Opulence reigns supreme here and you only need to set foot inside the gorgeous durbar and look up at the ornate ceilings in wonder. Once the residence of the Wadiyar dynasty, today the palace is a testament to history and culture. Beautiful and ornate doorways, corridors and pavilions make this one of the best places to visit in Mysore. Mysore Palace at night is even more spectacular when it is lit up and it’s surely something that you should aim to see during your visit here. During Dasara celebrations especially, the palace is bedecked and decorated grandly. As many as 98000 light bulbs are used to illuminate the palace at night.