On 26th January, Republic Day, I was fortunate enough to see the fully illuminated Mysore Palace. About 1,00,000 lamps are used for illuminating this grand palace.
The lights came up exactly at 7 Pm and the it was amazing to watch the fully lit beauty against the dark background. The palace shines like a jewel with all the lights on for about 1/2 an hour on Sundays and on National holidays. We just reached there just before the illumination and it was a great experience when suddenly the large edifice was lit at one go. The onlookers squealed with delight.The entry is free for all at the palace ground during this period.
Only during Dasara ( State festival) it remains illuminated on all days of the festival.
Will post more about the Mysore Palace later.