Shivappa Nayaka Palace is an ancient palace, and a museum located in the town of Shimoga, Karnataka. It’s named after Shivappa Nayaka of the Keladi Nayaka dynasty of the 17th century. It was earlier used as an office by the Forest Department and was handed over to the Department of Archaeology, Museums, and Heritage in 1984. The palace has been converted into a museum. In the smart city project, this historical Palace located on the banks of the Tunga will get a facelift under the Smart City project. The objective of the latest Restoration and Digitisation is to develop Shivappa Nayaka Palace as a visitor Information Center showcasing the district’s tourism potential, highlighting the cultural and historical heritage of Shivamogga District. The goal was to create an interactive and engaging experience for museum visitors through infotainment and storytelling.
Digital jalebi is working with the Karnataka Government for the Restoration and adaptive reuse of Shivappa Nayaka palace Museum, at Shivamogga, Karnataka. The Shivappa Nayaka Palace became the world's first museum which displayed around 150 iron rockets, found in an abandoned well in the Shivamogga district while searching for water, identified only as 'shells' and without being registered in the museum catalog. These Mysorean rockets were the first successful iron-cased rockets in the world, developed in the late 18th century in the kingdom of Mysore.
Mysore Metal Rockets’ is an animated film of around 8 minutes. The film attempts to document the historical facts around Mysore metal case rockets invention, discovery, and the reminiscences of the advanced technology that Indians used against the British in the 18th century, and how it inspired modern-day rockets.