Jaganmohana PalaceCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: Chamrajpura, Mysore, KA 570004, India
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: 0821-2418552
- Ticket Price: 30 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture
Jaganmohana Palace - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Jaganmohana Palace
95% of people who visit Mysore include Jaganmohana Palace in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
49.16% of people start their Jaganmohana Palace visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Jaganmohana Palace
64.27% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jaganmohana Palace
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Jaganmohana Palace, Mysore Reviews
The paintings, artifacts and music instruments collection is good. The staff is very helpful and told us regarding the intricate details of the artifacts and paintings. The elephants oil painting on ground floor has the unique quality that whichever side we stand on, it appears that the central elephant is looking at us. Even the third floor staff showed us the musical instruments with a lot of interest which helped us appreciate them. Unfortunately the place does not have boards or stands providing this detail about any artifact which makes it difficult to understand history, significance and the uniqueness in each painting or artifact. It was solely due to the staff that we could appreciate the place. There is a museum on the other side of building entrance which also has some artifacts but it would have been more helpful if there were boards regarding information and history of each artifact.
It is a perfect place for people who love art and history. There are three floors in the main palace. You need to see all of them. In ground floor there are 2 important paintings. Ask for security to explain. They will be happy to help. Painting one: the elephants walking on water way. See from both extreme angles. The picture will look turning towards left when you are in left. Right when you are in right. Also the king's painting, his right foot and eyes will point towards you from any angle you see. The master piece is the clock. It will be in higher floors. It is still working great.
Dedicate some time to see through each of the pictures. Went there after 19 years. Some pics were sent for an overhaul or maintenance. Overall quite expensive to get in, even for locals. Reduce prices to get more business. We are just viewing them, not buying them. A security guard was rather helpful and was there with us explaining g details
Jaganmohan palace is actually an art gallery and showcase of old artifacts like musical instruments of that king era. It's a very small palace and the front is not well maintained. Maybe they take it in consideration. Visitor can visit the whole palace in less than 40 min. It's a four storey building unless you are bit of art enthusiast then that it's upto you. Paintings are really nice.
Must visit if you want to know history of Mysore. There are beautiful antique items dating back to few 100 years back. Beautiful paintings are placed for view. Securities are very knowledgeable about the items in display. Do ask them and they will explain. Photography not allowed.