Bangalore Palace Entry Fee
- 230 per person for Indians
- 460 per person for Foreign Tourists
- 685 for Still Camera
- 285 for Mobile Camera
- 1485 for Video Camera
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Bangalore Palace Address: Near Mount Carmel Institute of Management, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560052, India
Situated in the heart of the city, in the Palace Gardens, Bangalore Palace is a place worth visiting. This palace was constructed r the year of 1887 by the Woodeyar Dynasty. Known for its mesmerizing architecture, beautiful wooden carvings, this palace captivates all its visitors with its incomparable beauty. Built in the Tudor-style architecture, it resembles the medieval castles of Normandy and England to some extent. It is said that King Chamaraja Wodeyar of Wodeyar dynasty was quite impressed by the Windsor Castle of London during one of his trips to England. Hence, it built the Bangalore Palace on the similar lines.
Still a beautiful site, this Palace used to be surrounded by beautiful gardens in earlier times. Its fortified towers, Gothic windows, battlements and turrets add on to its captivating beauty. The palace is mostly constructed of wood which has been carved beautifully and are adorned with brilliantly done paintings.
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. There is also a ballroom which was used by the King for his private parties. Durbar Hall which was used to address the assembly, located on the first floor is also decorated beautifully with various paintings and a huge elephant head. The walls and seating are of yellow colour and has a screen at of the ends of room so as to provide a veil to the ladies who used to watch the court’s proceedings. The dining table of the Diwan of Mysore, Sir Mirza Ismail adds on the overall charm of the palace. You can also spot painting of the well-known artist Raja Ravi Varma on the walls of the palace.
Currently this palace acts as a popular venue of various kinds of events, exhibitions, concerts and other cultural performances.