We geared up to the next place 'Jaganmohan Palace'. It was initially used by the Wodeyars, kings of Mysore as their home. It is now converted into an art gallery and a function hall. The palace is one of the seven palaces of the royal city of Mysore. We visited the art gallery. There were magnificent paintings of famous artist Raja Ravi Varma. We also paid a visit to the sideway hall outside the art gallery which has many antique collections.
Jagan Mohan palace and art gallery:Paintings, carvings and artifacts.Great collectionLife of Mysore kingsTook auto back to art gallery and this time power had came back and I went to collect ticket and treated with a good news. I kept my camera in my backpack as photography was restricted. As I entered the hallway the renovation was in process and had to go to other entrance. I was welcomed with a big painting of the king who stayed there. There were paintings, photographs, furniture, things of kings era. The paintings of raja Ravi varma and others were so marvelous that I stood in front of them observing them closely at that perfectness. I thought how much effort they might have put to get them done. I enjoyed the whole walk inside the palace looking at paintings of kings, their family, art of legends whose work was so elegant that i was mesmerized with each painting. After about an hour or so I came out with a smile on my face, with peace of mind and hunger in my stomach.I wanted to eat delicious Mysore food one last time before I leave. Searched for nearby hotels in maps and found some and decided to go to a nearby cafe after reading positive comments. First sight all I could see is full house and mostly dosas on the tables. I wanted to have proper lunch. Found place after some waiting. Sat there and looked at menu and ordered my food which consisted of 2 kulcha, pander koftha and ghee rice. As I waited for my food I kept looking at people having good and crowd coming in and moving out. M food arrived. Dig into it and enjoyed it. Ordered rasmalia after completing my main course. Delicious it was. My tummy was happy so were my other parts of the body.Walked to my room and had rest for some time until I woke up to see the time was around 4:15 pm. I had to catch train to Bangalore at 5:00 pm and I had to board a bus in Bangalore at 9:00 pm. I hurriedly packed my bag and left the place. Looked out for auto but found none. Booked Ola auto and reached station at 4:55pm. Train was about to leave and I ran as fast as I can and cruzed into the train without confirming about the train and then when the train started leaving the station I asked a co passenger whether the train was going to Bangalore or not and I was relieved after a positive indian yes nod from him.PICS OF THE DAY :
Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore, in the princely city of Mysore, India. Its construction was completed in 1861 and was initially used by the Wodeyars, kings of Mysore as their home (when the present majestic Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace) was under construction after the old palace turned into ashes owing to a fire accident). It is now converted into an art gallery and a function hall.