If you are for the first time in Mysore and already have visited the Mysore Palace, then your next visit should be to the Jaganmohan Palace & Art Gallery. It is a significant consign in the heritage landscape of Mysore city. For some basic reasons the palace does not seem like a profligate from the outside, but once you move inward, you will remain stunned seeing its collection of age old belongings of the royal family. The Jaganmohan Palace is the assemblage of antique paintings which are far expensive and spectacular than those found inside Mysore Palace. From the outside, it may look unassuming, but bearing a long history of more than 150 years old this palace has witnessed numbers of milestone events in Indian history. The main Art Gallery is set to the west of main palace. This well known art gallery was basically built during the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III. The palace was constructed in 1861 to rejoice the marriage of the princess of Mysore. The central gate of this Museum is adorned such a way that itself become a master piece of Art. The elaborate carvings on this wooden door are simply fabulous. Being one of the oldest buildings in Mysore, the palace was once the residence of the royal family till the royal palace was rebuilt. Like the Mysore Palace, Jaganmohan Palace as well is a splendid and ornamental Palace built by the ruler of Mysore. During the marriage ceremony of the princess of Mysore, the adorned front segment with a hall was added to the main building. Therefore this portion of the building is known as the Wedding Pavilion. This is the place where the birthday of the King Krishanraja Wodeyar IV and the Dasara Durbars were organized before completing the construction of the Durbar Hall or new Sejje in the main Palace. Earlier the hall was used as an auditorium for the performance of plays and other cultural activities especially organized for the members of the royal family. As the gallery is located in the heart of the city, so till today numerous cultural activities and conferences are organized here in this hall. The Dasara festivities in Mysore are famous for holding cultural programmes. So, all these celebrations are organized here. There are two especial doors in this hall which are adorned with the intricate carving of the Dashavatharas or ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, what enhance the beauty of the gallery.