Thursday, January 23, 2014

Silver Jubilee Clock Tower, Mysore

The Silver Jubilee Clock Tower in Mysore is located adjacent to Chamaraja Circle near Mysore Palace. Built in 1927, it is also known by the name "Big Clock Tower".



It was built to commemorate the 25 years rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore. The clock tower is 75 feet tall and boasts of different architectural styles. 



Built in Indo-Saracenic style has a curvilinear chhajja lends a Rajasthani touch to the domed canopy. Under the dome there are arches of early English architecture. The tower has 5 feet diameter clock that spots Kannada numerals on it.

37 comments:

Al said...

I love clock towers like this and wish we had some near me. Nice photos!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photo of the tower!

My Unfinished Life said...

I did not notice this tower during my mysore visit....maybe when i visit next time!!


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R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful tower!

Lowell said...

It's a very nice tower...and would be a great addition to any city. Love that dome. Is there a way to get to the top and look out over the city?

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful clock/tower and beautiful against the skies! Great capture as always, Rajesh!! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!!

edenhills said...

What a great clock/tower! Beautiful.

Jim said...

Magnificent.

Barb said...

It is your own Big Ben in Mysore!

siddeshwar said...

Such an elegant structure. Nice photo.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty clock tower! Great shot, Rajesh!

Carver said...

Great shots and a beautiful tower.

thomas said...

A majestic clock tower

Christian Weiß said...

Great buildnig and beautiful photos.

Gattina said...

I first thought it was Big Ben, lol !

Birgitta said...

Beautiful photo of the clock tower! Like!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The tower looks so British!

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Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That is a beautiful tower and I am fascinated by the Kannada numerals.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A beautiful clock tower indeed!

George said...

This is a beautiful clock tower.

Snapperoni :: Photography said...

Seeing this clock tower brings the UK to mind. The top looks very beautiful though!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the extra touch of art halfway up the clock tower. Makes it look quite unique. Beautiful.

Karen said...

I like the dome on top!

Jeevan said...

Impressive clock tower! Great knowing about this architecture landmark

Jama said...

India has so many majestic buildings!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Beautiful architecture!

~Lindy

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
It's a stunning structure! YAM xx

magiceye said...

Wonderful capture!

Kokila Gupta said...

Beautiful shot ! I have seen it once while passing from there but now your post has only made me aware of its beauty and worth .. the canopy is really attractive ... thanks .

Balaka Basu said...

wow....so elegant

yearful-of-sundays.com said...

Beautiful pics. I love clock towers! They have something charmingly old world about them.

Yogi Saraswat said...

looking in good condition still after so many years

Ragini Puri said...

I have always found clock towers very fascinating, and this one is no exception...very well maintained.

Rajesh Asarpota said...

Is this recent? if yes, in good state still.. was in mysore around 2 decades back, imposing monument...

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Very nice

Priyashi said...

beautiful...:)