Travel Review

Mysore Palace in Night

Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace

This week I am on vacation in Mysore and Coorg. The first day was in Mysore. To reach Mysore from Chennai, you can drive all the way for about 450 Kms or take an overnight Train/Shatapthi Express (Super Fast) Train. But we flew down to Bangalore (45-minute flight) and then hired a Cab from Bangalore to Mysore – a 3-hour journey. The Bangalore-Mysore highway is under maintenance for expansion, to be made into two lanes. Once this massive operation is over, it will reduce significantly the journey time between the two cities.

Every Sunday, from 7 PM to about 8 PM, the palace, its four entrances are lit with thousands of lamps. The lighting is accompanied by Police Band music, it is a feast of lights and music. Instead of writing more about it, see these photos for yourself.

Main Palace glowing with Lights

Main Palace glowing with Lights

Inside view of Southern Entrance

Inside view of Southern Entrance

Sri Varaha Swamy temple inside the palace

Sri Varaha Swamy temple inside the palace

People viewing the beauty of the glowing palace

People viewing the beauty of the glowing palace