Better known as the Maharaja Palace or Mysore Palace, this was the royal residence of the Wodeyars. Construction was commissioned in 1897 and completed in 1912 during the reign of the last king Jayacāmarājendra Wādiyār.
To discourage theft, the lightbulbs are a special size and cannot screw into any other bulb socket. Also, they are only 15 watts, which means that they won’t overheat and shatter when it rains. The electricity bill for the palace comes to Rs. 8 lakhs or $16,000 a month.