DeLIGHTful scenes from Dasara

So I’ve been thinking of sharing photo blogs, primarily to encourage myself to indulge in photography more often and also to get tips from readers. And what better event to start with than the glorious Mysuru Dasara! Let me just mention that I am still a rookie with the camera. This year, Dasara took place from October 1st to 11th. I’m posting this a month after the Dasara festival, though. No thanks to my procrastinating proficiency.

Dasara is called the Nadahabba (festival of the state) of the state of Karnataka and is celebrated with utmost pomp in the formerly royal city of Mysuru. During the 10 day period of Dasara, all the major streets and buildings in the city are adorned with lights, making the whole city look no less than a radiant bride. The highlight, however, is the iconic Ambavilas Palace, popularly known as Mysuru Palace which is illuminated on all 10 days. Here are few pictures from in and around the palace premises.

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Sayyaji Rao road

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One of the gates of the palace

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Mysuru Palace

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Visitors at the premises, with the palace gates in the backdrop

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One of the several hawkers inside the palace premises. As a kid, these bright colorful toys and trinkets always had me easily enchanted.

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One of the temples inside the premises of the palace

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Chamaraja circle, right before the illumination

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K.R. Circle

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Vehicles parked on Sayyaji Rao road

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Rajani, a balloon seller.

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Shivarampet

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A balloon seller outside the palace gates

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