HERE IN DELIBERATELY promiscuous order are photos of the Lalita Mahal in Mysore, where I stayed last night, a wedding at a Shaivite temple next to a river where people fish and cross using large coracles, and a picture of a Keshava temple.
Sadly, the Lalita Mahal contained several examples of stuffed Indian lions which a previous maharaj had “bagged”. We like Lalita. These lions are found near Girnar, in Gujarat, which is now a reserve, thanks goodness.
The Lalita Mahal is not as expensive as you might think, because it’s run by the Indian government. It has a lovely decayed feel to it. We fended off various vendors offering massages, rugs, sandalwood objects and the like, and made for the billiard room and bar, where we seemed to be the only guests.