Maharaja Palace of Mysore

Mysore Palace or Maharaj's Palace, located in the city center, is the main attraction in Mysore. Also known as Amba Vilas, mass Palace, the official residence of the royal family in Mysore. Original wooden palace, burnt down in 1897 and was rebuilt in 1912 for the 24th King Wodeyar. Three storey monument, 245 feet in length and 156 in the width of a few square towers with arches covered by domes. The front part of the palace is open and surrounded by a large garden. At the heart of the palace is an open courtyard, which is covered by a 145 meter high gilded dome.

The palace was designed in the Indo-Saracenic style by the renowned British architect, Henry Irwin. Architecture of the palace blends Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and Gothic styles of architecture. The palace was built of gray granite with deep pink marble domes, ornaments and displays excellent works of art from around the world. The palace has seven large arches and two smaller, flanking the central arch, which is supported by high columns. Gajalakshmi attractive sculpture, the deity of wealth and elephants, is situated above the central arch.
Mysore is a county a few historic buildings. Maharaj Palace in the city center, the architectural wonders of Mysore. It was designed by Henry Irwin in Indo-Saracenic style and built in 1897. Beautifully decorated golden throne, the palace is the main attraction. Wall painting, stained glass work and beautiful works in ivory contribute to the beauty of the palace. The walls are decorated with pictures illustrating festivals Mysore. Fully illuminated palace during the holiday season is a wonderful sight.

Entrance to the palace of Mysore through the'Gombe Thotti'(Doll's Pavilion), which the gallery for Indian and European sculpture and ceremonial objects. The main entrance to the palace, the elephant gate, which lies halfway along the Gombe Thotti. Solid doors beautifully decorated with a floral images, the Mysore royal symbol, double-headed eagle. On the north side of the door, the girl in the early 19th and 20 century. Among other attractions are solemn wooden elephant Howden (carriage kept on top of elephants to carry royalty) and several other souvenirs.

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