Mysore palace, dating back to 1399, was the home of the Wodeyars- the Maharajas of Mysore till 1950. Mysore, commonly known as the City of Palaces has 7 palaces in total. Specifically, the Mysore Palace has two intricately decorated Durbar Halls, apart from courtyards, gardens and buildings. Designed by the British architect Henry Irwin, the architectural style is commonly known as Indo-Saracenic. The city bus stand is 1.6 km away and a 20 minutes drive from the Mysore airport. With a wide range of hotels, including 3 stars, 2 stars and budget hotels, finding the right place for a perfect stay is easy. Treebo has hotels near the Mysore Palace offering amenities like AC, LCD TV with cable/DTH, complimentary breakfast and free WiFi, coffee table and private ensuite bathroom with Treebo toiletries. The best time to visit the palace is when it's lit up on Sundays and all public holidays, between 19 and 19:45. Sound and light program happens on all weekdays between 7 and 7:45. The Amba Vila Palace, the Jaganmohana Palace, Chittaranjan Palace, Crawford Hall, Town Hall are some of the landmarks nearby to visit. The traditional form of Mysore painting, rosewood inlay work make up a large part of the culture of Mysore. If you are looking to buy something for your family, Mysore Silk sarees are perfect. The Mysore cuisine should definitely be given a try at FishLand and other such museums. Barbeque Nation is the trusted buffet chain offering delicious food, in case you are starving. Mysore is a city of wonders and nothing better for the tourist to wake up and see the Mysore Palace in all its glory from the window! Try Treebo for the best experience in Mysore, where we take care of all your needs, so that you enjoy completely tension-free.