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Mysore Dasara

Mysore, Karnataka, India - October 19, 2018
The city of Mysore has a long tradition of celebrating the Dasara festival with grandeur and pomp to mark the festival. The fact that we were just about 150km away in Banagalore, it would have been a sin to miss this.

 The illuminated Mysore p... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog The illuminated Mysore palace with over 1 lakh bulbs. The palace happens to be the second most visited monument in India after the Taj.

 Supposedly, more than 11... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog Supposedly, more than 11 lakh people attend the dasara celebrations at mysore.

 The weatherman predicted... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog The weatherman predicted heavy downpour over the dasara but we were welcomed with scorching heat. Thankfully, preparing for rains, we brought umbrellas which help against the sun too :)

 Forming a mesh of umbrel... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog Forming a mesh of umbrellas for some shade in the crowd with no water or space to properly stand.

 Just look at the insane ... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog Just look at the insane crowd on both sides of the road where the dasara parade is supposed to happen.

 And it starts.. ... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog And it starts..

 Jumbo Savari - the march... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog Jumbo Savari - the marching elephants, carrying the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari - reportedly attended by over 5 lakh people.

 Random discussions while... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog Random discussions while sitting on the 4-way crossing in between of busy mysuru roads?

 The whole city and even ... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog The whole city and even the streets were decked up with lights for the celebrations.

 Entry Gate to the Mysore... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog Entry Gate to the Mysore Palace - much beautiful in itself.

 A temple brightly lit in... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog A temple brightly lit inside the palace's premises.

 This illuminated mysore ... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog This illuminated mysore palace is what we were here for :O
Still contemplating on the electricity bills they have to pay for just this single day.

 Awkward poses. ... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog Awkward poses.

 That moment when you suc... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog That moment when you successfully capture the palace (reflection :p) and feel like a king yourself. Lulz.

 Faking candids. ... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog Faking candids.

 Memories shared with @<a... Mysore Dasara. MemExp Blog Memories shared with @MayankAnchlia @BhuvanGupta @NandanThakur @PriyankLodha @Ankit

 
 
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