Bangalore palace is mostly patronized by people who are interested in old classic charm of Bangalore. The place is built in Tudor style over sprawling estate by King Chamaraja Wadiyar in 1887. The palace is open from 10 AM to 5.30 PM. One of the reason is less popular is for the fact the ticket price is high. It costs INR 240 for an adult and a separate photography charge of INR 300/- for mobile.
For more details, one can contact the following.
Address: Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru – 560052 (MAP)
Phone: +91 80233 60818/15789
The palace area once belonged to Reverend J Garrett, who was a school principal in the cantonment town. It was purchased in 1873 by the guardians of Chamaraja Wadiyar and construction began in 1874. John Cameron, the person behind Lalbagh was enrolled for the landscaping of the palace and surrounding areas. Initial construction was completed in 1878 and subsequent additions and renovations have been carried out since. The palace features mainly wooden interiors and has beautiful gardens around the palace. The architectural style is a mix of Scottish Gothic and Tudor with many physical elements are of true British style. It is said, that Chamaraja Wadiyar built this palace on the inspiration of Windsor Castle of Normandy and England.