Best time to visit11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open hours10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Things to doHistory tours
BudgetIndians- Rs 40, Foreigners- Rs 200, children under 10- free,prices include the charge of audio visual aid.
Best MonthsAll year
Contact+91 821 2421 051
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples
Rank1 out of 77 attractions in Mysore
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.
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Dussehra is the time to see the grandeur of the Wodeyars which comes alive in this City of Palaces, Mysuru in Karnataka. Mysuru is referred to as the City of Palaces, because it is only city with seven Palaces, and prominent among them is the Palace of Mysuru. It was the royal residence of the Wodeyars who ruled between 1399 to 1950.Now Mysuru Palace is the second most visited Place in India after Taj Mahal, with an estimated 6 million annual visitors. And the best time to visit Mysuru to see the grandeur of this Palace is during the 10 Day Dussehra Festival which is celebrated in a royal pomp.Popularly called as the Mysuru Dasara, it is State Festival of the Karnataka state. This festival falls during September/October and this is the best time to visit Mysuru.The festivities in this Palace city are so elaborate and grand that it's audience include even foreigners from different parts of the world who come here just to witness the extravaganza and the pomp. This year the Dasara Festival completes 407 years.The Mysuru Palace is illuminated during these 10 days with one lakh bulbs from 07.00 PM to 10 PM which is the main attraction. Dance, Music and cultural programs mark the highlight which are performed in front of the illuminated Palace. The festivities included a special durbar, a tradition followed since the period of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III. After the death of Srikanta Wadiyar in December 2013, this tradition has been continued by placing the royal sword on the golden throne. The ninth day of Dasara called as Mahanavami is also an auspicious day on which the royal sword is worshipped and is taken on a procession involving elephants, camels and horses around the city.On all the 10 days of Dasara, various music and dance concerts are held in auditoriums around Mysore city. Musicians and dance groups from all over India are invited to perform on this occasion. Another attraction during Dasara is the Kusti Spardhe (wrestling-bout) which attracts wrestlers from all around India.Come to Mysuru and be a part of Dasara habba and soak yourself in the royalty."THE GREATNESS OF A CULTURE CAN BE FOUND IN ITS FESTIVALS"Cover Picture Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysore_Dasara#/media/File:Mysorepalace.jpg
The previous day went super crazy with so much of excitement, honestly speaking more than what i expected..... literally. This day too was in the name of "Mysore Palace". Yes I can't get enough of it! Rs. 40/- is the charges!! Today i explored the palace by my own, oppsss can't forget to mention my "Travel Buddy" for the day..... My Mini Tripod ;).....
Whoo Whoo Whoo!!! Now it was time for ultimate beauty, the splendour of Mysore. Yes you guessed it right; it's "The Lightening Palace", the Mysore Palace. Situated at the heart of Mysore city.
Next we went to Mysore Palace. On weekends, this historical place is really very crowded. But thank the Mysore Government for their efficient management and maintenance, that you will finish the tour of palace in an hour. The ticket is cheap (Weekend: Rs. 30).
Mysore Palace in itself is a perfect blend of architecture and art. The paintings, the chandeliers, the corridors, and all the interiors are simply class apart. A pure sign of royalty. And yes, do carry an audio guide with you. It makes it more interesting.