Mysore, India

Well after nearly 2 months lazing around in Goa, i finally started to get moving again on Monday
And it was a decision i was glad off, decent nights sleep on the train down south, then get the local bus from Bangalore to Mysore. Staying a little bit out of town at a cheap international hostel, but seen as i have all day i just wandered into town, and took in the sight of Mysore palace, completed in 1912 it totally immaculate and exquisitely decorated with lots of gold leaf and paintings on the ceilings. It gets illuminated by some 90000 bulbs at the weekend, but I’ll miss that as would have moved on to the hill station of Ooty then, in Tamil Nadu.
Took in more of the town including the staple South Indian diet of masala dosas (like pancakes bit bit crispy with potato curry in) and veg thalis (as much rice as you can eat with different vegetable curries and chutneys on top). Going to Charamundi hill tomorrow, several kms outside of Mysore with a Hindu temple on the top.Had another nice day today wandering around the town, walked out to the zoo this morning and looked at all the animals including indian and african elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes and many more.  Then went to the art gallery thisa afternoon to see some of the paintings from the maharaja colonial era of India very good.  Anyway here is a few of the photos:

Above Mysore palace completed in 1912
Typical south indian meal of veg thali  surved authentically on banana leaf
Me walking back home to the hostel past the lake and gardens outside of Mysore
Temple just around the corner from where i am staying, lit up at dusk

One comment

  1. Hi Tom, nice photos! I was talking to a typical Indian lady in Boots and was telling her all about your travels. She tells me that her son hates Indian food and wants English! how funny in that you love Indian food! Should we swop when you get home. Only joking but I promise I will get out those Indian recipes.
    Take care my lovely boy xxxx

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