Mogul Gardens at Mysore Palace

A file photo of Mysore Palace.

In a press release here, the board proposes to develop the garden from Jayamarthanda Gate and also on both sides of the palace. Steps are being taken to improve the palace to attract more number of tourists. The total area of the garden will be five acres on which the costliest ornamental plants, grass turf and attractive flowers would be grown.

An architect has prepared Detailed Project Report and the design. Tenders would be called soon to start the works, he added.

For the sake of tourists of foreign and non-Karnataka tourists, a 3-D multi-media animation documentary will be screened. 

The duration is 30 minutes. It will focus on both inside and outside of the palace and surrounding areas. The documentary will be screened free of cost inside the palace.

Viewing is not mandatory. At a cost around 50-60 tourists could watch it. The documentary resembles that one which had been done on Buddh Gaya by the Nalanda University.

The documentary has been done by ‘Prachina Bharath’ organisation which had also taken the responsibility of screening. There will be a separate ticketing system to watch the documentary. A portion of the revenue would goes to the state exchequer, he added.

New entry system

The DC who is also member-secretary of the Palace Board, said the board will soon introduce the ‘metro’ system of entering the palace.

At present, tickets were sold through the counters near the Varaha Gate and a few of them were entering the palace free of cost.

 To check this, a new system has been evolved.  After receipt of money, a computer token will be given to tourists who have to just insert the token to the palace gate which automatically opens. After entering inside the gate closes on its own.

 Only one person can enter at a time. Such system will be introduced at three gates. This would ensure hassle-free entry for tourists.

The DPR is ready and tenders would be called soon. Plans are afoot to also introduce automatic parking system in front of the palace.

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