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Bangalore Palace

History

The Bangalore Palace is an imperial remnant of the bygone era. Located in Bangalore, India, this palace was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore in 1887. Chamaraja Wodeyar visited England and was greatly inspired by the Windsor Castle in London. Keeping the Tudor style architecture of the Windsor Castle in mind Wodeyar built Bangalore Palace in India along similar lines.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens the Palace has towers with gothic windows, battlements and turrets. It is largely constructed of wood plus is known for its carving and paintings. The wonderful door panel at the entrance leads to grand interiors of the palace. Situated in the heart of the city, between Jayamahal and Sadashivanagar areas, this Palace is spread over 430 acres. The interiors of the Palace have sophisticatedly carved woodwork, breathtaking floral motifs, cornices and beautiful relief paintings on its ceilings. However the entry to the Palace is restricted you may just marvel at the exteriors of the monument.

This Palace is quite a fascinating place as it flaunts turreted parapets, battlements, fortified towers and arches. The magnificent royal grandeur of the Palace will leave you awe struck. The Tudor architecture surrounded by Indian urban scenery makes the whole thing worth exploring.

Today the Bangalore Palace belongs to the Mysore royal family and has also undergone many renovations. Various exhibitions, concerts and cultural programs are held in the Palace grounds from time to time.

Best time to visit

One may visit the Palace anytime of the year as the climate of Bangalore remains pleasant throughout the year.

Trivia

It is said that originally the palace grounds were owned by one Reverend Garret and then Chamaraja Wodeyar bought the land and further built the Palace. Believe it or not, at that time the cost of the Palace ground was Rs 10 lakh and it took Rs 1 lakh for the construction of the Palace.

Timing

The Palace is open from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm each day.


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