The corridors have series of antique models arranged. Few of them are gifts from the kings of other countries.
These antiques are so attractive and artistic which reveals the significance of the art during those days.
Stools made of Animal Hides
Wodeyars were passionate about hunting. There were photographs of Wodeyars with the hunted animals. The stools made of hunted animal hides were displayed.
Though these animal hides dejected me, for kings it had been a hobby and passion.
So, these were the main subjects of Bangalore palace which caught my attention. Apart from these, one can notice a ballroom, the office of the king, various types of furniture, beautiful corridors filled with paintings.
Though the Bangalore palace is not as big as Mysore Palace, it has the royal charm and is unique. If you stay in Bangalore and still haven't been here, please pay a visit for half a day and explore this castle.
- The palace is open to public visit on all days. Visiting hours between 10am to 6pm.
- The entry tickets for Indians : INR 260 and foreigners : ~INR 500. This includes an audio guide which is available in English, Kannada, Hindi, German, French, Spanish, and Italian.
- The audio guide should be returned back after 40 minutes. If the crowd is less, officials do not refrain you to take more time.
- Photography is added charge with phone camera : INR 230 and still/DSLR camera : INR 685. I opted for phone camera as it was economical. Make sure you take this ticket for capturing photos or else it would lead to paying fines.
- There are no restaurants nearby inside the palace premises. However one can find restaurants in Sadashivnagar, Shivajinagar or Malleshwaram. Plan accordingly. Carry lots of drinking water.
Bangalore is not just adhered to mall culture. It is much more when you go out and explore its history and heritage.
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This post was originally published on Traveller Hoots.