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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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Palace of all Palaces (and there are lots in India!)

All contradictions and eccentricities of India exist here in one stunning building. Crowds and crowds of enormous groups of school children file through making it impossible to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

All contradictions and eccentricities of India exist here in one stunning building. Crowds and crowds of enormous groups of school children file through making it impossible to get close to anything, hear yourself think, or stop and take a moment. Despite that, most of the beauty thankfully comes from the scale and vivid colour of the decor (of which I... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Better known as The Mysore Palace, it was built by the then Maharaja of Mysore, Shri Krishnaraj Wodeyar. It is a piece of beauty. It is advised to hire a guide to know the history of the Palace and the importance of the things and the architecture of the Palace. It takes about two hours to cover the entire Palace.... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My second visit to mysore. The one was almost 16 years back. The palace still hold its glory and charm. It really shows the rich culture of India and of course the richness of the Kings. Try visiting the place on a weekday. Sundays are too crowded. Try use one of the audio tour, it really helps.

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West Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had a great visit to the Palace. We took lots of great photos, and our 4 year old liked it too. We went early so there was very little wait.

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Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very nice and enjoyable to see this old heritage town , Palace. Mysore is most loved city for the less traffic.. you will definitely enjoy the weather there... I certainly recommend this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a 'must see' if visiting Mysore, but beware as a foreigner you pay 200rps (Indians 40rps) and you get a 'free' talkbook except there is a 2000rps deposit each and a copy of passport is also required.....outrageous! We did not let this spoil our visit but I felt I should warn others as we did not have 4000rps... More 

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Located within the city, it is the seat of Wodaiyar dynasty. Original palace which was wooden was destroyed in fire and the present one was constructed in 1912. It is made of iron imported from Scotland and is considered fire proof. Floor tiles are from England. It will take an hour to go around. Wall paintings are breath taking. Durbar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Never miss this when you are in Mysore.The grandeour and the pomp of the golden days.Buggy takes a round of palace.take a professional camera with you.needs lot of time to click images.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The palace is very well maintained and there is an electric buggy to take you for a small joy ride around the grounds of the palace.Again a paid convience but worth the same. The palace is very good and a must see attraction.

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Kashmir, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I have been to the palace couple of times, first time out of curiosity and second time out of compulsion by my compadre. The palace is splendid when looked at from outside whereas a trip inside which comes at a price in equally boring. I think the management should do without the tens of thousands of electric bulbs which they... More 

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