Mysore is a medium-sized city of about 750,000 people.
Before India became independent from England, the ‘state’ of Mysore was ruled by the wealthy Maharaja of the Wodeyar dynasty whose stunning and immense Mysore Palace is now a museum.
His descendant family still live in relative splendor in a private wing of the palace (photo #30).
For one hour every Sunday the enormous place is lit up with 97,000 light bulbs.
The Maharaja’s guesthouse Lalitha Mahal (photo #32) (1931) was for built special guests; it is now an elegant hotel.

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