If we talk about the main attractions of Mysore, Mysore Palace will come first. This Mysore Palace is a reservoir of creativity, ingenuity, and a great mystery.
What is Mysore Palace?
This outstanding palace is one of the few palaces that can be described on the travel map of the country. Mysore is commonly referred to as the “city of palaces.” But Mysore Palace refers to the new palace inside the Puran fort. It is also known as Amba Vilas Palace. The Mysore Palace is the second largest tourist destination in India after the Taj Mahal.
Who has built Mysore Palace?
In 1896, King Rajarshi Sri Krishna raja Wadeyar-4 and his mother Maharani Kempananjammanni Devi appointed the English architect Henry Irwin to build the new palace. Fifteen years later, in 1912, the palace was completed
What is the History of Mysore Palace?
Mysore, the name given by the English comes from Karnataka “Mahishuru”. It is said that a monster named Mahisasura ruled here. The state was named Mahisuru after him, which was changed to Mysuru, and from Mahisuru to Mysuru, which was adopted as the official name by the Government of India in 2011. Now where Mysore Palace is, there used to be a village called Puragiri. In 1524, Chamaraja Wadeyar-3 built the fort of Mysore here. Later this fort-palace has been rebuilt many times. When the previous palace was destroyed by fire, then King Rajarshi Sri Krishnaraja Wadeyar-4 appointed the English architect Henry Irwin in 1896 to build the new palace. But that’s not the end of the story, says B. Lewis Rice, author of The
Gazetteer, when the British and Wadeyar-3 returned victoriously, there was no home in Mysore to live in. There was an incomplete fort built in a short time. Then the King Krishnaraja Wadeyar-3 was crowned. Then the newly elected king rebuilt the palace.
What is the Inside and Outside view of Mysore Palace?
The architectural style of the domes of the palace is described as Indo-Saracenic. It is wrapped in marble stone and has a tower of 145 feet. There are three entrances, one of which is open to the public. There are various dolls from the 19th and 20th centuries. And there are some industrial works and this was followed by Ambabilasa – where the king met with private guests and ministers. Decorate the mosaic floor of this house with low-cost beautiful stone designs. As soon as you enter through the door of the beautiful Rose Wood designed with ivory, the statues of Ganesha and the pillars are also arranged properly. Display of splendor on all four sides. Decorate the eight-cornered house of welfare mandap or wedding meeting with stained glass brought from Glasgow. Decorate both the ceiling and the floor with peacock motifs. There are also oil paintings on the walls. There are 12 temples in this palace. Among them are Someshwar Temple, Laxmiramana Temple, and White Varaha-Swami Temple. The Varaha incarnation of Lord Vishnu is worshiped in the White Varaha-Swami temple.
Why are People Attracted to the Mysore Palace?
Since Mysore Palace is the second largest architecture in India after the Taj Mahal, it is definitely worth visiting for a traveler. The splendor of Mysore’s Dussehra is world-famous. The royal palace of Mysore is adorned with lights and colorful royal attire this season. This royal festival of Mysore in Karnataka is known as ‘Nadahabba’. Held on the day of Dussehra, the event marks the victory of light over darkness. In detail, the victory of good over evil is marked here. At this festival, all the activities and the view of Mysore Palace are obviously an amazing spot and attraction for a traveler.
Is it safe to visit the Mysore Palace?
Yes, it is safe to visit the Mysore Palace. Many kinds of people visit this palace every day.
Are there any parking facilities in this Palace?
Yes, a free parking facility is available.
Is there any cost for keeping shoes before entering the Palace?
Yes, before entering the palace you have to deposit your shoes and the fee is Rs 2/- per set of shoes.
What is the entry fee for Mysore Palace?
It is 70 per adult and 30 per kid above 7 years and below 12 years.
Is Photography allowed in the Palace?
Photography is not allowed inside the Palace(building) but you can do this in outside of the Palace garden.
What is the best time to visit Mysore Palace?
Especially the Dussehra festival time when it is from Monsoon to Winter and the months from July to February.
What is the visiting time of Mysore Palace?
It is 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Which day Mysore Palace closed?
It is Sunday and other Government holidays.
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How to Reach
By Bus: There is a bus stand very close to the palace called the Mufesal bus stand, KSRTC bus stand, from there it is possible to walk to the north gate of the palace which is about 1 km away. There is a ticket counter at the south gate, it takes 15 minutes by rickshaw to reach the counter from the bus stand.
By Train: The big cities of Karnataka are connected by train, you can catch a train from Bangalore if you want but the Mysore railway station is a little far from the palace so you can rent a rickshaw or a local city bus to get to the palace from the station.