Jaganmohana Palace, Mysore
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Address: Chamrajpura, Mysore, KA 570004, India
Ticket Price: 30 INR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
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About Jaganmohana Palace, Mysore
This white palace is one of the most beautiful creations left to Mysore by the Wodeyar kings. The three story building was built in the traditional Hindu style and was built to serve as an alternative retreat for th Roal Family. The Art Gallery here holds an immense collection, most of which are paintings depicting epic scenes. There’s a curious French clock with a mechanical soldies parading every hour as well as an extecnsive collection of musical intruments, brassware, sculptures, etc. Be sure to catch the painting of the Lady with the Lamp.
How To reach Jaganmohana Palace by Public Transport
- Gramantara Bus top
- City Bus Stop
Restaurants Near Jaganmohana Palace
- Aramane Café
- Domino’s Pizza
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Jaganmohana Palace, Mysore Reviews
The building is poor maintained and generally a dump inside and out. The first floor has essentially royal portraits and self-glorifying pretentiousness of the royal family and meetings with low level English bureaucrats. There is a lot of unused wall space. The second floor has some worthwhile Indian paintings and knick knacks although the signage is extremely poor and the artwork is fairly disorganized. The third floor has some interesting musical instruments and games, but again the signage provides minimal information and no context. Is it worth visiting? Why not. It's something to do and not too bad. Keep your expectations low and you will be overly happy. Not too many people come here so it is fairly quiet and a nice break from the chaos. Actually, just when I was leaving, a massive school group came and really crowded the place and made a lot of noise. I guess we were lucky because, when they arrived, it became terrible and overwhelming.
Please do not go by outside look and miss this gem. Though near highly rated Mysore palace, this is in street which you may miss it easily. After reaching there you see auditorium in front used by Mysore University but Art Gallery is tucked behind it. Enough parking available. When you see entrance and buy tickets, you feel is it worth time and money but go ahead. Though maintenance is not good but you have so much to cherish. Great collection. Museum staff are helpful , ask them tips and tricks. For example there is light glow painting room where you stand some distance from picture and then switch off light. You will see glowing painting. Walk slowly towards painting to see lamp in lady hand lighting her. In Ravi Verma, stand on side, painting eyes are watching you, slowly move other side, still they are watching you. In another painting, the toes of painting are pointing toward you wherever you stand. So many gems like these are there.
Do visit once if you are in Mysore, Very nice collection of musical instruments , games of that time. Painting of different times, colourful Tibet painting. It looks simple from outside but has good collection of art work. Wall paintings and many other things. Building is very old.
Has a lot of pictures and artifacts. Ample parking space. No parking fee but has entry fee. Everything seems old though. Although the premises were kept clean the building looked in urgent need for rennovation. The guides usually sat quiet, the one guide showed any interest in helping later asked for tips. There is a seperate building with more artifacts and a gifts shop behind the main building.
Paintings are excellent, brimming with culture, history and heritage. But again, as a tourist, I got cheated by the touts there who run after you for money. They are like leeches, selling their story and chasing you to suck money out of you. The building was in shambles.