Mysuru Palace

Language : English | Palace |

General Information

Hours : 10:30 am – 5:30 pm, on all days.

Tickets :

  • Adults 18+ : Rs. 50/-
  • Children 10+ : Rs. 30/-
  • Children 0-10 : No Charge
  • Foreign Tourists: Rs. 50/-

What is Allowed : Camera is allowed. Buy separate tickets for camera at the ticket counter.

What is NOT Allowed : Food Items are strictly not allowed.

 

 

Facilities

Parking : There is ample car parking facility near the entry gates.

Washrooms : Washrooms are available inside the palace premises.

Footwear stand :

  • You are not allowed to wear the footwear inside the palace. There is a footwear stand just before you enter the palace.
  • This is free service.

Shopping :

  • Govt. approved shops are inside the palace complex. You will see these when you exit palace after the tour.
  • Cauvery emporium is also within this palace, a good place to shop for foreigners as well. These are fixed price shops.

 

Food

South Indian :

  • Hotel Vinayaka Mylari : Budget restaurant – Shop No. 79, Near Police Station, Nazarbad Main Road, Doora, Mysuru, Karnataka-570010.

 

  • Hotel Dasaprakash : Traditional Food – Gandhi Square, Opp Prabha Talkies, Mandi Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka-570001.

North Indian

  • Purohit Restaurant : Bombay/Marwadi thali MTR Deluxe Lodge Complex, Behind Sangam Talkies, Ganapathi Temple Road, Lashkar Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka-570001. Phone:094829 51770.

 

  • Bombay Tiffany’s : Chat and Sweet Shop Devaraja Market Building, Devaraja Mohalla, Shivarampet, Mysuru, Karnataka-570001. Phone:098457 28883

Checklist

  • Check for events at palace, you can visit the palace website http://www.mysorepalace.gov.in/ before visiting the place.
  • Carry your earphones/headphones.
  • Power bank/Battery pack for your phone.
  • Data network – you will have longer battery time if you are off the mobile data network. So when you are using the audio guide, you may want to get off the network.

The Basics

It is good to refresh our memory on these basics.

In South India, almost all the key monuments will have references to gods, goddesses and mythological tales. Knowing these will help one appreciate the work by artists.

History

Mysuru Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after the Taj Mahal, and has more than 4 million visitors annually.

What you see today is the new palace that was built in the year 1912 by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. The British architect Lord Henry Irwin was commissioned to build a new palace to replace the old one which had been turned into ashes by fire. The palace stands on the very same ground where the old seat of power used to exist in the 18th century.