We the students of Std V were taken to Mysore on Monday the 15th of December, 2014. Mysore, also known as Mysuru is the third largest city in the state of Karnataka, India, which served as the capital city of Mysore Princely kingdom for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. Mysore is noted for its palaces, including the Mysore Palace and for the festivities that take place during the Dasara festival when the city receives a large number of tourists.
We started early in the morning at around 6 a.m. and our joy knew no bounds. We were all eager and our enthusiasm never dropped till the end of the day. We had breakfast in Mandya and continued our journey and reached Mysore at 10 o’ clock. We first visited St. Philomina’s church that has a relic of the 3rd century St. Philomena preserved in a catacomb in below the main altar. The Church is also famous for its 175 feet high spires. It was truly a calm and quiet place. Our next place of visit was the zoological park. Spread over a huge acres of land, it houses many animals. To name a few…. the giraffe, zebras, lions, tigers, monkeys, peacocks.
From the zoo we moved straight to the Mysore Palace. We enjoyed the exquisite paintings, carvings and the golden throne. Lastly we went to the Chamundi Hills. It is the temple of goddess Chamundeshwari. We spent some time there and enjoyed the panoramic view from the hill top. It was now time for us to start our journey back home and we returned to Bangalore carrying back with us loads and loads of memories to share with our family and friends.