Bangalore Palace Quick Facts

Placeबैंगलोर, कर्नाटक (भारत)
Built in1874 ई०-1875 ई०
Built byवाडियार राजवंश के राजा चामराजा वाडियार
Typeशाही महल
Architectural styleट्यूडर रेवियल आर्किटेक्चर
Current Statusमैसूर शाही परिवार के स्वामित्व में
Waking hoursसुबह 10:00 बजे से शाम 5:30 बजे तक
Entrance Fees230 रुपए तथा विदेशियों के लिए 460
Fixed camera charge685
Video camera fee1,485
Mobile camera fee285

Bangalore Palace Overview

Bangalore Palace is a magnificent palace located in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, India. This palace also has the status of a royal palace which was constructed in 1887 by Raja Chamaraja Wadiyar. This palace is one of the most beautiful and expensive palaces in India which has been constructed in Tudor Revial ​​architecture which adds to the charm of the palace even more. Today this palace is one of the tourist attractions in Bangalore city.

Bangalore Palace History

Bangalore Palace was originally a piece of land owned by Reverend J Garrett, who was the principal of Bangalore Central High School. In the year 1873, the land was purchased by the British guardians of Maharaja Chamrajendra Wadiyar X at a cost of Rs 40,000. The property was purchased to provide a suitable place for the young Maharaja to reside in Bangalore and complete his administrative training.

The construction of the palace began in 1874 and was completed by 1878. John Cameron carried out its landscaping. Over the years, the palace underwent many improvements and changes. Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar added stage for musicians and twin outer staircases outside the Durbar Hall during his reign.

Since the 1970s, the palace has been at the center of several legal disputes. At present, the palace is owned by Mrs. Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, who is a descendant of the Wadiyar Royal Family. The palace has been opened for public visits since 2005.

Bangalore Palace Interesting Facts

  1. Bangalore Palace has a floor area of ​​45,000 feet, and the palace is covered over an area of ​​454 acres (183 ha).
  2. The Architectural style of the palace is of Tudor Revial ​​architecture and the fortified towers and bastions in the palace also belong to this architectural style.
  3. The ceiling of the palace is decorated with elegant wood carvings, floral motifs, cornices and attractive paintings.
  4. A Total of 35 rooms were previously built in the palace, mostly bedrooms and a swimming pool. But when the palace was rebuilt, glass and mirrors were added, and all glass and mirrors were imported exclusively from England.
  5. The First floor of the palace has an elaborate hall where the king used to address the assembly.
  6. The Interior walls of the palace are adorned with old paintings from the mid-19th century, including some Greek and some Dutch paintings. Other attractions include a dining table and diwan associated with Mysore.
  7. All the wooden objects inside the palace have been renovated and the ballroom has been rebuilt. Even the brass-fittings and lamps have been replaced and the furniture has been revamped.
  8. The palace currently houses a collection of 30,000 photographs, about 1,000 of them to be restored by the palace's stewards and placed on display in an exhibition.
  9. One room in the palace has been converted into a boutique showcasing silks and other fabrics used by the Royal family.
  10. There is also a fun world and an amusement park inside the palace, which are located on the palace grounds. This amusement park has got permission from Pramoda Devi Wadiyar. It includes various pleasure rides, water parks and snow rooms.
  11. The internal structure of the palace has been reconstructed, which includes the open courtyard of the lower floor of the palace, and all the reconstructed designs show Tudar style of Architecture.

  Last update :  Wed 3 Aug 2022
  Post Views :  10817
  Post Category :  Famous Palaces