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Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace

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Ranked #1 in Mysore things to do
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Sayyaji Rao Rd, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India
+91 821 242 1051
http://www.mysorepalace.gov.in/
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The historical residence of the Wodeyar monarchs who ruled Mysore of old. Considered a triumph of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, the present building was constructed in 1912 after the ... Read more
previous palace was destroyed by fire. Opulent as only Indian royalty can be, the interior is a riot of shining tile and mirrors, and it contains an extensive royal armory that will delight children. The Palace is one of the most-visited sites in India, though photography of the interior is not permitted.

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Guruvayur, India

Very clean place and there are portraits of the king and legend says the king's descendants are still there in part of the palace

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Foster City, California, USA

Mysore Palace is located in the heart of Mysore city. Mysore Palace is richly carved, intricate and colorful architectural wonder.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India

One of the best place to visit in Mysore, a royal palace of king of Mysore. Every tourist who comes to visit Mysore, must visits this palace. This place gets crowded on weekends.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India

Not too far from Bangalore the most famous palace in Karnataka, Mysore Palace was built by the Wodeyar dynasty . It is one of the most famous tourists spots and welcomes over 5 million visitors annually. The architecture is absolutely breathtaking and do take your time to marvel at the ceiling artwork. There are some stately rooms in the palace for special viewing as they had a unique purpose during the reign. There are a total of 12 Hindu temples in the palace complex dedicated to each deity.

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Stuttgart, Germany

very beautiful, at weekend iluminated of course a big spectacle but nice anyway

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London, UK

Mysore Palace is the 2nd most visited sight in India after the Taj Mahal in Agra. The fine grey granite residence of the Royal family, the Wodeyar dynasty, features ceremonial halls, courtyards and a treasury of artwork and sculptures. Don’t forget to look up inside rooms, capped by elegant deep-pink marble domes. Plan a visit for Sunday night when the palace is spectacularly lit up for a 45 min light show. Take a picnic and watch with a loved one for a perfect setting. At sunset drive up Chamundi Hill to visit the 2,000 year old Chamundi and ‘Nandi’ Bull temples. End with art galleries, gardens and purchase of Sandalwood, which originates from Mysore.

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London, UK

Beautiful palace constructed by the British for the Indian royal family after the original burned in a wedding that apparently got out of hand. The current construction include Scottish stained glass, inlaid carved teak doors and an ornate royal speaking platform complete with veiled observation balcony for the Muslim queens who would have been in attendance.

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Portland, Oregon, USA

Many palaces have been built and destroyed in Mysore over the centuries, and while the current Mysore Palace is just a hair over 100 years old, it is just as glorious as many of India's older regal constructions. This enormous palace was built in the Indo-Saracenic style, which blends traditional Vedic, Muslim, Rajpoot, and English Victorian (read neo-Gothic) design elements. It receives millions of tourists every year and it takes a few hours to visit; there are numerous halls and temples, as well as art and armor collections that are worth checking out.

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Singapore

Built after a fire destroyed the old palace, the Mysore Palace has rich european architecture. A pro-tip: check out the painting of the night sky in the main palace court. Gorgeous!

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Went with my wife from Bangalore. It's really gorgeous and worth a visit. Although we went during the day time, i think it's worth to watch the lights at night

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New York City, New York State, USA

A beautiful, well maintained palace. It is certainly one of the last remnants of the Princely states in India. It used to house the Wodeyar dynasty which still exists, but today is a museum to how they lived.
Do not take the palace guides, they are hopeless. Read about it yourself and simply take a stroll.

And best time to visit is anytime during Navratri or Dussera in October.

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This palace was fantastic, we send 2.30 hour visiting it and you can find there such beautiful paintings, and artistic thinks that it's a must see of Mysore. Don't miss the 97.000 lights which transform the palace in a UFO between 18h30 and 20h30. Not sure for the opening time so ask to your hotel or taxi drivers tey know everything !

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