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Jaganmohan Palace / Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery

About Jaganmohan Palace / Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery

Jaganmohan Palace / Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery is one of the best art galleries in South India. It is also one of the oldest buildings in Mysore city(almost 150 years old).which is located in the city center. The palace has historical importance to Mysore royal family(Wadiyar dynasty). Jaganmohan Palace / Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery was built during the period of Krishna rajaWadiyar III in the year 1861.

History of Jaganmohan Palace / Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery

The Jaganmohan Palace / Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery and old Mysore palace both were constructed in the year 1861.In the royal wedding of the elder daughter of Sri.ChamarajaWadiyar III the Old palace build with wood got burnt in a fire accident. Which took place in the year 1897. After the fire accident, the royal family shifted to Jaganmohan Palace. The royal family resided in this palace from 1897-1912. 

During the 15 years of stay in Jaganmohan palace, the royal family met with many important events like the coronation of Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, Every day Durbar, Dasara Durbar, Convocation events of Mysore university ect., 

The Mysore dynasty built a new palace in the year 1912(Ambavilasaaramne). The royal family shifted to a new palace and later the Jaganmohan palace was converted into an art gallery by Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV. It contains around 2000 nos of world-famous paintings. The Jagan Mohan palace was named as Sri Jayachamarajemndra art gallery after 1955.

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JaganMohan Palace / Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery Architecture

The palace is of 3 stories build according to traditional Hindu architecture style. The external facade for the palace is provided with 3 doors which have carvings of Dashvataram(10 avatars of Lord Vishnu). The interior walls of the palace have mural paintings. The interior of the building has a family tree of the Wadiyar dynasty. Wall paintings in the Jagan Mohan palace were painted with vegetable dyes. The staircases are made up of wood.

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Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery

The Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery has around 2000 numbers of paintings. Which includes the paintings of world-famous painters like Aless Laddy, Nikolai Roerich, PP Ruben, TitanJiladinVille, Raja Ravi Varma, Raja Rama Varma, S.L.Haldankar, M.Veerappa, Subbukrishna, Rabindranath Tagore. 

Every painting in the Jagan Mohan palace is unique and beautiful in their own way. The Lamp lady (also called “Glow of Hope”) painting by S.L.Haldankar and French musical calendar clock is the main attraction of the gallery. The Jaganmohan palace also contains royal furniture, musical instruments, clocks, sandal carvings ivory carvings of the royal family. The painting of the Dasara durbar is painted with around 200-300 people, each face is unique and clear. 

The gallery has around 10-12 numbers of paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Rama Varma. The paintings are The envoy-Krishna, Krishna Balarama freeing from their parents, Draupathi, Sairandhri, Ravana Kills Jatayu, Matsyagandhi and Raja Harischandra selling his wife and son, Ladymusicians, Babysucking, Indrajith. It is said that in all paintings the main character was painted by Raja Ravi Varma at the same time the background was painted by Raja Rama Varma. 

During the visit of Jagan Mohan palace, the visitors will be provided with audio aid which helps to know about each painting.

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Jagan Mohan Palace / Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery Entry Fee – 

Indians citizens: 150/-
Indian kids: 45/-
Foreign Visitors: 225/-
Foreign Kids: 75/-

Jagan Mohan Palace Timings 
The gallery opens to visitors all the 7 days in a week
Mon – Sat : 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM

Best time to visit Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery:
all 365 days are convenient to visit the place.

Jagan Mohan Palace Website
There is no official website

Jagan Mohan Palace Email  
No official email address 

Jagan Mohan Palace Phone Number 
Landline   + 91 0821 4243001

Jagan Mohan Palace Address 
Deshika Rd, opp. City Bus Stand,
Devaraja Mohalla, Chamrajpura,
Mysuru, Karnataka 570024

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Accommodation near Jagan Mohan Palace
There is no accommodation available for visitors inside the palace.
There are hotels available around the art gallery some of them are listed below.
Online room booking is available in all listed hotels. 

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore   
1 MG Road, 570010 Mysore, India 

Fortune Jp Palace
# 3, Abba Road, Nazarbad, 570007 Mysore,

The Quorum
2257/1, B 1 Vinoba Road, Near Kala Mandir, 570008 Mysore, India 

Hotel Ruchi The Prince
986/624 Mysore-Hunsur Main Road, Hinkal, 570017 Mysore 

Hotel Home Comfort
No-1429, Just Behind HDFC ATM, Opp Lashkar Police Station, Mysore-570001

Rajmahal Inn
#800,801, 10th Cross, Vijayanagar 1st Stage Opp Aishwarya Petrol Bunk Hunsur Road Mysore India 570017

Places to Visit near Jagan Mohan Palace

Mysore Palace 
Lalitha Mahal Palace
Jayalakshmi Vilas Manson 
Karanji Lake 
Planet Earth Aquarium
Railway Museum
St. Philomena Church
Chamundi Hills

Jagan Mohan Palace Distance

Bangalore to Jagan Mohan Palace : 140.00 Km.
Mysore city Bus stop to Jagan Mohan Palace : 4.4 Km.
KSRTC bus stop to Jagan Mohan Palace : 2 Kms
Mysore Railway station to Jagan Mohan Palace : 2 Kms
Mysore Airport to Jagan Mohan Palace : 11 Kms

How to reach Jagan Mohan Palace 

KSRTC (Bus)  

KSRTC and Private Buses are available from Bangalore to  Mysore (Fare: ₹125/-) from there you can reach Mysore Sub Urban Bus stop. 

From Suburban Bus stop by Uber auto/pre-paid auto(Fare: ₹30/-) you can reach the Jagan Mohan Palace 


Express train is available to Mysore from Bangalore (Fare: ₹75/-), From Railway station by Ola auto/pre-paid auto(Fare: ₹30/-) you can reach folk museum in Jagan Mohan Palace


NOTE – please do contact Indian Railways (IRCTC) for better clarity on train timings & updated Pricing


Nearest Mysore airport (Domestic Airport) is 10 kilometers from Mysore Airport. 
Drivetime approximately 20-30min 

Bike / Car
Bangalore to Mysore
Majestic (Kempe Gowda bus station) – Nayandahalli – Bidadi – Kengeri – Ramanagara –  Channapattana – Madduru- Mandya- Srirangapattana- Mysore- Jagan Mohan Palace 

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