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Mysore Dasara is the celebration of this victory of good over evil. Mysore also has associations with the Mahabharata and King Ashoka of the 3rd century B.C. during the Wodeyar rule Mysore reached the zenith of its glory as a fabled centre of oriental splendour.

Pomp and Pageantry Relived Come to Mysore in October when the tranquil city awakens to ten days of Dasara festivities. Brilliantly lit up Palaces, decorated arches, festooned streets, colourful costumes and cultural shows…classical music, folk dances, Bharata Natyam, Yakshagana, Huthari, Torch Light Parade, Theppotsava… The culmination is the legendary Mysore Dasara Procession with caparisoned elephants, the golden howdah, decorated horses, stately coaches, troops in ceremonial uniforms, folk dancers and colourful floats.




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Mysore Palace
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.[1] Mysore Palace Is Now One Of The Most Famous Tourist Attractions In India After Taj Mahal With More Than 2.7 Million Visitors.[2] 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.



Unique Rooms

Ambavilasa This Was Used By The King For Private Audience And Is One Of The Most Spectacular Rooms. Entry To This Opulent Hall Is Through An Elegantly Carved Rosewood Doorway Inlaid With Ivory That Opens Into A Shrine To Ganesha. The Central Nave Of The Hall Has Ornately Gilded Columns, Stained Glass Ceilings, Decorative Steel Grills, And Chandeliers With Fine Floral Motifs, Mirrored In The Pietra Dura Mosaic Floor Embellished With Semi-precious Stones.

Gombe Thotti (Doll’s Pavilion) Entry To The Palace Is Through The Gombe Thotti Or The Doll’s Pavilion, A Gallery Of Traditional Dolls From The Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries. The Pavilion Also Houses A Fine Collection Of Indian And European Sculpture And Ceremonial Objects Like A Wooden Elephant Howdah (frame To Carry Passengers) Decorated With 84 Kilograms Of Gold.

Kalyana Mantapa The Kalyana Mantapa Or Marriage Hall Is A Grand Octagonal-shaped Pavilion With A Multi-hued Stained Glass Ceiling With Peacock Motifs Arranged In Geometrical Patterns. The Entire Structure Was Wrought In Glasgow, Scotland. The Floor Of The Mantapa Continues The Peacock Theme With A Peacock Mosaic, Designed With Tiles From England. Oil Paintings, Illustrating The Royal Procession And Dasara Celebrations Of Bygone Years, Make The Walls More Splendid.
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