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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Nawaz Satvilkar
  • Nawaz Satvilkar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews

"Mysore Palace is beautiful" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Mysore Palace is beautiful and will make you feel like maharajah when you go to the place where throne used to be in front of the ground elevated. You may use the audio guide for hire at the entry.
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Navin Jain
  • Navin Jain
  • Lives in Fatehpur
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice palace but might get hot in summer" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Very nicely built palace and must visit place while in Mysore. People who do not want to walk a lot should avoid the place. It is best viewed in night when palace lights are on which gives amazing views.
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Tushar kanti Bhattacharya
  • Tushar kanti Bhattacharya
  • Critic
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 20 photos
  • 7 Reviews

"Really worth to see" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
A nice palace and the displays inside is really worth. You can get the pictures only from outside. A cap is a must to enjoy the courtyard of the palace. Keep time in hand because there may be huge crowd to see.
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Amrutham Anji
  • Amrutham Anji
  • 2 Reviews

"Awesome experience, careful on price while purchasing around palace" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Awesome, first time experience during night time with all those light-bulbs. Be careful while buying stuff there. People bluff a lot regarding the prices. You can bargain to a low value than what he quotes.
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Gourav Mundhra
  • Gourav Mundhra
  • Lives in Durgapur
  • 1 Review

"Displays the ancient culture" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I visited Mysore palace and it was a wonderful place to visit it portrays the ancient prehistoric era of India and displays the ancient Indian culture. It rejuvenates the past, the place was lovely and it was just heavenly. I want to visit the place again and again.
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Nishank Varshney
  • Nishank Varshney
  • Lives in Moradabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Mesmerizing Palace - Must visit place in Mysore" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mysore Palace provides a breath-taking view at night when thousands of bulbs are lighted at once. Visit the palace in evening so that you can stay till the lightning. The palace is lighted every Sunday for 30 minutes and entry for that is free, but if you go there on any other day, you can opt for Sound, laser and light show. Since the palace closes at 6 pm, and light show starts at 7, you have to come out in between and purchase the ticket for light show. The light show is in Kannada, nevertheless, non-Kannada people must watch it just to see the beautiful lightning of the palace.
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Vineet Joshi
  • Vineet Joshi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"Fantastic Place" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This is the kind of place where you can come in the evening and forget about your entire day's tiredness. You feel relaxed physically and mentally. The fountains are soothing for the eye and the colourful flowers are a joy to watch especially in the evening. Always ensure that you carry a good camera to this place.
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Sagar hota
  • Sagar hota
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Palace of Royal Culture in India" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Its an awesome place to observe the past, we had in our Royal Culture in India, which is still celebrated out here by keeping the place alive with all the Attractive things well preserved. Nice architectural example of Indian Royal Life.
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Srujan Desai
  • Srujan Desai
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 1 photo
  • 8 Reviews

"Extremely charming when illuminated at night" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is definitely beautiful and charming with lots of antiquities like all the palaces in India. However, in my opinion, Mysore Palace is best visit on a Sunday or a public holiday at night when it is illuminated with 8, 260 bulbs of 15 watts each. Mesmerizing!
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Sneha Sharma
  • Sneha Sharma
  • 12 Reviews

"Superb place to visit" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I love this place to visit. It's a really beautiful place to visit. You can visit this place on every Sunday/National Holiday from 7-8pm. Camera isn't allow but you can avail recorded voice to guide through the palace.
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