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92/365 – Mysore Palace

Name: Mysore palace
Built: 1912
Architect: Henry Irwin
Architectural style: Indo-Saracenic

The Palace of Mysore is a palace situated in the city of Mysore in southern India. It is the official residence of the Wodeyars – the erstwhile royal family of Mysore, and also houses two durbar halls (ceremonial meeting hall of the royal court).

Mysore is commonly described as the City of Palaces, however, the term “Mysore Palace” specifically refers to one within the old fort. The Wodeyar kings first built a palace in Mysore in the 14th century, it was demolished and constructed multiple times.

The current palace construction was commissioned in 1897, and it was completed in 1912 and expanded later around 1940.

Mysore palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after Taj Mahal with more than 2.7 million visitors. Although tourists are allowed to visit the palace, they are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace.

Price of admission for foreign tourists is 200 INR., and for Indians 20 INR. All visitors must remove their footwear to enter the palace.

The regent of Mysore, Maharani Vani Vilas Sannidhna, commissioned a British architect, Henry Irwin, to build yet another palace in its place. The construction was completed in year 1912.

But slowly the beautification of the fort was also taken up and the inhabitants of the fort were slowly shifted out to newer Extension built outside. The present Public Durbar Hall wing was also added much later around 1940.

The palace complex includes twelve Hindu temples. The oldest of these was built in the 14th century, while the most recent was built in 1953.

Some of the more famous temples are:
Someshvara Temple
Lakshmiramana Temple
Shwetha Varahaswamy Temple

The Palace houses several rooms of importance. These include:
Audience Chamber
Public Durbar
Royal wedding hall

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysore_Palace

  1. November 30, 2011 at 10:04 am

    ஆனந்த் குமார்,இது போன்ற விடயங்கள் ஆங்கிலத்தில் அநேகத் தளங்களில் படித்துக்கொள்ளலாம்.இது போன்ற செய்திகளை நீங்கள் தமிழில் தந்தால் இன்னும் பலரை சென்றடையும்.உங்களின் பணியும் முழுமையடையும்.யோசிப்பீர்களா?

    • December 3, 2011 at 9:32 am

      நன்றி சுகுமாரன்.. கண்டிப்பாக தமிழில் எழுத முயற்சிக்கிறேன்..

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