|Address:||Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052|
|How to go:||Ola or Rapido is very much available from anywhere in the city|
|Pros:||You can easily communicate as it is in heart in the city|
|Cons:||No public bus available (Upto Mount Carmel College bus available, after that 1 km to walk)|
|What to visit ?||Bangalore Palace|
|Company:||Solo, family, friends|
|Minimum day/time to visit:||3 hours is enough|
|Expenses:||600 max per person. (check the tariff in upcoming video in youtube)|
|More Information:||Apart from the beautiful nature in Bangalore, if people rush towards something archeological and elegant to spend time with marvellous photo shoot, Bangalore palace could be the first thing which will come to your mind without hesitation. One can easily access it from the city using Rapido or Ola as it is situated in the heart of Bangalore.
I couldn’t understand at first why the ticket price is so high here. I could have imagined that how beautiful and expensive this palace could be. For adults the base ticket fair is 240 rs. But when you come to know this price is not including taking photographs by your mobile camera, you will get shocked. For mobile camera you need to pay 300 more. I will come to this point again.
I am thinking of giving a brief overview why you want to go there. There are two type of people out there, no 1 who try to know the history and take free audio tour for 45 min depositing either photo id proof or 2000 rs cash which will be refunded in the end when you return the device. Device means the authority will provide you one mobile and headphone to proceed with. There are certain corners in the palace where they mark for each demonstration. You have to go there and press the required key in the device to get the information of particular zone.
No 2, most of the visitors come under the same category. Photographer and models. Well the entire palace is pretty maintained and clustered with securities. Each segment of the palace is having vintage floor, wall and ceiling patterns. The vivid colours along with the floral decorations on the wall will satisfy your lense. Sometimes I feel the palace is a museum for antique paintings and photo frames. You can’t have a count on that. Except that the palace is a hub for antique household stuff, furniture and showpieces brought from Lazarus which is a departmental store in US. You will be amazed to see the collections of ceiling lamps. There are uncountable corners inside the palace where you can proceed with your photo shoot and take portraits. You will find people in groups taking photographs and few commercial photographers as well. When you collect the tickets for 540 rs including camera you may feel hesitated but when you see the elements inside, getting idea about the maintenance, get knowing about the history, finish ultimate photo shoot, you may feel this amount is okay.
The palace was built in the year 1887 by King Chamaraja Wadeyar. The construction of the palace began in the year 1874 and was completed by 1878. Earlier the place where the palace is built was purchased by Rev Garrett in the year 1873. He was a British Guardian for minor Chamarajendra Wadiyar. This was purchased on the personal funds of the Maharaja mainly for accommodation, education and administrative purpose of the minor Maharaja. Something to mention that Wadeyars were very fond of hunting animals like tiger, elephant, deers etc. Few samples like trunks of elephant, legs of deers you will see inside the palace.
The entire palace is two storey buildings along with 35 rooms and 20% of the palace is not open for visitors. It will take around 3-4 hours to cover the entire palace. The architecture of the palace is having Tudor revival styles based on England Tudor period. It has also tower, turrets and battlements which looks very elegant from outside. In easy word this palace looks like a castle.
The palace is said to be built on the model of Windsor Castle in Berkshire. The palace grounds holds many cultural events like marriage, rock music, dance etc. some of the celebrities who had performed here include David Guetta, Elton John, the rolling stones and many more.