Mysuru (Mysore), Karnataka, India | Rare & Old Vintage Photos

Maharajah Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV with his Brother & Sisters

RARE OLD PHOTOS OF MYSORE, INDIA

Oriental Research Institute (Jubilee Institute), Mysore

Oriental Research Institute (Jubilee Institute), Mysore

The Government House, Mysore

The Government House Entrance Gate, Mysore

The Government House, Mysore
Maharajah Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV with his Brother & Sisters

The Main Street, Mysore

The Main Street, Mysore

Lansdowne Bazaars, Mysore

Lansdowne Bazaars, Mysore

Nandi Statue, (Chamundi Hills), Mysore

Nandi Statue, (Chamundi Hills), Mysore

Nandi Statue, (Chamundi Hills), Mysore

Nandi Statue, (Chamundi Hills), Mysore

Nandi Statue, (Chamundi Hills), Mysore



Maharajah Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV Childhood Pic

Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore

Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore

View of Mysore from Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore



Wellington Lodge (General Wellesley's House), Mysore

Wellington Lodge (General Wellesley's House), Mysore



General Market, Mysore

Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hills, Mysore

Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hills, Mysore

Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hills, Mysore

Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hills, Mysore

Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hills, Mysore

Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hills, Mysore

Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hills, Mysore

Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hills, Mysore

Maharani's College for Women, Mysore

Maharani's College for Women, Mysore

Maharani's College for Women, Mysore

Marriage Ceremony of Maharaja Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV, Mysore (1900)

Marriage Ceremony of Maharaja Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV, Mysore (Year - 1900)

Marriage Ceremony of Maharaja Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV, Mysore (1900)

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace), Mysore

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace), Mysore

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace), Mysore

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace), Mysore

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace), Mysore

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace), Mysore

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace), Mysore



Burnt Down Old Mysore Palace Pic

H.H. the Maharani's Hospital, Mysore

H.H. the Maharani's Hospital, Mysore

Private Residential Museum (Interior of Karikal Thotti) (Old Portion of Mysore Palace / Amba Vilas Palace), Mysore

Private Residential Museum (Interior of Karikal Thotti) (Old Portion of Mysore Palace / Amba Vilas Palace), Mysore

Marimallappa's High School, Mysore

Marimallappa's High School, Mysore

Summer Palace of the Maharajah of Mysore

Summer Palace of the Maharajah of Mysore

The memorial fountain erected by European officers, Mysore

The memorial fountain erected by European officers, Mysore

Sita Vilasa Chatram, Mysore

Sita Vilasa Chatram, Mysore

Tank near Government House, Mysore

Tank near Government House, Mysore

The Golden Throne, Mysore Palace / Amba Vilas Palace

The Golden Throne, Mysore Palace / Amba Vilas Palace, Mysore

Portraits of Young Prince of Mysore

Portraits of Young Prince of Mysore

Portraits of Young Prince of Mysore

Mysore Deputy Commissioner Office (The Public Offices), Mysore

Mysore Deputy Commissioner Office (The Public Offices), Mysore

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22 Comments

  1. No words to describe the old glory of the great city proud to be born and brought up in the city..... Hats of to the Maharajas of mysore

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  2. awesome really its good historical n un forgettable huuf i proud am mysorian

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  3. excellent, fortune are we that we are able to get the visualization of history & feel of mysore.
    from sanjeev- mandyam sabha

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  4. I am so glad to know the history and the background info about the landmarks of the city. I am proud to say I am a prduct of the famous city, born brought up and educated. Remember climbing the thousand steps to the Chamundi temple in all kinds of weather and seasons growing up in the city. Thank you for posting these valuable photos and the legends.

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  5. Amazing, Impressive, wonderful, nice, Fantastic, marvelous,great,Fabulous,
    pretty nice & pretty excellent rare collections, many thanks for sharing, may God bless u & your family.
    s.dharmaraj
    sandiago, usa.

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  6. Great treasure of our History

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  7. What an excellent experience in viewing these rare old photographs of Mysore. I have visited Mysore plenty of times and every time I feel as if I am in Maharaja's time. People of Mysore still feels that they are being ruled by the Maharaja and would prefer to keep and maintain the old structures. Another one place where you will have the same feeling is Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. These are the two provinces we have seen in our lives. Thanks fior those who preserved these photographs and made it available to us today.

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  8. Amazing photos.........it brings glorious history back.......just excellent!!!!!

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  9. J.K.Vijaya PrakashJun 24, 2013, 8:26:00 PM

    It is all wonderful,it gives an idea about those Golden Era.Thanks for sharing.

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  10. very happy to see the photos of mysore where I grew up. It is a wonderful city and is the centre of cultural activities in old mysore area. thank you for sharing these photos - Sarveswara

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  11. VERY GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS.

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  12. wonderful pictures..Very old indeed. Baroda (State),city has a Road named after Chamrajedrasinhji, Palace Road. I visited Mysore in 1963-4..

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  13. H.H.Chamaraja Wodeyar was raised through an English Nanny and Tutors in the built-for-purpose Bangalore Palace, after a rebellion brought on by his mother's insensitivity was quelled, by Maj.Gen.Sir Mark Cubbon, a typical product of the East India Company's Addiscombe Military Seminary, who gave Mysore 27 years of unremitting prosperity and ensured that Mysore did not slip into the Hands of the Madras Presidency (British Rule) but remained with the Maharajas of Mysore. H.H.Chamaraja Wodeyar was an exemplary ruler and built the foundations from which, H.H. Nalvadi Krishna Raja Waoeyar, the Raja Rishi, also raised by English Nannies and Tutors equipped with an able and honest Civil Service that he conjured from persons of impeccable family background as well as physical and academic credentials constructed a Mysore that rivaled European States such as Austria in culture, aesthetics, education,technology absorption and industrialization which he rightly proclaimed to be "Camelot". Mr. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi described this Mysore as "Rama Rajya". When I was five, my Maternal Grandfather, Shri K.Srinivasan, (Mysore Civil Service) who was then the Chairman of the Indian Coffee Board (Having, by then, negotiated His Highness' privy purse with the Indian Union as the Revenue Commissioner of Mysore), took me to bear witness to what Mysore had been. His Highness, then the Raj Pramukh, had continued some of his royal Vijayanagara Dharma practices.On the lawns of what is now the Raj Bhavan, His Highness Jayamacharajendra Wodeyar had convened, as was his wont, the Sunday Aam Durbar, His ADC had pulled a post card out of the rotating barrel in which all the post cards of complaint written to his highness were placed each week. The Lucky Post Card, on this occasion, had been written by a lady from the Siddapura Slum who had complained that the Bus Conductor had signalled the Bus to start while she was still on the foot board, giving her a fright. Majestic in a traditional Red Arasoo Turban with Gold Buttas, trade mark dark glasses (so that the Raja Djrishti may not fall on anybody) and white kurta-pyjama (in deference to the new order), he coped his hands in salutation to the lady (whom the ADC had brought) and asked her for her forgiveness (Shamisbidi Thaye, thappu aiyuthu). She beamed with joy. Then, turning to the erring Bus Conductor he said, with perfect politeness and composure, "See what condition you have brought us to" (Noddu, namanna yavu paristhithige karukondu bandhidhiya). The conductor withered as if in a fussilade of shot. He turned around and returned to the Khas Durbar within the Building as the band resumed play. My Grand Father charged me to bear witness to what Mysore really had been in the deteriorating India that he foresaw.

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  14. As a lover of black and white photography these pictures of Mysore are worth a million to me.
    Dr.C.G.Narasimhan.Mysore

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  15. One of the best and treasured collection of old Mysore photos. Lovely. Thank you for posting them here.
    Also, taking efforts to write about the photos. I was nostalgic to see the old photo of my school - Marimallappa's school.
    Wow.

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  16. Just Great! Bring back the old memories.

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  17. great pictures,

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