The “City of Palaces” Mysore was established as Capital of Wadiyar Dynasty at 1799 after the death of Tippu Sulthan. Wodeyars the ruled Karnataka region from 1399 to 1950. The palace construction started in 1897 and completed in 1912. Mysore Palace considered to be one of the top destinations in India with more than 6 million annual visitors.
Palace boasts Indo-Saracenic (Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles) architectural style. Three-story building with marble domes contributing to five-story structure surrounded by a large garden and temple in the palace complex.
The palace has three entrances: the East Gate (the front gate, opened only during the Dasara and for VVIPs), the South Entrance (for public), and the West Entrance (usually opened only during the Dasara).
- No camera or any gadget allowed inside the palace (unfortunately, but security is the major concern we don’t want to lose this great marvel for sure). Outside the palace you are allowed to take your camera.
- Do not miss the lighting of the palace at nights between 7 PM to 7:45 PM (except on Sundays and Holidays), please check before and make sure you will witness this. Its spectacular, you will not be allowed inside the palace during this time period but its a great opportunity to see the palace in full glory.
- Entry into the palace is from 11 AM to 3 PM, during peak season there will be long queues but queues managed well. There are lockers to keep your valuables and gadgets before you enter including the your footwear!
- Once you finish the palace tour, there is a little museum behind the palace, if you are into history you should visit this place (its just attached to the palace)
- Best time to visit during Dasara Festivals, one of the important festival celebrated in the palace right from Wadiyar time!
- If you have problem walking then probably you should not go inside he palace as three is lot to walk and you need to take stairs too.