Travel Diary India Visit Mysore
On the 17th of December 2018, a Monday, we left the house in the night. We got into a cab and on the way, my sister met one of her friends to have a side bag. He was really sweet. He had given my sister some snacks and a small gift to remember him by :) Then met my sister's Manager to have her phone. Straight to the airport and it was my first time flying experience too. The flight was at 1:10 a.m on the 18th of Tuesday. I didn't feel excited or nervous. Not even fear.
To board the plane we took an airbus from the building to the area of the airplane. I had a seat at the window :) Huge engines of the airplane... Then once the airplane was in the sky I ended up watching a movie with my sister called 'Crazy Rich Asians'. We were given a nice hot bun with apple juice. Around 2:30 a.m landed in Indian Bangalore Airport. Wow!!! So big. Greenery plants on the sides. So many checking. I was afraid to take an escalator so we went on the elevator. My first time in India is at Karnataka, Bengaluru (Bangalore).
My first time flying :)
We took 'Mega Cab' and met my Epal, Sanjai somewhere in the middle of our journey. Then he took us to our lodging in the 'Magaji Orchids Hotel'. Nice setting and we were on the first floor.
Then in the morning around 9:00 a.m, we left there and traveled about 4 hours on the road. We had idli an Indian food which was super tasty on the way.
We visited St.Philomena's Cathedral in Mysore. We were not able to watch inside as it was under renovations.
Mysore St. Philomena's ChurchClick thumbnail to view full-size
On the 18th, lunch was taken at 'The Village' an Indian beautiful place. Delicious food.
Then after that in the evening, we visited Brindavan Gardens, watched a Dam and a beautiful musical water dancing fountain. We had Chico Smoothie for the first time. It almost tasted like Kiwi.
Brindavan Gardens Mysore Musical FountainClick thumbnail to view full-size
So on the 19th of Wednesday, we passed the Dam, we went to a place where we could watch the whole Mysore important places with binoculars :) A horse race place, the hospital, and all the important landmarks.
We went to a temple called 'Bull Temple'. I was impressed by the talent of the two young men who carved images on stones on the spot. Wow! beautiful talent.
Aerial View of Important Landmarks of MysoreClick thumbnail to view full-size
The Bull TempleClick thumbnail to view full-size
Zoological GardensClick thumbnail to view full-size
Mysore Visit 19/12/2019
My Indian Epal whom I visited first is
A young handsome man of business
He's methodical and very well organized
He's caring, thoughtful and concerned.
He lives in a joint family of 35 people
Very well dressed classy type of style
All live in one big building of four flats
One kitchen, meals together on mats.
He does export and import business
Sale of Ribbons and Sari borders
It's their family business owned 3 shops
With the storage of a warehouse.
He took us to RRR Restaurant
Then 'The Village' Restaurant
Some vegetables prepared like meat
We enjoyed the delicious food we eat.
We visited Mysore temples, Maharaja Palace
I wonder how it was like walking with all fancy dresses
Wonderful history, Magnificient huge palace
My mom and sis rode the camels of the Palace.
Visited a temple where the granite stones were dipped
Twenty years had taken to clean as they were dipped
Very clean with green grass carpeting
Thulsie leaves and some water given as blessing.
Watched animals in the Zoological gardens
Even the dancing waters at Brindavan Gardens
Also in Mysore visited creative Sand and Wax Museums
Enjoyed yummy food at 'The Magaji Orchids'.
Mysore Maharaja PalaceClick thumbnail to view full-size
Wax MuseumClick thumbnail to view full-size
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