Mysore Palace in Bangalore

Mysore Palace in Bangalore Overview, History, Architecture, Timings, Entry Fee

Mysore Palace or the Mysore Maharaja Palace is located in the heart of the City Mysore of Karnataka. This place is one of the most visited places and one of the largest palaces in India. The palace is also known as ‘Amba Vilas Palace’ the residence of Wodeyar Maharaja of the Mysore City.

Architecture

MysorePalace Architecture

The actual palace was built of wood and got burnt in 1897, at the wedding time of the eldest daughter of Chamaraja Wodeyar- Jayalakshammanni and was rebuilt in 1912. The palace was rebuilt at the cost of Rs 42 Lakhs.  The current Palace was built in the Indo-Saracenic style blend with Hindu, Rajput, Muslim, and Gothic Style of Architecture. The palace is the 3-storied building with the stone structure and with the 145 Feet 5-storied tower and a marble tomb. Over the focal curve is a great model of Gajalakshmi, the goddess of riches, success, good karma, and bounty with her elephants. The palace is enclosed by an enormously large garden.

The Palace is the national treasure and the pride of the Kingdom of Wodeyar Maharajas of Mysore. The palace is now converted into the Museum and homes number of Jewellery, Royal Costumes, Paintings and other items. The tastefully adorned and complex carved doors open into luxuriously decorated rooms.

There are 3 gates towards East, West, and South. There are many secret tunnels from the palace which leads to Srirangapatna and other confidential areas. There are 12 temples inside the complex with construction time ranging from the 1950’s to as 14th century.

The private hall is carved with rosewood. The king used to gather for meetings with ministers here. The Darbar Hall is a 155 Feet high which is used for public hearings and announcements. The royal throne in the Darbar Hall is opened only during Dasara celebrations.   The wedding hall is another huge octagonal shaped hall with glass ceilings and glazed tile flooring. The ceiling is filled with complex kaleidoscopic artwork.

Festivals

Mysore Palace Bangalore is spot for the Mysore Dasara Festival; here artists perform on the setup stage in the palace grounds. On the main day of the festival “Vijaya Dashami”, a parade will be held with elephants and other floats developed from the palace ground.

Palace authorities from 2019 have introduced battery-operated vehicles to roam around the palace premises from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the entrance of Mysore Palace.

Mysore Palace Timings

The Palace will be opened every day from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Battery Operated Vehicles Charges

Adults – Rs 40 per person

Children – Rs 20 per person

Entry Fee

Children below 10 years – Free Entry

Children from 10 to 18 years – Rs 20

Adults – Rs 40

Foreigners – Rs 200

Sound and Light Show

7:00 PM to 7:40 PM from Monday to Saturday except on National Holidays and State Festivals.

Charges for Sound and Light Show

Children from 7 to 12 years – Rs 25

Adults – Rs 40

Foreigners – Rs 200

Illumination Timings of Mysore Palace

Monday to Saturday – 7:40 PM to 7:45 PM

Sunday, National Holidays and State Festivals – 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM

How to Reach

Mysore Bus Station to the Palace – 2 KM

Mysore Railway station to Palace – 2 KM

Mysore Airport to the Palace – 10 KM

Bangalore to Mysore Palace – 140 KM

Address

Mysore Palace, Sayyaji Rao Rd, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysore, Karnataka 570001.

Mysore Palace in Bangalore

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