While travelling to Mysore, it is 'recommended' that the tourists should visit Jaganmohan Palace which is counted amongst the oldest buildings of Town. This palace was constructed by the rulers of Mysore in 1861 and was the residence of royal family at the time when in 1897 old wooden palace was destroyed in a fire till the main palace was built.
In 1902, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV got the command of palace and the ceremony was attended by the then Viceroy and Governor General of India, Lord Curzon. Tourists can see a wedding pavilion, which was added to the palace during the wedding of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. This pavilion is also known as Durbar Hall and is popular as the place where Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV used to celebrate his birthday.
These halls were used for numerous purposes such as music festivals, drama and cultural activities and convocations of Mysore University. Currently, the palace is used for organising cultural programmes and conferences during Dussehra festival. There are two huge wooden doors that have Dashavatharas of Lord Vishnu carvings along with the main structure that showcases the paintings and artefacts of the Mysore Kings.