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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Charu Khanduja

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  • Charu Khanduja
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  30 readers

"The identity of Mysore" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
This palace is the identity of Mysore. Skilled craftsmanship, spick and span upkeep, audio guides strewn across the palace, No photography and the iconic illumination of around one lakh bulbs during the night is what defines the Mysore Palace.
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Sreedhu Krishnan

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  • Sreedhu Krishnan
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  290 readers

"History at its best" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
Palace of lights, what a monument it is, history at its best. Walk in and Enjoy, audio tours are good if you want to explore more. Pics taken in front side of palace will be a treasure for lifetime.
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Sanjay Shet

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  • Sanjay Shet
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 22 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  653 readers

"Large and clean" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The Mysore Palace was very beautiful place and the palace is so large and very clean and the palace was very famous in Mysore and in dasara time it looks very awesome and the most tourists visit this place, it was very good for holidays.
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Dakshvir Rehill

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  • Dakshvir Rehill
  • Lives in Haldwani
  • 3 Reviews
  •  877 readers

"Beautiful Ornate Royal" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mysore Palace is an excellent example of how royal and proud was the lives of Kings and Queens in olden times. I personally love historical places and I would recommend Mysore Palace to anyone who loves to learn more about history and is fascinated by the past.
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Anshuman Talapatra

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  • Anshuman Talapatra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 53 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  2468 readers

"Great palace with historical attraction" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Excellent architectural beauty to say at least illustrating the kingdom of Mysore in before British rules. A must visit if you are in Mysore, recommended in night time with full lighting which gives a great pleasure in eyes.
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Sadanand

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  • Sadanand
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  652 readers

"Reminds about the glorious days of Mysore Kingdom" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Must see place in Mysore. Well maintained and reminds one about the glorious days of Mysore Kingdom. Temples inside the palace premises is worth a visit.
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Shravan Kumar

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  • Shravan Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3308 readers

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

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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
  •  68 helpful votes
  •  14198 readers

"Fully lighted palace" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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
  •  929 readers

"Very nice place with amazing lighting"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
  •  108 readers

"Historic place to visit"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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