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Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas)
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Owner description: This 1912 structure is one of the largest palaces in the country and contains art from around the world.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“Nothing Left here”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Nothing more exciting as it was earlier.

Some renovation is in progress post that this place might be more interesting.

There is also a old palace exactly behind the new palace - it is worth visiting.

Visited February 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Splendor of the Maharajahs”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

A beautiful, fantasy-like building with cupolas, domes and arches. Expansive grounds filled with Hindu temples and sculptures and a square for receiving the public. Inside are amazing rooms decorated with gold, silver and gems. The interior "wedding room" had a nice vaulted glass ceiling and thin columns; the room of private audience had a cavalcade of color and splendor including the silver doors. The room of portraits was interesting in that no matter where you stood the painting was stylistically made to follow you around the room.

Outside the palace was a place where one could ride an elephant or a camel. Kids would love that. I did and I'm no kid. If you are in Mysore, this is the place to go and see. An eastern Versailles. The money (Rupees) spent on this place, must have been appalling, but like King Ludwig's palaces, it now brings in tourist dollars

Visited February 2013
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Vienna, Virginia
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“Mysore Palace”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Beautiful palace, built in the late 19th & early 20th century after it was destroyed by fire. Shows the wealth, art and royal family interest in fine and luxury living. Workmanship of the royal place furnitures, architecture are amazing. Kings private house is separate from the main palace. It looks like the palace was for more official and dignitaries meeting and formal dining. The statues on the front yard are also so real and sample of royals admiration for great craftsmanship.

The points that visitors may have to be aware of

1. The toilets are Indian style and there are no western style available inside the palace ground.

2. The toilets are located at the far end of the palace ground ...need to make little bit of walking

3. My advice will be to use the bathroom in the place where you stay, if you are used to the western style restrooms

4. I couldn't find a need hotel near the palace, except for a one little further away on the Bangalore Nilgiri Road

5. You can't carry camera inside the palace.

Visited September 2012
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Hawkinge, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss thiss”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We visited in the daytime and on the Sunday night for the illuminations. This palace is not to be missed. It is spectacular inside and out. The Sunday illuminations are a MUST DO. Well worth arranging to be in Mysore on a Sunday night just to see these - seriously. Fantastic place

Visited March 2013
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Bangalore, India
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“Simply Awesome”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Anyone travelling to South India must visit Mysore Palace! Its one of the best preserved palaces in India (thats because it was in use even few decades earlier i guess), but the architecture is greeat

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