Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), Mysuru (Mysore)

4.5
Topped by colorful domes and accented with countless spires, balconies, and towers, Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) allows you to see a real royal residence up close. One of the more popular palaces to visit in the nation, the site boasts a collection of arms and armory. Once inside, you'll marvel at the lavish decorations of stained glass and bright colors, the brainchild of an English architect who rebuilt the palace in 1912. Galleries with vaulted ceilings contain artwork dating back to the days of the British Empire in India. Keep in mind that you cannot take photographs inside and will need to store your camera in one of the provided lockers before you enter. Arrange your visit to Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mysuru (Mysore) using our Mysuru (Mysore) day trip app .
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  • We were there on Christmas Day so very crowded, but well worth a visit and we were lucky to see the palace all lit up at night, which was amazing.  more »
  • Well, it is indeed a beautiful palace. I loved the colours used in every corner of it. It is really well-maintained in spite of the huge crowd. But the lighting in some parts could be better as it...  more »
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  • Mysore palace was the first royal palace I had ever visited. Oh my God, the Royal feel.... It's amazing. Most of the information about Mysore palace is easily available in the Google. So, I will be confined to only what I had experienced. The best day to visit this palace is during weekends and that to 7 to 8pm because during weekends, they light around 80k bulbs which is present in the palace. That view is speechless and it is the one thing that attracts tourists. There are no restrictions in taking pictures and also recording videos. Just in case, you want to know the backgrounds of the palace and all, then you can take safari (you have to pay some Rs 100 per head) . The driver will tell all the history. Enjoy the walk inside the palace and you can see golden doors, pictures of ancestors of the kings, the stories inscribed, elephants ornaments, chariots, silver chairs, mirrors they used, the room where kings used to take important decision and so many other stuffs, the infrastructure is just wow. There are lot more to say. I would definitely recommend people to visit this palace if you happen to visit Karnataka.
  • Beautiful in the night when the lights are on. Mesmerizing interiors but to see that you need to visit in the day. Best is go in the evening before the closure time. Get to see the interiors and then experience the lighting. Parking to the entrance gate is a small walk, interesting as you walk through the street side shops selling all kinds of stuff..!! A buggy ride to end the day is a good pick..
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