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Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas)

Mysore, India
+91 821 2421 051
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Ranked #4 of 50 Attractions in Mysore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This 1912 structure is one of the largest palaces in the country and contains art from around the world.
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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I have been to many forts and palaces in past and all of them were marvelous piece of architecture. But Amba villa is a class apart in terms of luxury and wooden architecture. Lovely teak wood work on the ceiling will certainly lure you and will force you to appreciate the carpenters who without any modern tools have executed this... More

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Jorhat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Very nice palace. All historic lovers must visit this palace. This palace itself describes you the lifestyle of Maharajas of India.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I had seen the Palace from outside on Sunday evenings on couple of occasions earlier with the lighting and band playing. I loved it even then. These two sightings were on my way back from Bandipur National Park. This time around, we went to Mysore to visit Mysore :) so saw the Palace in its entirety from inside for the... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Its very beautiful,it worth for a visit especially at the time of dessara eve.Its a beauty of architecture.Painting works on the roof and carvings made in the wall are excellent.This palace will take us to past glory of mysore kingdom.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Having visited some of the places in the UK, the Mysole Palace makes Blenheim look very ordinary! The opulence of the fit-out inside the palace must truly be seen to be believed, likewise for the use of colour - including murals of parades in the forecourt in years gone by. It was disappointing that the ban on taking camera's inside... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Mysore is the cultural capital of Karnataka, This palace is one of the best architectures found in the state. The palace will be illuminated with lights every Sunday (and also on public holidays and during Dasara) at 7pm which is a great sight to watch. The interiors, wooden carvings on the ceiling and doors are wonderful. The paintings of the... More

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Raipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

In mysore lot of places to visit like amba villa palace , chamudidevi temple, Zoo , Lakes, shrirangapattanma temple and many more...............if you are going with kids must visit zoo ... for more info plz visit my blog http://photographs-from-india.blogspot.in/2014/07/mysore-amba-vilas-palace.html

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Mysore is the second most visited heritage city in India and I'd say that the Amba Vilas palace is one of its main attractions. A visit here is compulsory for all tourists and you ll not regret it. It's like peeping into the lives of the Maharajas and their grandeur. Except... I always wonder why their personal rooms and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Mysore palace is massive and beautiful. One can get to see the royal gifts that were received by the royal family from various dignitaries. The palace has a lift (not open for public) and it put in place almost a century back. The palace is lit with lights on weekends only. Dont miss to see the doors where ivory... More

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SaarLouis, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The outside of the palace is great and worth a visit, even if I don't think that Mysore is an interesting place. The light show in the evening is great, but the inside is not worth the money since you're only allowed to see three bigger rooms.

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