Mysore Palace, Mysore
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Mysore Palace

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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  • Lockers/Storage

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Chiranjeevi Tavva
  • Chiranjeevi Tavva
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 Reviews

"Looks gorgeous"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Looks gorgeous, but when we visited, most of the rooms in the palace were locked. It was a wonderful experience. The visiting hours should be extended though.
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Robin Joseph
  • Robin Joseph
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"The art and culture of ancient India indulged"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was my pleasure to visit Mysore Palace one month ago. I never planed to visit it, but my friends there asked me to go there and experience it. To be frank, it was such a worthy experience. The art and culture of ancient India indulged, with other customs.
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Bhaskar D
  • Bhaskar D
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Boasts of the rich Indian heritage and culture"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is a place which boasts of the rich Indian heritage and culture. The history of the kings of Mysore is revealed. It is a must place to visit if you go to Mysore.
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Maneesh kumar Yadav
  • Maneesh kumar Yadav
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 3 Reviews

"A piece of history"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A worthy place to visit in Mysore. A piece of history. You can know about the past, and the kings here.
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Satish Raj
  • Satish Raj
  • 1 Review

"Withholds the tradition of the Mysore Empire"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I visited Mysore in the month of January.It was really an amazing place.The city was ruled by Tipu Sultan. This 1912 structure is one of the largest palaces in the country and contains art from around the world. Especially the illumination for 45 mins to one hour on Sundays from 6.45 or 7 pm is marvelous. The beauty of the palace with lights is worth the visit at night. Even though it was re built again, the palace withholds the tradition of the Mysore Empire.
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Reetan Voonna
  • Reetan Voonna
  • 1 Review

"Pieces of art of the past"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The Mysore Palace is a major attraction place in India. You can see beautiful of monuments, pieces of art of the past. The palace is very big, it has four gates and 2 main entrances in all. A worth visiting place.
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Raghu
  • Raghu
  • 2 Reviews

"The amazing architecture creates a wow feeling"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Good place to get in touch with the old forma of art. The amazing architecture creates a wow feeling. The overall ambiance is so inviting.
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Muraliddhar Sastry
  • Muraliddhar Sastry
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Nice place to explore"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
If you are in Mysore it's a must see. Guides are available, but, I suggest, one should explore without any guide to experience the real knowledge of the palace. Be in a group you will enjoy the richness of the palace.
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Sudu Nl
  • Sudu Nl
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"One of the best and well maintained palaces"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Well it is one of the best palaces in the state of Karnataka and truly well maintained palace. Extremely beautiful place to visit. I went with my family and had a great time indeed.
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Aishwarya
  • Aishwarya
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews

"Had a great time indeed"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Beautiful palace. We went in the day time and will visit again to see the lightings in the evening. Great city and we had a great time. Loved going to other places like the lightings of brindavan gardens
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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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