Built during the long reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, this striking palace dates back to 1861 and is believed to have served as an alternate residence for the royal family, when Mysore Palace (their original home) was burnt down. The royal family had continued to reside here, until Mysore Palace was reconstructed in the year 1912.
This stunning palace was converted into an art gallery in the year 1915 and was again renamed as Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery in the year 1955-- after Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar. The palace (now a museum) is now home to a mind blowing collection of antiques that includes “The Lady with the Lamp”-- the famous painting by S.L. Haldekar as well other classics by legends like Raja Ravi Varma, Rembrandt, Nicholas Royrick, and Rabindranath Tagore. Built in the traditional Hindu architectural style, this famous sightseeing location is also visited for its musical clock, sculptures, antiques coins, brass-ware, currencies, paintings that depict the events and life Wodeyar rulers and yes, the popular Dasara festival.
Jaganmohan Palace & Art Gallery is also renowned for its huge auditorium that is now used for cultural events, dance and music performances and loads of other activities –especially during the festival of Dussehra.
|Entry Fee For Adults||Rs.20|
|Entry Fee For Child||Rs.10|
|Timings||8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Daily)|