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Mysore Palace


A mishmash of architectural styles, the Mysore Palace resembles, in roughly equal proportions, everything from a medieval Mughal mausoleum to an opulent French chateau- and almost any form of magnificent building in between. Uninhibited grandeur is the buzzword in the Mysore Palace- and it has to be seen to be believed.

The site where today’s Mysore Palace, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, stands was once the site for an earlier wooden palace, which burnt down in a fire during 1897. However its construction was completed in the year 1912. For those with a penchant for the sumptuous, this proved to be a stroke of luck- for the building that was constructed in its stead was one which goes the whole hog when it comes to sheer splendour.

Best time to visit

Like much of India, Mysore too gets uncomfortably hot and humid during the summer months, between about April and August. The city’s best avoided at this time, and really the best time to visit the place is in the winter months particularly in October.


You will not be allowed to carry your camera into the palace as photography inside the palace is prohibited.

Note: Also visitors are required to take off their shoes before entering the palace.


The Palace is open to visitors from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm daily.

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