Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion Museum Complex

Mysuru (Mysore)

On the university campus west of town, this (somewhat neglected) museum specialises in folklore, with artefacts, stone tablets and sculptures, rural costumes and a wooden puppet of 10-headed demon king Ravana. The building (restored in 2006) was originally a mansion for Princess Jayalakshmi Ammani, the eldest daughter of Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar. The museum's worth visiting, but maintenance and displays could be improved.

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