Built in 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar, the Bangalore Palace shows clear inspiration of the Windsor Castle in its typical Tudor style. Standing in 400 acres in the heart of the city, the palace earlier had more extensive gardens.
While mostly constructed of wood, the Bangalore Palace is famous for its carving and paintings. The palace has fortified towers and its interiors are decorated with woodcarvings and Tudor style architecture. Besides these, floral motifs, cornices, mouldings and relief paintings on its ceiling are quite striking. Gothic windows, battlements and turrets add to the appeal.
The palace grounds, located between Jayamahal and Sadashivanagar areas, has now become the venue for various exhibitions, concerts and cultural programs.