Mysuru Palace (Mysore Palace) is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysuru in the Indian State of Karnataka. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysuru. The palace is in the centre of Mysuru, and faces the Chamundi Hills eastward.
Mysuru is commonly described as the ‘City of Palaces’, and there are seven palaces including this one; however, ‘Mysuru Palace’ refers specifically to this one within the Old Fort.
The land on which the palace now stands was originally known as puragiri (literally, citadel), and is now known as the Old Fort. Yaduraya built the first palace inside the Old Fort in the 14th century, which was demolished and constructed multiple times. The current structure was constructed between 1897 and 1912, after the Old Palace was burnt ablaze.
Mysuru Palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India, after the Taj Mahal, with more than 6 million annual visitors.
PALACE ENTRANCE TIMINGS and Tickets:
EVERYDAY FROM 10.00 AM TO 5.30 PM.
Tickets issued for Palace Entrance between 10.00AM – 5.30 PM.
Tickets for (Indian / Foreign) Adults Rs 50 / head, Children above 7 years and below 12 years Rs 30 / head.
Entrance to Palace for Tourists from three Gates :: Varaha and Amba Vilas Gate at South and Jayarama Balarama Gate at North.