I didn't want to leave the palace and wished to stay on for another day to fully take in the breathtaking beauty, architecture that South India is well known for, the golden interior and unique exterior. Its amazing how grand the whole place is. The outside of the gates has small merchants who sell hand-crafted, locally made items and if you are good bargainer, you can walk in with a souvenir. Right from the entrance, you are welcomed by infinite stone-caved pillars and architecture which continues up the entrance. You leave the shoes outside the entrance and no photography is allowed beyond this point. All you need is your photographic memory and vivid pictures will stay with you forever. The audio tour and company of other visitors enhances the mood in the palace. History is retold in these walls from the idols, paintings, architectural beauty to the golden ornaments. You can even see through the eye's of the "Maharajah"(King) by standing in the same spot he stood at the balcony during the festivals. The palace is illuminated on Sundays and festive occasions like Dasara. When you leave the glamour interior of the palace, you can take an elephant ride worth R80 in the compound of the palace. If you are lucky you can see the elephants blessing the natives by laying its truck on their heads. The whole memory is ceremoniously ended with a ride on the horses outside of the palace face if you choose too. Now Isn't this worth a trip?
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