Payana Vintage Car Museum on Bangalore-Mysore road opens for visitors

The museum is spread over 23 acres and houses 69 vehicles.

Vintage car enthusiasts from Bangalore and its surroundings will be delighted to know that a vintage car museum has just popped up near Mysore. 

The Payana Vintage Car Museum opened its doors to the public on April 1, 2024. Situated on NH275, the museum is open daily from 9 am to 8 pm. The entry fee is Rs 50 for adults and children above 12 years of age.

Payana is the brainchild of Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, a philanthropist and the Dharmadhikari of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala in Dakshina Kannada district. The museum is spread over 23 acres and houses 69 vehicles, ranging from vintage cars from 1925 to newer models. Among the notable exhibits are cars once driven by the erstwhile Mysuru king Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, Sir C.V. Raman, late film actor Dr. Vishnuvardhan and even the car driven by Dr. Heggade during his student days.

The museum building has a front facade designed in the shape of a car tyre. It houses also has a restoration unit, where vintage cars are restored to their former glory. There’s a restaurant and an open-air theatre as well.

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