Make it a point to visit Jaganmohan Palace, once you are through with the tour of the Mysore Palace. For some reason, visitors to Mysore give this place a miss, though it is an important place in the heritage landscape of Mysore city.

Though this palace doesn't appear as extravagant as the Mysore Palace, the Jaganmohan Palace houses a treasure trove of paintings that far expansive and dramatic than those exhibited inside Mysore Palace. Though it looks unassuming, with more than 150 years old this place has been the venue for many landmark events in Indian history.

On entering the Jaganmohan Palace compound the first thing you will notice is the expansive facade. This facade together with the auditorium behind it was constructed in 1900 as an extension to the Jaganmohan Palace. In 1902 coronation ceremony of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV was held in Jaganmohan Palace. The guests of honor included the then Governor General and Viceroy of India , Lord Curzon. Some five years later this hall was the venue of the  "Representative Council" session. This was the first ever democratic body in a princely state in India even while king is in power. During the early days of its formation, the convocation functions of the University of Mysore was held in this hall. Now this functions as a venue for performing arts, especially during the Dussera festivities.

Going behind this hall,you will find the old mansion like palace. This was built in 1861 by Krishnaraja Wodeyar III as an additional residence to the royal family.

The proximity of this palace to main palace came handy to relocated the royal folks in 1897 when the original Mysore palace was burned down in an accidental fire. This continued as their residence for another 15 years till the construction of the new Mysore Palace as you see it today was completed.

Known for his flair for art Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV converted this palace into a private art gallery in 1915. Later in 1955 the art gallery was renamed as Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery.

In short you'll find two main attractions in Jaganmohan Palace , the Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery that is functioning in the old palace and the auditorium that is located right in front of the palace.
Around the corner of Jaganmohan palace is Parakala Mutt, one of the ancient Hindu Monastic order.

Jaganmohan Palace located right behind the Mysore palace complex, across the Sayyaji Rao Road. You can easily walk down to Jaganmohan Palace from the Mysore City bus stand and KR Circle. It would not cost more than Rs20 for a auto rickshaw ride from around the Mysore palace vicinity to Jaganmohan Palace.

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Facade of Jaganmohan Palace

Facade of Jaganmohan Palace

Facade of Jaganmohan Palace

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