If you thought Mysore has only one palace – the Mysore Palace – you are in for a surprise. Mysore have quite a few imposing royal residences scattered all round the city ( see the 7 Palaces of Mysore ).
Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion located inside the University of Mysore has many specialities. The overall appearance is of the building is in the typical imposing Greco-Roman fashion. But the interior is done in the native style using generous woodwork. The mansion houses the Folklore Museum, one of its kind by any universities in India. Though the museum was founded in 1968, it is one of the best kept secrets in Mysore’s tourism !