Traveling is kind of a malady which, if catches you, doesn’t let you go easily. Often I plan for short trips with friends for adventure rides. On the other hand there is some part in me which is always weak when it comes to visiting architectural places. I love to discover places of antediluvian importance. The Bangalore Palace has given me such beautiful experiences of history which I can never forget. I visited Bangalore Palace this year during winters when I was there for a cultural festival of our college.
What should I tell you about this majestic place? Within the urban environment and life style of Bangalore, this historical structure has a significant importance even now. Its quaint features arrests every visitor’s eye sight as it did with me. I actually fell in love with its grandeur and beauty. It covers an area of 454 acres and is believed to be built by the Wodeyar dynasty long ago in the year 1887.
The lovely ceiling paintings and floral decorations in the ceiling and walls dragged my eye balls as I walked through the palace. The courtyard of the palace is way too ornamental as exquisite paintings are created which must be the art of skilled artists. There is a ballroom just besides the courtyard which is believed to be used by the King then. The ground floor of the palace comprises of a large open square where I could see some beautiful granite seats covered with blue-tinted ceramic tiles. And then there is the grand Durbar Hall, which has painted windows on either sides of it. The Durbar Hall was the place where private parties were organized during a special occasion. There is a huge elephant head built up in the middle of the hall, which can be seen from any corner. The entire palace consists of 35 rooms, all of which contains diverse kind of architecture and painting.
I also observed that now a days, the palace holds cultural meetings and festivals in it which also helps it to remain polished all through the year. The Government of Karnataka has done a phenomenal job in maintaining and preserving the 120 year old monument as it has also become a major point of attraction for many people from India and outside it.
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Hello, I am Ayushi Manroa. I love travelling and have also dabbled in photography. Being a student, I mostly end up back-packing! I started this blog to record my travelogues about the amazing places that I have been to. Be it frolicking in Goa, taking a dip in the Ganges, trekking in Coorg or hitching a ride up the Western Ghats, it is all listed here along with some of my best shots. Hope you like it. Happy reading!