Monday, July 6, 2009


Note: This is post is going to be photo-intensive!

It's Sunday and we finally get to travel out of Bangalore for some great R&R. We got to be like silly tourists! We woke up really early in the morning, around 5am so that we could leave early for our 4 hour journey to Mysore. We took 3 different cabs and some of the drivers even gave us an impromptu explanation on the monuments we've see.

Breakfast @ Cafe Coffee Day
The sights on the way to Mysore

Tipu Sultan ruled the Mysore Kingdom for a period of time and the next few photos are of the places related to him and his family.

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
Tomb of Tipu Sultan & his family

Next stop is Jamia Masjid where Tipu Sultan used to go regularly for prayers. He was known to have never missed any of his daily 5 prayers in his entire life.

Next we visited some other sights in the Mysore Kingdom

A Hindu temple in the Mysore Kingdom

St. Philomena Church

Our final stop is the Mysore Palace and I must say it was one of the most intricate and beautiful things I have ever seen. It was a shame that we could not take any photos of inside the palace but the exterior was just as beautiful.

And just when I thought the palace could not impress me any further, we were lucky enough to be there on a Sunday, the one and only day in the week where the entire Mysore palace and it's walls 360 degrees around will magnificently light up! It was truly a breathtaking view. On top of that, a military band was playing patriotic music right in the palace itself to the pleasure of every visitor!

I will definitely never forget this trip to Mysore and was definitely one of the highlights of this entire workshop. Really gave us an insight more into Indian's past and culture.

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