This is a very popular structure, the Mysore Palace. The current palace was built between 1897 and 1912 after the old palace was destroyed due to fire during a wedding.
The palace is illuminated on every government holiday and weekends. During Dasara, its illuminated everyday until the end of festivities. The illumination includes lighting over 98000 bulbs.
The Royal family currently lives on the higher floors of the palace and the lower floors are available for tourists to visit. The palace houses many artifacts from the erstwhile royal family. During Dasara the throne is also displayed for the visitors. The golden throne is believed to be of the Pandavas which then came to Vijayanagara empire subsequently. During 1600’s it came to the Mysore Wodeyars.
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