Witness Great Historical Moments at 'Mysore Palace'

Mysore is one of the most ostentatious places in India. And to learn about a 600-year old legacy, one has to visit the King Wodeyar's home – the 'Mysore Palace' in Karnataka state of South India. If you are visiting Mysore city, you just can't miss to see the 'Mysore Palace' – an architectural splendor erected by Wodeyar kings that blends in different styles and forms of architecture.

From Yoga and Ayurveda to beautiful places and historical monuments, Mysore offers every bite from the travel kiosk. When talking about monuments, the Mysore Palace, also known by the name of Amba Vilas, is one of the largest and fascinating monuments in India.

Mysore tourist attractions
Mysore Palace
It is an indo-saracenic marvel that is just over the top with its extravagant grandeur and hypnotic d├ęcor. The construction is a one-of-a-kind 3-storey stone structure with a series of square towers and its arches covered with vibrant domes. The open courtyard in the center is well presented with a longest tower that can be seen from the front at a height of about 145ft with gold-plated dome.

The main entrance is at the south gate of the palace, known as the Elephant Gate, which is beautifully adorned with floral motifs and the two-headed Eagle, the royal significance of Mysore. It will enchant you with its massive structure and intricate crafting with the use of jewels, colorful stones and paintings with a deep story.

At present, the palace is transformed into a museum, maintained by the Department of Archeology and Museums of Karnataka Government, displaying the royal jewelery, souvenirs, costumes, paintings and other valuable items belonging to the Wodeyars Dynasty. After entering in the palace, you will be completely taken by its spectacular portrait gallery, royal armory, smoothly carved doors of mahogany, solid silver, graceful chandeliers, marble statues with pin-point work done by royal artisan family, decorative stained glass ceilings and ornamental frescoes.

The palace has the largest collection of gold valuables, the famous 200-kilogram gold throne is displayed every year during the Dusshera festival, one of the important festivals of Hindus. Moreover, every Sunday night and during the Dusshera holiday season, the palace is illuminated with ninety-seven thousand bulbs that resembles light keeping the dark evils away.

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