The Palace of Mysore is located in the city of Mysore in Karnataka India. It is the official residence of the royal family of Mysore who ruled from 1399 to 1950. Mysore Palace or the Mysore Maharaja Palace also known as Amba Vilas Palace is the famous tourist attraction of Mysore. Mysore or Mysuru is also known as city of palace and the Amba Vilas Palace is main palace of the city. Mysore Palace is a splendid example of royal architecture.
Fact About Mysore Palace
Address: Mysore Palace, Sayyaji Rao Road, Karnataka
Location: In the heart of the city
Phone Number: +91-821-2421051, +91-821-2430404
Also Known as: Amba Vilas Palace
Built In: 1897
Rebuilt In: 1912
Built By: Wodeyar kings
Designed by: British architect Henry Irwin
Signification: Famous Palace of India
Main Attraction: Doms of the palace
Famous As: The Palace of Mysore
Architecture: Indo-Saracenic style, Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles of architecture
How to reach By Air: Mysore Airport only 0.5 km away from Mysore Palace.
How to reach By Rail: Mysore Railway Station just 1 km away from Mysore Palace.
How to reach By Bus or Road: Bus services are available every 5 minutes from Bangalore and other city of Karnataka for Mysore also you can reach easily with auto and taxi.
The Mysore palace was built by the Wodeyar kings in the 14th century which was made with wood. In 1897 royal wedding of Jayalakshammanni who is the eldest daughter of Chamaraja Wodeyar it got burnt down. After that in 1912 present Mysore palace was built with the cost of Rs. 42 lakhs. The palace is designed by famous british architect Henry Irwin and the architecture used for built this palace was Indo-Saracenic style, Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles of architecture. it was built for the twenty-fourth Wodeyar Raja. The Maharaja’s Palace is a beautiful with attractive three-storied stone construction of fine granite and pink marble domes, overlooking this structure is a five-storied 145 foot tower whose domes are gilded in gold. The elephant gate is main attraction of the palace which is decorated with motifs and bears the royal symbol of the double-headed eagle. Diwan-e-Aam and the Diwan-e Khas also Kalyana Mantapa is other major attractions of the Mysore Palace.
Entry Fee and Timing for Mysore Palace
Open Days: All days of the week
Visit Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Photography: Not allowed in inside the Palace
Timing: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Best time to visit: During Dasara Festival and National holidays, October to March
Entry Fee For Adults: Rs. 40/-
Entry Fee For Children between 10 – 18 Years: Rs. 20/-
Entry Fee For Children below 10 years: Free
Entry Fee For Foreign Tourist: Rs. 200/- (Audio Kit Facility Included)
Photography Charges: Rs. 30/-
Videography Charges: Rs. 100/-
Sound and Light Show Entry Charges and Timing
Light and Sound Show Timing: 7:00 PM to 7:40 PM
Light and Sound Show Charges for Adults: Rs. 40/-
Light and Sound Show Charges for Children between 7 – 12 years: Rs. 25/-
Light and Sound Show Charges for Foreign Tourist: Rs. 200/-
Mysore Palace Illumination Timings and Charges
On Sundays, National Holidays and State Festivals: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
On weekdays (Monday to Saturday): 7:40 PM to 7:45 PM
Mysore Palace Illumination Timings On Dasara Festival: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
The palace has now been converted into a museum which is supervised by the Department of Archeology and Museums. Mysore Dasara Festival is the famous event which is held by the palace every year. During this event leading artists perform on a stage set up in the palace grounds. The palace is illuminated with lights in evening and decorated with flowers. The most prefer time to visit this palace is Dasara Festival.