Mysore Palace, also known as Amba Vilas is located in the heart of the city. It is the most popular tourist destination in Mysore, Karnataka.
Moreover, it attracts millions of visitors round the year. (both foreign and domestic tourists)
This historical palace houses the Old Fort which faces the Chamunda Hills. Furthermore, it stands as the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty who ruled the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1950.
The palace is a three-storey stone structure made with fine granite. It is grey in colour and has a deep pink marble stone effect. Also, it has a five-storey tower measuring 145ft at the top.
The Mysore Palace is the seat of the famous Wodeyar Maharaja’s of the Mysore Kingdom. It stands as one of the precious palaces of the nation. However, it is presently converted into a museum.
Also, the renowned Mysore Dasara festival is celebrated in the palace every year during autumn.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MYSORE PALACE:
Visiting Hours of Palace and Museum: Daily, 10am – 5:30pm
- Adults: INR 50
- Children who are above 7 and below 12 years : INR 30
- Students: INR 10
- Foreign tourists: INR 50