Private Residential Museum

The Private Residential Museum portrays the various objects related to the life of the reigning dynasty of the Wodeyars of Mysore. Attached to the Mysore royal palace this museum in the old portion of the palace called Karikal Thotti gives a true glimpse of what it meant by royal living in India. Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja of the Wodeyar dynasty endeavored to showcase the royal belongings that attract visitors all year round.

The Private Residential Museum of Mysore allows visitors to enter some of the rooms of the palace that were once used by the royal family. The living room that was used regularly by Krishanraja Wodeyar is one of them presented in a grand scale. The rooms are intricately embellished with gold leaf painting, sculpted doors and stained glass window panes. The Vardhanti or birthday throne and the silver wedding throne of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, palanquins, chandeliers, royal furnishings, inlaid Chinese chairs, utensils and crockeries, costumes, trophies and oriental furniture bear the distinct flavor of an Indian royal dynasty that thrived and ruled for years.

The Private Residential Museum is one of the awe inspiring museums in Mysore and is conveniently located in the heart of the city. It is just 1 km from the city bus stand and 3 km from the Mysore railway station. The museum is open on all days from 10 am till 5:30 pm and a special illumination from 7 pm till 8 pm on Sundays and all public holidays attract numerous visitors. Illumination is also done during the 10 day Dussehra celebration. Photography is prohibited within the palace and shoes are also to be left out of the entrance to the museum.

Last Updated on 9/14/2011