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The Bangalore palace is one of the prominent mansions in all of Bangalore's history that was owned by Rev. J. Garrett. Constructed in Tudor Architecture - a medieval architectural style of England, it is quite an incredible tourist destination to visit. If you are a history buff, this is just the kind of destination which you may want to explore. It is all about discovering the opulence of the historical era. 

Talking about history, it is said that this place was bought by Chamarajendra Wadiyar’s British Guardians sometime in 1873. It is quite a vast palace that is spread across an area of about 45,000 square feet. The architecture here is a nice blend of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture. The beautiful carvings inside as well as outside the palace depict the historic royal culture of this place in a unique manner.  

Why You Should Visit Bangalore Palace

Built majorly to look like a replica of the Windsor Castle which is present in England, Bangalore Palace is famous for Stuffed Toys of Kings, Unique Sofas along with Scottish Gothic Style and Architecture. Apart from that, another factor which sets Bangalore Palace apart from other tourist spots is the fact that many Kannada movies have been shot here. This in itself comes across as a factor of attraction for the locals. 

History of Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace belonged to Reverend J Garret who was a school principal and the school was located in the cantonment town area. The construction of Bangalore Palace began sometime in 1874 and the initial phase of its construction was completed in 1878 after which, there have been renovations and some other changes happening on a regular basis. 

Also Read: Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah built this historical fort in 1591, that is a landmark sight in Hyderabad and an example of Indo-Islamic architecture style

Top Attractions in and Around Bangalore Palace

The Tudor architecture. The Tudor style architecture is the treasure that has come from England. Beautifully carved with motifs, cornices, and woods, give it a beautiful look and feel. And here in the Bangalore Palace, you would be finding a lot of nuances of that historical style of architecture offering an opportunity to anyone who wants to relish in the past.  

A stage for international icons. There were several cultural and music events that were organized at the palace. International icons like David Guetta, The Black Eyed Peas have performed here. So, while your visit this palace, you need to keep your eyes open for any event which might be happening around.

Things to do near Bangalore Palace

MG Road. It is a very famous hub for shopping around. And especially at night time, MG road flocks with a phenomenal crowd. If you are looking for shopping opportunities then, it is a must-visit. It is also an excellent opportunity for experiencing the rich local delicacies. 

Bannerghatta National Park. The highlighting point of this place is that it is a home to the country’s first butterfly park and along with that you can find here an incredible variety of flora and fauna. One can easily spot tigers, crocodiles and many other species of animals.  

Best time to visit Bangalore Palace

Situated in the heart of Bangalore city, it remains open from 10 AM-5:00 PM except for Sunday when it is an off for the staff. For the locals, the fee is Rs.230 and for foreigners it is Rs.460. Apart from that, the best timeframe to visit Bangalore city would be the winter months ranging from October to February. 

Famous Food and Clothing of Bangalore

Bangalore is not just famous for its urban beauty but also for its rich taste of incredible food and clothing. Some of the popular cuisines of Bangalore are Mangalore Buns, Dal Obbattu, Idli, Vada and Dosa, Sandwich, Parathas, Rolls and so many other scrumptious meals. Coming on to the clothing, the women hear like to wear Indian Salwar-Kameez and the men tend to wear modern clothing which essentially includes shirts, pants and jeans.   

How to reach Bangalore Palace

By Air.  Bangalore Airport is the nearest aerodrome junction from Bangalore Palace. It is located at a distance of around 33 km from the airport. The Bangalore airport is well-connected with other cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Chandigarh and many others. 

By Train. If you are planning to visit Bangalore via train then there are two major options for you. One is the Bangalore Railway Junction and the other one is Yeshwantpur Railway Station. After getting off from one of these you would further need to travel a distance of around 4 km and 9 km respectively. 

By Road. Bangalore is well connected with other cities by road network. You can easily travel to Bangalore from cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chandigarh, etc. For this, you would need to cover a distance of about 2,175 km, 838 km, 981 km, 5-6 km, 2,425 km to reach here.  

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