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“Traditional Grandeur”

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.
Mysore, Karnataka, India
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“Traditional Grandeur”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This palace attracts annually 4 million visitors, highest by any standards. It is more than Taj Mahal or even Madam Tussaud in London. The specialty here is exclusively displayed grandeur of yesteryear Maharajas of Mysore. From their paintings to furnishings. Truly Royale, During Dasara it is highly crowded otherwise this palace attracts moderate crowd on week days. It would be fantastic visit if you are keen to know how glorified our kings lived. The paintings are truly exclusive, both mysore traditional painting as well pictures of old dasara celebrations.

Visited September 2013
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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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“Must Visit Place in Mysore”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The best time to visit Mysore palace is during dasara festival. Mysore is the cultural capital of INDIA.

Visited October 2013
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Mysore, India
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“Dod Aramane ( Big Palace)”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This monument has second largest foot falls in India next only to Taj Mahal.Club your visit to a week end so that you can enjoy the best view of lighted palace with nearly a million bulbs, The electricity supply is stepped down to 25 cycles so that the bulbs twinkle, one can see this from atop the hill.

Enjoy the best.

Visited October 2013
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“Sovereign Splendour”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

If fabulous is a world to which one is transported at the accidence of time the palace of Mysore is one such!

Visited August 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“A place to be visited in Mysore”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

It is mega palace to start with and is maintained in a decent state given that it is almost 100 years old. The visitors get to see a portion of the palace in a regulated pathway where the paintings and major hallways, swords, seating and other arrangements made by the Maharaja for foreign dignitaries are displayed. Some of their personal items like a palakhi was also on display. There is also a walkman like audio device which is available for rent which plays a recorded audio and narrates the details of the various parts of the palace. And of course there are human guides available as well, but i didnt opt for one so no idea on their service or charges.

There is a camel and elephant ride as well outside the palace. And the old temples of the aristocrats are open for public as well.
Photography is strictly forbidden and cameras are confiscated if caught, although i observed that it is not strictly followed on the outside part of the palace.

The entry fee is around Rs.40 and you have to leave your footwear outside the palace once you are entering the palace building.

Visited November 2013
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