The Mysore Palace
The Mysore Palace also knows as Amba Vilas Mahal located in Karnataka state, India. In this palace, the architecture of Dravidian, Indo Saracenic, Roman, and Oriental style found. Brown granite, which has three pink marble domes used to build this three-story palace. Along with the castle at 44.2 meters high, one of the five floors towers, whose dome is of gold.
This palace, one of the most visited places in the world. Its also evidence that the New York Times has kept it in 31 of the world’s most visited places. You can enter this palace with the Gombe Thoti or the Dolls Pavilion. At this entrance, there is a group of dolls of 19th and 20th centuries.
There also a wooden wood decorated with 84 kg of gold, which used for elephants to sit for the king. It can consider a saddle placed on horseback in a way. The ceremony concludes on the occasion of Dussehra in front of Gombe Thoti and 200 kg crown displayed for the common people.
In the palace, you can also see those rooms, which include royal clothes, photographs, and jewelry. Simultaneously, the wall of the palace decorated with paintings of Siddhalinga Swamy, King Ravi Varma, and K. Venkatappa. There are 12 temples in the Mysore Palace built between the 14th to the 20th centuries, with different architectural looks.
History of Tipu Sultan Palace Mysore
Gujarat’s Yadava society came to Karnataka and established in Mysore receiving fascination by its natural beauty. Starting with Yaduraya Wodeyar founder of the Wodeyar dynasty in 1399, the Yadavas lined the region for about six centuries.
The earliest to construct a palace inside Mysore’s aged Fort in the 14th century, but that dismantled and built a number of times later. instantly following Tipu Sultan demise in May 1799, Shri Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar III made the city Mysore his capital and in time came beneath the power of the British. The Royal name of the dynasty spelling changed from Wodeyar to Wadiyar on his successors.
Maharaja Palace, Rajmahal is of Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV of Mysore. This Palace later built. Before that, there a palace made of sandalwood. It much damaged in a mishap after which the second palace was constructed. The old palace later cured where the museum is now. The second palace is bigger and better than the first.
The architecture of Mysore Palace
There are seven guns in front of Gombe Thotti. They get fired every year on the opening and closing of Dussehra. To reach the middle of the palace, you have to go through the Ghajdwar. There is the Kalyan Pavilion viz. Its roof is of colored glass and the pieces of shiny stone are on the floor. It said that the stones on the floor were erected from England.
Like other palaces, here is the Diwan-e-Khas for kings and Diwan-e-Aam for the common people. There are many rooms with pictures and majestic weapons. Large gowns with fine wood carvings of majestic costumes, ornaments, tun (Mahogany), and chandeliers in the roofs decorate the palace with splendor. Dussehra exhibits an exhibition of 200 kg of pure gold made Rajasimhasan. Some people believe that it is of the age of Pandavas. On the walls of the palace, the floats depicting the Dussehra occasion described live.
Mysore Palace Interior
On entering the entrance door, there is a counter on the right side of the soil where the camera and cell phones asked to store. The counter has a decorative temple with a gold vase. There is a similar temple on the other end which looks like a blurred fog. There are temples on both ends, which are on the way of the soil and in the opposite direction is the main building of the palace and in the middle of the garden.
Inside there is a large room, with columns on the sides of the corridors a little further. There are fine golden carvings on these pillars and ceilings. The walls are in an order. Their Details are written in every picture. There pictures of Krishna Raja Wadiar family, Pictures of the sacrifice of Raja IV, sacrificial rites. Pictures take on various occasions. Pictures of Rajatilak, Military picture, Picture by the King listening to the public are also seen there. On a picture, we saw the name of the famous painter Raja Ravi Verma. Ravi Verma made almost all the pictures.
There is no ceiling in the middle of the chamber and up to the top is the dome which is of colorful glasses. The selection of these colorful glasses done to get the sun and moonlight right in the palace. Before watching the lower chamber, the stairs to the floor are so wide that many people can climb together. The first floor is to be the place of worship. Here the pictures of all the gods and goddesses engaged. Besides, pictures of yajna and worship done by the Maharaja and the Queen. The middle dome up to here.
The second floor is a court hall. There are many golden columns surrounding the large part of the middle, this is the left and right circular location outside the circle. Perhaps the Queen and other women of the court used to sit on one side. The public’s requests heard on the other side as the outer ground visible from here and there stairs from both sides where the fencing is now done. On the same floor, there are three gold thrones in a small cell in the previous section – for the Maharaja, the Queen, and the Prince.
Decoration of Palace
In the last days of the week, in the holidays and especially in Dusshera, the palace decorated with lights, eyes may go blind but the eyes do not want to shrink from them. The 97,000 bulbs of the electricity give the look to the palace in such a way as the stars decorate the sky in the dark night.
Timings and Entry Fee
Visiting Timing: Daily 10 am to 5: 30 pm
Rs. 40 for Adults (Indians)
Rs 20 for Students (10 to 18 years of age)
Rs 200 for Foreigners
How to Reach Mysore Palace
Mysore can reach by KSRTC buses, trains or cabs available from Bengaluru (approximately 140 Km). Bengaluru Capital city of Karnataka and healthily linked by train and air with major cities of India. It also has international arrivals.
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