Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore: Jaganmohan Palace, also known as the Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery was the other retreat for the royal family of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar. The structure is a magnificent building with three stories which features stained glass shutters and ventilators and also has a lovely garden setting that has now been transformed into an art gallery.
The Jaganmohan Palace is one of the oldest buildings in Mysore which was built by the Kings of Mysore for many cultural activities and conferences as it was located in the heart of the city. The two huge wooden doors with carvings of the Dashavatharas of Lord Vishnu can be seen in the palace. The western, older building is a treasury of pictures and models, illustrating Mysore history and personalities. The ground floor contains number of paintings giving the genealogy of the Mysore Kings and other articles of great interest. An annexe to the south has a number of articles which were the personal property of the Maharajas. The second floor adorns the paintings of great painters from different countries of the world.
One of the most attractive paintings is Lady with the lamp. In one of the rooms are displayed the dumbbells and clubs which belonged to and to have been used by the great warrior Kantivrava Narasaraja Wodeyar. The third storey is the Rung Mahal or picture hall, has many quaint and interesting mural paintings. One room here contains the pictures of the modern school, Calcutta and some examples of the lovely work of Mr. K. Venkatappa and the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma.