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Built In : 14th Century
Architecture : Indo Sarcenic Style (Mix of Hindu, Islamic and Gothic Style)
Major Attractions : Unique Carved Rooms, Doll's Gallery
Best Time to Visit : October (During Dussehra Festival)
Mysore Palace
The Grand Mysore Palace of Mysore

Mysore Palace – The Signature of Mysore

Mysore palace is one of the most famous tourist attraction in Karnataka. This historically famous palace also has many interesting facts about its. Though this palace was incepted in the 14th century, but due to natural calamities it was reconstructed and restored in 1638. however, due to negligence it dilapidated and was demolished in 1793 and a new palace was built which too came down in the year 1897 due to fire. Work again started and the structure that we found today was constructed in the year 1912. this palace has always been ruled by the Woodeyar dynasty.

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Elephant Ride outside of Mysore Palace
Elephant Ride outside of Mysore Palace

The Architecture that Wins Accolades

This palace marks the Indo Saracenic style of architecture and has a blend of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles of architecture. This is a three story palace attraction that has marble domes and a 145 ft five storied tower. Designed by Henry Irwin, the grey and pink marble domes is worth watching. Above the central arch is an impressive sculpture of Gajalakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity, good luck, and abundance with her elephants.

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Palace Attractions – The Baronial Elements

Mysore palace is one of the largest palace in the country. Having various rooms that are nonpareil in construction, there are many events that too make this palace a unique attraction. The hall for the private (Diwan-e-khas) is the most spectacular room. Enter through the opulent doorway that is made of caved rosewood. The central knave of the hall has ornately gilded columns, stained glass ceilings, decorative steel grills, and chandeliers with fine floral motifs, mirrored in the pietra dura mosaic floor embellished with semi-precious stones. Then there is the Doll's pavillion (Gombe Thotti), that is a gallery of traditional dolls. The Kalyana Mantapa is a grand room of whom the entire structure was wrought in Glasgow, Scotland. The palace also houses 12 Hindu temples.

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Events that Illuminate the Royal Palace

Mysore Dasara Celebration
Popular Mysore Dasara Celebration

The best time to visit Mysore Palace is during the months of October when the annual Dussehra festival when the religious fervency encapsulates every brick of the mansion. During this festival, the royal throne of the Woodeyar kings is also displayed. To celebrate this festival the Palace of Mysore is illuminated with more than 10,000 lights during that month. Leading maestros perform musical performances in the ground of the palace.

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Top 5 Reasons To See Mysore Palace
Decorated Mysore Palace on Dussehra

The fact that this is one of the largest palace structure in the country is reason enough to see this grandeur. Built in the 14th century, it was rebuilt and restored three to become what stands today.

Having a very interesting history that forms an essential part of this mansion, the pink and grey marbles used in its construction is worth eyeing.

There are many rooms in the Mysore palace that are regarded as architectural splendors. Do not miss entering the private audience room (Diwan-e-khaas) that has opulently carved rosewood doors.

In the Mysore palace you should see above the central arch. Where there is an impressive sculpture of Gajalakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity, good luck, and abundance with her elephants.

A must see is the night view of the grand palace during Dussehra or on Sundays, when more than 10,000 lights illuminate the ambiance.

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