If you love art and call yourself a history buff, then, a trip to the iconic Jaganmohan Palace is well warranted. Back in 1896, when the Mysore Palace was burnt to ashes, the Wodeyars had moved into the Jaganmohan Palace. At the time, it was used for the daily durbar, as well as for the Mysore Dasara festivities. Eventually, in 1915, when the royal family had already moved back into the Old Palace, the Jaganmohan Palace was converted into an art gallery.
Entry to the gallery starts from INR 150, and you get an audio guide too. Inside, you'll find one of the largest collections of artefacts in South India. Most of these are paintings (there are over 2,000 of them!), notably Raja Ravi Varma's - you absolutely can't miss the painting of Lady With The Lamp. What's amazing about this painting is that it gives you the illusion that the lamp is lighting up the lady's face. You should also check out the paintings by the British Army General, Col. Scott. They're said to be the only visual representations of the wars between Tipu Sultan and the British Army.
Apart from the paintings, you'll find exhibits like weapons, antique coins, sculptures and furniture. Truly, a trip here will take you back to the old days of Indian royal grandeur.