Palace illumination timings:
Sundays & Public Holidays :7pm-7.45pm
To see the Mysore palace illumination no ticket is to be bought. Arrive a little early to settle at a vantage position. The charm is to be there when the palace is lit in one stroke, rather that arriving after the illumination is already on.
During the Mysore Dasara season the palace is illuminated for extended hours, on many days.
During satemourning days
For both daytime visiting and illumination, entry is through the southern gateway.