Here’s the state of the art gallery, of the Mysuru Sand Sculpture Museum, beholding an eco-friendly, 13,500 sq ft area of sheer creativity. This ‘Sand Sculpture Museum’ of Mysore brings uniqueness to the foreground. Besides, it’s also, the ONLY Indian Museum that exhibits Sand sculptures. Having said that inside this museum, you will get to see 150+ sculptures. This beautiful space has been set up by M.N. Gowri, the only woman sand sculptor of India. Fascinating, isn’t it? Next time you are in Bangalore, Mysore or Karnataka, do visit this unique museum to explore their phenomenal-themes ranging from ancient civilisations to the modern Disneyland. This museum is truly a paradoxical twist of creativity.
Located en-route Chamundi Hills, this uncommon Sand Sculpture Museum is a first of its kind and has been recently added to the list of places to visit in Mysore. From one sculpture to another, the artist has set an exemplary model of creative mastery. The intricate carvings on the sand, encompassed in unique themes make this museum worth visiting. As you enter, you will notice this gigantic 15 feet statue of Lord Ganesha.
The walkthrough will have you stroll along, the sand sculptures of King Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, the former King of Mysore seated on a throne through a Dasara festival, Goddess Chamundeshwari, Lord Krishna and Arjuna on a horse-drawn chariot, Tom & Jerry cartoon, Ancient Egypt, Disneyland, Laughing Buddha, Zodiac Wheel, Arabian Nights, Christmas tree, Santa Claus, and so on.
Each of the sculptures has been entirely created, with sand, water and a little glue. They last for up to one year, however, due measures are taken to protect each sculpture from sun, insects and rain. The artwork is shielded in a metal enclosing, with hanging waterproof sheets and is brushed and renewed every week. They say, MN Gowri, the artist who has developed, this museum used more than 100 truckloads of sand to create these entrancing sculptures. Gowri created this eco-friendly museum in a mere four months. The museum was inaugurated, in 2014, with 150 sand sculptures on display. Most sculptures deal with Mysore’s cultural heritage, wildlife and religion. To enhance, the museum experience, a 3D selfie arcade was launched in 2017.
Address: Chamundi Hill Road, KC Layout, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010
Sunday – Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM