Mysore Palace, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, is a historical palace and a royal residence. It is located in Mysore, Karnataka. It used to be the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore. It is a example of Indo - Saracenic style of architecture.
The palace has beautifully designed square towers at cardinal points, covered with domes. Mysore Palace was built in the year 1912 for the 24th Ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty and is counted amongst one of the biggest palaces in the country. The Palace has four entrances. Main entrance is called 'Jaya Maarthaanda' to the east, 'Jayarama' to the North, 'Balarama' to the South and 'Varaha' to the west.
Mysore Palace is renowned for its light & sound show and vibrant Dussehra celebrations. Mysore Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India, after the Taj Mahal, with more than six million annual visitors.