Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Seeing the Sights of Bangalore and Mysore--January 2016

On 27 January 2016, Republic Day in India--the day they celebrate when their first constitution was established after independence was won from Great Britain--we went to a flower show in Bangalore.

Elder and Sister Henrie enjoyed it with us.

Oddly, there were flowers there too...

More flowers...

Lots of people too.

Hey, that rock hill looks like a good sledding hill...

No snow in Bangalore?


This tree is related to the cottonwood tree we know in Utah.

Then we went to the Industrial and Technological Museum.

There was lots of cool stuff to look at.

Larry found an old train.

Here is a panorama picture of the Karnataka State House building

On January 28, 2016 we went about three hours south of Bangalore to an old former kingdom called Mysore.

The Maharaja of Mysore royal family ruled from 1399 to 1950.

Mysore is one of the most visited monuments in India, second only to the Taj Mahal. The annual footfall to this royal attraction is 3.5 million.

There are twelve Hindu temples on the grounds. They do not allow photos taken inside the palace. But it was absolutely beautiful. The last of the royal family still lives on the grounds towards the back of the palace.

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