Mysore Palace (Also known as Amba Vilas Palace) is the most popular spot in Mysore’s attractions. The extensive Mysore Palace is located in the heart of Mysore city. The center of Mysore Palace is richly engraved with rosewood doors, obscure, ivory work on ceiling, marble collectibles, collections of multicolored caskets (a small ornamental box or chest for holding jewels, letters, or other valued objects) and architecturally breathtaking.
List of Heritage Buildings in Mysore (Part – 1)
Mysore sight-seeing –Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace (Also known as Amba Vilas Palace) is the most popular spot in
Mysore’s attractions. The extensive Mysore Palace is located in the heart of
Mysore city. The centre of Mysore Palace is richly engraved with rosewood
doors, obscure, ivory work on ceiling, marble collectibles, collections of
multicolour caskets (a small ornamental box or chest for holding jewels, letters,
or other valued objects) and architecturally breath-taking.
Palace structural design
Amba Vilas palace is basically three-storied stone structure with marble along
with 44 meter (145 ft.) central five storied structure tower. It is surrounded by a
large garden. Pink colored marble domes decorate the number of towers
organized in perfect equilibrium.
Both Main entrance gate and arch embrace the pinnacle and fur of weapons of
the empire of Mysore, which exemplifies the kingdom’s slogan in Sanskrit saying
“never be terrified”
The palace has three gates:-
1.The East Gate – It remains in open during the Dasara and for Very Important personals.
2.The South Entrance – Public can use this entrance to enter into the palace.
3.The West Entrance – It remains in open during dasara festival.
The three-story stone building consisted of fine gray granite along with deep
pink marble domes. It has a frontage with several luxurious arches and two
smaller ones neighbouring the central arch, which is supported by tall pillars.
The innermost portion of the palace is a enormous courtyard unfasten to the
sky. Ahead of, there is the royal Marriage Hall which is a good number
overwhelming portion of the palace.
Above the central arch is a sculpture of Gajalakshmi, the goddess of wealth,
prosperity, good luck and abundance with her elephants. The ramparts along
the passages are decked with oil paintings of majestic themes. A congregation of
ceremonies and carnivals of the long-gone era is portrayed in these painting in
all its brightness and fine points.
During the season after summer and before winter, in the northern hemisphere
from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to
May, the palace is the venue for the famous festival called Dasara. The Mysore
Dasara is a 10-day festival Mysore Dasara is the “Nadahabba” or the State-
Festival of the State of Karnataka, also known as “Navaratri” (Nine-Nights), a 10-
day carnival, celebrated with extreme display and enjoyment in the city of
The Dasara merriment has a affluent olden times of more than 400 years.
During this 10 days carnival, the tranquil city changed into hub of merriment and
Facilities inside Mysore palace
2.Braille Guide for Visually Challenged Tourists
3.Audio Kit Facility for Indians (Optional) and Foreign Visitors (Included in Entrance Fee)
4.Battery Operated Vehicle
5.Sound and Light Program regarding History of Mysuru Palace / Wodeyar Dynasty (Latest info
on Notice Board)
6.Free Camera Custody Counter.
7.Free Cycle Facility for Tourists to cycle inside Palace to see the garden and temples
8.Free Umbrella Facility for Tourists to avoid rains or bright sun.
9.Free Wheel Chair Facility.
10.Free Drinking Water Facility
11.Free Toilet Facility
12.Free Stand for Footwear
13.Govt approved Guides to provide information to Tourists inside Mysuru Palace
14.Parking Facility for Vehicles
15.Post Card Photographs of Mysuru Palace for Sale
16.Hand Book regarding History of Mysuru Palace for Sale
17.Audio Kit available at Mysuru Palace in the following Languages
Tickets for Mysuru Palace
For Adults Rs. 40
For Children below 10 years : Free Entrance
For Children between 10 – 18 Years : Rs. 20
Educational Tour : (Letter from School Management) Rs. 10
Free Camera Custody Counter
Free Wheel Chair Facility
Free Drinking Water Facility
Free Toilet Facility
Free Stand for Footwears
Battery Operated Vehicle
Govt approved Guides to provide information to Tourists inside Mysuru Palace
Mysuru Palace Office Contact Nos
1.Deputy Director Office +91 0821 2421 051 Fax +91 0821 243 4425
2.Palace Assistant Commissioner of Police +91 0821 2430 404
3.Electrical Sub Division +91 0821 2421 521
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