Bangalore Palace is beautiful palace which is located in Bengaluru at Indian state of Karnataka. Bangalore palace was built by Rev. J. Garrett, who was the first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore. The ownership of the palace changed hands several times, from the Reverend to Chamarajendra Wadiyar of the Wadiyar Dynasty, to the British Empire. The palace is situated between Sadashivanagar and Jayamahal in the heart of Bangalore city.
Fact About Bangalore Palace
Address: Near Mount Carmel Institute of Management, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Location: Situated between Sadashivanagar and Jayamahal
Phone Number: +91-80-2336 0818, 2331 5789
Spread area: 454 acres
Floor area: 45,000 sq. ft.
Main Attractions: Exquisite woodcarvings and Tudor-style architecture
Built by: Rev. J. Garrett
Construction started: 1862
Construction Completed: 1944
Nearest Airport: Bengaluru International Airport only 30 km away from Bangalore Palace
Nearest Railway: Yesvantpur Railway Station only 4 km away from Bangalore Palace
By Bus or Road: The Bangalore palace can be approached easily from any area of Bangalore city by BMTC bus
The bangalore palace has a beautiful garden also there are 35 rooms in the palace, along with a manual lift. The bangalore palace is spread over area 454 acres and its floor area is 45,000 sq. ft. The interior of the palace is magnificently decorated with floral motifs, cornices and wood carvings. The Palace is mistakenly believed to be a replica of the Windsor Castle in England. It also has an amusement park named Fun World situated in its complex. The special attraction is a gallery of nearly a thousand historical photos, including those of viceroys, maharajas and other famous personalities inside and exquisite carvings and paintings.
Entry fee and timing for Bangalore Palace
Open Days: All days of the week
Visit Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Timing: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Fun World Timing (amusement park): 11:00 A.M to 7:30 P.M
Water World Timing (amusement park): 11:00 A.M to 4:30 P.M
Star City Timing (amusement park): 11:00 A.M to 7:30 P.M
Entry Fee for Indians: Rs. 230/-
Entry Fee for foreign tourists: Rs. 460/-
Still camera charge: Rs. 685/-
Camcorder charge: Rs. 1485/-
The cost of constructing the Palace in 1876 came to Rs 1,98,158 lakh. There is huge Open Square on the ground floor of the palace which is consisted of many granite seats which are decorated with ceramic tiles of fluorescent blue colour. Today the Bangalore Palace belongs to the Mysore royal family and has also undergone many renovations. Another interesting area of the palace is Palace Ground which is used for public events like cultural events and social functions, such as marriage ceremony, exhibitions, musical concerts, sports events, etc.