Mysore, India Photos Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before
Getting to Mysore, India (actually called Mysuru) from Bengaluru, involved sitting on a cramped bus with your luggage for 4 hours.
There was no air-conditioner on this bus, but that was fine, since it was cloudy enough to prevent intense heating.
Where Is Mysore, India?
Less Chaotic Than Bengaluru
Arriving in Mysore, you immediately feel that it is WAY less chaotic than Bengaluru.
Still just as dirty with garbage thrown around on every corner, street, green field, crevice and what not, but otherwise, less chaotic.
Riding Around Mysore
My friend and I rented a motorbike for 1 day, and rode around the entire city.
Early in the morning we rode up a hill, and had an amazing view of the city.
The top of a hill that had a Hindu temple and crowds of worshipers, and various monkeys roaming around.
The Ancient Mysore Marketplace
Then we rode down to various local markets that were clearly there hundreds of years ago, with people pawning their wares and consumables to people seeking them.
The Beautiful Mysore Palace
Finally, the main attraction in Mysore was the ‘Mysore Palace’.
A mixture of Hindu/Muslim architecture that now houses various artifacts and paintings not stolen by the British.
The inside of the palace is nice as well, although you are not allowed to take photos…
But the outside is where the really beautiful view is.
There are various Hindu temples that are located within the Palace walls as well.
At night time it’s even more magnificent for sure, with lights dotting the corners and arches and pillars of the entire palace.
Mysore, India Just for a Day or 2
Other than that, Mysore is one of those places you visit for a day, maybe 2 days max if you want to walk through all of the busy narrow streets.