Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mysore Palace - 2 Sept

The palace is situated in the heart of the city. Unfortunately, one can't take cameras into the palace grounds so I only have pictures taken outside.

The palace grounds are huge, around 450 yards each side. The palace is on the left as you walk in through the south gate and on its grounds, you can find 8 different temples.

Inside the palace, are exhibits of European statuettes, lamps from the East, etc. along with paintings and murals of the royal family and Indian history.

My favourite part is the Durbar Hall on the first floor, where you will have a panoramic view of the palace grounds with its fountains and towers of temples.

After the palace, I was walking around the palace lawns when suddenly I became a tourist attraction. A group of boys from Kerala wanted to include me in the picture with them, so I obliged.

Oh, I forgot to mention that you will have to remove your shoes before you enter the palace. Luckily I was wearing a pair of socks with no holes in them. Which reminds me, I need to send my socks to the laundry now.


Edwin said...

Great to see you've time for a gander round the city.
Is the squalor apparent or does everything look like The Darjeeling Brothers.? Have an eye-opening week and keep your tummy well. BTW Socks with holes? Too much info mate! Later, Ed

Edwin said...

Sorry, Express...with brothers in it. Semantics...Ed

M_in_M said...

Sorry. The pictures took so long to upload. I've added an extra picture by mistake - not sure how to delete it.

M_in_M said...

By the way, I can't access your profile.

Edwin said...

Hey mate, I logged in via gmail so no profile. The palace is awesome! I mentioned your blog to wifey and she shared it with Christina at Shearn. I'll pass her the link so she can pop by too. Ed

M_in_M said...

Thanks, buddy. May head to the rail museum this weekend or next week. Will post some pics of trains for the kiddies.