Monday, July 17, 2017

Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace, is a magnificent palace located in Bangalore that still retains its old world charm. Construction of a palace building was started in 1874 and completed by 1878 on a land of area 454 acres.



The palace with a floor area of 45000 sqft was built in Tudor style architecture with fortified towers, battlements and turrets. In the later years, Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar added some portions outside of Durbar Hall during his reign. 



All together there are 35 rooms in palace and most of them are bed rooms. The first floor has an elaborate hall known as the Durbar Hall that can be reached by climbing a decorated staircase. The walls along the staircase are adorned with paintings.



Durbar Hall is a sprawling hall where the king used to address the assembly. One side of the hall contains stained glass windows in Gothic style. The yellow color is used profusely and the walls and the sofa set in the hall are in yellow. 



The furniture are neo-classical, Victorian and Edwardian in style. They were bought from John Roberts and Lazarus. 



The interior walls of the palace are adorned by 19th century old paintings. Some of those are also Greek and Dutch paintings.



The interiors were decorated with elegant wood carvings, floral motifs and relief paintings on the ceiling. The palace also has beautiful  work of arts and crafts on display.

14 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Awesome Palace. Thanks for the post and pics.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful and impressive building, both inside and outside. Have a wonderful new week!

stardust said...

So beautiful palace both inside and outside.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures.

SANDEEP PANWAR said...

Beautiful palace,
देखेंगे अपुन भी कभी न कभी

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, such a handsome building. I love the interior shots also.

Linda said...

Wow, what a spectacular place!

NatureFootstep said...

if it was not for the photos you would think it was England :)

joshidaniel.com said...

beautiful :)

Jenn Jilks said...

Wow. It is amazing.

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann, this must be a super place to visit. Thanks for sharing the photos and information, great! ;:OD)

Al said...

Now that's a spectacular palace.

Hildred said...

I do love this, - especially the exterior.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

What a place! Love that palace and its interiors. Looks like a great place to spend part of the day.