Mysuru, September 1:- One of the tourist attractions of the city, Jaganmohana Palace has been closed for renovation. A board has been put on the gate of the palace, saying the palace is under renovation and won’t be available for public viewing for two months.
Tourists visiting the city for Dasara will not be able to visit the palace. As one portion of its roof has collapsed, renovation work is taking place. When the palace caught fire, the members of the royal family were living in Jaganmohana Palace. In fact, the coronation of Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar was held at Jaganmohana Palace. The palace was constructed in 1861. Dasara cultural activities were being held at the palace every year.
The paintings of the rulers of Mysuru are the major attractions at the palace. Oil paintings, armoury, paintings of kings at the art gallery are viewers’ delight.
Small-time operators who depend on the tourists for their livelihood are hit hard. One only hopes the renovation work gets over before Dasara festivities begin. (MR/KS).