Bangalore Palace

Scenic Spot

 

Overview

Bengaluru palace is situated between Sadashivanagar and Jayamahal in the heart of Bangalore city.  The wooden structure of the palace, with splendid carvings both inside and outside depicting different architectural styles, is reminiscent of the royal culture it represents.
 
The palace complex, including the gardens, is spread over 454 acres, of which the palace has a floor area of 45,000 sq. ft. The Tudor-style architecture is eminent from the turrets, the battlements on the fortified towers. The furniture has a touch of Victorian, neo-classical and Edwardian styles. The interior of the palace is magnificently decorated with floral motifs, cornices and wood carvings. The ceiling is ornamented with relief paintings. There are 35 rooms in the palace, along with a manual lift. Wooden fans from General Electric and imported stained mirrors and glass are also used.
There is an open courtyard on the ground floor, which is covered with blue-coloured fluorescent ceramic tiles and has a ballroom that held private parties of the royals. Decorated with paintings, a staircase leads to the elaborate Durbar hall on the first floor. This was used as an assembly hall by the king. The hall is beautified with Gothic-style stained-glass windows, while profuse use of the yellow colour is eminent on the walls and sofa sets. An area separated by screens was used for the ladies to attend assembly proceedings. Paintings from the mid-nineteenth century, including some of Dutch and Greek origin, adorn the walls of the palace. It also contains a dining table, originally belonging to Sir Mirza Ismail, the Diwan of Mysore, and has a mother pearl inlaid using Chinese lacquer. 
 
Presently the palace is going through extensive renovation under the supervision of Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar. Out of a collection of around 30,000 photographs, about 1,000 will be restored for exhibition. It is also planned to display garments and silks used by the royal family. One of the rooms has been used as a boutique for this purpose. Many other plans are under consideration, such as renting out the ballroom for parties; and sale of photographs, articles, and silk scarves to tourists. Work on illuminating the palace is in progress, along with the use of Mexican grass in the gardens. 
Many cultural events and social functions, such as marriage ceremony, exhibitions, musical concerts, sports events, etc., are being conducted in the palace grounds for the past few years. 
 
Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
 
Entry Fee: Indians : 210 Rs.
                 Foreigners : 450 Rs.
 
 
Photography,
 
Still Camera Fee : 675 Rs.
Cam-order Fee : 1000 Rs.
Mobile Camera Fee :100 Rs.
 
How to Reach,
 
Road:  Bus or  cars to reach the Bangalore Palace.
 
Nearest Railway Station: Bangalore City Jn Train Station
 
Nearest Airport: Bengalpour International Airport

Location

Country
India
State
Karnataka
City
Bangalore
Location
Vasanthnagar
Address
Bangalore Palace Near Mount Carmel Institute of Management, Palace Rd, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052
Contact Info
Phone: 080 2336 0818
Mobile :
Fax :
Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Palace Rd, Vasanth Nagar
Nearest Railway Station
Bangalore City Jn (SBC)
Nearest Airport
Bengaluru International Airport
IN
latitude : 13.197899820 longitude :77.706298830
Corporation : Bangalore
GPS Code : VOBL
Open Year
1944
Architect
Tudor architecture
Dedicated To
Kempe Gowda I
Visiting Hours
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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