About Mysore Palace Information-Mysore
The Mysore palace occupies a prestigious place among the tourist attractions of Mysore. Also known as the Mahrajah s Palace, the attraction is a magnificent three-storied structure with a five-storey tower. Located in the heart of the city, the Palace consists of spacious halls called Mantapa with paintings and architectural beauty décor the hall. It is a healthy combination of Dravidian, Indo-Arsenic, oriental and roman styles.
The palace was once the residence of the erstwhile rulers of Mysore, and one of the largest in the country. Built during 1911-12, it was the seat of the Maharaja s of Mysore which dominated the city s skyline. It s an edifice beautified by ornate domes, archways, turrets, colonnades and sculptures. The palace has a magnificent Durbar Hall with a 200 kg gold throne inlaid with precious stones. It is an extravaganza of stained glass ceiling, mirrors reflecting images from all sides, mosaic floors and wooden doors with beautiful carvings.