Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium

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Bramwells
Sheffield, UK181 contributions
gallery visit
Feb 2020
Our tuck tuck driver found it hard to find but maybe this was an unusual destination for him. We chose to take up the free audio tour which was lengthy but very good and enjoyable. The gallery is quite large spread over a few floors but worth a visit to learn about Mysore, an eclectic mix of art.
Written 20 February 2020
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Gavin J
Aboyne, UK401 contributions
Slightly wacky but an interesting way to understand the history of Mysore
Feb 2020 • Couples
An eclectic collection of “stuff” displayed in defined sections. The Clock collection is either weird or very interesting depending on your view of people who have clocks made for them - the paintings are fascinating - the top floor is jaw- dropping. It has just opened again after being refurbished and is sort of half-finished but interesting. The audio guide is worth getting (but would suggest you bring your own lead and ear-buds!) - you can leave R2,000 of some ID for the audio guide. It’s all works well even if the officials are a bit officious! Entrance is R225 for foreigners. To get the full value out of it you will need a couple of hours.
Written 16 February 2020
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Mikan999
Bristol, UK420 contributions
Quirky and Interesting Collection
Feb 2020 • Couples
Built in 1861 this palace is faded glory - it still however is worth a visit for its marvellous collection of paintings and its eclectic collection of china, furniture, statues and musical instruments. There are three floors arranged in seemingly random order. Foreigners are charged Rs225 for entry, this includes an audio guide (English and Hindi) although you need Rs2,000 deposit per unit. Photography is prohibited inside. Jaganmohan is within walking distance of the main Mysore palace on the west side. It has its own car park. Definitely a good add-on to the Mysore Palace.
Written 2 February 2020
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Neeraja V
Chandigarh, India28 contributions
Beautiful collection of paintings
Jan 2020 • Family
A recently renovated palace converted as Art Gallery. This place is a must visit for all art lovers and collectors. The paintings of Raja Ravi Verma are at display here along with many paintings of the times of the Mysuru rulers. ‘Lady with the lamp’ painting is also one of the famous art collections at display here. So many artifacts ,paintings ,period furniture are displayed.
Written 20 January 2020
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Milind Kshirsagar
Nagpur, India122 contributions
Original paintings of Raja Ravi Verma
Jan 2020
Walking distance from Amba (Mysore) Palace. Though it is a costly affair to visit this gallery, it returns every penny back to you when you go through paintings of Raja Ravi Verma and Roerich.
Written 8 January 2020
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Craig C
Alanya, Turkey3 contributions
Mysore’a best Palace
Jan 2020 • Solo
Visited Jaganmohan Palace this morning, an easy 15 min walk from Parklane Hotel where I’m staying. Upon entering the Palace complex a ticket booth to the left will charge foreigners 225inr with the promise of an audio tour however I didn’t receive any device but I actually didn’t need one.

You enter the Palace to the right - behind the auditorium (big building facing you) and walk into a beautifully restored Hall. It’s beautifully simple and cool inside this very high ceiling room with white walls and columns and wooden ceilings. The examples of royal collection in here are interesting and include a few clicks and impressive busts of previous rulers. Through a doorway you enter one of several gallery spaces filled with old oils of the rulers of Mysore. The artwork is a combination of western influence and ancient and demonstrates the Wadiyar dynasty’s connection with the colonialists who came to play a significant role in the development of 18th & 19th C. Mysore.

The ground floor galleries are predominantly oil and water colour paintings and the spaces have been restored beautifully. If you are an architecture buff then you’ll appreciate the rooms and ceilings.

The first floor holds a collection of family items including furniture in a modern (very municipal) hall which in turn leads back into the historic palace building. Here traditional and pre-war portraits and mythical scenes are depicted in many paintings and trinkets from the royal collection.

To reach the wonderful second floor you take an original set of wooden stairs upwards. These stairs are stunning in their own right but what greets you when you summit is an impressively patterned and colourful music room. This room is stuffed full of instruments but the walls are heavily decorated and I certainly let out an audible ‘wow’ which as it turns out was a little premature. Entering the final room of the gallery you are confronted with vibrant and detailed wall paintings covering the entirety of the hall.

Jaganmohan Palace isn’t as exuberant as Mysore Palace but it’s aged artwork and incredible architecture is absolutely worth including in your visit to Mysore. As a solo traveller passing through the gallery at a moderate pace it took me around 1.5 hours. Unfortunately photography is prohibited and enforced.
Written 3 January 2020
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Nanakolkata
Kolkata118 contributions
An admirable Art Gallery
Nov 2019
Jaganmohan palace has a mural, using natural dyes depicts earliest ‘Dushara’ festival. Ground floor has black and white photographs of Wadiyar clan, French musical calendar clock of 19th century and Wooden plaques describing Hindu mythology which are worth admiring. The collection includes paintings, musical instruments, rare period photographs, clocks, weapons, marble busts, furniture, ancient coins and other artifacts of great value and interest.
Currently it houses an art gallery and contains galleries dedicated to Raja Ravi Verma, Roerich’s, Chugtai indicates the patronage of art and artists by Wadiyar’s. ‘Lady in Moonlight’ is an unusual masterpiece by Raja Ravi Verma. A galaxy of lady musician with musical instruments by RR Verma caught my eye. Most impressive is a painting entitled ‘Glow of Hope’ by Haldenkar outlines a light shade casted figure of a serene lady holding a lighted lamp in her hands with darken background, symbolizing hope against evil darkness. Chugtai’s paintings has immaculate resemblance of Mughal artistry. Look for Nightangle, Hasarat, and Lady with a parrot. A Self-Portrait of Rembrandt took me by surprise. Shantiniketan School is well represented by Tagore family members. Watch out for Running in Terror [Nandalal Bose]. Many other paintings are of great importance and represent the art and culture of India.
Japanese section birds painting on silk, miniature painting of Mughal and Rajasthani styles are also there.
Written 28 December 2019
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Tammy2124
Vancouver, Canada317 contributions
Meh
Dec 2019 • Couples
Not a must see place. The palace is not very impressive so you are going just for the art. There are some nice pieces but unless you are really into Mysore specific history you can skip this stop on the itinerary. Definitely overpriced for what is it.
Written 8 December 2019
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Richard7
Sydney, Australia31 contributions
Early opener
Nov 2019 • Couples
We stayed close to this small palace so we could visit before checking out of our hotel at 11 am. The palace is now an art gallery and opens at 8.30 am, even on Saturdays. It is Indo-Saracenic, dark and wonderfully empty and quiet. There are lots of paintings of Wodeyar maharajas and other treasures from the past.
Written 19 November 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,617 contributions
Art gallery worth a visit
Nov 2019
The Jaganmohan Palace is a palace formerly used by the Wodeyars Dynasty of Mysore, but now an art gallery and auditorium hall.

The art gallery has a large collection of paintings, most of which are portraits of the Wodeyar rulers, court life and paintings with Indian themes. There's also paintings and mini exhibitions of important local artists, but the jewel of the crown in the gallery is probably the "Glow of Hope" painting by the Indian painter, Sawlaram Haldenkar.

Expensive by Indian standards, but well worth it, especially as there's an audio guide which gives a lot of historical information about the Wodeyar and the paintings.
Written 17 November 2019
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