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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 to visit Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) and other attractions in Mysuru (Mysore) using our Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary builder.
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  • A wedding cake palace with interesting architecture, decor, paintings and artefacts. Very good audio guide but bring your passport to avoid big deposit. Gorgeous gardens and settings. Remember the sun...  read more »
  • This is also a worth to see, but due to security reasons, some parts were blocked with many security personals. We were lucky that we entered mysore on 1st day of navratri, and we saw full lightings o...  read more »
  • It's a place that will blow your mind away. The grandeur of this palace and its lighting in the evening is something that will entice you to keep visiting this mans brilliant creation multiple times. ...  read more »
  • Stunning palace full of wonderful materials, architecture, artwork and rich history. I rode here for 3.5 hours in each direction and couldn't be more glad that I did. Entrance is ₹40 for locals and ₹200 for foreigners and includes an audio tour device. An official tour guide should be available inside the front entrance for approximately ₹350 and totally worth it.
  • The royal palace ... it's too beautiful from inside u can see everything whatever they use ,do nd rest... I suggest to take audio service @100 Rs(For Indians) to know btr abt every place inside d palace... Photography Prohibited.. Rs 40 fr entry per person... nd Rs 40 for residential palace inside it... it takes full 1 hr to see all so visit b4 4:30... Enjoy...Have Royal Feeling
  • Marvellous place highlighting the beauty of Tipu Sultan's grandeur. You are not allowed to snap pictures inside of the palace. So it is best advisable to not bring cameras although they have a safe locker where you could keep your belongings. You have to remove your shoes before entering the palace and I suggest to get the audio guide (only for Indian tourists as foreigners have it included in their ticket) before you enter. Can get too much crowded in some points where there are narrow lanes. In any case the architecture is just to die for.
  • It's a must see place in Bangalore. Well, the crowd can get you at times, but it's just the attraction of this place which brings them in huge numbers anyway. There is a small museum inside the palace which houses some of the most prestigious swords and furniture. The stand out of the museum will be 3-D paintings which have eyes painted in such a way that they follow you from whichever angle you look at them. But the first and foremost important attraction is the lighting of the palace on every Sunday from 7 PM IST to 8 PM IST sharp, and the ceremony with it. Try visiting in the Dussehra peroid.
  • Amazing,Stunning,beautiful architecture.. must visit place at Mysore. The Palace of Mysore (also known as the Amba Vilas Palace) is a historical palace in the city of Mysore in Karnataka, southern India. It is the official residence and seat of the Wodeyars — the Maharajas of Mysore, the former royal family of Mysore, who ruled the princely state of Mysore from 1350 to 1950. The palace houses two durbar halls (ceremonial meeting halls of the royal court) and incorporates a mesmerizing and gigantic array of courtyards, gardens, and buildings. The palace is in the central region of inner Mysore, facing the Chamundi Hills eastward. Mysore is commonly described as the City of Palaces. There are about seven palaces inclusive of this; however, Mysore Palace refers specifically to the one within the Old Fort. Built by the Maharaja Rajarshi His highness Krishnarajendra Wadiyar IV, Mysore Palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India, after the Taj Mahal, and has more than 6 million visitors annually.
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