Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, is the capital city of the federal state of Karnataka. Known for its rapid urbanization and thriving information technology industry, Bangalore is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities of India. With its wide range of exciting tourist attractions, beautiful gardens and parks, bustling shopping and commercial districts, and intriguing cultural landmarks, the city of Bangalore is sure to fascinate any traveler or tourist. Bangalore is home to many luxury serviced residencies such as the Citadines Richmond Bangalore, which is a great choice if you which to stay in a Bangalore service apartment.
There are few landmarks in Bangalore which are as iconic and grand as the Bangalore Palace. The Bangalore Palace comprises a sprawling palace complex which was bought by HH Chamarajendra Wadiyar X, a former Maharajah of Mysore. The Palace has ever since been property of the Maharajah’s family and is known for its stunning beauty and lavish design, and is a landmark that every visitor to Bangalore must visit.
Located on a 450 acre property in north Bangalore, the construction for the Bangalore Palace commenced in 1862, and was officially completed in 1944. This magnificent palace contains strong features of Tudor and Gothic style castles and palaces, which are evident by its stone towers and turrets, and stained glass windows. The interior of the Bangalore Palace is absolutely remarkable, with beautiful stained glass windows, elaborate staircase and wall designs, beautiful antique furniture, and dazzling chandeliers and lighting. The Bangalore Palace is also known for its many sprawling ballrooms and hall, the most popular of these being the stunning Durbar Hall. The Palace is also known for its many rare and beautiful paintings. It is said that the palace contains close to 30,000 paintings hailing from Dutch, Greek, and Oriental origins. The vast palace grounds have hosted numerous public events such as musical concerts and cultural festivities, and is even home to a miniature amusement park!
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.