Maharaja Palace: Mysore's Tradition/ History/ Culture
This building is all in one as far as Mysore is concerned - the palace of then king Shri Jayachamraja Wodeyar and his successors. Situated in the center of the city, this city is best during the night, when the lights are switched on, for about an hour from 19.30 to 20.30 hrs on public holidays.
Dussera is the time you could choose to visit, provided you are geared to experience a mini-Kumbh Mela crowd. The rituals start from about a month before Dussera time, and I was there that day, when the rituals were being performed. At the center, is the group of elephants along with the priests and bystanders and media people, not to forget the heavy security!