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The Amba Vilas Palace, often referen as the 'Mysore Palace' located in the heart of Mysore City is the main palace and the prime tourist attraction. However Mysore has many other palaces worth visiting...

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas):

Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion:

Lalitha Mahal Palace:

Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore built this palace in 1921 for the exclusive stay of the then Viceroy of India. And later as residence for the european guests to the erstwhile mysore state. In 1974 this was converted into a heritage hotel.

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) operates the upscale heritage hotel in Lalitha Mahal Palace. It's at a short drive from the foothills of Chamundi. From Chamundi Hilltop you can see this pure white palace protruding in the otherwise green swatches of its foothill planes.

In size the Lalitha Mahal Palace is second only to the Amba Vilas Palace.The whole thing speaks volumes of the political circumstances prevailed during those days as well as the richness of the mysore as a capital city.

Jaganmohan Palace:


Rajendra Vilas Palace: The Rajendra Vilas palace is located on top of Chamundi Hills. The palace is owned by the royal family. During its functional days, it served as the summer retreat. Access to public is restricted as it is a private property. Rajendra Vilas Palace is one of the important heritage structures in Mysore city.

Karanji Mansion: Located in Nazarbad area of the city, this 32 acre campus now houses the Postal Training Center. It costed the royal family close to 4 lakh rupees to construct in the 1910's. Construction started in 1902 and completed in 1914.

Half a century later, the mansion was sold to the postal department to develop into a training center. Apart from the training center, the Karanji Mansion campus also house the recently opened Postal Museum, one of the few such museums in the country.

Cheluvamba Mansion: Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV built this mansion for the third princess of Mysore, Cheluvajammanni. Currently this mansion and the sprawling campus houses Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI). General access to public is restricted as the institute is functioning inside the campus.

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace ( Amba Vilas Palace )

Mysore Palace ( Amba Vilas Palace )

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Mysore Palace

Architecture of Mysore Palace

The architectural style of Mysore palace is hybrid.That is, its design is a mixture of various schools of architecture.

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Mysore Palace

Photography in Mysore Palace

Mysore palace is one of the most photographed attractions in India.If you are keen on photography, the palace and its surroundings are great objects in Mysore.

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Mysore Palace History

The palace you see at Mysore is probably the third or the fourth generation of the palatial structure built over this location by the ruling dynasty.Many reasons , including the shift in power and other catastrophes caused the destruction of older citadels.

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Trinayaneswara Temple

Trinayaneswara Temple has many peculiarities.First of all , this temple is older than the palace, even older than the Wodeyar dynasty itself.

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Mysore Palace Map

Mysore palace is located in the heart of Mysore city.In fact the main atrial roads of Mysore intersects near the palace.The Mysore city bus stand too is located at a corner of the palace.The road from Bangalore to Ooty goes around the palace compound.

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Mysore Palace Timings

Mysore Palace is open for visitors everyday from 10 am to 5.30 pm.There is no weekly off for Mysore Palace!

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Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace is the central piece of Mysore's attractions.The sprawling Mysore Palace is located in the heart of Mysore city.

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