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Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas)

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Address: Mysore, India
Phone Number: +91 821 2421 051
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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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Maharajah's Palace, Mysore, Karnataka

After, exploring the tourist places in and near Ooty, we proceeded on morning of 1st Jan. by Volvo Bus to Mysore. These Volvos are operated by the Karnataka Govt. (KSRTC) on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

After, exploring the tourist places in and near Ooty, we proceeded on morning of 1st Jan. by Volvo Bus to Mysore. These Volvos are operated by the Karnataka Govt. (KSRTC) on Ooty-Mysore-Bangalore route and return. These are the very good services on this route compared to any other mode of transport. Ooty to Mysore route is from the forest are.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The Maharajas of Mysore were devotees of Goddess Chamundi, which is why the place faces Chamundi Hills. The palace complex includes twelve Hindu temples. The oldest was built in the 14th century. Mysore Palace is one of the most magnificent buildings. It is a sight not to be missed when it is illuminated on Sundays and festive occasions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

NOTE: Visit it on a off peak day to relish the mesmerizing architecture and decor. The problem with this place is the sea of people in which you have to flow right from the entry to the exit. If you happen to be lucky and visit it on day when there is less crowd, you will then and only then... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Pride of India / Karnataka. It's very good historical place where you can find how King and their life style/culture. Some rooms are hidden from us and not allowed for visitors. Still we can find lots of stuff in the palace.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It is an amazing experience to see this palace. The palace is spacious in every respect giving the viewer a soothe while roaming around. Most of the rooms are very much spacious with a number of pillars supporting them. The colours painted on the pillars are bright and you shall feel as if are dreaming. The surrounding opening (within boundary)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Watch out for guides who wants more Money after you have paid. Elephant drivers wants a lot off Money for Pictures. watsh out for this

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Palace is amazing: aesthetically, architecturally and culturally. The statues of the lions or panthers outside the palace are grand. The intricate work on the ceilings as well as the fact the every door in the palace was different and depicted different areas of our culture catches attention. The arrangement of the artwork and the dolls could use a little... More 

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dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

evening view at this palace is wonderful. you can see crowd waiting there to see decorated lights on holidays. There are museum inside the palace and it is worth seeing it.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Visited during the day which was a lovely experience though the elevated admission charges for foriegners would be considered racist / discriminatory in my home country it did include a very informative audio guide, actually one of the better guides we have used on our travels in India, however the magic occurred on our return visit later on the Sunday... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Mysore Palace is on the must visit list of everyone who visits Mysore. Though the grounds are big, the displays are nowhere comparable to the Nizam's Palace of Hyderabad. The displays are average - furniture, toys, some clothes, and rows and rows of pictures / photographs. On a holiday the place is overcrowded with tourists overunning the place. And... More 

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