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Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace of Karnataka is one of the most important tokens of Indian history. The Palace presents an amazing fusion of architectural styles, and is known by the name of Amba Vilas. The palace was rebuilt in the year 1912 when the original palace was destroyed due to an unfortunate fire accident in 1897. A famous British architect, Henry Irwin added Saracenic style to the palace, during its redesigning.

About the palace
The temple entrance is adorned with 'Gombe Thotti' or Doll's Pavilion that displays a collection of Indian and European sculptures. The main gate, known as Elephant Gate, is highlighted with floral motifs and the majestic emblem of Mysore, the two-headed Eagle.
Moving towards the south of the palace offers views of impressive Kalyana Mandapam on the wedding pavilion. Elaborate chandeliers and tall wrought iron pillars add a royal touch to the decor. The second floor of the palace houses the majestic durbar hall known as 'Diwan-I-am'.
The palace has a 55 feet long and 42 feet broad hall that makes many jaws drop with its exquisitely embellished ceiling, a shimmering floor and gold painted sculptured pillars. There are also paintings that show the scenes from the legends of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
The palace is famed for housing a large collection of gold items, specially the famous 200-kilogram gold throne which is placed here every year during the Dusshera festival.

How to Reach Mysore Palace
By Air: The nearest major airport to Mysore is the new Bangalore International Airport from where one can avail taxi services to reach the palace.
By Rail: The city is very well connected by rail throughout the region, and the railway station is just about 2 kilometres from the city centre.
By Road: Mysore Palace being well connected with other major towns and cities of Karnataka can be easily accessed by road.



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