Sunday, May 18, 2008


In order to restore the grandeur of the Mysore Palace, the Maharani Vanivilasa Sannidhana, C.I., then Regent, decided to build a new palace on the model and on the foundations of old palace. The construction which was inaugurated by Her Highness in October 1897, was completed in in 1912 at an aggregate outlay of Rs.41,47,913. Two special features in the construction are note worthy: utilisation of local materials as far as possible and adoption of fire proof methods of construction.
The main building is of massive grey granite, three stored, and dominated by a five storeyed tower covered by a gilded dome. The tower is about 145 ft from the ground to the golden flag to its summit.

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