Trip to Mysore and Shravanabelagola

One of the perks of doing my AC here in India is the travel to the different interesting sites. And in this country, there are a lot of places with rich history. I've blogged about some of the places I was able to visit along with the other interns in Infosys' InStep program and the most interesting trip we've had so far is the 2-day trip to Mysore and Shravanabelagola.

Mysore (pronounced "my-sore") is a city that takes about three hours of travel from Bangalore and it used to be the capital of the state that's why it has very interesting buildings like the Mysore Palace. There's also a cathedral there that's inspired my Neo-Gothic architecture (according to one of the interns) and a nearby hilltop town called Chamundi. Mysore is also home to Infosys' biggest campus and it's really like a modern town within the city. That campus is thee times the size of the one in Bangalore and the buildings are more diverse in design-- there's a building that looks like the Roman Colosseum, a Spanish villa, a glass orb and contemporary looking ones as well. The Mysore campus is a site to see in itself.


After the Mysore stop, we went to Shravanabelagola, an ancient temple with old sculptures and a very big statue of Gomatheswara, a holy man in Jainism. The relic is over 1,000 years old and once you are there, you can see and feel the rich history of the place. Ironically, we almost didn't go here, but thanks to some convincing by one of the interns, we eventually agreed. Good decision for us because the temple is really a spectacle.

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