Saturday, December 31, 2016

Mysore - Palace, Chamundi Hills and Zoological Garden

Whenever I visit a palace or any historical place, I used to feel that I was walking through history. I had the same expectations when I went to visit the Palace of Mysore which belonged to the Wodeyar dynasty of yesteryear. Sadly, I couldn’t connect to the history, this time.

It took me around 2 hours to see the entire Padmanabhapuram palace in Kerala which I visited it, last year. But the Mysore Palace is much bigger than the Padmanabhapuram palace and still the visit took only half an hour. Because, only a small section of the palace was open to the public. Besides, the place is too over crowded which was a big turn off when it comes to explore the other extended activities going in the premises of the palace. For instance Camel riding. 

The palace hardly reminded me of the prosperity of yesteryear but extravaganza.

Cameras are not allowed in the palace.

If you really want to enjoy the view of Palace, you can go in the evening, especially on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm when the palace will be illuminated for about 15 minutes.


Mysore palace will always be the first choice of anyone who wants to visit Mysore but not mine. I was deeply happy when I went atop the Chamundi Hills. You can see entire Mysore from the top of this hill. Besides, the famous Chamundeswari Temple is situated on the top of the Chamundi Hill.

Chamundeshwari Temple

Little bit of history

The history of this temple can be traced back to 1000 years. The temple started gaining importance when the Maharajas of Wodeyar dynasty assumed power. They were ardent devotees of Chamundeswari devi ( Durga).

On the way to the temple

Zoologial Garden, Mysore
Though I had to walk a lot, I enjoyed it. Some pics from the zoological garden in  Mysore.

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