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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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Hyderabad
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Mysore Palace, built by the Mysore Maharaj, is huge. The palace from the outside to inside has been beautifully constructed. The inside contains the personal belongings and paintings glorifying the then king of Mysore Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV, who also built the palace . The excellently done interiors (Ceilings, pillars etc. ) are something to watch out for. The... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of the fascinating historical monuments I have seen. Simply awesome and a must visit in Mysoor. It is an indication of the greatness of the old kingdom. Sadly you are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace . Please be mindful about the closing time of the palace .

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful palace located in Mysore. The palace is well maintained and has a gorgeous facade. I would recommend getting a guide (rs600) or an audio guide. The marriage hall and the royal/special darbar are the highlights. Cameras are not allowed inside and there are restrooms on the premises.

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Hyderabad, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful palace...even more beautiful in the evening when the lights are switched on. The Sound and Light show is very good. Many places are not open to public in the palace. Overall a great experience about the life of Kings. The best attraction of Mysore.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

we had good guide he took us too many private rooms,was able too see tips sword,the animals killed by him,saw the the weapons used by the kings was shocked,amazed.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

we went there on 16-Aug right after the Independence Day. It was so crowded and the staff there basically shouted at the crowd to remove shoes before entering. The palace looked big from outside but many places are not open to public I guess. Photography is not allowed inside the palace. It is the best attraction in Mysore no doubt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

liked:- the way it was whole treat to historic place lover..who loves to get narration of art, kings, mysteries...etc lighting totally worth of being there till 7:00 p.m. courteous staff disliked:- NOTHING

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I Hav visited many palaces but never seen any better than this ... The light illusions in the night is the best of any class .. Mesmerised by those lights which illuminate the whole mysore palace .. And the best time is to visit during DASARA festival .. The whole of mysore will b illuminated with LED lights ...

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Majestic, reminds us of the life style and living of a king at his time. best time to view is at the time of Dussera when the palace is decorated with lights..

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Mississauga, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wow the best part was the drive from the City to Mysore, it was incredible about 2.5 to 3 hrs from Taj Vivanta in Bangalore and about 4.5 to 5 hours back when you hit rush hour in Bangalore city. We left at 6am prior to traffic and our driver wad amazing. Cost is a where from 5000 INR to... More

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