Fast Facts :
Location : Mysore City, Karnataka, India.
Comprises of : Many posh and architecturally carved miniatures, paintings, rooms, artifacts etc.
Entry fees : For all 15 Rs.
Lightings : On Sundays, National Holidays and Dasera.
Best Time To Visit : At the time of Dasera as it will be a real pleasure to your eyes.
Mysore City is popularly known as the (city of palaces), but the finest splendid structure amongst them is the Mysore Palace also called as the Main Palace.One of the memorable imageries of the metropolis is the picture of the enlightened Mysore Palace alongside the murky black skies. It acquires 97,000 light tubers to generate this enthralling picture of the mansion. The grand Mysore citadel is located in the heart of Mysore city. This structure is a classic example of the magnificence of a former period and is at the moment a priceless national wealth.
Mysore Palace, which stands now, is the 4th Palace to be constructed in the similar place. When the major capital was budged back from Srirangapatnam to Mysore, subsequent to the death of Maharaja Tippu Sultan, the splendid Palace was quickly reconstructed with mud and wood, in a Hindustani fashion. The regal folk’s locomoted into it by the year 1801. However, this fortress was blistered down in the fire, which busted out during the marriage of the former offspring of Raja Chamaraja Wodeyar in the year 1897. Rebuilding of this huge Palace was embarked on instantly, the majestic family locomoted to the Jaganmohan Palace. A Popular English planner Henry Irwin planned the new-fangled citadel, and this was finished in the year 1912.The total estimated cost to reconstruct this palace was Forty-One lakhs.
This massive structure of the Mysore palace is also called as Amba Vilasa Palace. The architectural style of this structure is very unique as it is the amalgamation of Roman, Indo Saracenic, Dravidian and Oriental style of design. The Rajas citadel is a gorgeous 3 storeyed marble building of superior gray brickwork and the domes which are in royal pink marble, contrasting to this construction is a 5 storeyed One Hundred and Forty Five ft pillar whose magnificent domes are covered with gold. As you enter this grand Palace via Dolls Pavilion also called as Gombe Thotti. You will have a spectacular experience in viewing the collection of the 19th and 20th century traditional dolls that are kept for display. The royal wooden elephant is also placed in this place; the main feature of this Elephant is made up of eighty-four kg gold.
You will find seven canons in front of the Doll Pavilion or Gombe Thotti.These seven canons are still used to commence the start and the end of the fiesta of Dasara annually. As you walk further you come across the Elephant Gate that serves as the main gate to the heart of this splendid palace. The marriage pavilion or Kalyana Mantapa has one inner equiangular gabled top, which is enclosed with tainted glass. The following structure is placed in the southern direction of the palace. The flooring of (Kalyana Mantapa) has a stunning pattern of geometry that are created because of the dazzling tiles specially bought from Britain. Diwan-e-khas also called, as Ambavilasa is a type of discussion hall, which was formerly used for discussions by the ruler.
Diwan-e-khaas as the name denotes is really a khaas chamber that holds the key position.Diwan- e- khaas is placed on the 1st floor that faces towards the east. Diwan-e-Aam ,the chamber for the junta or the common masses is also placed on the 1st floor towards the south. The Mysore Palace has many breathtaking beautiful rooms like royal armoury,portrait gallery, collections of jewellery and costumes graceful chandeliers, ornamental frescoes,encarved doors of plush solid silver and mahogany,tainted,glass ceilings.During Dasara, the imperial throne made out of Two Hundred kilograms of gold is exhibited. It is said that the lineage of the family can be delineated back to the era of the Pandavas.The most important aspect about the paintings is that the Dassara fiesta is encarved in such a way in the palace that in whichever position or sides you are placed it seems that the procession is coming towards you.
Mysore Palace abodes 12 places of worships within. The most striking features about the places of worship are that they belong to the 14th-20th century and each showcases different architectural styles. The Mysore palace is bordered with pasteurized gardens that add on beauty. The palace is worth a visit to have a look at the functional splendid architecture of the Imperial Mysore palace.
Timings : Every Day (From 10.00 am-5.30pm).
Sundays and National holidays : From (10.00 am -8.00 pm).
And on the eve of Dasera this palace looks like a paradise especially illuminating for the fiesta.