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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Raj kumar mehrotra
  • Raj kumar mehrotra
  • Lives in Patna
  • 4 Reviews

"A very decent place which shows our past glory" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
A must visit to this palace which reminds us of our past glory. Magnificent carvings and designs. Taking of photographs inside is prohibited. You will miss something if you don't visit here.
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Bhanu Prathap
  • Bhanu Prathap
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 2 Reviews

"Well maintained and illumination on Sunday evening" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was such an wonderful memory seeing the historic place and which are very few of its kind in India. The palace is pretty new and well constructed and well maintained. Lovely collection of flowers and one should not miss the illumination which is there during the Sunday evenings.
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Preethi Ganeshbabu
  • Preethi Ganeshbabu
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 20 Reviews

"Architectural Beauty" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It was an exhilarating experience to watch the illuminated palace just after dusk. (lighting is only on Sunday evenings for less than an hour). Plan must be not to miss this. Morning visit of going around the palace tales about 1-1/2 hours. The architecture and solidness of the palace is a great experience. Not-to-miss attraction of Mysore.
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Mukesh Soni
  • Mukesh Soni
  • Lives in Chhindwara
  • 3 Reviews

"Experience and appreciate the architecture" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A must go place for anyone visiting mysore. Lighting was another amazing attraction, happens mainly over the weekends and few public holidays. A huge palace and well maintained.
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Vijaya kumar a t
  • Vijaya kumar a t
  • Lives in Agartala
  • 8 Reviews

"Historical recollect" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Interesting, very good informed guide. Very important to have a guide as there are many very interesting hidden information. Place to recollect the glorious past of Indian history.
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Abhilash Mund
  • Abhilash Mund
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review

"Full of Awesomeness" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Just go and admire the beautiful palace and the architecture, if you are going at day time then you will be able to see the beauty of palace without artificial lights but it looks good during the night time also.
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M shivakumar
  • M shivakumar
  • Lives in Agra
  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful palace, shopping outside the market" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
A certain must visit. Very well maintained and very beautiful. But can get cramped and congested inside the palace. The lighting is an experience and is a must see. Also hop onto a horse tonga outside the palace and heckle a bit in the local market. Its all fun and experience.
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Soumya Sikdar
  • Soumya Sikdar
  • Lives in Dhanbad
  • 7 Reviews

"Mind blowing huge palace" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This is a historical place and can be visited from any part of the year. One should have sufficient time to visit this place. Beautiful intricate structures and paintings by famous and local artists are a delight.
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Cuttie Pie
  • Cuttie Pie
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 11 Reviews

"Grandeur to its best" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
The palace was very good and one of the best for site seeing and worth the entry fees. It was like travelling back in time and seeing how the kings and maharajahs used to live.
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Saikat mani
  • Saikat mani
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Heritage site worth visiting" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
If you have interest in Indian Arch and have taste for Royalty, its a place you need to visit. Stay till the lights are on to view the awesome beauty. Please be aware of the rush hours.
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