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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
History tours
Indians- Rs 40, Foreigners- Rs 200, children under 10- free,prices include the charge of audio visual aid.
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1 out of 77 attractions in Mysore

Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas)

This palace which was the seat of the Wodeyar kings was rebuilt in the year 1912 by an English architect named Henry Irwin as the original one was destroyed of fire in 1897. This palace is one of the best examples not only of the Edwardian Raj Era but also of Indian Royal architecture. The beautiful kaliedoscope of stained glass enhanced with the wood carved doors and mosaic floors is exquisite undoubtedly. The museum of weapons is a must visit along with the part of the palace where you see a number of beautifully carved statues and paintings referring to the life of Mysore in that era.The palace is lit up with hundreds of bulbs every evening from 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM and the whole evening on public holidays. This is when you get a more extravagant view of this royal beauty.
Nidhi Saini
Mysore has 31 tourist places. But I will sum up the most visited and most beautiful places here. You can visit all the places if you are planning 3-4 days visit but if you are planning for 2-3 days visit, it is enough to cover Mysore. As most of the tourist places are located within 10 km. The most visited place in Mysore is 'Mysore palace'. 1.5-2 km away from Mysore main bus stand. It is the attraction of the city because of its architecture and light and music show in the evening. It is constructed in 1897 and best visiting time here is dussehra. They held 9-10 days big dussehra festival. At that time palace and complete Mysore is fully decorated with lights and pinnacle. To visit the palace for child 10 rs charge for student 30 rs charge and for adult 50 rs charge is there.
Rahul Sharma
We stopped at Mysore Palace for 30 min and took some pictures. During night Mysore Palace looks stunning. It has its own beauty. we are not allowed to go inside during night but from outside also it looks great.
Kapil Sahu
Our journey end in Mysore with the most valuable thing of Mysore and that is City Palace of Mysore. While travelling to City Palace, we visited Sand Museum, Wax Museum and Horror room too. But those places are not much impressive, so I will not mention anything about this places in my story. The time when we reached to City Palace, we have a jaw drop and together we said 'Aww... What a place'. We collected ticket from the counter and ran to see royal things of Palace. If you want to see real beauty of this Palace, then visit Mysore at the time of Dassehra- an Indian Festival normally comes in Sept-October.
Smita Joshi
Strolling around the city during the day, visiting the Mysuru Palace to plan the next day’s shoot and enjoy some rain photography that day – this was my day. I soon realized that Mysore is a paradox. It is calm, lazy, and a peaceful town that turns exactly opposite with grand lighting all over the city, active, celebratory mood thrown around the entire locales, and everyone in a festive mood for the ten days of Dasara. People from across the world gather on the streets surrounding the historical palace on the Vijayadasami, the concluding day of Dusshera festival to witness the grand ‘Jamboo Savari.’ The event was inaugurated by the chief minister of Karnataka by offering floral tribute to the statue of Goddess Chamundeswari ensconced in a grand 750 kg golden howdah. The ‘Balarama’ Gate is the exit from where the procession would come out, take a turn and proceed towards the Bannimantap Grounds to mark the end of Dasara celebrations. As an independent photographer and a solo traveller, this is the maiden attempt at capturing such a massive festival. I finalized my trip during the beginning of August but it was already late to apply for a photographer pass to witness the festival from the palace premises. This was, though, an opportunity to witness the festival from the public perspective. The Police were amazing, showing extensive patience in controlling the multitudes, sometimes unruly, crowd that tried to rush past the barricades.
Santosh H
Mysore Palace