Mysuru Palace misses its tourists

Mysuru Palace misses its tourists

Mysuru’s tourism hotspots are in doldrums with thetaking a heavy toll on it. First it was the Mysore zoo, that faced a huge financial crunch and now another icon of the-- thehas seen a complete drying up of revenues as it has been barred from allowing visitors.Sources say that the(built during 1897-1912) has been a main draw forThis year, due to the lockdown, entry to the palace was restricted from March 14. Generally, summer months see the peak rush. During the March-May period last year, 9.79 lakh people had visited the palace and this year it has been almost nil.During 2018-19, the revenue fromat Rs 1.90 crore in April and Rs 3.08 crore in May. Mysuru Palace Board’s Deputy Director TS Subramanya told media that the decision to reopen the palace rests with the Centre and the peak season has been missed this year. However,’s Deputy Director HP Janardhan said that there was no question of opening up the palace or any other tourist place in Mysuru till May 31.
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