Ambavilas Palace Mysore Palace

 

Overview

Mysore Palace or the Mysore maharaja's palace is located in the heart of the city. Mysore Palace is one of the most visited monuments of India. And that is one of the largest palaces in the country, also known as the Amba Vilas Palace, was the residence of the Wodeyar Maharaja of Mysore state.
 
Illuminated Mysore PalaceThe original palace built in wood, was set on fire in 1897, at the wedding of Jayalakshammanni, eldest daughter of Chamaraja Wodeyar and was rebuilt in 1912 at a cost of Rs. 42 Rupees. The present palace built in Indo-Saracenic style and mixtures, Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles of architecture. It is a three-story building structure of stone, marble and domes of 145 ft five-story tower. Above the central arch is an impressive sculpture of Gajalakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity, good luck, and the abundance of its elephants. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. Designed by the famous British architect, Henry Irwin, the palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art around the world.
 
Mysore Palace is priceless national treasure and the pride of a kingdom, the Mysore maharaja's palace is the seat of the famous Wodeyar of the Maharaja of Mysore. The palace is now converted into a museum that treasures of memories, paintings, jewelry, royal costumes and other items, which were once possessed by the Wodeyars. It is a kaleidoscope of stained glass & mirrors. Tastefully decorated and finely carved doors open in rooms to the luxurious decoration. The ground floor with a small court closed displays costumes, musical instruments, children toys and many portraits. The upper floor has a small collection of weapons. The beautifully carved mahogany ceilings, solid silver doors, white marble floor and a beautiful decorated Durbar Square Hall are a feast for the eyes. The palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art around the world. Exquisitely carved doors open in surprisingly luxurious rooms.
 
the front of the Amba Vilas Palace has an open balcony supported by huge columns circulars. The Royal portrait gallery, which is of historical importance, is a visual treatment to visitors. This three-story building structure has beautifully designed square towers at different cardinal points covered by domes. Artisans of Jaipur and Agra along with the local workers have been engaged in their development. The wedding pavilion or the Kalyana Mantapa with an octagonal center gabled roof covered by stained glass windows, is to the south of the building. The flooring in this magnificent Kalyana Mantapa has artistic geometric models created using glittering glazed tiles imported from England. The building has beautiful chandeliers Czechoslovak to do.
 
The royal throne, Regal seat of the is called the Chinnada Simhasana or Ratna Simahasana captivating with illustrations on its gold plates is displayed during the Dasara festival. The Maharajas of Mysore used to sit on the throne dore and hold durbars in the Palace Durbar Hall. The paintings of eight manifestations of the goddess Shakthi (resistance) and an original painting of the famous painter Raja Ravi Verma are also on display.
 
illuminated MYSORE PALACE the palace complex has a selection of twelve Hindu temples. The oldest of these was built in the 14th century, while the most recent one was built in 1953. Someshvara Temple, dedicated to the god Lord Shiva and Lakshmiramana Temple, dedicated to the god Lord Vishnu are some of the most famous temples.
 
The old royal family continues to live in a part of the palace. His Highness Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar is the current scion of the Wodeyar dynasty.
 
The silhouette of the Mysore Palace illuminated with 98,260 bulbs, bright against an inky black night is one of the most lasting images of the city. Although tourists are allowed to visit the palace, they are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace. The annual attendance of this royal attraction is 3.5 million.
 
Mysore Palace is the place of the famous Mysore Dasara Festival, during which the main artists perform on a stage installed in the Palais. The tenth day of the festival Vijaya Dashami, a parade with caparisoned elephants and other floats come from the Palais.
 
Entry Charges
Adults Rs. 40/- 
Children between 10 - 18 Years : Rs. 20/- 
Children below 10 years : Free Entrance 
Foreign Tourist Rs. 200/- (Audio Kit Facility Included) 
Tickets are sold at southern gate of the Mysore Palace.
 
Mysore Palace Illumination Timings
07.00 pm - 07.45 pm on Sundays, National Holidays and State Festivals. 
07.40 pm - 07.45 pm on weekdays (Monday to Saturday) after the sound and light show.
There is no charges to watch Mysore Palace lighting
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Mysore Palace Sound and Light Show
07.00 pm - 07.40 pm 
On weekdays (Monday to Saturday) except Sundays, National Holidays and State Festivals.
 
Sound and Light Show Entry Charges
Adults Rs. 40/- 
Children between 7 - 12 years : Rs. 25/- 
Foreign Tourist Rs. 200/- 
Tickets are sold at southern gate of the Mysore Palace.
 
How to Reach Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace is in the heart of Mysore city.

 

Location

Country
India
State
Karnataka
City
Mysore
Location
Mysore Fort
Address
Sayyaji Rao Road,Mysuru,Karnataka 570001.
Contact Info
Phone: 0821 242 1051
Mobile :
Fax :
Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Mysore Fort
Nearest Railway Station
Mysore Jn (MYS)
Nearest Airport
HAL Airport
IN
latitude : 12.949999810 longitude :77.668197630
Corporation : Bangalore
GPS Code : VOBG
Open Year
1912
Architect
Henry Irwin
Visiting Hours
10:00 AM to 06:00 PM,Mysore Palace is open all days of the week

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