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- 98%History Buffs
- 96%Art & Design Lovers
- 76%Local Culture
- 76%Adventure Travelers
- 76%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 62%Family Travelers
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- Mysore PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4Jan 25, 2014
Mysore Palace is the 2nd most visited sight in India after the Taj Mahal in Agra. The fine grey granite residence of the Royal family, the Wodeyar dynasty, features ceremonial halls, courtyards and a treasury of artwork and sculptures. Don’t forget to look up inside rooms, capped by elegant deep-pink marble domes. Plan a visit for Sunday night when the palace is spectacularly lit up for a 45 min light show. Take a picnic and watch with a loved one for a perfect setting. At sunset drive up Chamundi Hill to visit the 2,000 year old Chamundi and ‘Nandi’ Bull temples. End with art galleries, gardens and purchase of Sandalwood, which originates from Mysore.Recommended for:
- Mysore PalaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Jan 09, 2014
Beautiful palace constructed by the British for the Indian royal family after the original burned in a wedding that apparently got out of hand. The current construction include Scottish stained glass, inlaid carved teak doors and an ornate royal speaking platform complete with veiled observation balcony for the Muslim queens who would have been in attendance.Recommended for:
- Mysore PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Dec 21, 2013
Many palaces have been built and destroyed in Mysore over the centuries, and while the current Mysore Palace is just a hair over 100 years old, it is just as glorious as many of India's older regal constructions. This enormous palace was built in the Indo-Saracenic style, which blends traditional Vedic, Muslim, Rajpoot, and English Victorian (read neo-Gothic) design elements. It receives millions of tourists every year and it takes a few hours to visit; there are numerous halls and temples, as well as art and armor collections that are worth checking out.Recommended for:
- Mysore PalaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Mar 18, 2013
Built after a fire destroyed the old palace, the Mysore Palace has rich european architecture. A pro-tip: check out the painting of the night sky in the main palace court. Gorgeous!
- Mysore PalaceMember ofLocal CultureVegetarianBackpackersJul 05, 2012
A beautiful, well maintained palace. It is certainly one of the last remnants of the Princely states in India. It used to house the Wodeyar dynasty which still exists, but today is a museum to how they lived.
Do not take the palace guides, they are hopeless. Read about it yourself and simply take a stroll.
And best time to visit is anytime during Navratri or Dussera in October.
- Mysore PalaceMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
This palace was fantastic, we send 2.30 hour visiting it and you can find there such beautiful paintings, and artistic thinks that it's a must see of Mysore. Don't miss the 97.000 lights which transform the palace in a UFO between 18h30 and 20h30. Not sure for the opening time so ask to your hotel or taxi drivers tey know everything !