Wax Museum in Mysore is a great place if you are interested in wax statues and musical instruments. It is located at a distance of about 2 km from the Mysore Zoo. It hosts more than 100 wax statues and more than 300 musical instruments. It is actually an art gallery and museum of life size wax statues and musical instruments. Entry fee of the wax museum is Rs. 30 per head and camera fee is Rs. 10.
Address of the Wax Museum: #1, Vihara Marga, Siddhartha Layout, Mysore.
Wax Statue of Krishna Raja Wodeyar:
Nagara: Nagara are the kettle drums often in pairs, the smaller female and the larger male, made of earth, wood or metal. These drums vary in size from a few inches to about 1-2 feet in diameter, and are played with sticks.
Tamte: also called as Tammatai is a South Indian version of the North Indian Duff. It is a flat circular drum with a skin pulled over, which is played with a stick.
Hanging Nagara: A smaller version of Nagara tied to the waist and beaten with sticks.
A wax statue of a man playing Nagara: