Mysore Palace or the Maharajah's Palace is very well lit at night and on special occasions. Mysore is situated between Coorg and Bangalore. The Palace of Mysore (Amba Vilas) and the Museum is situated in the city of Mysore, Karnataka, Southern India. It was the official residence of the former royal family of Mysore, and also housed the durbar (ceremonial meeting hall of the royal court).
The palace was commissioned in 1897, and its construction was completed in 1912. The Wodeyar Mahararaja's of the Mysore state used to reside in this. The original palace built of wood, got burnt down in 1897 and was rebuilt for the twenty fourth Wodeyar Raja in 1912. Designed in Indo-Saracenic style by the well-known British architect, Henry Irwin, the palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world.
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