Bangalore Palace Part 2:Photos,Review Videos10:51 PM
|Chariot Ride At Bangalore Palace|
Salute to the royale,the wodeyars.
One look,and a new world of dreams
Open up,I wish I was there,why wasnt I?
Bangalore Palace,you're grand.
You are eternal,you are imperial.
Nested in the hustle bustle of the city,the palace has its own charm.I adored it from a distance and I was mesmerized by its beauty inside as well.
I entered the main gate and took entry tickets which were quite costly,and they handed us the audio guides.
|Audio Guides@Bangalore Palace|
|The Beautiful chandelier@Bangalore Palace|
Bangalore palace was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore in 1887. The Palace flaunts turreted parapets, battlements, fortified towers and arches.
There was a Durbar hall and there were other places were seminars were being held.The wodeyars were fond of paintings,and the walls had beautiful paintings and captures.
|Me having fun@Bangalore Palace|
They were quite fond of hunting as well,there were stools made of elephant legs,and the main entrance had the whole elephant head(real) hanging there.It looked magnificent.The audio guide helped me in understanding the lifestyle and history of the wodeyars,and then I entered a room which had the famous clothes which kings and queens used to wear.The clothes were beyond compare with what we see today.Fashion in the true sense,and modern.silk,siffons,ball gowns,saris.
|Elephant Leg as Stool@Bangalore Palace|
The Bangalore palace also has the first lift being operated in the city.When we were done with the palace,I took the chariot ride and it was a gud experience,it made me feel like as if I was part of a fairytale,the magnificent palace the horses et all.
|Bangalore Palace Interior|
Advantage:Bangalore palace is well maintained and organised.
Disadvantage:There are no name boards in front of the palace,and reaching there can be quite tricky.The camera charges are highly expensive,600 for a still camera,and 1250 for a video.Entry fees is 200 with audio guides.
Timing:Palace administrative office phone no is 080-23360818.
The palace is open for visitors on all days except Sundays. The timings are 10 AM to 6 PM.
Map from MG Road to Bangalore Palace
To know more about the history of the palace and "what Internet says" ,Go Back To Part 1 : http://www.ankionthemove.com/2011/12/bangalore-palace-part-1.html