Come to Mysore - India Land of Palaces.

Visiting Mysore.

Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj the God of Hindus - Palace.

First Palace in India to get Electric Power Connection.

No sooner the Palace was built there was electric Power Generated by the State under the world renowned Engineer Statesman Sir M.Visweswaraiah Dewan Bahudur of Mysore.The Palace was built under his supervision in the year 1911 ( after the earlier wooden palace was burnt out in 1897 fully except a temple of Hanuman which is preserved at the present Palace which stands on the same Foundation Stone of the burnt out palace.) it is the largest in opulence and color virtually peerless and called as Amba Vilas Palace in India.There are two more Palaces of the Maharaja at Ooty and another one in Bangalore but they are of less in grandeur than the palace they have built as their official residence.The present Scion of the Royal Family stays both at Mysore & Bangalore Palace in a section of the Palace at both the Palaces and the Fern Hill Palace at Ooty is run as a Hotel.There is also another palace on top of the Hill Chamundi in Mysore which when I visited long ago was a Hotel but I do not know if it is still a Hotel or deserted. The Palaces are open to Public for a entrance fee and it is worth seeing how the Maharaja had maintained the Palaces.Now it is maintained by the Govt of Karnataka by a staff who do the required work.

About the Mysore State.


The Kingdom of Mysore (1399–1947) was a kingdom of southern India, traditionally believed to have been founded in 1399 in the vicinity of the modern city of Mysore. The kingdom, which was ruled by the Wodeyar family, initially served as a vassal state of the Vijayanagara Empire. Around 1565, the kingdom became independent. The 17th century saw a steady expansion of its territory and, under Narasaraja Wodeyar I (pictured) and Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, the kingdom annexed large expanses of what is now southern Karnataka and parts of Tamil Nadu to become a powerful state in the southern Deccan. It reached the height of its military power and dominion in the latter half of the 18th century under the de facto ruler Haider Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. During this time, it came into conflict with the Marathas, the British and the Nizam of Hyderabad which culminated in the four Anglo-Mysore wars. The British restored a subsidiary alliance, and a diminished Mysore was now transformed into a Princely state until Indian independence in 1947. The Mysore kings were not only accomplished exponents of the fine arts and men of letters, they were enthusiastic patrons as well and their legacies continue to influence music and art even today.

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Can you read the name of Bangalore Palace Owner in Ganesha's Painting?

The Bangalore Private Palace of Mysore Maharaja.

Ever seen any palace in India?

When ever I go to Mysore I see lot of White People but why so many are dressed so barely makes me feel shy to talk.However I tried to talk but they could not talk English and did not show any interest to continue our discussion.In India it is not safe to talk to strangers.or even look at then.Rape is the word if you violate any instructions.Do not go with your Boy Friend or stay with a Boy Friend which is the fashion of the day.Girls from North East are to be careful more in this respect since you show less dressed while you shop and dine in public places.However if you go to Mysore do not worry there are no rape cases reported there nor any north east Indian population is seen like Bangalore.Mysore is with a classic culture in many ways.Mysore is Royal and people call you Gurugale and hot Hello as in other places.Mysore is in many ways peaceful but slowly getting crowded due to land sharks getting places from farmers who do not want to do any farming as they are old and their children are in foreign or Bangalore.

It is now festival of NAVARATRI a 9 day non stop festival of Goddesses Saraswathi,Parvathi and Mahalaxmi.This is a traditional Mysore Royal Family Festival celebrated with in the Palace with all the original men and materials including the Prince itself in his Royal Dress along with Her Highness to do all the Pooja's on all days.

Another View of Bangalore Palace ( Private Palace )

He Built this Palace.H H Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar.135 years ago.

You are also Welcome here.( Courtesy:H H Sri Kanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar,who Lives here )

Audio Guide to tour inside part of the Palace.

Enter a Portion of the Private Palace.

Most of the things that makes your eyes wide open are upstairs.

The Palace is full of steps,doors,artifacts,paintings and Pictures.

It's in a prominent place in Palace.

The First Indian Club in Bangalore during British Rule by the Wadiyars

H H Srikanta Datta Raja Wadiyar.( Living in Bangalore ( Private ) and Mysore Palace.( Official State Palace ).

I SAW HIM ON THE ELEPHANT SITTING IN THE GOLDEN HOWDA ON VIJAYADASAMI DAY PROCESSION WHEN HE WAS 4 YEARS OLD.NOW HE IS NOT MEETING PEOPLE AND GIVING DARSHAN.HE CAN CHARGE Rs.100 per person and give Darshan.
I SAW HIM ON THE ELEPHANT SITTING IN THE GOLDEN HOWDA ON VIJAYADASAMI DAY PROCESSION WHEN HE WAS 4 YEARS OLD.NOW HE IS NOT MEETING PEOPLE AND GIVING DARSHAN.HE CAN CHARGE Rs.100 per person and give Darshan.

Private place not for Public View in Bangalore Palace.

One of the hobbies of H H Srikanta Datta Wodiar is Textile Designing & Fashion Designing in Silk a tradition of the family for centuries.His own hobbies are sol

The Silk Yarn is Spun,Woven,Dyed and if needed printed all as per instructions of H H Srikantadattaraja Wodiyar at Palace.
The Silk Yarn is Spun,Woven,Dyed and if needed printed all as per instructions of H H Srikantadattaraja Wodiyar at Palace.

A Marble Stone Sit out in the Open Yard of Bangalore Palace.

Jaya Mahal Palace at Bangalore now a Nice Hotel.

Many Marriages are held here and is the Best of all Places I have seen in the entire compound which has other places also.
Many Marriages are held here and is the Best of all Places I have seen in the entire compound which has other places also. | Source

Jaya Mahal Palace Heritage Hotel - Run by Maharaja of Gondal.

Inside the Palace Heritage Hotel Jaya Mahal ( Only Heritage Hotel in Bangalore.)

A Room inside the only Heritage Hotel Jaya Mahal in Bangalore.

Another Palace of Nizam / Maharaja of Hyderabad.

Rajendra Vilas Palace of Mysore Maharaja.

Inside view of Fern Hill Palace at Ooty of Mysore Maharaja.

Today is the Final Finish to Navaratri it is Vijayadashami Day.

1000 Kg Ambari on Elephant used to carry King is now taken up by Goddess Chamundi.
1000 Kg Ambari on Elephant used to carry King is now taken up by Goddess Chamundi.

Beautiful Mysore's Video by Mr.Vidyabhushan Upadyaya.

What about many more other Palaces in India.

India was a land of Raja's and Maharaja's as also Kings.There are places and palaces where no one has gone and they are now sealed.One such place is the palace of a Maharaja who had 365 rooms which had a entrance under ground from a single door of his room to all the 365 rooms with out one knowing the other as to how to go except the Maharaja.He had 365 wife's one in each room who would meet the Maharaja once a year only.Each wife had all the other wife's luxury.Another is the palace of Tipu Sultan whose palace was demolished brick by brick by the British Army to find hidden treasure in the palace and his palace items removed to England as the guide at Srirangapattana told me several years back.Another Maharaja has a temple where most precious and pur solid gold ornaments,diamonds are inside a well of the temple below the main idol worshiped.The estimate of the value of this treasure are in trillions of Rs.existing even today.They have found tunnels under the palace which had led the excavators to such places as markets in the local place to hundreds of miles for safety and safe hideouts and escapes.Some leading to there family temples which they could visit in complete secrecy so as to keep the people unaware of there presence in the temple for security reasons.Each King / Maharaja had a enemy and they fought like hell so they were taking maximum precautions.They had secret service and agents who were more trust worthy than present day system and arrangements.India was the richest country in the world 300 years back.We had things that no other country had heard let alone see.We had one religion with apps.

The Palace of Hyderabad Nizam / Maharaja.

Princes of Hyderabad in her Palace.

Maharaja now living in this Palace at Thiruvananthapuram.Kerala.

Maharaja of Cochin's Palace - Kerala.

Another Palace of Cochin Maharaja called Dutch Palace.

One More Palace of Cochin Maharaja - Called Bolghatty Palace.

One more Palace of Maharaja, Mattancherry Palace - Cochin - Kerala.

Shalini Palace of Maharaja of Kholapur

Laxmi Vilas Palace of Maharaja of Baroda.

Ram Bagh Palace of Maharaja of Udaipur.

Palace of Maharaja of Udaipur.

Maharaja of Udaipur's Palace by Night.

Lake Palace of Maharaja of Udaipur.

A Bed Room of a Maharaja - Now a Hotel.

Another View of Fern Hill Palace at Ooty.

A Swiming Pool in a Palace - Now a Hotel.

A Room inside a Palace now a Hotel.

Lake Palace at Udaipur now a Hotel.

Inside a Palace where somebody stood Yawning during Royal times..

A place in a a Palace where Maharaja Sat.

Administrative Palace of Bhutan Maharaja..

The Palace of Maharaja of Bhutan.

Hotels are now Palaces run by even Maharaja's.

A few Palaces are now run by Maharaja's themselves and few are run by Corporates.However the Palaces are Heritage Buildings and they are National Treasures who takes the responsibility of keeping them in ship shape.As they were and make no structural changes.The respective Govt's do not show any worth while actions to see to this and our Indian Govt is deeply involved in mismanaging the nation by its hopeless stupid politicians who take pride in doing the right things in the wrong places.Let God Save Our Palaces.( Mr.Ratan Tata is the GOD for all Hotels )

Wedding Reception Hall in Basement of Bangalore Palace for Rent.

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Ingenira 3 years ago

WOW, Indian palaces are so beautiful !! Very nice photos.

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