Due to the sheer volume of pictures I took in Bhaktapur, I have split up my Bhaktapur Photo Gallery into 3 Parts. This is the second instillation, in which I have also added a few fun facts about this ancient royal city....
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The austere and enduring remains of the once magnificent city of Hampi are scattered throughout the makeshift town that has sprung up around the site. Ancient temples and statues can be found far beyond the village limits. The vast expanse of the city alone is attestation to the grandeur of the once capital of Vijayanagar: the last of the great Hindu kingdoms of South India.
Mysore Palace filled my imagination with scenes of the past… Indian Princesses wrapped in ornate silks and draped in elaborate gold jewelry, lounging in the cool shade of the open air courts while being entertained by dancers, poets and musicians.
The elaborate decadence of the court inspires a fanciful imagination, like my own…
So here are some additional photos of the Palace to inspire yours.
My interest in seeing Mysore lay in the city's colonial past as well as its reputation as being the yoga capital of the world. Due to a lack of time, I unfortunately did not get to experience yoga in Mysore (or anywhere else in India for that matter). And in all honesty, the intense heat was more than a slight deterrent. We did however get to explore and discover a few of the city’s hidden gems.