Attractions » Mysore Palace
Also known as the Maharaja’s palace, this is considered to be the most impressive structure in Mysore and one of the largest palaces in India sitting on 73 acres. Taking 15 years to build and completed in 1912, this beautiful palace was designed by renowned British architect Henry Irwin after the original palace was destroyed by fire. Visitation hours are from 10am to 5:30pm and entry into the palace is 20 Rs. which is paid at the southern gate. Make sure to retain your ticket as you will need this to enter the palace building. Shoes and cameras are to be left in the cloak room as photos are only allowed outside of the buildings. Upon entering the palace, you will immediately notice the intricate detail and craftsmanship of the palace’s grand interior including fine carved rosewood doors and ceilings, stained glass windows, ivory and marble figurines depicting gods & goddesses, elegant grand entrances with brass gates & silver plated doors and several works of paintings that share the history of Mysore and its royal family. This is just a small glimpse of what awaits visitors to Mysore palace. There are also a few Hindu temples on the palace grounds and the Residential Museum, which exhibit paintings and artifacts belonging to the Royal family. If you want to make your visit to Mysore Palace all the more special, you should plan your trip on a Sunday or a National holiday, when from 7 to 8pm the Mysore Palace is illuminated by over 97,000 light bulbs. It is a sight that is definitely worth seeing.
- Address:Mysore Palace, Mysore, Karnataka, India
- Phone: +91 821 242 1051
- Hours of Operation:
- 10:00am to 5:00pm
- Tickets: Adult Rs.20, Children Rs.10