How visiting Mysuru Palace changed students’ outlook of history

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Student Speak


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Mysuru Palace, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, is one of the grandest and the most prominent places present in India. This tourist destination attracts millions and millions of people each year. Most of the cities in South India such as Mysuru are known for their rich culture and heritage.

With magnificent wood carvings and a number of gardens and courtyards, the palace has been in the spotlight for a few decades now. Built in the 14th century by the members of the Wodeyar Dynasty, Mysuru Palace has been constructed and renovated several times. Its present structure was in fact constructed in 1912 by a British architect named Henry Irwin. The walls of Mysuru Palace depict the good-old days that it has seen over the years. The courtyards and the throne room reflect the power the king and his trusted advisors possessed in the past. 

In addition to this, the paintings present in almost every corner of Mysuru Palace tell us about the extravagant and hearty lives lived by the kings and the queens. The carefully-crafted patterns present on the pillars showcase the craftsmanship of the craftspersons, which is reminiscent of the old era. The antique ornaments and vessels present in Mysuru Palace are suggestive of the transformation that has taken place in the past few centuries. Moreover, the exquisite interiors of Mysuru Palace consist of chandeliers, stained glass ceilings, and decorative frescoes.

We used to believe until now that we cannot revisit the past. After visiting Mysuru Palace, our thoughts have changed. And now, we are confident enough that you can too. Mysuru Palace is not just a normal palace, instead, it is a time machine to the past — a time more peaceful than ours.

Written by Anyant and Ayra (Lotus Valley International School, Noida).


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