Bangalore Palace, located in the city of Bangalore was the private residence of the Royal Wodeyar family and was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore in the year 1887 AD. During a visit to England, Chamaraja Wodeyar was inspired by the Windsor Castle in London, and along similar lines he built this palace in Tudor style.
Chamaraja Wodeyar bought the land from Reverend Garret (the first principal of the Central High School, Bangalore) who originally owned the land, on which the palace stands today.
The Bangalore Palace is built over 45000 sq. ft. and is spread over an area of 435 acre plot. Built in Tudor Style, the Bangalore Palace looks magnificent with Fortified towers, Gothic windows, battlements and turrets. The Palace is also famous for its elegantly carved woodworks. The wonderful door panel at the entrance leads to grand interiors of the palace. The ground floor consists of an open courtyard containing granite seats covered with fluorescent blue ceramic tiles. Along with the courtyard is a ballroom, where private parties of the King used to be held. And in the first floor the foremost thing that comes into view is the Durbar Hall. The King used this hall for addressing the assembly. more..
Palace Timings: Timings: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm (Closed on Sundays)
Palace Grounds is the prime event venue in Bangalore. The sprawling grounds surrounding the palace hosts a variety of exhibitions, trade shows, trade fairs and other public events including music concerts. Centrally located & just half an hour’s drive from the airport, 1 km from Cantonment Railway Station, 2 km from Yaswantpur Railway Station, 3 to 4 km from City Railway Station. It has excellent connectivity by bus from airport. It got an ample parking space and is surrounded by many hotels ranging from 5-star to budget category.
Over the past few years, Palace Grounds have been hosts to major artists like: Opeth,Metallica, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden (twice), Backstreet Boys, Elton John, Megadeth, Deep Purple, Amon Amarth, Lamb Of God, Mark Knopfler, Akon, Black Eyed Peas, The Rolling Stones, MLTR, Roger Waters, The Prodigy, No Doubt, Scorpions, Enrique Iglesias, Machine Head, Cradle of Filth. more..