Dr. Jennifer Harrison
Faculty Specialist, Coordinator of Field Education, Professor
WMU School of Social Work
Faculty Director: Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala
Tippu Sultan was killed by the British during the war. First Indian to use weapons in warfare. Tippu Sultan lived in an island city surrounded by two rivers so well protected from all ways. Temple of Lord Vishnu, the lord of protection who is sleeping in this temple one of only 3 temples in the world with Vishnu in this prone position. We stopped at the summer palace for Tippu Sultan and got to see the wall paintings and some serious daggers.
Then we checked in to the really gorgeous Prince Sandesh hotel and off to Mysore Palace which was epic.
In the afternoon, we visited Mysore palace. We were lucky enough to have a sweet tour all around the palace and were even able to check out a super secret weapon room. There were lots and lots of people there, and personal space was a figment of our imagination.
Afterward, we headed up the mountain to see 1) an awesome temple but mostly 2) cute monkeys that 3) occasionally were fighting.
But, we made it back to the palace in time to see it lit up. There were pigeons all over the place, they also enjoyed the lights! It was amazing! It spread a little bit of Christmas cheer, without the blizzards!