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Ways to Experience Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas)
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Its a Beautiful and large palace...though visit inside the entire palace was completed very quickly..there is extra charge for another palace inside which is ridiculous! Also, experienced an elephant ride which was again awesome!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The wooden interiors, the exterior gardens, the big gates all around, the beautiful roads, and the in-house items.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

A visit to Mysore Palce gives you the sneak peak of richness this place has to offer. It takes you back to history and the royal splendour of Maharaja Era. The illumination in evening would be treat to eyes.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is a palace that displays the royal art collection of the ex-Maharajas of Mysore but insists that you take off your shoes as you would at a temple. We could not see a reasonable explanation for this. It is not a place of worship and even if there is a prayer room, the entire palace is not a place of prayer. No where else in the world or in India are you required to take your shoes off in a museum or heritage building.
We found this very offensive since the descendants of the royal line stay in a part of this palace that is not open to the public and one would hardly expect them to go around barefoot. The floor is dusty with so many people walking around and it is unthinkable to visit a museum of art without shoes on.

We think this is just a bureaucratic ploy or even a method to put down the common masses, similar to the caste system.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Every time, i am in Mysore, i make it a point to visit this marvelous piece of history both during the day as well as during late evenings. During the day, the visitor shall get a peek into the beautiful tiling work on the floor as well as on the walls, not to forget the paintings that depict the by-gone Royal era that earned Mysore the distinction of being among the first cities of Asia to undertake planned development of the city way back in 1903. The Palace adorns the golden/ silver artifacts belonging to the royal family, antique furniture, etc. The highlight of the palace is of course from the exterior since at around 19:00 hours (IST) on Sundays & public holidays (i guess), the palace is illuminated & this is a sight worth more than a billion dollars. The Palace is said to be illuminated with close to 1,00,000 bulbs. Please ensure that you reach the palace prior to 19:00 hours when it is pitch dark & wait until 19:00 hours for the illumination as it is a spectacle worth the wait!!

Thank shrinivas77
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