Jayalakshmi Vilas, India's first Princess palace, boasts of picturesque settings and beautiful architectural bounties. It is opt visited for its magnificence, research center and a folklore museum. This heritage building is located inside the green landscaped precincts of the University of Mysore and boasts of the distinction of being a heritage building. Peaceful and tranquil in every sense of the word, the pretty settings of this much acclaimed sightseeing location is a feast for the eyes of all visitors.
Jayalakshmi Vilas stands stoic on a hillock, next to the banks of Kukkarahalli Lake. The mansion’s Folklore museum contains a unique collection of items connected with geology, folklore and archaeology- from all across India. This palatial building was commissioned by Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar, for the royal comforts of Jayalakshammanni—his eldest daughter. Built in 1905, Jayalakshmi Vilas was formerly called the ‘First Rajkumari Mansion' and has a 3-winged structure. The palace is elaborated with royal pediments and a sequence of ionic Corinthian columns. The breathtaking interiors of this palace were done in Indian style and boasts of moldings and beautiful carvings—both in wood and masonry.
The other interesting highlights of this important sightseeing location are its dancing hall with a mesmerizing stained glass roof, Kalyana Mantapa—an elegant 8-petaled dome and handsomely decorated rooms for residential purposes.
|Entry Fee For Adults||Rs.15|
|Entry Fee For Child||Rs.5|
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|
|Timings||All days of the week 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM |