Mysore Palace, Karnataka Indian

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Mysore has many historical places to its credit. This beautiful place is known as “the city of Palaces”.

The Mysore palace is the official residence of the Wodeyars royal family of Mysore.


This palace is the one within the old fort. It was commissioned in 1897. The construction was completed in 1912.

It has been attracting tourists all over the world. Tourists are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace.

Architectural Glory

Here we can find the Indo-Saracenic architectural style.

This is a beautiful blend of Hindu , Muslim , Rajput and Gothic style of architecture. It is a stone structure in three storeys.

It has marble dome and a tower 145 feet high and 5 storeyed. A large garden surrounds the palace.

This three storeyed stone building was designed by Henry Irwin. It is of fine grey granite with deep pink marble dome.

 This facade has seven expansive arches and two smaller one flanking the central arch which is supported by tall pillars.

Above the central arch is an impressive sculpture of Gaja Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, prosperity, good luck and abundance with her elephants.

 Yadu or Wodeyar dynasty this characterised by chivalry and romance.

The Wodeyars ruled from 14th century onwards for nearly 6 centuries. As we enter we can see a small temple.

It is dedicated to Kodi Bhyrageshwara. This temple is historically important as it saw the rise of Wodeyar dynasty.


It has the private Durbar or ambavilasa palace used by the king for private audience. It is one of the most spectacular rooms.

 We enter into this opulent hall through an elegantly carved rose wood door way in laid with ivory that opens into a temple of Ganesha.

Another beautiful feature is its Gombe thothi (doll pavilion) entry to the palace is through this.

It is a gallery of traditional doll from the 19th and early 20th century.

 The Kaltyana Mantapa is octagonal shaped hall where all royal weddings and celebrations were done.

 The dome is supported by clusters of pillars which are of cast iron.

 We can find here 26 paintings depicting Dusseshra procession. In the portrayed gallery many valuable paintings and royal photographs are exhibited.

 The most attractive feature is that casket room where the subjects used to formally submit their request to the king in small silver and sweet smelling sandal wood casket.

How to reach and Exact location

One can reach Mysore by air from anywhere of the country.

Mysore also can be reached by rail and road from anywhere of the country. After reaching the city every one can reach here by catching local buses and also can hire taxis or auto- rickshaws from anywhere throughout the city.

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