Bangalore Palace stands on a piece of land originally owned by Reverend J Garrett, who was the principal of Bangalore Central High School. In 1873, the land was purchased at a cost of 40,000 rupees by the British guardians of Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar X, who was a minor then. The property was purchased to provide a suitable place for the young Maharaja to stay in Bangalore and complete his administrative training. The construction of the palace started in 1874 and was completed by 1878. John Cameron, who was also the superintendent of Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, carried out the landscaping of the property. Over the years, the palace witnessed several improvements and additions. Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar added the platform for musicians and the twin external staircase outside the Durbar Hall during his reign.
Since 1970, the palace has been at the center of several legal tussles. At present, Bangalore Palace is under the ownership and control of Smt. Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, who is the legal heir to Sri Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, a descendant of the Wadiyar royal family. Its an European architecture and is a reminder of the colonial legacy of the town while its opulence also showcases the riches of the local kings. The expansive Palace Grounds around it were once a famed venue for international music acts, so this location has an important place in Bangalore’s contemporary culture too. A visit to the Palace is a must, a step back in time and away from the modern landscape that prevails everywhere else.
A hub of posh boutiques, enterprising micro-breweries, and sprawling tech parks, Folks who seek to experience the classic royal charm of Bangalore can head over to one of its older landmarks, the sprawling Tudor-inspired estate of Bangalore Palace. The palace was built in the year 1887 by King Chamaraja Wadiyar.
10 AM to 5.30 PM.
Entry Fee, Duration and Best Time to Visit
● Entry Fees: INR 230 (Indians) INR 460 (Foreigners).
● Visit Duration: 2 to 3 hours.
● March to June is the best time to visit the palace.
How to Reach
By Air: Bangalore International Airport – 30 km.
By Train: Bangalore City Railway station – 4km.
By Road: Bangalore Palace is in the Vasanthnagar area of the city and the main roads around the grounds are the Palace Cross Road, Bellary Road, and Sankey Road. Mekhri Circle is one of the major intersections near the Bangalore Palace. Many bus routes ply around this area. The area is commonly referred to as Palace Grounds and some of the BMTC buses which ply out of the central bus terminal include 287, 287B, 287C, 287D, and 287E. Auto-rickshaws and private cabs are also easily available.
The Bangalore Palace, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru – 560052.
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Karnataka Official site for Bangalore Palace