On our way back from Nagarhole national park in Kabini, we stayed for a day in Mysore. The last time I had gone to Mysuru was a few years back when we visited the majestic Mysore Palace.

Lalitha Mahal Palace

I had booked for our stay in the famous Lalitha Mahal Palace, which has appeared in many Tamil films including Rajni’s Guru Sishyan (1988), which has now been converted to be a luxury hotel. The hotel Bellman who helped us with our check-in was proud of the place and he insisted we see the suite rooms where celebrities including Rajnikanth stay during their visits.

View of Lalitha Mahal Palace
View of Lalitha Mahal Palace
View of the staircase
View of the staircase
Marble staircase
Marble staircase
View from Lalitha Mahal Palace
View from Lalitha Mahal Palace
Lalitha Mahal Palace Corridor
Lalitha Mahal Palace Corridor
Lalitha Mahal Palace - Room inside view
Lalitha Mahal Palace – Room inside view

Mysore Zoo

In the evening, we went to see Mysore Zoo as my son loves to see animals. This is one of the well-maintained Zoos in the country.

Mysore Zoo was created in 1892 on 10 acres (4.0 ha) of the summer palace of Maharaja Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar, and was originally called the Palace Zoo.

Rhinoceros in the zoo
Rhinoceros in the zoo
Zebras in the zoo
Zebras in the zoo
Tiger
Tiger
Giraffe
Giraffe

Remember, Mysore has plenty to offer, so on your next visit don’t stop with just Brindavan gardens.