An epitome of great architecture and beauty, The Majestic Bangalore Palace preserves in it the spice of old regal opulence. Currently the central attraction in Bangalore, the palace was built in the year 1878. Chamarajendra Wadiyar's British Guardians bought the original property in 1873 from the principal of Bangalore Central High School, Rev, J Garret, from his funds. The palace is extraordinarily vast and spread across 45,000 square feet. A mixture of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture have resulted into the grand palace that we see today.The wooden structure of the palace along with the beautiful carvings both inside and outside showcases the royal culture in different ways.
Apart from being a major tourist destination, the palace is a host to different cultural events, rock shows, and marriages. As per beliefs, King Chamarajendra Wadiyar drew his inspiration for building the palace from the Windsor Castle of London. The granite seats decorated with fluorescent blue ceramic tiles on the ground floor, a fairy tale Ballroom, the famous painter Raja Ravi Varma's paintings, vine-covered walls, and the Durbar Hall on the first floor come together to form the prepossessing Bangalore Palace.
Bangalore Palace is an architectural landmark of the city. The palace is enclosed with manicured garden and houses attractions that interest travelers around the world; like the Palace Ground and Fun World. Fun World is an amusement park with joy-rides, water-rides and swimming pools. Some of world’s most renowned artists like Enrique and Guns N’ Roses have performed in the Palace Grounds, which is used for public events like concerts. Tudor style of architecture was adopted to build this palace that was commissioned in 1864 by Rev. Garrett.
Bangalore is an year-around destination; anytime is the best time to visit Bangalore Palace but winters are highly recommended.
Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru 560052, India
Suggested duration: 5-6 Days
Open and Closing Time
You can visit the palace anytime between 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
For Indians: INR 230/-
For Indians: INR 460/-
Electronics are separately chargeable:INR 685/-
for Still Camera:INR 285/-
for Mobile Camera INR 1485/- for Video Camera
Near By Attraction
The Bombay Attic
Hotels available near by Bangalore Palace
Distance between Bengaluru City Railway Station and Bangalore Palace is 16.2 miles or 14 nautical miles
Application Availability Which Save Some Money
Zomato ,Swiggy(Provide lip-smacking food in cheap price).
Uber,Ola(Provide 24/7 Cab Services).
Interesting facts about Bangalore Palace
Bangalore Palace was the private residence of the Wodeyars, erstwhile maharajas of the state of Bangalore
A visit to the palace gives you a chance to witness the elegant and lavish splendour of one of the most powerful dynasties of South India. An audio tape is available inside the Palace, both in Hindi and English, to help the people having language issues, understand its history better.
The palace is now owned by the Mysore royal family
Bangalore Palace was built in 1862 at the exorbitant cost of one million rupees
A big part of the palace has been converted into galleries featuring hunting trophies, family photos and a collection of Indian and international paintings
The palace grounds are now Bangalore’s hottest concert arena, having hosted rock ‘n’ roll biggies such as Iron Maiden, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Deep Purple
After Independence, Gobindgarh Fort was fortified by the Indian Army until 2006, when the Indian Government recognised the historical importance of the fort, and handed it over to the Punjab Government for restoration.