This Thursday I happened to visit the Mysore Palace. Ohh!! It was truly a wonderful experience. The Palace was established by the Wadiyars (A Hindu dynasty that ruled Mysore from 1399 to 1947) and is a perfect example of splendid architecture. The exquisite paintings, lavishing furnitures made of gold, lush green gardens and the golden scriptures embedded on the wall describes the royalty attached to this palace. As I started walking through the palace it seemed as if I was turning the pages of history and was taking a trip of the golden era. Each monument, utensils and many other items of that era has been preserved in a wonderful way.
Well, the most interesting part of my visit to the palace was the Diwan-e-aam or the Public Darbari Hall that is the place from where the king used to speak and address the issues of his people. The entrance is laid open to a huge rectangular hall. At the middle of the hall there is this huge throne where the king used to sit. On either sides of the throne there are a chain sitting arrangements made for the other ministers.
Now, the next thing that grabbed my eyeballs was the Private Durbar or the Audience Chamber. It was beautifully designed with different colour of marbles and peacock designed emblem. The interior decoration of the hall cannot be described in words but in pictures. Sadly, taking photos or videos are not allowed inside the hall. In the evening the Palace is illuminated with lights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is really a visual treat to the eyes.