Mysore Palace located in Mysore city of Southern India served as a residence to the royal family of Mysore. Not only this, the ceremonial meetings of the royal court were also held in the complex of the palace. Mysore City is popularly known as the City of Palaces for the number of palaces it has.
The Mysore Palace today is the major tourist attraction of the cultural capital of South India – Mysore.
The Mysore Palace is constructed in Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. A blend of the Hindu, Rajput, Muslim and Gothic architectural styles, the palace bedazzles with its marble domes and arches. It is a treasure trove of fine carvings and impressive artwork from all pockets of the world. The three-storied structure in gray granite with domes in pink marble fascinates even the most seasoned traveller. The palace is a three-storied structure erected by Henry Irwin. The elegantly decorated and tastefully carved doors of the palace open into beautifully done up rooms.
The walls of the magnificent palace are equally alluring. The pictures of Dussera processions highlight the walls. These wall paintings seem to be real so much so that the procession actually seem to proceed towards you. Originally built in all wood, the palace was reduced to ashes in the year 1897 and was re-erected in 1912.
The Mysore Palace has now been transformed into a museum which houses paintings, costumes, jewellery, souvenirs that belonged to the Wodeyars (the ruling dynasty of Mysore) once. You will be delighted to see the largest collection of items in gold that the museum houses.
The gilded palace seems to be extremely enchanting when illuminated. Savour an extra-ordinary travel experience. Wandering in and around the Mysore Palace will transport you back in time.recommended tours