The Journey To Heritage City

Tripoto
28th Feb 2018
Photo of The Journey To Heritage City by Sahad Mk

Mysore is known as Heritage city of India. It was my second solo Travel. It was my long time wish to visit the awesome place in Karnataka. One of my friends had a room at Mysore. All I heard about Mysore was Mysore palace. I had no more idea about this place. Anyway, I needed to breathe again by having the journey. College classes were getting boorish. So I decided to go to Mysore. I informed my friend that I'm coming.

I got the bus at early in the morning, around 6.30 a.m from Manjeri. It was a Ksrtc bus of Kerala government, I always like ksrtc. The journey in ksrtc was comfortable. I took the window seat.

The route to Mysore was through Wayanad. I was excited and happy. I looked outside and breath fresh air. I had no surprise as the route through Calicut was not new to me. I listened to music and hoped for best scenes during the trip. One of the best scenes I got was from the Wayanad churam(steep ascend of nine hairpin turns). I watched carefully the hill view from the bus.

Day 1

After 2 or 3 hours of journey, I reached Wayanad.The route through Wayanad was stunning and unforgettable. The sleeping tea plants, stubborn hilltops and every site was astonishing. The bus crossed Muthanga check post.

I looked outside, the forest looked like scary and deserted. There were no greenish and enjoyable scenes for me. But it was so dreadful silent. Frankly, it was so boorish. I slightly remember the place name something like Mullenahalli. I tried to get some sleep, but I couldn't .

I reached Mysore bus stand around 1.00 p.m.I was starving but I didn't take lunch. I called my friend and asked for his address. I took an autorickshaw from the prepaid booth. The driver was so rush. I took a video of the safari from the back seat. My first visit to Mysore. After a rickshaw safari of 8 kilometres, I stepped down at the destination as per the address. I called my friend and he asked me to wait there. So I sat on the bench at the bus stop and took out my food. It wasn't heavy as you think, fried bread and banana. My friend,Praseej arrived when I finished my food. I sat behind his scooter and he drove to his room.

His room was near from the bus stop. I took shower and changed my clothes. We had a chit chat about old school days, friends and current life. He pleased me to took rest and promised to take around next day.

Day 2

I woke up early morning and took shower. I checked my friend he was sleeping. I tried to wake up him. But he fell asleep. A few hours later he woke up and told me that he was very tired. He convinced me that we could start the journey soon. Around 10.30 a.m we began the journey. We took breakfast from a restaurant on the way and filled the fuel tank of the scooter. It was the too hot weather. Praseej warned me earlier.so it wasn't a problem for me.

We decided to visit Mysore Palace first. So we geared up to there. The Palace has seen from the road at a long distance. I was astonished,"What an impressive royal palace".We entered through the entrance gate after took the tickets. There was a stunning temple namely Bhuvaneswari Temple. I took pictures of the temple and continued walk through the splendid garden pathway.The view of palace was interesting ,and I gazed at its beauty as I was walking.

Bhuvaneswari Temple

Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, Indië by Sahad Mk

Mysore Palace

Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, Indië by Sahad Mk

Praseej told me the beauty of palace at its peak during the night, with a light show. So we moved towards the entrance where we could enter inside of the palace. After the security check, we slowly walked through the palace. There was plenty of antique displayed, And the history of the royal family was explained on boards.

silver chairs

Photo of The Journey To Heritage City by Sahad Mk

The architecture of the place is amazing. I was shocked when I was looking at the pillars and halls. It was very charming. It took an hour to see the entire palace.

Photo of Mysore Palace, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka by Sahad Mk
Photo of Mysore Palace, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka by Sahad Mk
Photo of Mysore Palace, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka by Sahad Mk

We geared up to the next place 'Jaganmohan Palace'. It was initially used by the Wodeyars, kings of Mysore as their home. It is now converted into an art gallery and a function hall. The palace is one of the seven palaces of the royal city of Mysore. We visited the art gallery. There were magnificent paintings of famous artist Raja Ravi Varma. We also paid a visit to the sideway hall outside the art gallery which has many antique collections.

Photo of Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium, Subbarayanakere, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka, Indië by Sahad Mk
Photo of Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium, Subbarayanakere, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka, Indië by Sahad Mk
Photo of Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium, Subbarayanakere, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka, Indië by Sahad Mk
Photo of Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium, Subbarayanakere, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka, Indië by Sahad Mk

Next, we bolted to St. Philomena's Cathedral which was built in1936. I was stunned by its elegant architecture. We only spent few minutes over there.

St. Philomena's Cathedral

Photo of St. Philomena's Church, Veerangere, Lourdu Nagar, Mandi Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka, Indië by Sahad Mk

The climate became so hot as hell. We decided to return back to the room after visiting the Sand Museum and Wax museum. The museum wasn't far away. There wasn't anything much to see. Just clicked some photos of the sand sculptures.

the sand sculpure of Farova

Photo of Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, KC Layout, Mysuru, Karnataka, Indië by Sahad Mk

After that, we went to the wax museum. This wax museum has consisted of various galleries. The museum displays different kinds of musical instruments, traditions and culture of different regions in the world. It also has many life-size wax statues. We returned to the room after had lunch. Praseej told me we could go to the Chamundeswari Hills at evening.

Arabian Music

Photo of Melody World Wax Museum, Kurubara Halli, Siddhartha Layout, Mysore, Karnataka, Indië by Sahad Mk

Australian Tribe

Photo of Melody World Wax Museum, Kurubara Halli, Siddhartha Layout, Mysore, Karnataka, Indië by Sahad Mk

We continued our journey around 5.45 p.m.There was no hot sunlight. Chamundi hills are one of the major pilgrimage sites as there is Chamundeswari Temple situated at the top of the hill. The temple dedicated to the goddess Chamundeshwari or Durga. The temple premises was crowdy. We walked around the temple and sat down on the steps behind the temple. The architecture of the temple was impressive.

Sri Chamundeswari Temple

Photo of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hill Steps, Chamundi Hill, Mysuru, Karnataka, Indië by Sahad Mk

As the sky was dimming the light we scooted from there. He said we were going to see something scenic. I was confused, what would that be?. He stopped the scooter after ten minutes of travel. So there I was looking around and something struck my eyes. The Landscape view of entire Mysore. It was more than just amazing.

Photo of The Journey To Heritage City by Sahad Mk

Mysore during evening,The Chamundi Hills

Photo of The Journey To Heritage City by Sahad Mk

We relaxed there and wait for the night comes. The view of Mysore at night was shining and ravishing. We spent more time there as the scene was magnificent and needed to breathe some fresh air.

Photo of Chamundi Hill, Mysuru, Karnataka by Sahad Mk

Mysore At Night

Photo of Chamundi Hill, Mysuru, Karnataka by Sahad Mk

The day was special for me as I touched the soul of 'The Heritage City'.I wish I was living here.

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