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Mysore Palace

Mysore

14.5/5(800 Ratings)

Mysore Palace Overview

Ranked 1 of 147 sightseeing in Mysore

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.

Video Reviews

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Mysore Palace

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24th Jan 17
The pride of Mysore  Video Review

The pride of Mysore

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21st Jan 17
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Mysore Palace Review

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1st Sep 15
Awesome Mysore Palace  Video Review

Awesome Mysore Palace

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15th Sep 17
Mysore palace(New Year)  Video Review

Mysore palace(New Year)

by Ashusonu
31st Dec 17
look good when lighted during festivals  Video Review

look good when lighted during festivals

by Travelercouple
26th Dec 17
Good view  Video Review

Good view

by Rohit
19th Dec 17
Very good historic palace  Video Review

Very good historic palace

by Capricorn Girl
29th Oct 17
Must Visit Place in Mysore  Video Review

Must Visit Place in Mysore

by Abhishek Jain
20th Jul 17
Outside of the palace  Video Review

Outside of the palace

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20th Jul 17

What travellers are saying about Mysore Palace

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  • Excellent 232
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  • Good 22
  • Average 9
  • Terrible 4
  • Below Average 1
  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

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
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88% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Pratik Jena

Pratik Jena3.6/5

68 reviews

Royal Heritage of the city of Mysore

The palace looks ver stunning when it is lit up in the evening.It is very crowded on weekends,so one would have to keep moving inside the palace in a rush.Must visit if you are in Mysore.It will take maximum 2 hours to visit this place completely.
  • Royal Heritage of the city of Mysore
  • Royal Heritage of the city of Mysore
  • Royal Heritage of the city of Mysore

Pratik Jena

Pratik Jena3.6/5

68 reviews

Royal Heritage of the city of Mysore

The palace looks ver stunning when it is lit up in the evening.It is very crowded on weekends,so one would have to keep moving inside the palace in a rush.Must visit if you are in Mysore.It will take maximum 2 hours to visit this place completely.
  • Royal Heritage of the city of Mysore
  • Royal Heritage of the city of Mysore
  • Royal Heritage of the city of Mysore
  • Royal Heritage of the city of Mysore
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Vimal Venugopal

Vimal Venugopal5.0/5

3 reviews

Amazing

We had to take an entry ticket. Located at the heart of the city. The palace is just fabulous. Photography is not allowed inside. We couldn't visit the palace at night and palace seems to be more amazing during night.

Amal bera

Amal bera5.0/5

4 reviews

Must visit place in Mysore

Must visit inside Palace during day time(10 am to 5 pm) and evening lighting of the Palace is also very beautiful, timing 7 pm to 7:45 pm. Entrance fees per person is Rs. 50 and Rs. 50 for camera as well. There is a museum also inside the Palace and a temple also.You need to take of your shoes before entering the Palace and their is counter to keep the shoes.

Ajith G a

Ajith G a5.0/5

107 reviews

Main attraction of Mysore

Well maintainted place, which tells a lot about the history of Mysore.Must Visit place in Mysore.The place is easily reachable and there are guides available who can explain in multiple languages.Overall nice place.

K Sharma

K Sharma3.9/5

91 reviews

A Royal Palace

This is Palace is of definately of Royal family very beatifully made and well maintained palace, their is ticket is to visit this palace make sure you reach by 1600hrs as by 1800hrs its closed and it almost takes 1 to 2 hrs to see the palace. At night you can come again to see the lightning of the palace.

Karthik rao

Karthik rao5.0/5

8 reviews

The trendy power couple, blend of youth and traditional

Mysore palace is a beautiful historic monument, a unique masterpiece.The people of Karnataka has an emotional attachment to it and the family of Maharajas ovvervtge generations.The new Maharaja His highness Yaduveer Srikanta Datta Wodeyar and Maharani Trishala Kumari are young and modern couple, who have maintained through their traditional flavour with latest fashion trend an instant connect with older and younger generation of state. They do attend social functions, visit schools and communicate with children.

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Muhammad ahmed

Muhammad ahmed5.0/5

1 review

The glorious wonder of Mysore Palace.

It was a wonderfull experience to visit the Mysore Palace in Mysore, Karnataka with your family. We were able to enjoy the inside architecture and the various antiques which were used by the royal family who had lived there.The architecture was just amazing!!! Its best to go in a sunday because at night the palace is lit up completely for 30 mins from 7:00 - 7:30 pm. The palace when lit up comprising of about 1 lakh bulbs is a sight to behold. It is just so breathtaking.I was able to really enjoy this marvelous structure with my family.

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Shivam kumar tripathi

Shivam kumar tripathi5.0/5

3 reviews

Don't forget go to Mysuru ...

Don't forget go to Mysuru...Ambavilas Palace, otherwise famous as the Mysore Palace, is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the southern Karnataka state of India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore.
  • Don't forget go to Mysuru ...
  • Don't forget go to Mysuru ...

Mpsheth

Mpsheth4.3/5

8 reviews

Visit of great Heritage

great place to visit ,royal heritage place, entry fee of rs 60 various painting available.however we were not shown collection of arsenol and royal clothes.another palace is near by having separate entry fee .

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Mysore Palace, Mysore

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Snehal Raibole

Mysore Palace, Mysore
Mysore Palace, Mysore

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Snehal Raibole

Mysore Palace, Mysore
Mysore Palace, Mysore

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Mysore Palace, Mysore

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Mysore Palace, Mysore