Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Bangalore Palace...



The Bangalore Palace was built by a Wodeyar king in 1887 on the 400 acre space.The Bangalore Palace was built by a Wodeyar king in 1887 on the 400 acre space. Inspired by the Windsor castle, this palace was built in the Tudor style, complete with Gothic windows, foiled windows, battlements and turrets.

It stands amid undulating lawns, partly converted into a formal garden with axial paths. Spreads over 13,700sq m (147,466 sqft) the palace fell into disrepair after 1949 when it was at the centre of an ownership dispute between the government and the ruling wodeyars. It has since been restored to the wodeyars and is now rented out as a popular venue for functions such as weddings and music concerts and film shoots.

In the heart of the city is a unique edifice 110 year old monument is a popular tourist attraction. Surrounded by a garden all around, almost giving it a fairytale setting...

6 comments:

Nathalie Sat Nov 11, 09:00:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Beautiful building, I would have thought it was older than that. I love the round tower.

pandit Sat Nov 11, 09:31:00 AM GMT+5:30  

They could have converted this into nice world class museum to attract tourists instead of giving rent for public funtions and marriages! Nice photos and info..

Lisi Sat Nov 11, 10:32:00 AM GMT+5:30  

my first impression was: a British castle and sure enough it was inspired by the Windsor Castle...very nice photos and details you've got!

Marie McC Sat Nov 11, 02:43:00 PM GMT+5:30  

What a magnificent structure! I love the turrets.

pandit Sun Nov 12, 04:37:00 AM GMT+5:30  

They could have converted this palace into world class museum to attract tourists instead of renting that place for marriages and functions...Nice snaps and info by the way!

Rajesh Dangi Sun Nov 12, 08:24:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks...keeps me going!

Pandir > I agree,This palace is also used for big exhibitions like Bangalore.IT.com, pls refer my earlier post ...