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Bangalore Palace

Introduction

Bangalore Palace is a royal palace located in Bengaluru. The road it is located on is known as Palace Road, which is situated in the area of Vasanth Nagar, in central Bengaluru.

History

The area that the palace is located in was owned by Rev. J. Garrett, the first principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, which is now famous as Central College. The commencement of the construction of the palace is attributed to him.

The land was purchased in the year 1873 and construction began in 1874. John Cameron, the person who worked on the landscaping plan for Lalbagh Botanical Gardens in the same city, did the landscaping of the Bangalore palace and its surrounding areas.

Initial construction was completed in year 1878 and a few additions and renovations have been done since then.

Architecture

The architectural style of the Bangalore Palace is said to be a mix of Tudor and Scottish Gothic Many elements inside imported from Britain. It is believed to have been inspired by Windsor Castle and some other grand structures in England.

The interiors of palace are mostly done in wooden, and many elements are said to have been imported from Great Britain. The Bangalore palace is a grand building decorated with creepers (vines) and surrounded by gardens. Roman arches are kept at the entrance to the inside of the palace.

The building includes a two-level granite structure with fortified towers and turreted parapets, which are quintessential elements of Tudor buildings.

Additional Information for Visitors

The entry timings for visitors to the palace are between 10 am to 5.30 pm on all days Visitors should plan to spend around 2 to 3 hours here, to see the palace completely.

The entry Fee is INR 230 for Indian citizens and INR 460 for foreigners.

Bengaluru’s Cantonment railway station and Majestic railway station at Kempegowda road are both located within 3-4 km of the palace.

Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport is located at about 33 km away from the palace and can be reached in around an hour by road in reasonable traffic.

Some nearby attractions from the palace include: