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Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas)

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Description: This 1912 structure is one of the largest palaces in the country and...
This 1912 structure is one of the largest palaces in the country and contains art from around the world.
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The most magnificent palace in "city of palace"

Palace is right behind city bus stand. Entrance to the palace grounds is at the South Gate on Purandara Dasa Rd. Cameras are not allowed inside the palace while you can take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Palace is right behind city bus stand. Entrance to the palace grounds is at the South Gate on Purandara Dasa Rd. Cameras are not allowed inside the palace while you can take exterior pics. The way into the palace takes you past a fine collection of sculptures and armoury. Do not miss the illuminated view of palace on Sunday evenings..... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

First visited the palace thirty years ago, and at that time you were allowed in. So very pleased to have a look round this time. Went on a Saturday morning, so very busy. Usual jostling around entrance and shoe deposit. I presume the no shoes policy is to avoid damaging the marble floors. It is very impressive on the inside,... More 

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Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This was my fourth or fifth visit to Mysore Palace. The place never ceases to amaze me. It is rich with history that is not taught in classrooms in school. This time, I even visited the weapons room which held the weapons used by the royal family. Watch out for the government staff which asks for bribes in form of... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Visit by day, but be sure also to visit in the evening when the while Palace is illuminated and is absolutely stunning. A tour of the interior public rooms is well worth a visit with many relics and items showing the grandeur of the long history of the monarchy. Amazing paintings, carriages, carvings .....although damp and humidity is taking its... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Once in life time experience. Just do not miss lightening in the evening. Elephhants, Horses, Museu, Parade in the evening, lightening every thing excellent. Feast your eyes.

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bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I will not type here about the palace.. But some important points and scams .. Remember the following No need for everyone in your group to stand in the queue.except the person buying the tickets Carry a small college bag behind you and carry your footwear in that... Or deposit it in the counter.. There is no need to pay... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Its a very nice Palace, still maintained nicely otherwise usually historical palaces are not in this good shape. The audio guide tour was very helpful also.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the most beautiful palaces i've ever visited. It has been maintained very well, so well infact that it would seem like we went back in time. Almost like a film set, i was taken by how gorgeous this palace was. A great place for artists as it is very inspiring. The people taking care... More 

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Palace is good and full of glory. Lighting happens on sunday so plan to visit accordingly. Audio guide is really good. Palace is very small and doesn't require more than 2 hours so i would suggest to visit on the way when you plan to visit ooty etc.As there is not much in mysore to do and spend time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

the grandeur of yesteryears engulfs you as soon as you reach the Mysore palace,totally worth visiting this monument,great artefacts,do hire a guide or their audio guides

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