Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore

Jaganmohan Palace

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Rank 17
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About Jaganmohan Palace

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM

The Mysore Palace, the original home of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III was burned down in a fire and the construction of the new Amba Vilas Mysore Palace started in 1897. Until its completion in 1912, the royal family lived in the Jaganmohan Palace which was built as an alternate retreat in 1861. Many important events have taken place in the pavilion of this palace including the first session of the Legislative Council of Mysore State.

The Jaganmohan Palace was converted into an art gallery and museum in 1915 and was named Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery. It contains over 2000 paintings of representing Mysore, Mughal and Shantiniketan styles of painting. It also houses the famed painting of the Lady with the Lamp which is displayed in a room all on its own. The valued collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, one of the greatest painters in the history of Indian art, are displayed here.

Apart from paintings, the museum holds numerous artefacts from various times and places. There is some memorabilia of the royal family, and also coins, brassware, weapons from wars, musical instruments and other antiques.

During the Dasara festival, many traditional dance performances and musical concerts are held in the auditorium here.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Yeshas Siddi

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  • Yeshas Siddi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  47 readers
  • Posted Aug 13, 2016
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Muhammed Razil

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  • Muhammed Razil
  • Lives in Kozhikode
  • 72 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  88 helpful votes
  •  1233 readers
  • Posted Aug 7, 2016
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S Pandya

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  • S Pandya
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 12 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  120888 readers

"Poor display of rich heritage - what a neglect!"

  • 1.5/7
  • Posted Apr 24, 2016
A rich display of artifacts, paintings, wooden, metal and stone carved artifacts; Ravi Varma paintings. Very pathetically lighted, displayed; no curator or leaflets available.
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Sandeep Channappa

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  • Sandeep Channappa
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 11 Reviews
  •  31 helpful votes
  •  5682 readers

"Must visit for art lovers"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 11, 2015
This is the place for art lovers, who can easily spend 2-3 hrs gazing at the famous paintings during Mysore Kings reign. Car parking is available. Photography is prohibited and have to deposit even smartphone at the reception. Might be boring for kids.
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Calvin

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  • Calvin
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  956 readers

"Beautiful Art Gallery"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 16, 2015
The art gallery contains one of the largest collections. The collection of paintings in the gallery and other exhibits like musical instruments, sculptures and weapons of war are very good.
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Shikha Sharma

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  • Shikha Sharma
  • Lives in Noida
  • 133 photos
  • 134 Reviews
  •  197 helpful votes
  •  103507 readers

"Beautiful art gallery"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 27, 2015
This is an Art Gallery located within a walking distance to that of main palace, which is famous Art Gallery. It was built during rule of Krishnaraja celebrating marriage of his daughter, the princess of Mysuru, because the main palace was destroyed in a fire. The main door of this Museum is it self a master piece of Art with intricate design. Mysuru style of painting of rare original paintings are there. The original oil paintings of Raja Ravi Varma on display here are on many mythological themes.

The painting of lady holding the lamp is there. The other Exhibits include Artifacts made from Glass, Ceramic and Metal. A good collection of clocks is on display here.
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Pawankalyan Gk

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  • Pawankalyan Gk
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 201 Reviews
  •  1412 helpful votes
  •  189536 readers

"Palace of old monuments"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2015
It is about 4 km from city bus stand and 6 km from railway station. Entry fee is about Rs. 30 per head. It is a palace of collections of photos gallery and older monuments. We can spend at least 3 hours here. I advise travellers to go to this place and get see the old royal items.
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Nelsol Nelsol

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  • Nelsol Nelsol
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  1707 readers

"Cultural and ethnic palace"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 2, 2015
Ancient pieces are available. It has a cultural heritage. It is much better than Mysore Palace.
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Sandeep Parihar

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  • Sandeep Parihar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  470 readers

"Nice palace"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015
Very beautifully made. Must visit place and and history of the Wodeyars. Surely recommended to visit. One of the best in India, near Railway station and bus stop. Will visit again next time.
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  • 5 votes

Kiran

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  • Kiran
  • 8 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  3308 readers

"Historical palace"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2014
This palace is worth a visit. We visited here on the last day of our trip. It was good. Lots of things which the royal family used are kept here. Like their clothes, paintings and artifacts. Overall, worth a visit.
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  • 5 votes

Sanjana Kajol

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  • Sanjana Kajol
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  2176 readers

"Best place for history lovers"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 11, 2014
Just a art gallery and there is auditorium and it is near to Mysore palace and you can find good paintings and you can buy some handicrafts best place for history lovers.
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Nishitha K n

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  • Nishitha K n
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 521 Reviews
  •  2522 helpful votes
  •  658343 readers

"Most beautiful place I have ever seen"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2014
Jaganmohan Palace is the well known palace. This is an amazing place with beautiful architecture which one mush visit. This palace is located amidst a very vast area. It is in the centre of the City. Good parking facilities, food facilities outside the palace.
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