Mysore Palace is an amazingly beautiful place, with a mind boggling collection of artifacts. Interestingly, I lived in Mysore as a student for five years, and never visited the palace, though we saw it from the outside plenty of times, as it is right in the center of the city. A must visit, if you are in Mysore. I am attaching an outside photo, with palace lighting. During Dusshera, the whole pace is lit, and it looks much much better.