The Mysore palace has gone down in the History of India and is well known all over the world as an Indo-Saracenic palace. This is the very place where the king off Mysore had his seat. The palace was designed by the English architect Henry Irwin, and was actually completed in 1912 and costed almost Rs 4.5 million. The interior of the palace has the look of a kaleidoscope of stained glass reflects on the roof, beautifully carved wooden doors and mosaic floors and the paintings depict the life in Mysore during the old days.
There are Hindu temples located within the premises of the palace in the grounds which include the Sri Shweta Varahaswamy Temple. The gateway tower of the temple seems to bear a strong resemblance to the Sri Chamundeswari Temple, located on the Chamundi Hill.
The Royal House of Mysore shop which is known for selling the exclusive designs of saris and dupattas is also located within the premises of the palace. Camera is not allowed within the premises of the palace and has to be deposited at the entrance gate itself. Once can only click pictures of the exteriors of the palace. There is an entry fee of Rs 20/- and the timings for visiting the palace are from 10:00am to 5:30pm.
|Timings||All days of the week except Sun 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|
|Entry Fee For Adults||Rs 20/-|
|Entry Fee For Child||Rs 10/-|
|Foreign Tourists Fee||Rs 200/-|
|Entry Fee||For Student: Rs 10/-|