Mysore Palace, Mysore
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Mysore Palace

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About 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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Balaji Rakonda
  • Balaji Rakonda
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"One of the most visited destination" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Today
Its second most visited tourist destination in India after Taj Mahal. Palace is really good, I know every corner of the palace and its history. For first time visitors its a surprise and thrill.
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Shubhi Bansal
  • Shubhi Bansal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Amazing decoration on Dussehra" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The light decoration gives the palace a amazing awful look, that one must watch. The ceremonies and special celebration on DUSSHERA, makes it a best time to visit. Sandal wood and silk sarees are mostly good for shopping from there, explore on your own. Rush is there, so manage your belongings.
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Kaarthik Sr
  • Kaarthik Sr
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 14 Reviews

"The ceilings have a wooden carvings" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Takes about an hour to see and about Rs 40 to enter. The palace is a massive structure with different forms of art housed in it. One can look forward for seeing carved wooden ceilings, marble halls and many paintings and sculptures from the wodeyar era. On Sundays, the lights outside stay lit in the evening. The same happens during Dussehra as well.
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Naseeha Machingal
  • Naseeha Machingal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"A must visit site in Mysore" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If you are going down to Mysore, Mysore Palace is a must visit and this is usually on everyone's list. What makes Mysore Palace the most sorted out destination is the grand palace, the way it's maintained and all the history, architecture that surrounds it. I would recommend Sunday to go to Mysore as in the evening they switch on the lights of the palace from 7 to 8. 30 pm. This is a sight that is a must see for any Indian or tourist to our country.
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Vaibhav Shah
  • Vaibhav Shah
  • Lives in Bhuj
  • 2 Reviews

"Superb palace with a great view" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I have visited many places but this palace has got an off bit. The view from inside the palace is mind blowing. If you are in Mysore then you must visit this place.
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Navee Arun
  • Navee Arun
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Adorable place" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Its very good to visit this place during Sundays. We saw full lightings and its so adorable really enjoyable. And my kid enjoyed it a lot, we got a better experience while visiting this place.
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Kavitha puthra
  • Kavitha puthra
  • Lives in Adra
  • 3 Reviews

"A romantic place too" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Awesome place need to know more history, very beautiful palace enjoyed a lot with my hubby and its a romantic place too. Shopping is not much interesting it was little expensive.
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Hemanth Reddy
  • Hemanth Reddy
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  • 7 Reviews

"Excellent heritage site" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Excellent place to have a feel of royal palace and kings lifestyles. Dont miss the second museum maintained by the royal family at the back of the palace. You can find more antiques, photos and exhibits. A ride on the royal elephant is worth and guide facility could be improved.
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Srinivas Reddy
  • Srinivas Reddy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Good place to visit" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is very good place to visit, the architecture and look wise the palace is superb. Especially in the evening when they start lights, its amazing.
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  • 4 votes

Abhijeet churmure
  • Abhijeet churmure
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"Head on during Dussehra" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Nice place must visit in Mysore. One should target Dussehra for the visit as entire palace is lit with lights and looks nice. The Palace is in good condition and well maintained and clean.
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