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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Shravan Kumar

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  • Shravan Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  134 readers

"Best place to explore a Kingdom lifestyle and legacy" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Today
Takes lot of time to roam around the palace. The car available for palace tour is expensive. No baby carriers available in the palace. No food is available to purchase except boys carrying mango cut pieces and Keera pieces.
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Charles Santhanaraj

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  • Charles Santhanaraj
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  • 2 photos
  • 21 Reviews
  •  66 helpful votes
  •  13117 readers

"Fully lighted palace" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
The Palace is spectacular always with its magnanimity and artistic outdoor spanning lawns, gardens, elephants, and camels. A ride in the battery operated vehicle around the palace with the timely explanations of the place by the driver come guide is a nice experience. This time the opportunity to see the palace fully decorated with lights in the sunday evening is a spectacular experience. Except on the sunday evenings there is entrance fee to enter the palace and the foreigners need to pay more.
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Vikas yadav

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  • Vikas yadav
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 7 Reviews
  •  302 readers

"Very nice place with amazing lighting" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Nice place to visit especially in the evening when all lights are on, you can use your camera and take nice pics. Also there are some program which you can enjoy.
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Hari Babu

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  • Hari Babu
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 2 Reviews
  •  33 readers

"Historic place to visit" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This is a huge palace beautifully constructed a pure resemblance of our culture few hundred years back. I suggest to hire guide to know more about this place and ask him to spend more time with you. I will recommend this place for sure.
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Vivek Yudi

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  • Vivek Yudi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  29 readers

"Amazing place and a must visit" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Probably one of the greatest places in Mysore. It's a big castle and filled with rich history of wodeyar dynasty. It's a must visit for those who love historical places and rich architecture, I loved it. The guides help you and tell you all there is to know about the history of the place.
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Amol kamble

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  • Amol kamble
  • Lives in Adyar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  56 readers

"Visit atleast once" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Wonderful palace to see we enjoyed the place. Such big palace I can't see in my life. Some old rooms in the palace are wonderful everyone should visit this place once in a lifetime.
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Harshil Dangayach

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  • Harshil Dangayach
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 9 Reviews
  •  453 readers

"World class experience" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Best palace I have ever seen, really a world class experience. There are 3 silver gates present and cost of ticket is 40+40 rs of the museum and palace. The colour was extremely beautiful also seen foreigners there.
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Muhsin

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  • Muhsin
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  83 readers

"Its one of the best" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
One of the best palace in the world. If you are going, keep a plastic bag with you because footwear is not allowed there, so you can put all your foot wears together otherwise you will lose some time there. If you are staying near to the palace, then you can use the horse rickshaw.
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Nnachippan

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  • Nnachippan
  • Lives in Karaikudi
  • 8 Reviews
  •  326 readers

"Just to see the history" new review

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is just a walk through experience, there are no displays anywhere to learn history, nor any books. You can just see the architecture and big halls. People as usual abuse the system at every chance.
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Srejith

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  • Srejith
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews
  •  713 readers

"Marvellous palace" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Mysore Palace is a must see, especially when it is lit up in the night. The carvings inside the palace are fabulous and reminiscent of the old world charm.
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