Jose John December 17, 2015 No Comments
 A VISIT TO A PLACE OF INTEREST I had a longing to see Vrindavan Gardens. It was February, quite a pleasant month in Bangalore. The Karnataka State Transport Bus started early in the morning for Mysore. But before reaching the famous garden it stopped at a number of places – emporiums, temples, palaces, Shiva’s huge Nandi. All were fine – specially the palace of the Maharajas of Mysore which had life like statues of a number of Maharajas, Maharanis and their sons and Courtiers. It was in the evening that we readied Chamunda Hill from where we could see the whole of Mysore. Down from the hill we readied the gardens before the sun set. The lights were not yet on and we could see the beautiful place in its sheer nakedness. Well above the garden there was the big dam, the first ever constructed on a river in India by a great Scientist and Engineer. Although it is not as big as the huge modern dams are yet my mind ran to the days when the modem building mechanism was not available. It was the brain child of the great architect whose statue stood victoriously in the middle part of the first phase of the garden. Visveswaraya is the...
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