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Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas)

Mysore, India
+91 821 2421 051
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Ranked #4 of 51 Attractions in Mysore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A colossal palace, a historical place in Mysore and in history of India. Official residence of the Wodeyar kings of Mysore. Worth watching the interiors of the palace. Do try camel and elephant rides inside palace area. Highly recommended to watch the palace from 7pm to 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The entire palace is illuminated with strings of yellow... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I have been here with family once, with friends and solo as well.. If you're coming by Train to Mysore and would like to start your trip with Mysore palace, you can catch a bus from right outside the railway station to the central bus stand which is 3-4 KM away and the Mysore palace is right behind the central... More

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Tarleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I was taken to see Mysore Palace by my hosts on a business trip. I thought it was a really interesting site to visit. I'd recommend having a Guide to get the most out of your visit, otherwise it might be quite easy to walk past elements without realising there is more than meets the eye. This was particularly the... More

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Bangalore, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I recommend to visit it in Dussera to have a peak beauty of this place. When it glitters with huge amount of bulbs in night. Although crowd & traffic jams will be there in this times but its worth. Apart from it in normal days it will provide you glimpses of wadiyaar family's past.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This palace is the biggest palace i have ever seen in india. They maintain it well and the cleanliness is excellent. Really a great place of art and paintings inside the palace is stunning. Proud to visit the place.

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Tuticorin(Thoothukudi), Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The Palace during the dasara (meaning the -Dasam - 10 days of felicitation of the Raja to his Goddess) rituals the streets of Mysore are garlanded and glows with lights and illuminated with luxurious lights which I had never seen in any part of India. Every tourist vechicles running there attracts the tourists with the nominal charges and they go... More

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Ibarra, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens surround the Myzore Palace, a beautiful and not miss place if you are around Nagalore. I was there for Dasara celebration and it was an amazing experience to see all the painted elephants and representations from all over India in one place. I truly recommend this place if you are visiting Karnakata. Also, don't miss the lighting of... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The Wodyear dynasty ruled Mysore from the end of the 14th Century to India's independence in 1947 and the Maharaja's family became one of the wealthiest and powerful in the sub-continent. This influence continues although the last direct-male Raja passed away in December 2013 and his Maharani (Queen) still lives in Mysore when not traveling abroad. The Mysore palace itself... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Visiting Mysore Palace during Dussehra is an altogether different experience. The night lighting of the palace is amazingly beautiful and is worthwhile all the pain to get to the place. During this time, it is crowded and traffic jams are horrible. There is no entry to the inner rooms of palace during these two days, but entry to the compound... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The Mysore Palace, one of the major attractions in Mysore definitely lacks the touch of forts and palaces in Jaipur. The palace is now half closed down due to some legal issues with the Government and all the viewable antiques have been shifted to a museum next to the main palace. The shifting job has clearly been done half-heartedly and... More

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