Bangalore Palace Anyone who sees the Bangalore Palace is bound to fall in love with it. Once youget over the initial shock of finding Tudor architecture surrounded by Indian urban scenery, it's quite an intriguing place worth exploring. It was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore in 1887. The Palace flaunts turreted parapets, battlements, fortified towers and arches. At that time it costed about Rs One lakh to construct it. The land cost Rs 10 lakh.
During a visit to England, Chamaraja Wodeyar was inspired by the Windsor Castle in London, and along similar lines he built this palace in Tudor style. The palace was earlier surrounded by beautiful gardens in the midst of a vast open area, which have reduced considerably today.
Spread over an area of about 430 acres, the Palace is famous for its elegantly carved woodwork. It is right in the heart of the city. With a built-up area of around 45,000 sq. ft., this 120 year old monument is a popular tourist attraction. It is surrounded by a garden all around, almost giving it a fairytale setting.
The structure has fortified towers complete with Gothic windows, battlements and turrets. This palace is largely constructed of wood, and is famous for its carving and paintings. An exquisite door panel at the entrance leads to grand settings inside.
Reverend Garret originally owned the land, on which the palace stands today. Located between Jayamahal and Sadashivanagar areas, the palace ground has become a venue for various exhibitions, concerts and cultural programs. The palace is truly an architectural splendour. The interiors have breathtaking floral motifs, cornices, mouldings and relief paintings on its ceilings. However, entry to the palace is restricted.
Distance from Bangalore to
Chennai : 334km
Hyderabad : 566 km
Goa : 570km
Mumbai : 1033km
Kempegowda Busstand is the central Bussatnd, a 24 hr hub for buses plying all over Karnataka and other states
KSRTC Busstand, Subashnagar Tel: 080-2873377, 2871261
City Railway station is 8km from MG Road.
Cantonment Railway station is 3 km from MG Road.
Yeswanthpur Railway station is 10 km from MG Road.
HAL Airport is 10km from MG Road
Palace Ground. In Palace Guttahalli.
When to go:-
Any time of the year .
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