Jaganmohan Palace


14.0/5(18 Ratings)

Jaganmohan Palace Overview

Ranked 17 of 147 sightseeing in Mysore

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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Jaganmohan Palace and Art Gallery

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Jaganmohan Palace

Yeshas Siddi
13th Aug 16

Nice place to visit

Nice place to visit  Video Review

Jaganmohan Palace

Muhammed Razil
7th Aug 16

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM

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S Pandya

S Pandya1.1/5

12 reviews

Poor display of rich heritage - what a neglect!

A rich display of artifacts, paintings, wooden, metal and stone carved artifacts; Ravi Varma paintings. Very pathetically lighted, displayed; no curator or leaflets available.

Sandeep Channappa

Sandeep Channappa4.3/5

11 reviews

Must visit for art lovers

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.



6 reviews

Beautiful Art Gallery

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.

Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma4.3/5

149 reviews

Beautiful art gallery

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

Pawankalyan Gk4.6/5

250 reviews

Palace of old monuments

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.

Nelsol Nelsol

Nelsol Nelsol4.3/5

6 reviews

Cultural and ethnic palace

Ancient pieces are available. It has a cultural heritage. It is much better than Mysore Palace.

Sandeep Parihar

Sandeep Parihar3.6/5

3 reviews

Nice palace

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.



9 reviews

Historical palace

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.

Sanjana Kajol

Sanjana Kajol5.0/5

5 reviews

Best place for history lovers

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.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n5.0/5

522 reviews

Most beautiful place I have ever seen

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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Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore

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Old rulers. Kings and kingdoms.
Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore

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Jeby jacob

Old rulers. Kings and kingdoms.
Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore

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Jeby jacob

Old rulers. Kings and kingdoms.
Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore

Photo by

Jeby jacob

Old rulers. Kings and kingdoms.