Mysore Palace, Mysore
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Mysore Palace

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace), known also as the Main Palace, is one among the major attractions of Mysore. Mysore Palace, situated in the heart of the city, mirrors the bygone era.

The Mysore Palace of today is the fourth palace constructed on the same site. The re-construction of the present day Mysore Palace took place between 1897 – 1912. It was an English architect, Mr. Henry Irwin, who gave an aesthetic combination of Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic, Oriental and Roman styles of architecture to Mysore Palace.

The Mysore Palace is a three storey stone-building built with grey granite that has three pink marble domes.  There is a 44.2 meter high five storey tower that dominates the palace.  The domes of this tower are gilded in gold.

The entrance to the Mysore Palace is through the Gombe Thotti or the Doll’s Pavillion that has a vast collection of dolls that belong to the early 19th and 20th centuries. This section also includes the wooden elephant Howdah which is adorned with 81 kg of gold. The seven canons that are situated in front of Gombe Thotti are used even today to mark the beginning and the end of Dasara festival.   

The Kalyan Mantap (Marriage Hall) and Diwan-e-Aam (Durbar Hall) that faces the south and Diwan-e-Khas (Ambavilasa) that faces the east are the prime attractions of the Mysore Palace. The golden throne, made of 200 kg of gold, is kept for public display only during Dasara.

There are many rooms in the Mysore Palace that are dedicated to portrait gallery, gallery of royal costumes and jewellery, royal armoury, etc. The paintings of Raja Ravivarma, Siddalinga Swamy and K. Venkatappa adorn the walls of the Palace. The Mysore Palace complex also consists of twelve temples in varied architectural styles which were built between the 14th – 20th centuries.   

The whole Mysore Palace is lit up every Sunday evening, Government holidays and on Dasara festival from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Mayuri Kubal

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  • Mayuri Kubal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  54 readers

"Royalty overloaded at Mysore Palace...!!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
When you take a look at the Mysore Palace, you will get an idea of how the kings used to stay at that time. The magnificent structure and the interiors of the palace leave you dumbstruck. Very royal and rich atmosphere can be seen around the palace with the golden palki used during Dussehra processions as its centre of attraction. Worth a visit...!!!
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Hardik Jain

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  • Hardik Jain
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 photo
  • 7 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1222 readers

"One of the best Palace of India" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We visited this place in the morning and the experience was good. I have never seen so colourful palace before though I am native of Rajasthan. Visit timing is 2 and half hour for palace and museum. It's better to have a guide over there although the guide charges are varying from 300-500 INR but worth to have one. Elephant riding is also available.
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Purbayan sanyal

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  • Purbayan sanyal
  • 5 Reviews
  •  351 readers

"Quite an attraction" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A visit to Mysore, without visiting the Mysore Palace will be an incomplete affair. This is a very well-maintained piece of history, with glimpses of royal affairs and moments. We had gone there during the day time, and it was well-crowded. Still, the queue management was good, and we could cover the whole palace in 2-3 hours.
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Akshay

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  • Akshay
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  8 readers

"Nice place to relax" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was amazing trip and will go again with family and for long weekend. Nice place to relax and have fun with family and friends.
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Monika Jhariya

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  • Monika Jhariya
  • Lives in Seoni
  • 1 Review
  •  9 readers

"Awesome Palace" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Awesome interior, loved it. The Palace was awesome and good place for holiday tours. I suggest all of you to go and enjoy the beauty of earth.
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Bharath Urs

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  • Bharath Urs
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  17 readers

"Very nice historic place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This is a very nice Palace. It is build around 105 years ago and it is the most attractive spot in Mysore. It hosts highest number of foreign travellers than any place in India higher than Taj Mahal. This Palace is maintained by Archeology Department of India. There is a entry fee in this place. There is another Palace which is under the hands of the royal family of the Mysore i.e. Wodeyars, that is also a must visit place.
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Ashwini

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  • Ashwini
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  9 readers

"Excellent Heritage place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A must visit place in Mysore. It has been maintained very well. Entry and exit is organised very well along with the tour inside. Camera is not allowed inside please take a note. Recommend time of visit in palace is during Dusshera. Inside the palace there are two ancient temples. I would recommend to visit them during entry and exit.
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Mayu Hiregutti

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  • Mayu Hiregutti
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  39 readers

"Good place but needs some more extra care" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It's very good place to visit. It's a pride of Karnataka. Must visit place. They have maintained it well but needs some more extra care, we can see some broken things. Cameras are not allowed inside but you will get locker facility.

Elephant/Camel safari available but you feel sorry when you see these animals. They will offer for Elephant hairs, it's not at all appreciable, you cannot hurt that poor animal.
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Balaram

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  • Balaram
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  24 readers

"Heritage of India" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It's a very good place to visit and you will know more about India, its culture and history. One should be proud to be Indian by this visit. One can take picture of this heritage culture, nature and event like - flower show, light show and more similar events.
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Jose Dina

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  • Jose Dina
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 15 photos
  • 20 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  15748 readers

"Wonderful Palace in the heritage place" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is a worth place to see at Mysore. You can see the structure of the Palace and you can feel how kingdoms were established. You can see all kind of properties, gifts, used items, sabha etc in that Palace. Online live guide will be there and will be charged for that. For kids, Elephant, Camel ride with fees. You should not miss out the Lightshow in the evening. Battery Car will be there for round around the Palace.
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