Travel Diary India Visit Mysore

Updated on December 20, 2019
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Rdsparrowriter is a Sri Lankan Poetess written story books in poetry form. She's passionate and writes from heart covering subjects.

19/12/2019

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 :)

Inside the Sri Lankan airport
Inside the Sri Lankan airport | Source
Selfie in the airplane :)
Selfie in the airplane :) | Source

18/12/2019

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 Church

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My Indian Epal Sanjai, my mom, sis and myself :)
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My Indian Epal Sanjai, my mom, sis and myself :)
My Indian Epal Sanjai, my mom, sis and myself :) | Source
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"The Village"

The place we had lunch :) Delicious food
The place we had lunch :) Delicious food | Source

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 Fountain

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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 Mysore

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The Bull Temple

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Zoological Gardens

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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 Palace

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Mysore Maharaja Palace
Mysore Maharaja Palace
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Wax Museum

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With Mahatma GhandiCharlie Chaplin and Mona LisaMy sister imitating Micheal JacksonMe and Mr. Bean :)
With Mahatma Ghandi
With Mahatma Ghandi | Source
Charlie Chaplin and Mona Lisa
Charlie Chaplin and Mona Lisa | Source
My sister imitating Micheal Jackson
My sister imitating Micheal Jackson | Source
Me and Mr. Bean :)
Me and Mr. Bean :) | Source

© 2019 Rochelle Ann De Zoysa

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    • rdsparrowriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      8 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Nice to know Manatita :) Yes it was great :) Thank you for complimenting on my creative writing :) God bless you !

    • rdsparrowriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      8 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Thank you Lady Linda for your thoughts :) Appreciate it :) Yes I had a wonderful time :) God bless you !

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      manatita44 

      8 months ago from london

      India itself is rich in so many ways! It was sort of stripped by colonial powers but some of its outer beauty is still there. I love cathedrals!

      Good for you to get out and go somewhere different and so glad that you were not afraid. Good to see a different style Hub from you and of course your poetry is beautiful and honest. Much Love.

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      Linda Crampton 

      9 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      It sounds like you had a wonderful trip. I loved looking at your photos. You saw some very interesting interesting places!

    • rdsparrowriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      9 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Hi Fasdih, thank you for the visit again. I was just sharing my experience and I wasn't aiming for the history lesson. There are articles about those places already on internet. In fact I will write another article of Mysore based on the videos I took during that vacation once my brother's laptop is repaired. Thank you for sharing your opinion.

    • rdsparrowriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      9 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      I'm glad to know Prantika :) Thank you for visiting my hubpages :)

    • rdsparrowriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      9 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Hi lady Hemamala Thank you for the visit to my article. It was really memorable time for me. We were in a tight schedule but some how managed to see the beautiful creativity of Mysore people :)

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      Fasih Ul Hassan 

      9 months ago from Lahore

      I am reading your this article second time. I impressed a lot about your writing style again. You visited palace but you did not tell us about Tipu Sultan who was king of this palace. You did not tell us about history of this palace or this city also.

    • Prantika Samanta profile image

      Prantika Samanta 

      9 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you for being our virtual guide and taking us to various places in Mysore. I had visited Mysore and the memories got refreshed.

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      Hemamala B 

      9 months ago from Karnataka, South India

      Hello... Appreciate your writing..

      I am a resident of Mysore since last 25 years and I am glad that you visited our place and had good vacation .

    • rdsparrowriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      9 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Yes it was fun in Mysore. We visited all these places in two days time. Thank you for visiting my hubpages Halemane :)

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      Fasih Ul Hassan 

      9 months ago from Lahore

      hi Rochelle sister,

      your this writing work is amazing and i love it. You know one day i will come to your home and we will explore your country together. i love you sister so much and take care. you are my sister and my teacher also. your this article motivate me about traveling.

      take care

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      9 months ago from South India

      It was wonderful celebration for you at Mysore. India is such an incredible host for the travelers. Mysore is a place, which has places to enjoy your full week. Good for sharing your album.

    • rdsparrowriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      9 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Yes it was quite memorable :) Thank you for re-visiting those moments with me Sir Billy :) God bless you !

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      Bill Holland 

      9 months ago from Olympia, WA

      What a fantastic journey. Thank you for taking me along with you. Beautiful photos, and your family is lovely.

      Blessings to you always, my friend.

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