Bangalore Palace
Bangalore Palace
3.5
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
The Bangalore Palace was the private residence of the royal Wodeyar family. Built to resemble Windsor Castle, this quirky palace is filled with an interesting and eclectic collection of art and paraphernalia from a bygone era. The palace grounds are a popular venue for rock concerts and other music events.
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  • Utam Nadpara
    Surat, India59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good experience , service , food , staff, place
    eautiful picturesque place. A must visit place for history lovers and people who love ancient paintings. The palace is well maintained and the architecture and design blows your mind. Would suggest people to visit it during
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 June 2023
  • Hema
    San Jose, California130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    The Palace Gardens are not greatly maintained. But that apart, the experience has been amazing. The palace exterior is grand. This has been the backdrop for many events and weddings. It is a great spot to take family photos or for children to just run around and have fun. The inside of the palace is more for history lovers. The audio guide helps with the explanation of some of the old photographs and artworks. Definitely worth a visit if you are new to the city or just visiting .
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Dreamer21421550678
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    British Imprints
    An Indian palace with the feel of Buckingham palace! The audio tour is must it's free and quite informative. A good place to visit a bit out of the way though 😕. Should take around 1-1½hr.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 November 2023
  • Surajit
    Sugar Land, Texas12 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not worth the time and money.
    Unfortunately, the Bangalore Palace is not something I would recommend. Firstly, the entry fee is very high compared to other similar points of interest. Then no photography was allowed inside. There was very little architectural grandeur that you can see in other palaces. It was a haphazard collection of old photos still in their old frames, old furniture which were quite ordinary and some sarees just hung in closed cabinets. The outside grounds are nice as is the building facade but that’s about all worth seeing.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 December 2023
  • 83lovetotravel
    565 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take audio tour and more artifacts need to be kept out
    Visited palace as it came recommended. Entry fee is higher than humayums tomb and qutub minar fees so my expectations were higher. It’s well kept but photography is strictly prohibited. Do take the audio tour but you need to give aadhar card so no one steals the audio devices. Lots of family history and artifacts on display and also showcases the grandeur it held when fully functional. You can take a lot of pictures outside. Took me around an hour to see everything.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Vratin Shah
    Mumbai, India1,307 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Random Museum
    The part of the inside of palace has been converted into museum & some part is retained still by the king for their stay. And hence, random parts of the palace with random items have been kept for public viewing. The ticket price includes audio guide, which can be a little helpful in understanding the random placements. The main attraction is outside the palace, which provides an opportunity to click some good photos.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 January 2024
  • GauravAnand
    Kanpur, India874 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tricked
    So the trick is that you have to pay the entry fees to get this palace in the backdrop of your photos. Beautiful from outside and that's it. Pay INR 250 to get the entry in the premises, else stay outside fences and keep grimming. For those who have been to Windsor palace, this is a miniature. For the entry fees you're given a free audio tour and worth If you've been to the mysore palace before, for all the history lovers it can be a good treat. audio is available in different languages. No photography inside the palace.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Mark M
    Leeds, United Kingdom201 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Okay visit for an hour.
    A nice looking building but certainly past its prime. The free audio guide is available in many languages and helps to explain the history of the building and the family. Exhibits are in a poor state.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 February 2024
  • Paradoxical_Jo
    Singapore, Singapore65 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok to visit if it's your first time
    You pay INR 480, and you will probably only spend less than an hour here. Although the entrance fee comes with an audio guide, I skipped it as I had my own local guide. It's probably worth to see to understand abit more about the Bangalore royal family, but that's it. You will only get to see 2 or 3 rooms and that's it. The Interior is not entirely well maintained and there isn't any fan or AC inside the palace. To me, i don't think AC is required, but at least there should have been fans in the interior to help with the air circulation. Also, the surrounding gardens are not really well maintained as well (pls don't get fooled by the images you see online). Overall, if the royalties go to the royal family, I feel that they should do more to help improve the visitor experience.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
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Paradoxical_Jo
Singapore, Singapore65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
You pay INR 480, and you will probably only spend less than an hour here. Although the entrance fee comes with an audio guide, I skipped it as I had my own local guide. It's probably worth to see to understand abit more about the Bangalore royal family, but that's it. You will only get to see 2 or 3 rooms and that's it. The Interior is not entirely well maintained and there isn't any fan or AC inside the palace. To me, i don't think AC is required, but at least there should have been fans in the interior to help with the air circulation. Also, the surrounding gardens are not really well maintained as well (pls don't get fooled by the images you see online). Overall, if the royalties go to the royal family, I feel that they should do more to help improve the visitor experience.
Written 22 April 2024
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Mark M
Leeds, UK201 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A nice looking building but certainly past its prime. The free audio guide is available in many languages and helps to explain the history of the building and the family. Exhibits are in a poor state.
Written 22 February 2024
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GauravAnand
Kanpur, India874 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
So the trick is that you have to pay the entry fees to get this palace in the backdrop of your photos.
Beautiful from outside and that's it. Pay INR 250 to get the entry in the premises, else stay outside fences and keep grimming.
For those who have been to Windsor palace, this is a miniature.
For the entry fees you're given a free audio tour and worth If you've been to the mysore palace before, for all the history lovers it can be a good treat. audio is available in different languages.
No photography inside the palace.
Written 20 January 2024
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Surrey 13
London, UK1,337 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The queues were considerable to get in and to move through the narrow walk ways through the ruins of the palace . The stone work in places is interesting and in others quite plain
Written 17 January 2024
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Vratin Shah
Mumbai, India1,307 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The part of the inside of palace has been converted into museum & some part is retained still by the king for their stay. And hence, random parts of the palace with random items have been kept for public viewing. The ticket price includes audio guide, which can be a little helpful in understanding the random placements. The main attraction is outside the palace, which provides an opportunity to click some good photos.
Written 16 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

83lovetotravel
Dallas, Texas565 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Visited palace as it came recommended. Entry fee is higher than humayums tomb and qutub minar fees so my expectations were higher. It’s well kept but photography is strictly prohibited. Do take the audio tour but you need to give aadhar card so no one steals the audio devices. Lots of family history and artifacts on display and also showcases the grandeur it held when fully functional. You can take a lot of pictures outside. Took me around an hour to see everything.
Written 5 January 2024
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Tanya D
Johannesburg, South Africa77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Small palace not much to see in Bangalore so this was one option . Not well taken care of . But you can take a few nice pictures outside .
Written 1 January 2024
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Surajit
Sugar Land, TX12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Unfortunately, the Bangalore Palace is not something I would recommend. Firstly, the entry fee is very high compared to other similar points of interest. Then no photography was allowed inside. There was very little architectural grandeur that you can see in other palaces. It was a haphazard collection of old photos still in their old frames, old furniture which were quite ordinary and some sarees just hung in closed cabinets. The outside grounds are nice as is the building facade but that’s about all worth seeing.
Written 28 December 2023
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Dreamer21421550678
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
An Indian palace with the feel of Buckingham palace! The audio tour is must it's free and quite informative. A good place to visit a bit out of the way though 😕. Should take around 1-1½hr.
Written 19 November 2023
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Andrew Y
Singapore, Singapore5,059 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
My driver brought me here straight from the airport as he was looking for a place for me to visit. Fortunately it was a Monday and the place was not open so I got to take photos of it from the fence. The best way to visit this place is probably on tripadvisor as it is free and you don't have to pay the high entry fees and additional fees for the use of phone to take pictures.
Written 28 October 2023
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