Mysore Palace


14.5/5(795 Ratings)

Mysore Palace Overview

Ranked 1 of 146 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.

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  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM

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Review and Ratings

Kittu Sharma

Kittu Sharma3.9/5

85 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

2 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 ...



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 .

Swarajya lakshmi koppu

Swarajya lakshmi koppu5.0/5

2 reviews

Mysuru Palace Laser show and Evening lighting

Mysuru palace is one of the fabulous attractions in mysuru. Located in the heart of the city makes it well connected by road. While in the palace, you feel every minute worth looking at paintings, arcaelogical assets etc. Seeing the palace illuminated with lights in the evening will be one of your greatest experiences of life.
  • Mysuru Palace Laser show and Evening lighting

Amit babu magadum

Amit babu magadum5.0/5

1 review

Mysuru the cultural city. Dasara festival is best

Mysur is best place in Karnataka to travel because it is very beautiful to see many places like mysur palace, zoo, chamundi hills, near mysur srirangapatna etc .and it becomes cleanest city in India so there is good environment .
  • Mysuru the cultural city. Dasara festival is best
  • Mysuru the cultural city. Dasara festival is best
  • Mysuru the cultural city. Dasara festival is best
  • Mysuru the cultural city. Dasara festival is best

Nikita Shah

Nikita Shah5.0/5

39 reviews

Magnificent yet Elegant

Mysore is famous for its Palace and going to this palace justifies all the reasons as to why Mysore should boast about its palaces. It is so magnificent, clean and well maintained. It looks so royal. When you visit the palace inside you feel like you are a part of that era and enjoy the extravagant beauty of the architectural marvel. Advice to the travellers - hire a guide so that he can show you around explaining every detail of the palace as you can enjoy the Palace more if you know the history behind it.

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Neeraj agrawal

Neeraj agrawal5.0/5

3 reviews

The best place to visit in Mysore

Magnanimous palace. Great art work and infrastructure. Architecture marvel. Beautifully managed and the originality is preserved with great effort. Must see and spend quality time at this tourist attraction. Don't forget to click a lot of photographs and cherish the memories after returning home. Also see light and sound show. The only thing missing is that the light and sound show is conducted in Kannad language. The north indians would be happy if it is conducted in Hindi or english language.

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Rajinder Dabbas

Rajinder Dabbas4.6/5

4 reviews

Mysore Palace on way to Coorg

Visited with family on 28 May 17 while on way to Coorg. We hired a guide to explain things and found it quite useful. very well maintained and recommended for all. It just takes about One to two hours to complete the tour.
  • Mysore Palace on way to Coorg
  • Mysore Palace on way to Coorg