Mysore Palace - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace is a historical palace and the Royal residence of the Wodayar Dynasty. Now one of the most famous tourist attraction in India after Tajmahal.
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Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium
0.6km from Mysore Palace
A magnificent palace adding the royal grandeur of this city of Palace, Mysore is the Jaganmohan Palace. During the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, this palace with its three stories has been converted into an art gallery, named as Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, displaying a rich collection of paintings by various known artists.
Mysore Zoo (Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
0.98km from Mysore Palace
One of the best and huge Zoological gardens in India. Maharaja Chamaraja Wodayar establised this zoo in the year of 1892 for the Royals. Furthermore after the attainment of freeedom, it was handed over to the department of parks and gardens of the state government.
Rail Museum Mysuru
1.79km from Mysore Palace
The Mysore rail museum is the second of its kind in India, right after the national railways' museum of Delhi. the museum mainly depicts the journey and the development of the Indian railways through the opulent collection of photographs and the various other items.
St. Philomena's Cathedral
1.8km from Mysore Palace
Recognized as the second tallest church of Asia. One of the important historical sites in Mysore. The church is beautiful and one of the most distinctive landmarks of the city.
2.02km from Mysore Palace
This lake was built as a percolation tank by the Mysore king, to serve as a drinking water source for the residents. Now the lake is part of the Mysore Zoo.
2.75km from Mysore Palace
Spread over around 58 hectares with a shoreline of roughly five kilometers in Manasagangothri. It is a J shaped lake constructed in 1864, the lakes was the brainchild of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar.
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What Visitors Say About Mysore Palace
The second most visited attraction in India does not disappoint. The huge palace, one of the grandest I have ever visited mesmarised us with its grand, shining halls and corridors. The living quarters of the royals was interesting to see as well even though we could only look at it from outside. There was a flower show in the premises while we were there and unfortunately the famous lightshow was under maintenance. The palace and it's infrastructures are designed well, and the entry fee for locals and foreigners are the same for a change! INR 100 for adults and 50 for children regardless of nationality.