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Mysore Palace

The Mysore Palace was the official residence of the Wodeyars, who ruled Mysore from 1399 to 1950. Built by King Krishnarajendra Wadiyar IV, the Mysore Palace is one of the most visited tourist destinations, only second to Taj Mahal. Located in the very centre, the entire Mysore city seems to have been built around the Palace.

The original structure of the Palace, composed of wood was burnt down completely. The present building was built in 1912, and incorporated all the architectural styles it could. It is a mixture of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and Gothic styles, commonly known as Indo-Saracenic style. The marble domes cap off the three storied palace, along with a five storied tower. The body of the palace is carved exquisitely with precision and finesse. The palace houses notable and priceless works of arts and crafts from all over the world. Today, the Mysore Palace acts a museum, with every exhibit up for display. The Mysore Palace is truly a legacy of the might and creativity of medieval India.

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Karnataka, India
Best time to visit Mysore: 
Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
12.3052682°N, 76.6546234°E
Distance from Mysore city center to Mysore Palace
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Mysore Palace..

Overall Rating:4.5

  '5' out of 5
"Mysore palace may not need an introduction. Just wanted to add this tip here if you are planning to visit. The palace is lit with flood lights on weekdays, but on Sundays, between 7PM - 8PM, the palace is lit with 1,00,000 light bulbs that adorn the contours of its facade. Its a sight to behold. Ideally, reach the palace by 5:00 PM, purchase the entry ticket, then proceed to the camera locker rooms on the right side after the gate. Here you have to deposit your cameras and collect a token. Cameras are not allowed inside the palace. Then proceed to the palace, leave your footwear at the counter and take the palace rounds. The interiors are majestic, but the lighting is inadequate. If you have a mobile phone, you can capture photographs (I did not see any guards objecting to mobile photography). Once done, you can walk back, collect footwear and pick up your camera from the locker counter (though its free, they might expect a tip. Rs.10 should do). Walk near the main pathway, buy some snacks, find a nice spot and wait for 7PM. Keep your video camera ready and capture the moment when the entire palace comes alive with those lights. Classical music playing the background, fountains in the garden, its a special experience. So if you visiting Mysore, plan your visit to the Palace on Sunday evening."
  '5' out of 5
"It's king dynasty. Heritage of Indian architecture. I like very much. When your presence is that soil you know how they lived with strong bravery to protect the kingdom and serve the peoples. We are proud to have a such Heritage Place still shining"
  '4' out of 5
"It will not take more than couple of hours to visit this palace. Palace is built beautifully so if you want to know more, hire a guide. There is a nice and green park just outside of palace where you can relax. If you can go for an elephant ride available inside campus. Visit is paid so you need to buy ticket before entering the gate. If you have time or visiting in evening i would recommend you to see the palace after 8 PM as whole palace is lit by bulbs and that gives it really amazing view."
  '5' out of 5
"The Palace of Mysore is a historical palace in the city of Mysore in Karnataka is most famous tourist attraction. It was the official residence and seat of the royal family of Mysore, who ruled the princely state from 1399 to 1950. Now its a beautiful tourist spot .The palace is surrounded by a large garden. The palace having several rooms it's construction is luxurious and beautiful . Sure its a nice enjoyable holiday tripping .."
  '5' out of 5
"We had been there several times. Elegant and majestic place. Paintings are awesome and you need a whole day to see it thoroughly. Roam around the garden and eat your lunch and enjoy. Must visit if you are visiting Mysore!"

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