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Mysore Palace - Amba Vilas

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Myaore Palace - Amba Vilas 


The Mysore palace (Amba Vilas) known as one of the grandest palaces in the country, the Mysore palace makes its mark in not only the city map but also the world scale. The place registers with one of highest number of visitors to a monument and is known for its grandeur, the opulent display of wealth, the intricacies of art and the sheer presence of a huge structure which very recently completed its 100th year.


The Mysore palace is known for a host of reasons starting from its architecture, the amount of time and money spent on building the palace, the way it stands tall right in the centre of the city. The palace built in 1912 is known for its Indo-Saracenic style of architecture used, its 3 storey building and the magnificent domes and gardens. Two bronze leopards at the entrance and the others placed at different places in the premises are quite an eye catcher; the fierceness of the creatures is very well established in the carved sculptures.


The Mysore palace is open for a visit from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM every day; it is priced at an entry of Rs.40/- for Indians and Rs.200/- for a foreigner. It is a less known fact that for a foreigner, along with the Rs.200/- ticket, there is a lovely audio guide which is given for free which quite effectively explains the bits and pieces of the palace. Going into the palace and having a view of the way it used to be back then in the might of kings is quite a thrill in its own self.

The richness in the palace, the display of gold, silver, ivory and sandalwood articles tells about the opulence the kings were used to. The paintings inside show both the subtlety and the grandness involved in the art, including the one on the ceilings. The work that has gone into making the inside of the palace is more than words can express. The wedding hall where the marriage took place is a stunner in its sheer grandness. The view of the wedding hall is a picture perfect capture for the eye and no wonder a person would love to get married in such a beautiful location.


Myaore Palace


The Mysore palace is a delight to see at the night when it is lit up, seeing the huge array of lights come up at once is a dreamy sight indeed. On Sunday’s and public holidays, the palace is lit up and the entry is free for a walk in the palace campus to look around the beauty of a lit up structure which speaks in volumes for itself.


Timings : 10am to 5.30 pm daily
Illumination Timings : On all Sundays and Public Holidays from : 7pm-8pm
Entrance Fee : Adults : Rs. 20, Children (5-10 yrs.) : Rs. 10
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How To Reach

Railway station -  Irwin Rd -  Babu Jagjivan Ram Cir, (K.R. Hospital) - Krishna Rajendra circle - Chamaraja Circle - Mysore Palace
Total Distance - 2.2 KM
Total Time - 6 mins
Bus numbers:- All buses (Destination is at walkable distance from city bus stand)
KSRTC Suburban Bus Stand - Hardinge Circle - Mysore Palace
Total Distance - 1.4 KM
Total Time 4 mins
Bus numbers:- All buses (Destination is at walkable distance from city bus stand)

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#1 Avinash 2010-04-30 11:51

I was showing all my colleagues and friends in scotland the wonders of Mysore online!! was wondering maybe you can elaborate a bit more about attractions like these which increases curiosity amongst others?
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