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Posted April 25, 2013 by Himanshu Joshi in Destinations by Interest
 
 

Bangalore Palace timings, address & attractions

"Bangalore Palace"
"Bangalore Palace"
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Bangalore Palace was built by Rev. Garrett, the first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore. Later, the Maharaja of Mysore, Chamarajendra Wadiyar bought the original property from him. Currently, the property is owned by the present descendant of the Mysore royal family, Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wadiyar. The palace, spread across 45,000 sq feet with a mix of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture, houses foiled windows, battlements and turrets resembling the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam, constructed largely of wood and is famous for its carving and paintings.

Bangalore Palace Attractions :

  • A Chair to weigh Jockeys: This is a weighing chair to weigh jockey’s with a shape of horse-hoof legs. Every Wadiyar ruler was a passionate fan of horse-racing. The chair is carved shoe shape with a measuring stand on the right and weigh scale on the left.
  • Coat Of Arms: The British presented this to Chamaraja Wadiyar X. In the center is the mythological two headed bird Ganda Bherunda which was the emblem of the Wadiyar’s. This emblem is flanked by another mythological animal which has the head of an Elephant and of Lion which symbolizes power and royalty.
  • The courtyard has a bench and a fountain which was a gift from the King of Spain Don Alphonso.

Bangalore Palace Entry Fee :
Indian tourists: Rs 175, Foreign tourists: Rs 350, Video Recording: Rs 1,000, Photography: Rs 500

Bangalore Palace Visiting Hours :
10 AM to 6 PM (Sunday Holiday).

Bangalore Palace Address: Vasant Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560052

Phone: +91-80-2336 0818, 2331 5789

Best Season to Visit Bangalore Palace : All year round.

Nearby Places : Place to visit in bangalore, Nandi Hills, Bannerghatta National Park (Kolar), Koti Lingeshwara Temple (Kolar), Shivanasamudra Falls, Savandurga Hills, Lal Bagh Tipu’s Palace, etc.

Bangalore Palace – Tourist Attractions In Bengaluru Video by maluscollections -
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