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Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace

The Mysore Palace, commonly known as the Maharajahs Palace of the south Indian state of Karnataka is positioned in the heart of the city at Mirza Road. This three storied building has a length of about 245 ft along with a breadth of 156 ft. This monument is known to be the official residence of Wodeyar till the time, India got independence in 1947. He used to live here with his family.

Also acknowledged as Amba Vilas, the original building of the fort was built during the 14th century. In the year 1897, there was a royal wedding of Jayalakshammanni, the eldest daughter of Chamaraja Wodeyar that was held in the palace and the palace was affected by the mishap as it got burned up in the fire.

The current palace was commissioned in the year 1897 and the construction of the building got completed in the year 1912 and is one of the largest and the most spectacular edifices in the state of Karnataka. The architecture of the building has been done in Indo-Saracenic style as it is a perfect blend of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and Gothic styles of architecture and stands as one of the refined examples of the architecture of those times. The fort was designed by the famous British architect, Henry Irwin and the palace has beautiful carvings and works of art from all across the globe.

There is a large open courtyard in the frontage which is roofed by a gold plated dome about 145 ft high above the ground. You can also find an outstanding figurine of Gajalakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, prosperity, good luck which has been placed above the central arch with her elephants. The region is all infringed by a large garden.

Here in the palace, there are paintings, jeweler and royal attires that belong to the Royal families of Wodeyars. The ground floor of the Mysore Palace showcases the personal belongings of the Wodeyar Mahararaja while the upper floor has a compilation of weapons that belongs to the Maharajah.

The most striking artwork in the palace is that of 200 kg gold royal throne of the Wodeyars which is displayed to the public only during the Dusshera festival. The Mysore Palace ha a spectacular view on Sunday nights as well as during the Dusshera month.

The palace also has a series of twelve Hindu temples. The oldest of these was built in the 14th century, while the latest temple was built in 1953. Someshvara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lakshmiramana Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In the close vicinity of the fort there are various temples, which also attract the tourists and among these are the Varashaswamy Temple that has been built in a typical Dravidian style.

The palace is opened for the tourist from 10 AM till 5:30 PM and also charges an entry fee which costs Rs 40 for the Indian residents and Rs 200 for the foreigners.

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