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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Ravindra kulkarni
  • Ravindra kulkarni
  • Lives in Adoor
  • 3 Reviews

"Lot of antique pieces to be observed" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
The ambience and the aura of the palace is amazing. There are lot of surprises about the construction and the antique pieces. Palace will look beautiful in night lighting.
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Mithilesh
  • Mithilesh
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews

"Very good place to visit" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Its really nice historic place to visit. I was a bit disappointed since photography is not allowed inside the palace. Overall it was a nice experience.
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Shantanu Rajesh
  • Shantanu Rajesh
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 1 Review

"Delightful visit" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
It was a very delightful visit, I wish I could remain there forever. The palace was very well maintained. I visited in Jan 2015. A guided tour can fill the vacant the space of my mind with great knowledge. I loved every bit and corner of this palace.
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Deepika Ramkumar
  • Deepika Ramkumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Has a good appearance" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
Very good management of the palace even after many years of historical existence. Best place to see in which is bit close to Bangalore. Best appearance in the nearest view with all historic antiques in the palace. Very big location with all temples and other items which are stored from many years ago.
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Shashank Yadav
  • Shashank Yadav
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"Monument with great architecture work" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Its a great architectural design, our country's one of the most important monument. Pride of that, every citizen should visit it once. Yes, you can take cameras along with you inside the campus but not inside the palace. Must visit on public holidays or Sunday between 7 - 8 PM to see a lighten-up Mysore Palace, it looks awesome.
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Sivajisamoju gm
  • Sivajisamoju gm
  • Lives in Agra
  • 6 Reviews

"Good historical place" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mysore is famous for many tourism places out of which palace is one of the nice attractions, one who visit Mysore must see this place. It has good history, people who go there go for audio tour therefore you will come to know about the history of the palace.
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Ramson Rasik
  • Ramson Rasik
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Worth Going" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very nice place to visit this great historical place. Cameras are not allowed inside the palace but outside you can click as many as you can. Footwear are not allowed inside the palace, no mobile cameras are allowed to use inside the palace.
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Rajeshsrss
  • Rajeshsrss
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 5 Reviews

"An important monument" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Our country's one of the most important monument. Pride of that, every citizen should visit it once in lifetime. The palace administration provides a audio guidance to know about the place well.
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Nithin Karkera
  • Nithin Karkera
  • Lives in Mangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"A very nice palace" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mysore Palace is very nice place and I enjoyed to visit there to see all around of palace. It is very good place and you can take lot many photos and it will be memorable.
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Tarun Bhattacharya
  • Tarun Bhattacharya
  • Lives in Kharagpur
  • 4 Reviews

"Awesome when Lighten-up" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Must visit on public holidays or Sunday between 7 - 8 PM to see a lighten-up Mysore Palace, it looks awesome. To view inside the palace you should be there before evening otherwise it get closed.
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