Mysuru Palace

Mysuru Palace, Mysuru (Mysore): Hours, Address, Mysuru Palace Reviews: 4.5/5

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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muraliunni11
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates42 contributions
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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Raveena R
Bahrain27 contributions
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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ElaineFFM
Haverhill, UK72 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We took a guided tour of the Palace during the day and went back at 7pm in the evening for the English version of the Sound and Light Show.
The inside of the Palace is beautiful, the architecture and decor is exquisite. Unfortunately the guide we had (cost 350 rupees) rushed us through and whilst imparting so e useful information we felt that we wanted to go back and walk through at our own pace. That caused a bit of an issue as we were going against the flow! Once you reach the exit you are supposed to leave.
When we had finished the main Palace we went outside and found the old Palace and museum. This was an additional charge of 180 rupees per person. It was fairly small but pretty interesting.
We also enjoyed walking around the grounds and discovered the Palace elephants
The reason for the 5 star rating is mainly due to the Sound and Light Show which was excellent. At the end of the show all the lights were switched on. It was a real wow moment. The lights were on for 10 minutes - amazing.
Written March 15, 2020
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ShikshaC
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India1,259 contributions
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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SNottIN
Singapore360 contributions
Oct 2021
Visited the palace grounds during the day and saw the Dussehra lighting of the palace from outside at night. A grand beautiful complex that's easily accessible. Tickets are 100 per pax, and car parking adjacent to the entrance is 50.
Written October 22, 2021
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saumitrrai
Hyderabad, India46 contributions
Feb 2020
The Mysore palace is the most conveniently located tourist attraction. Just a kilometer from the Urban bus station, you can easily reach here on foot. The place has a ticket of Rupees 50 and that doesn't pinch you once you're inside the palace building. The sheer size, decorations, beautiful wood doors and the colorful pillars will amaze you so much so that you want to capture everything in the camera.
The place is always crowded and visiting it during late evening makes it even more special because of the spectacular lighting all around the palace walls. I was still not impressed with the upkeep of the place and think that still so much can be done to keep the tourists more entertained and enthused.
Written March 6, 2020
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Tarique S
New Delhi, India535 contributions
Oct 2021
The word Mysuru literally means citadel, and the city truly justifies what it is named as. This small city in the foothills of Chamundi Hills has around 7 palaces. Mysore Palace (aka Mysuru Palace) is one of the most magnificent and historically important among all. This is still the official residence of the Royal Wadiyar Family. The Palace lies inside a fort which has 3 entrances. Inside the fort there is this magnificent palace, beautiful gardens and Royal Temples.

Palace timing is from 10 am to 5:30 pm (everyday) and Palace illumination is done on Sundays and on Public Holidays from 7 pm to 8 pm. A light and sound show is also organized everyday except Sundays and Holidays (Ticket Rs 90 per head). Dussera Festive Season (October) is the best time to visit Mysore as during this season the entire city glows like a beautiful chandelier and the Mysore Palace is illuminated at its best.

The Palace is located in the heart of city and not very far from City Bus Stand (2km approx) and around 5 kms from Railway Station. Nearest airport is Bangalore Airport (aka Bengaluru). The city is not very crowded and public transports are easily available for all the tourist spots.

Long story short- If you are in Mysore then this place is a must visit both in day and in evening time to get the best of this absolutely magnificent Palace.
Written October 23, 2021
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Dina F
49 contributions
Jan 2020
We've been traveling around South India and visiting many palaces, but this one way surpassed our expectations. The architecture is stunning and we wanted to photograph nearly everything. Yes, it is crowded, but the didn't seem that bad compared to other places we have visited. The residence museum on the property (charges separate admission) is also worth seeing, mostly for the art exhibit.
Written January 25, 2020
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Thecatsmum4
Kettering, UK2,020 contributions
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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Shekar48
India48 contributions
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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