Date: 27th October 2007
This trip was an office outing with my then team at work. We set off from Bangalore on an early Saturday morning.
We passed the river Kaveri
First stop, Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary
One of the most popular activities to do here is to go on a boat ride
So we all got into one
It's a paddle boat
We came at a time when nesting season was still on
But birds aren't the only residents at this sanctuary
Saw quite a few of them
Quite a few birds in the trees
If you want the best shots, you would require a zoom less. Alas, in those days, all I had was my point-&-shoot Canon.
After a 20 minute ride, we returned back to land
There are some rare trees back in the sanctuary park
We left Ranganthittu bird sanctuary
Next we drove to the small village of Sangam
There's a Nimishambha temple on the banks of the river Kaveri
Took another boat ride
There was at least six of us on the boat, it was that big and stable enough to hold us all
This was a Shirdi Sai statue in the middle of the river stream
Back on land, the locals were selling freshly farmed vegetables
We bought quite a bit as it was quite cheap
As it neared evening, we drove straight to Chamundi Hills in Mysore.
We rode back down to Mysore town
And then went to Mysore Palace as it neared 7pm
One of the Hindu temples inside the Mysore Palace complex
Although Dussera had just gotten over, the Mysore Palace was still getting lit up after dark
And we were there in the nick of time
Because Mysore Palace turns from this...
... into this!
It's really quite an impressive sight
In fact the entire palace complex lights up
Even the temple
A blurred shot that actually came out quite artistic
The Mysore Palace all lit up like this is really worth seeing
After this, we drove back to Bangalore. I did visit Mysore once again after this, but by now I was so sick and tired of coming here I didn’t bother taking my camera on that trip.
P.S: Here’s a brief video I took at the Mysore Palace at night
Also check out: First trip to Mysore: The package day tour of Mysore’s popular attractions
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