Royal Palace Bangalore, Old Postcard 1900

Old 1900 photo postcard of the Royal Palace in Bangalore, now Bengaluru. It was actually built by a British educationist Rev. J Garrett before being purchased by the Maharaja of Mysore Chamarajendra Wadiyar. The Maharaja renovated it to a still more impressive architecture (see postcard).

Supposedly resembling a British castle with ramparts, bastions, and turrets. Since it was built in the English Tudor style it looks a bit out of place. Nevertheless still spectacular with its vast sprawling grounds. Although it compares nowhere near to the Mysore Palace. The Britisher who did the landscaping of the Lalbagh in Bangalore was entrusted with the landscaping of this palace too.

The Bangalore Palace’s interior is no less stunning although a bit garish. Many music concerts, cultural programs, and grand weddings are organized on the palace grounds. The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Elton John, and so on are some of the stars who have performed here. The palace is still owned by the Maharaja of Mysore family. It is today a must-visit tourist attraction. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know- in 1880 the maharaja had supposedly spent Rs 10 lakhs for this royal mansion with a built-up area of 45,000 square feet and 453 acres of ground.  

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#10)., British Royal Field Artillery Belgaum – Old Photo., Mumbai Horse-Drawn Tram – Old Print 1897., British Indian Railway Push Trolley – Old Postcard 1905.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.