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  • VistaPoint Chamundi | See Mysore and Beyond

    Chamundi Hills in Mysore lists high on the places to see in the cultural capital of Karnataka. The over-3000 ft tall hill can be seen from various parts of the city. Go up the hill and you can see all of the city of Mysore and more. Here are...
  • Zooming In: Chamundi Hill

    Mysore’s Chamundi Hills is one of the bigger attractions in this royal city. And the attractions on top of this hill include a statute of the demi-god Mahishasura, Chamundeshwari temple, a Nandi statue and sweeping views of Mysore from the top of the hill. When you get to Chamundi...
  • Steeped in History, Royalty and Splendour

    Lalitha Mahal Palace, Mysore (side view) I was wowed by it the first time I saw it. That was over a decade ago. I was in college and in the middle of learning a few things about mass communication when a teacher of ours found us a great opportunity...
  • Driving by Mysore Palace

    How can you pass this landmark that is Mysore city’s pride and not take pictures of it? I have lost count of the number of times I’ve driven past this magnificent construction. Yet every time I see the Mysore Palace, I’m filled with awe. This sprawling royal abode is...
  • Driving through South India – V (Bangalore n’ Mysore)

    Two cities One – the official capital of Karnataka, the other – the Cultural Capital of Karnataka. Each with a character of its own; both, so very dear to me. You may also like -- VistaPoint Chamundi | See Mysore and Beyond Zooming In: Chamundi Hill Steeped in History,...
  • A retreat far from the madding crowd

    A part of the wall that overlooks the hills It was when we were Masters students at Mysore University that we decided to go on a trip to Gopalaswamy Betta, a quiet hilly retreat, far from the madding crowd. This Betta (Hill in Kannada) was just around 80 kilometres...
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