Maharani Vanivilas Sannidhan initiated the
construction of the new palace in 1897. The design
and building plans were approved by the
architect of the vice -regal Lodge, Simla and
Henry Irwin who was the consultant of the palace
was completed in 1912. It costs 41,47,912 (4.14
million) the top of the palace stand at 145 ft
with seven high beams. Inside, the palace has
many big halls conforming to the traditional
thotti (Quadrangle) design.
residence of the Wodeyars, this structure is one
of the largest of its kind in India. This place
excludes a grandeur that is unmatched. The
Golden Royal Elephant Throne, the Durbar Hall,
the Kalyana Mantap and the Gallery are the main
attractions here. A priceless national treasure
and the pride of a kingdom, the Mysore Palace is
the seat of the famed Wodeyar. An eclectic
synthesis of architectural styles the palace is
one of India’s most dramatic national monuments.
Today it is a museum housing treasures from
across the world reflecting the rich and
colorful history of the erstwhile princely state
Durbar Hall with its ornate ceiling and sculpted
pillars and the Marriage Pavilion with its
chandeliers, cast-iron pillars and Belgian
stained glass arranged in peacock designs in the
domed ceilings are the main attractions. Make
sure you see the magnificent jewel-studded
golden throne, the pride of the Wodeyars and the
symbol of their sovereignty, displayed here
during the Dussehra festival in October.
The Golden throne is the main
attraction in the Mysore Palace during Dasara
festival for 10 days, which tourist can see.
The throne is adorned with Golden plantain posts and
golden mango leaves has a bird set with jewels at
the top of the umbrella is rendered charming by
female figures at the sizes of the flight of steps
has pearl tassels round umbrella has a tortoise seat
yalis on two sides and creepers on four sides.
It has on the east face elephants, on the south
horses, on the west infantry and on north and Vishnu
in the middle. Charols of has Brahma on the
south Shiva on the north has vijaya and four other
lions, two sarabhas (mythical monsters), two horses
and four swans at the angles. It is beautified
by figures of the regents of the directions and Naga
nymphs is decorated with the awastika diagram and a
pearl awning and is open on all sides.
One can see the palace joint before illumination as
it is a great sight to see turning bright with in a
second with 96,000 bulbs.