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Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas)

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Address: Mysore, India
Phone Number: +91 821 2421 051
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Description: This 1912 structure is one of the largest palaces in the country and...
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Not much of crowd and there are not much activities do either. But ideal place if one wants to enjoy the cultural heritage of late kingdom of mysore

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Not much of crowd and there are not much activities do either. But ideal place if one wants to enjoy the cultural heritage of late kingdom of mysore

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great Architecture and the history starts talking to you. All of us enjoyed the visit and the vening light smake it even better.

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this Palace when we made a day's trip from Bangaluru to Mysore by Innova Taxi. The Palace is extremely beautiful, nice and lovely. My only haunch was the tourism policies of the State an Central Government where they did not allow me to click pictures of the photographs from inside though outside photography is allowed. I never understood... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Mysore Palace is the central piece of Mysore’s attractions. It is also called the Amba Vilas Palace. This Stunning Palace is located in the heart of Mysore city. The palace is an excellent combination of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The palace complex includes Hindu temples namely Someshvara Temple which is dedicated to God Lord Shiva, Lakshmiramana Temple dedicated to God Lord Vishnu,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Couldn't blink my eyes during the palace tour. It was so wonderful experience to see lifestyle of king of Mysore. The architecture is great.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is my second visit the earlier more than 20 years ago - was surprised at what we got to see. First of all no shoes allowed, so come prepared. No pictures allowed inside as well (though lots of folks did manage one or two selfies with thier phones). And like everywhere else in india there are lots of crowds.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I was so not expecting this. What an amazing place, the columns in the outside hall are simply breathtaking. I was mesmerized by it.Such a shame pictures are not allowed inside :( The whole trip to Mysore was worth because of this place.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It's big... often crowded (it has small entry fee) but lots of interesting items like precious stone, gold plated chairs, with artistic columns, silver designs, the different places of kings and queens entertainment- it's interesting to spend 2 hours in.. there are guides.. but if you go with the flow of people, and read about it before, you will understand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

nice place for history buffs...hire a tourist guide to understand the story behind the exhibits..else you will have no clue of whats going on

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful inside and out. Take the tour, it doesn't take too long, but great history. Can't take pictures inside unfortunately.

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