October 18, 2009

Mysore - Part 4

You can also read Mysore Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3


Lets go on a fun ride around Mysore and see how the other Heritage buildings and streets are decorated for Dasara, I almost forgot to show you the lightings don one Chamundi Hill to welcome Tourists... It Reads "Suswagatha" which means Welcome, it can me seen even before you enter Mysore.

Now lets come out of the Mysore Palace from the West Gate, and go in the direction same as the vehicles (This place is called KR Circle, One of  the busiest place in Mysore)

After a 3 min ride you will end up here, here's another beautiful statue of Maharaja Krishna Raja Wodayar

lets have a closer look

If you look in the same direction as the Statue is looking your view will be this, by now you would've noticed lights where ever we travelled, most of the buildings and almost all the streets will be decorated with lights.

Most of the Heritage Buildings have been converted into School's, College, Govt Office's, Hospital etc... lets have a look at some of them

Mysore City Corporation Office, Located behind the Main palace 

Jaganmohn Palace which is now a Art Gallery, it is also located behind main palace at a walking distance of about 1000 mts. from the Corporation office. It was built in 1861 to celebrate the marriage of his daughter, the princess of  Mysore. The main door of this Museum is it self a master piece of Art with intricate carvings. The original oil paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore on display here are on many mythological themes. The painting of lady holding the lamp of the Indian Artist S.G.Heldnker is another Master piece. A good collection of clocks is  also on display here. 

Government primary school located behind Jaganmohan palace

Maharaja Boy's College

Maharani Girls Science College

Mysore University

to be Continued........

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  1. What a fabulous nighttime tour of Mysore! Your captures are exquisite, Sam! What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great day!


  2. Thank you sylvia, I'm Glad you liked the post and the photo's :)

  3. hello samson.
    so like all your terrific night captures. the buildings are beautifully lit.
    thank you for sharing them with us.
    have a good week.

  4. wow, so festive. are the buildings lit everyday or just for a festival. neat shots.


  5. Mysore looks so festive and pretty. I love all the buildings lit up with the pretty colored lights. Thanks for sharing your world.
    Great photos.

  6. What a wonderful tour...love the way all the buildings are so beautifully lit...that green school is wild!!

  7. WOW Sam!! I love the night photography and those buildings are fantastic. I also like the way they have different colour lights on them.

  8. Wonderful night shots and subjects.

  9. you made me miss my mysore days !! lived for about 4 mnths there .. its a lovely place indeed :)

  10. Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

    @ Photo cache
    These buildings will be Illuminated only during the Dasara festival (all the nine days). Mysore Palace will be lit on every sunday and other holidays

    @ PS
    Ya, you'll fall in love with this place once you start living there... you'll start missing this place once you are out of there....

  11. Those shots are utterly beautiful.

  12. wow. i love nightshots, you need a tripod or u have to be very very still. great shots.

  13. These are some really beautifully lit structures! A good example of night photography!

    Pixellicious Photos

  14. Thanks Sandy

    these are all handheld shots, was not carrying my tripod neither did i have a time to set my tripod.. bumping up the shutter speed helped me a bit :)

    Thanks Kcalpesh

  15. wow!! its simply superb! i have never been to mysore.. and with your pictures you are making me plan a trip there.. all the photos are amazing:)

  16. Oh what a wonderful set of colourful and beautifully lit buildings. Like a real fairytale land ready for a celebration.

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