Shivappa Nayaka palace
Why in news? The Shivappa Nayaka palace in Shivamogga city will be the first historical monument in the state to be developed under the Smart City mission.
- Shivappa Nayaka palace is one of the oldest wooden palaces in the state.
- It has been selected for two reasons as ,situated in the city limits and is a major tourist spot.
What are the innovations undertaken in the project?
- The palace is only being restored without harming the original structure, but also an interactive museum is being set up on its premises.
- Displaying diverse and rare objects with archaeological importance including stone sculptures, arms & ammunition, palm-leaf manuscripts, bronze objects, coins and inscriptions in separate galleries, in the courtyard of the palace.
- Galleries will be set up in the museum in chronological order, right from the pre-historic period.
- Augmented reality and virtual reality technology are being employed to give visitors a real-time experience.
- Each gallery will have an interactive kiosk to provide details about ticketing and audio guides.
About Government Museum (Shivappa Nayaka Palace)
- It is named after the popular 17th-century king Shivappa Nayaka of the Keladi Nayaka dynasty is located in Shivamogga city.
- The palace was constructed by Venkatappa Nayaka of Keladi Nayaka dynasty in the 17th century, and Shivappa Nayaka renovated
- According to art historian George Michell, the palatial bungalow was actually built by the 18th century Mysore ruler Hyder Ali.
- The two storied building comprises a Durbar hall with massive wooden pillars and lobed arched panels.