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 lakh people attend the dasara celebrations at mysore.
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 umbrellas for some shade in the crowd with no water or space to properly stand.
Just look at the insane crowd on both sides of the road where the dasara parade is supposed to happen.
And it starts..
Jumbo Savari - the marching elephants, carrying the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari - reportedly attended by over 5 lakh people.
Random discussions while sitting on the 4-way crossing in between of busy mysuru roads?
The whole city and even the streets were decked up with lights for the celebrations.
Entry Gate to the Mysore Palace - much beautiful in itself.
A temple brightly lit inside the palace's premises.
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.
That moment when you successfully capture the palace (reflection :p) and feel like a king yourself. Lulz.