILLS TOWARDS LALITHA MAHAL PALACE HOTEL

BEAUTIFUL HIGHWAYS

RAMANAGARA

TOY CITY CHANNAPATNA

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17 thoughts on “MYSORE

  1. Really nice photos on here – I particularly like the illuminated palace at night! The signposts and bike stunts are really interesting too – and not things that everyone would document but I think those kind of things are great! 😀

    • thankyou darkhartetravel. the stop at the bike stunts while driving back from chamundi hills was imprompto. we were just exploring the area. but glad that we could capture it on cam

  2. Love the photos. Mysore is the one place in India I’ve always wanted to go and when I open your blog, there it is. When the time comes, I’ll message you here so I can pick your brain on ideas for Mysore. Thanks for the post.

    • mysore is one place in india that still does not have the city feel to it. it retains the old world charm. we are planning to go there again soon. will look forward in future to you “picking on my brain ” lol 🙂 most welcome

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