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Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas)
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Private Day Tour of Mysore from Bangalore
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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.
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The palace is really grand and beautiful, built by an English architect when the old wooden palace was burned down, therefore it is in the Indo-Saracenic (Colonial) style. Very posh - especially the marriage hall and the durbar hall, with beautiful gilded decorations - nothing is wooden in this palace, after the trauma of the last one burning down! Not much furniture, mainly wall paintings, portraits, collections of decorated boxes and weapons, but it's the palace itself that is the attraction, as well as its lush gardens and temples outside it. It is quite well preserved, unlike lesser monuments in Mysore. You have to remove your shoes before entering, which is sensible, but when you do step in it's not that clean underneath your feet. You are not allowed a camera inside, but there is no good book with good pictures to buy, only a video, which is cheap, though, at Rs 150, and includes all of Mysore sights.
Do get the audio guide, it's really excellently made, with lots of insightful information, even to the extent of offering appropriate music for each item. For foreigners, it's included in the ticket price, for Indians it means shelling out an additional Rs 100, but really worth it.
On your way out you will discover that the Maharaja's former living quarters are a separate section, with a separate ticket - which I thought was greedy of them.
I also didn't like that the garden road was blocked at some point so that you had necessarily to take another road which passes through the shops. What is this?!

Thank irmar
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

the palace is well maintained but has become too commercial. you have to pay twice to see all the sections of the palace.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This palace is worth visiting and must experience it thoroughly having a look of it in detail to feel like never before in the world of Karnataka. This is how the people used to stay in the previous period is a example of this palace. Till now so well preserved & maintained.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Mysore place also known as Amba Vilas palace built in 1912. The official residence of Royal family Wadayars. Mysore is the city palace. Mysore place sourrended by Fort and many temples. Tourists are visiting every day from all walks of the country as well foreigners. During Dushehara festival 10 days Durga Pooja and Durbar going on. Mysore Dasara On Vijaya Dashami Day lakhs of people assembling to see Ambari. The architectural style of the place is Indo-Saracenic and very beautiful one.

Thank krishnamurthy2013
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Mysore maharaja palace was such a beautiful palace everyone has to see that palace.we enjoyed the tour to mysore one of the memorable tour in my life i will never forget that tour.

Thank Amanullah2013
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