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Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas)

Mysore, India
+91 821 2421 051
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Ranked #3 of 48 attractions in Mysore
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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Mysore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

If interested in watching antique things & authentic Indian Maharaja family living & ruling style a must watch place.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It takes about 2 hours for visiting the entire palace. It reminds us about how rich our Indian kings were. The splendour of the palace cannot be explained , but only experienced. There are audio guides available for you so that you can understand more about the exhibits.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Remarkably well preserved considering India doesn't really put any effort into preserving its heritage at other sites.. Be sure to be there in the evening when the light it up! The palace is rather large so be prepared to walk. The camel and elephant ride were the icing on the cake.. Loved it!

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Poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We saw it first at night lit up. Very impressive. Had a guided tour the next day - well worth doing.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Unbelivable and great treat to your eyes when you see the palace lights. But unfortunately we had not spent much time inside the palace but surely will come back here again. Highly recommeded. Dont miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Shame you could not take pictures inside, it would show a series of beautiful rooms and spaces and some unique combinations between different styles and mixtures between religions. The presidential living was a hilarious attempt for a museum, but take the audio tour and try to look between the dust and dirt and you might find a good story.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This palace is absolutely beautiful. Gives us an insight into the grandeur of the days of the Wodeyars. A part of the palace is still being used by the royal family. Hire a guide and soak up the beauty and history of this place. We visited during dusshera and the exterior of the palace was lit up with more than... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

It is so fortunate that we have such history around us. The artefacts, painting are amazing. The durbar hall gives an insight of the grandeur around maharaja days. The dussera gallery leaves a wow Good maintenance. If it is a hot day, without footwear, jumping the palaces and temples is an experience in itself. Some planning to protect from sun... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Residence of wodeyars, royal family of Mysore built on 14th century. The durbar hall is the main attraction and the paintings, the doors and everything else inside. Must see. This is the main attraction in Mysore. If you get a chance to visit Mysore in October time, then see the Dasara festival which is very famous (but very crowded though).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Amazing architecture - not to be missed! Didn't like having to take off shoes on a hot day (cement burned feet at end of palace tour). Big cameras need to be checked - perhaps leave it in the hotel safe if you have a valuable camera.

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