In between family visits in Bangalore, we took some time to visit the beautiful and majestic Bangalore Palace.
Bangalore Palace was built in 1862 to resemble Windsor Castle. In 1884, it was purchased by the Maharaja of Mysore and is still currently owned by the Mysore royal family. Today you can tour the palace and be transported back to turn of the century India and see how the royals lived in India.
The palace was a great place to explore as a family. For the adults, you had rich history and architecture to admire, beautiful paintings on the walls, and amazing family portraits of the royal family to admire.
|Beautiful chandeliers werethroughout the palace||Amazing artwork hung on all the walls|
For the children, there were several grand staircases, my toddler found fascinating and enjoyed climbing and exploring. In addition, the courtyards had accessible benches to climb and (empty) water fountains to explore.
|Exploring thegrand staircase||Wonders to view at every corner|
|Analyzing the patterns on the bench|
In addition, the sprawling grounds of the complex are supposed to be lovely areas to explore. Unfortunately, the hot afternoon sun and previous plans didn’t allow us to view the gardens for ourselves.
Interesting to note, the grounds have become popular for hosting concerts, including Iron Maiden and Metallica. We saw a local band practicing in the area and can see why its a popular concert spot.
All in all it was a great side excursions and worth a visit if you are in Bangalore.
|Timings:||10:00am – 6:00pm, Monday – Saturday|
|Fees:||100 rs Indian National
200 rs Foreigner
1/2 price for child, young children are free
600 rs for a still camera
Tickets to the palace include an audio tour.
*All photos taken by Atma Photography