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Mysore palace is a historical palace in the city of Mysore in Karnataka. This is the official residence of ruler of Mysore. The Mysore palace is known as the Maharajah’s Palace who stands in the Karnataka at Mirza Road. It is the great monument in India. The other name of this palace is Amba Vilas. This is the largest palace in India.

This palace is a three storied edifice with a length of 245 feet and breadth of 156 feet.  The real palace of Mysore was carved by wood which was accidentally burnt in 1897. The Mysore Palace at Karnataka comprises of a sequence of arched square towers enclosed by domes. 24th Wodeyars king of Mysore was rebuilt this palace in 1912. The Mysore Palace followed the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

Mysore city is also known as city of palace. This city has 7 palaces including this palace. All over this palace is the most beautiful palace. After the Taj Majal this palace is most attract to tourist. It derives more than 6 million visitors annually. This palace is the most beautiful palace after the Taj Mahal.  In this city has wonderful weather all year round.

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In this city the highest temperatures are from May to June is 23-25°C, and winter the temperature rarely drops below 16°C.

The king Yaduraya was firstly built a palace inside the old fort in Mysore in the 14th century. After that it was renovated by the Maharaja Rajarshi His Highness Krishnarajendra Wadiyar IV. Lord Henry Irwin was the architect who has renovated this palace from old palace. Construction of Palace was started in 1897 and completed in 1912. It’s a three story stone architecture.

This palace surrounded by a large garden. The entrance gate and arch hold the emblem and coat of arms of the kingdom of Mysore, around which is written the kingdom's motto in Sanskrit: "न बिभॆति कदाचन" (never be terrified). This palace has three entrances- 1. The East Gate, 2. The South Entrance, 3. West Entrance. The three-story stone building of fine gray granite with deep pink marble domes has a facade with several expensive arches and two smaller ones flanking the central arch, which is supported by tall pillars. Above the central arch is a sculpture of Gajalakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity, good luck and abundance with her elephants. There are three major exclusive temple buildings within the Old Fort, and about 18 inside the palace heart building. The Maharajas of Mysore were devotees of Goddess Chamundi, which is why the place faces Chamundi Hills. Besides, head of the Parakala Mutt stays the spiritual rajguru (royal teacher and guide) as a reason of which the palace is built next to an even older Parakala Mutt headquarters.

This palace has some Hindu temple. Like Lakshmiramana Temple, Someshvara Temple, Shwetha Varahaswamy Temple, Kodi Someshwaraswami Temple etc.

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