Mysore Palace, Mysore

Mysore Palace

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Mysore Palace
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  • Excellent 107
  • Very Good 53
  • Good 28
  • Average 5
  • Below Average 1
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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195 traveller reviews for Mysore Palace

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John mathew
  • John mathew
  • 1 Review

"Palace - A Royal Touch"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Today
You need to visit the whole area of the palace to see the architecture and old weapons/things used by the Royal people. The photographs we took were excellent and cherished by us and our relatives throughout our lives. More
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Projjal Saha
  • Projjal Saha
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 9 photos
  • 4 Reviews

"Best piece of architecture"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
This is a mix of European and Asian cultures. The best palace through out Asia. The design on the walls, roof and ceiling is incomparable. The rooms and the halls are excellent. The best is the dining room and the drawing room. More
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  • Milan
  • 5 Reviews

"The best place in Mysore"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This palace is a nice and is maintained properly till now. The lighting in the palace on Sunday evening is a great experience which one must go for. More
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Chandra sekhar Marouthu
  • Chandra sekhar Marouthu
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 1 Review

"Know the history of the palace!"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This place was one of the best places we visited in Mysore. Learned a lot about the history of the palace. More
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  • Prabakar
  • 10 Reviews

"One of the major attractions of Mysore!"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The entry to the halls has to be systematic. But that is not the case. The palace is beautiful and remains open till 7 pm so you can enjoy its beauty at night. More
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About Mysore Palace

    • 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.

Timing: 10.00 am - 5:30 pm
Admission Fees: INR 20 (Indians)
                            INR 10 (Children)
                            INR 200 (Foreigners)

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