Friday, May 3, 2013

Mysore - The palaces

The Mysore Palace was built in 1912 by the Wodeyar king. I found it amazing that it was a combination of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and Gothic styles.

Here are some views of the outside. The rooms inside were impressively decorated, photography was not allowed.

Our first view was of it light up at night.

 
 
We then went by the next afternoon to take a look at it in daylight.
 

 
 
 
 

 I found the lioness statues all over the place quite impressive.

 The other palace we went to was the Jaganmohan palace. While the building itself was not as impressive as the royal palace, the paintings it housed (it is now a government art gallery) were quite fantastic... definitely worth a visit.
 
 

3 comments:

College Gardener said...

Very impressive indeed! And it looks as if it is much better maintained than many other palaces that have not been converted into a hotel or some such thing.

Deepak Balasubramanian said...

Nice pictures!!

PlantPostings said...

Wow, that is absolutely beautiful! And your shots are fantastic. I especially enjoyed the night shots, but they're all great!