Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), Mysuru (Mysore)

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Topped by colorful domes and accented with countless spires, balconies, and towers, Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) allows you to see a real royal residence up close. One of the more popular palaces to visit in the nation, the site boasts a collection of arms and armory. Once inside, you'll marvel at the lavish decorations of stained glass and bright colors, the brainchild of an English architect who rebuilt the palace in 1912. Galleries with vaulted ceilings contain artwork dating back to the days of the British Empire in India. Keep in mind that you cannot take photographs inside and will need to store your camera in one of the provided lockers before you enter. Arrange your visit to Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mysuru (Mysore) using our Mysuru (Mysore) day trip app .
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  • This is a must see. The art work is just amazing. The story this palace tells is just so unique. The intricate workings are just breathtaking. The grounds themselves are just out of this world. You do...  more »
  • This massive palace was built during the reign of Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV after the previous palace was destroyed by the accidental fire in 1894. Rupees 42 Lakhs (USD $66000) was spent and took 15 year...  more »
  • One of the must see attractions in the city of Mysore. The Amba Villas palace is India's only living palace(King still resides in the palace.) The place is very well maintained. The structure itself s...  more »
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  • Beautiful palace. If you are interested to know the history & about kings and their life. You should definitely go there. But remember one thing, you can't take photos from inside of palace. They don't allow it. There is extra charges to take a photo. But this is worth going. You should go once.
  • Great historic place. If u r interested in knowing the history, and fascinated about the king's life and their life style, then this place might be very interesting to you. If you are just a casual visitor, and not interested in all those I mentioned above u better not visit and waste your time. The palace has some of items used by the king's for display, and most of the rooms, including assembly, and some of the office rooms are open to display, What to expect to see: the assembly, the nice paintings, the marble work, majestic sculptures, gigantic doors and hallways. Try to take photos as much as possible, every photo comes out very nice. Get a low light camera to get best shots.
  • Went to Mysore Palace while I was on a visit to Banglore. Found it to be a very interesting experience. To make the most I would recommend engaging the services of one of the local guides as their commentary adds significant insight to your walk through. Be warned shoes need to be removed at "checked in" at the shoe counter before entry as no footwear is permitted. The artwork, mix of architectural styles both combined with the narrative from the guide made it an interesting visit. Crowd management can be done more efficiently.
  • The palace is really good. The process of storing shoes should be improved and the crowd at this place be better managed. Inside the palace at some places the passage is very narrow where more people at one time get stuck. There should be some security personnel to manage these places. There are Elephant and Camel rides available inside for 90 rupees per person (Elephant ), that is good attraction for kids. We as a family took the elephant ride first time and it was an adventure for me. Inside only cash is accepted, so make sure you have enough cash, as there are no ATMs inside the palace arena. Drinking water is available. Overall a good place to visit and spend couple of hours.
  • If you are interested in knowing history you definitely saw this place.Lot of historical things.Best historical place that you can see in Mysore. Amazing picture collection you can see there. Good place for visitors who likes history. Nice view of old monuments. Outside the palace you can enjoy a ride with a cart pulled by a horse or a donkey.

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Where to stay in Mysuru (Mysore)

Make your reservations early to enjoy the range of accommodations available in Mysuru (Mysore), as the diverse range of hotels and guesthouses in this popular tourist town can fill up quickly. For the bulk of available options, look south of the train station along the JLB arterial road. A handful of old colonial treasures still stand, along with a number of modern hotels, some offering views of the more princely architecture in the city. Simple guesthouses on primarily residential side streets, as well as a few shared-room hostels, provide good options for budget-conscious travelers.
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