Mysuru Palace
Mysuru Palace
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 AM
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This 1912 structure is one of the largest palaces in the country and contains art from around the world.
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  • nikhil singh
    Bengaluru, India155 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the nice attractions of mysuru
    Lovely palace and must say its well maintained. One issue i faced was some parents make this place dirty by allowing their kids to litter. Floor was very hot so please try to put a mat so that people’s feets would not get heated
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2023
  • travelonrepeat_please
    Pune, India93 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand Mysore Palace
    We visited the palace on Saturday morning and due to weekend it was extremely crowded. So first of all my suggestion would be if possible, go on a weekday. The palace is huge, beautiful, well maintained. The carvings on doors, the elegant ceilings, beautiful statues will take your heart away if you are a history person and admirer of beauty. Entry tickets costs Rs. 100 per person for an adult and they charge Rs. 2 per pair of shoes at shoe stand. There are fixed rates for guides which is Rs. 300 but we felt it wasn't worth it. They are in a hurry, history told by them is something if you read once on google you will know. If you are looking for a detailed knowledge, explanation about things then these guides may not be very useful. Although, they will definitely tell you the perfect spot from where to click photos. Overall a beautiful place and must not be missed when in Mysuru. You can also attend Light & Sound show in the evening.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Jane C
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    I'm a little confused about the previous reviews, but maybe some things have changed since those are written. You definitely do not need a tour guide between your phone and the explanatory signage, it is all pretty clear. We do not have any problems purchasing tickets. The grounds are not extraordinary but a very nice place to take a stroll. The Palace museum was drop dead Beautiful. The paintings of the procession were incredible. So far this is the most beautiful thing I've seen in India. It is well maintained. There are school groups who will want to talk to you and take your picture if you are a foreigner. Very sweet. If you do not like that, you just hang back for a few minutes and they move on pretty quickly. It took us about 1.5 hours to stroll the grounds and see the museum. We went at approximately 3 in the afternoon and it was not real crowded.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 10, 2024
  • Sai N
    Perth, Australia25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Go for a guide , the 300 rs is worth it ..otherwise it’s hard to understand the exhibits and get the info and context. We paid a few more for him to take pics, again worth it in my opinion. Overall the palace has so much to offer rich history and exhibits , was a good experience. Don’t miss out the shiva temple near the gate, it is an ancient monument and we found it very peaceful and positive. The light and sound show at 7 pm was in Kannada which we couldn’t understand , there are shows in English but on some specific days only. So bit underwhelming for us since we didn’t understand.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 10, 2024
  • mini j
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mesmerizing Palace.
    Its a very beautiful palace in the heart of the city, neatly maintained. Amazing wall paintings, pictures and antique stuff. It is a must visit place. They have proper parking space for vehicles. Entry fee is very nominal. It is open all days and they have one hour illumination of entire palace every Sunday 7-8 pm. Entry is free at that time (not inside the palace) and its a must watch.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 27, 2024
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Shekar48
India51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Amba Vilas Palace reflects the tastes of the Wodeyar family who ruled Mysore. We were told that the structure now standing is the fourth one to come up at the same site and has been made of stone as the earlier palace was gutted in a fire.
The palace is grand and has many interesting halls and exhibits. It is wonderful to see it being lit up at night and on certain days the surrounding fort is also lit up. Magical !

There is a Sound and Light show which is very well produced . They can do a few things to make it easier to purchase tickets in advance and also advertise the show timings more prominently

There is an App called Pinakin that is very helpful as an audio guide to the many points of interest in the palace .

All in all, a place well worth visiting
Written January 6, 2020
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ShikshaC
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India2,010 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Mysore palace is one of the top attractions to visit in Mysore and it is worth all the hype. The grounds are well maintained with several temples all around. Before entering the palace you need to deposit your shoes. The palace had several beautiful areas and paintings and I would recommend a guide to know about the intricacies of the place. Must visit when in Mysore.
Written March 8, 2021
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Vinz
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
The light and sound show in English language will start between 7:00 to 7:45 PM on Thursday to Saturday.For Monday to wednesday the show will be in Kannada language at the same timings.
No light and sound show on Sundays but Palace lights will be turned on from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM.

Tickets for the light and sound show is issued from Varaha Gate counter(South side) from 6:30 PM. Lots of parking space is available at this gate. The ticket cost was Rs 120/adult and 50/kid for the English language show, only cash will be accepted at ticket counter keep sufficient change with you and be in queue by 6:00 PM to avoid waiting in long queue.
After buying tickets take entry from through Varaha gate walk staright turn right, then left where lot of chairs are available facing to front side of Palace. Get seated where ever you like. Show starts exactly at 7:00 PM.
The show started promising with minimum lights and sound displayed over palace, 400 years history of Mysuru is played during the show.
7:45 PM the show ends and full Palace lights will be turned on for 05-10 Min. Its worth the wait enjoy the magestic palace in full illumination.
Ensure to capture some awesome pics with the magestic illuminated palace in the background.
Written March 6, 2023
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Ann C
Bispham, UK436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There is so much to see and absorb in this amazing palace that it was good to be able to go back again after a 6 year gap. It did not disappoint and, despite the school parties and tour groups, we were able to spend all the time we needed to look around. We had an excellent guide who was able to give us much more information than we’d had on our previous visit and I was particularly impressed that so much of the materials that were used in its construction and decoration originated in my native city of Glasgow.
The grounds too are beautifully laid out and the whole site is well worth a visit.
Written February 19, 2020
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Thecatsmum4
Kettering, UK2,614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is the official residence of the royal family of Mysore and is surrounded by a large garden - set in the centre of town. It is a blend of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and gothic architectural styles. Expect to see cows wandering through the main concourse during your visit.

The interior has some grand columns and paintings all well worth the visit.

There are crowds of locals also visiting so expect to be crushed by the sheer volume of people. Shoes are left outside with a guard for a small fee.

On Sunday nights the palace is illuminated, something we had travelled thousands of miles to see......it was not to be, unfotunately some dignitary had died that day and the palace was not lit up !
Written May 11, 2020
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Kishor Pansare
Mumbai, India76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We have visited this palace on weekdays so could not able to see palace lighting.(lighting only on sat,sun and Government holidays).

Palace timings -10 am to 5.30pm.

About palace -well maintained palace and worth visiting at ₹70.

However unable to understand why they still using old type of bulb where as they can use new LED lamps to save the electricity.

Good thing is you need to visit this palace without your shoes.

Overall good experience and njoyed lot.

Note - Please do not waste time and money by visiting king stay building.
Written February 16, 2020
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Raveena R
Bahrain47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
A lovely place to visit with family and/ friends. A good place to take pictures. Consists of 3 temples within the premises. Due To covid RT-PCR test or double vaccination certificate is mandatory else entry to palace will be prohibited.

The palace is well maintained and entry to few places only is allowed. You can also avail guide services who will explain the full history. Cost is Rs 350/- (2 to 5 pax). Differs with the size of the group.

You will have to remove your shoes/chappals in order to enter the palace and keep them in the cloak room outside the palace at a cost of Rs 2/- per pair. Receipt is provided for the same.

It doesn't take too long to finish the tour. However the palave opens at 11 am only and closes by 5 pm.
Written October 7, 2021
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muraliunni11
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Visited the Mysuru palace during the year end. You can enter the palace after 5.30 pm wherein ticket counters are closed for viewing inside the palace and to tickets required for the flower show.
The artifact of Ayodhya temple and elephants decorated in beautiful coloured flowers is worth to watch. You need at least an hour to watch the entire flower show and by 7 pm the Mysore Palace lighting happens which is a treat for the eyes at night.
Travelers need to visit during Dec/Jan to get the flower show viewing and for the rest of the seasons there is laser show which is temporarily closed due to flower show.
Written January 16, 2022
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Mooky220
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Beautiful day, flawless and symmetrical architecture. The teal and salmon colored hallway was my favorite. Beautifully carved wooden doors that I am sure hold the stories of 100s of year, cool marble tile under your bare feet as you glide in and out of history. It was an amazing experience
Written February 23, 2020
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Couple on Wheelz
India38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We recently visited Mysore Palace and were amazed by its beauty esp., the night show. The same day morning we visited the palace and did a full tour which we captured with our 4K camera. We have posted both Day Tour and Night Show of Mysore Maharaja Palace on our website and also on youtube channel CoupleOnWheelz.

A 45 minute sound and light show depicts the 400 year history of Mysore in various languages. Each day the show will be presented in a specific language. So go through the details and choose the language you are comfortable with.

We have posted complete visitors guide too on our CoupleOnWheelz youtube channel.

Cheers
Couple on Wheelz
Written January 24, 2020
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