A spectacular edifice that is widely renowned for its historical significance, Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery is a magnificent art gallery that boasts the finest pieces of artwork for the public to have a look at.
It’s a great place for history buffs interested in learning everything about the history of Mysore through various pictures that will surely leave you enthralled for many days. It is also known as Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery.
From musical instruments to brassware, weapons of war, antique coins, currencies, and sculptures, the Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery houses many priceless things under one roof. Some of the other exhibits like a French Clock, beating drums, and paintings made with grains of rice are also there on display.
One can also find the artwork of famous artists like Rabindranath Tagore, Nikolai Roerich, Raja Ravi Verma, and Abanindranath Tagore here at this art gallery, which is a famous tourist place in Mysore.
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History of Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
Established by his highness of Krishna Raja Wodeyar III in the year 1861, the Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, formally known as Jaganmohan Palace, was initially built as a resort for the members of the royal family.
Although the royal family used to stay in Mysore Palace originally, due to some unforeseen circumstance, it got burnt in a fire and the renovation work to regain its beauty began in 1897. So, in the meantime, the foundation of the Jaganmohan Palace was laid down. Later, in 1915, it was finally converted into an art gallery.
Architecture of Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
Featuring a traditional Hindu style of architecture, the Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery is a 3-story building that boasts 3 entrances with the interior being tastefully decorated with several paintings and murals that depict a lot about the artworks of Mysore city. There is also a family tree of the Wodeyars that takes you back to the rich history of this amazing tourist destination.
How to Reach Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery?
Lying just opposite the Mysore Bus Stand is the Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery which can be accessed by people by walking. If you’re too lazy to stroll around, you can catch a local bus or an auto-rickshaw to reach your destination. There is a list of best cab service companies in Mysore also available with us. You can book a private cab to roam within the city whenever your mind pleases.