The palace from the front.
The statue of lions that adore the palace grounds.
But these days the Main entrance is not used, instead the Eastern entrance is used for the public entry. There is a temple to the right side where the royalty has been paying obeisance for ages. Those majestic domes can be seen from this view. Cameras are not allowed inside the palace so they can be safely deposited at a counter near the entrance. There is always a rush at the entrance also footwear is prohibited inside the palace. there is another stall that accepts footwear near the entrance of the palace. We can also find audio guides for a price in this place, if you are interested to know more about the palace. We enter into the palace and parade of miniature models welcomes us. On the sides of the entry door we find enormous stuffed elephant head looking malicious even in death. we enter to a grand atrium with tall columns and a painted glass dome. The dome is beautifully decorated with colorful peacock feathers and other paints. This is once used for the wedding ceremony of the royals. The walls of this enormous hall are decorated with intricate paintings of the famous Dasara/Dussera festivities for generations. We can see see different chariots bearing the royals and other aristocrats in procession, drawn with horses and elephants.