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TOURISM PASSPORT: To avoid tourist to stand in queue for purchasing prescribed entrance ticket at different tourist spots, as done in previous years, This year also Tourism Passport will be provided to the tourists visiting Mysore during Dasara Festivities. Tourists with these passports, entrance would be free of cost at the following destinations like Chamundi Hill, Mysore Zoo, Karanji Tank Garden, Mysore Palaces, Ranganthittu Bird's Sanctuary and KRS. Thus reducing the time and strain. 
For further details call 0821-2418888 / 3205888/3203888

Mysore Palace
Timings :  10 AM to 5:30 PM all the days
Entrance Fee : Rs. 25/= per head.
Phone : 0821.2434425
Ticket for entering the Palace are sold at the gate.  Where Cameras can also be deposited at the entrance

In Feb 1887, at the close of the festivities attending marriage of princess Jayalakshammanniyavaru, the greater part was severely damaged, indeed almost destroyed by fire.

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 stant at 145 ft with seven high beams. Inside, the palace has many big halls conforming to the traditional thotti (Quadrangle) design.

Once the residence of the Wodeyars, this structure is one of the largest of its kind in India. Built in 1912 in the Indo Saracenic style, 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 of Mysore

The majestic 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.


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