Bangalore Palace, Bangalore
Bangalore Palace, a palace located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, in an area owned originally by Rev. J. Garrett, the first principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now famous as Central College. The commencement of the construction of the palace is attributed to him.
Rev. Garrett, the principal of the Central High School in Bengaluru, started construction of the palace in 1862, which was completed in 1944. The ownership of the palace changed hands several times, from the Reverend to Chamarajendra Wadiyar of the Wadiyar Dynasty, to the British Empire. One version of the history says that on one of his trips to England, Chamarajendra Wadiyar was quite enchanted with the Windsor Castle, and that this inspired him to build the Bengaluru Palace in the Tudor architectural style. However, the audio tour of the palace has no mention of the Castle. Presently, Bangalore Palace is under the ownership of the descendant of the Mysore Royal Family, Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar. He opened the palace in 2005 for public viewing. The entry fees and other charges so collected are used for the maintenance and upkeep of the palace.