Bangalore Palace, a palace located in the city of Bangalore, India is modelled on the lines of the Windsor Castle in England. The Bangalore Palace flaunts turreted parapets, battlements, fortified towers, and arches.The Palace and the grounds surrounding it are spread across 454 acres. The interiors are decorated with elegant wood carvings, floral motifs, cornices and relief paintings on the ceiling.
The interior walls of the palace are adorned with old paintings belonging to the mid-19th century, including some Greek and Dutch paintings. The furniture, which was neo-classical, Victorian and Edwardian in style, was bought from John Roberts and Lazarus. Some of the other attractions include a dining table belonging to the Diwan of Mysore, Sir Mirza Ismail. This table contained a mother-of-pearl inlay with Chinese lacquer work.
The ground floor consists of an open courtyard containing granite seats covered with fluorescent blue ceramic tiles. It also contains a ballroom for holding private parties. The first floor containing an elaborate hall called as the Durbar Hall can be reached by climbing a decorated staircase. This is the hall where the king used to address the assembly. One side of the hall contains stained glass windows in Gothic style. The yellow colour is used profusely and the walls and the sofa set in the hall are in yellow. A screen on one end separates the area where the ladies used to sit and watch the assembly proceedings in relative privacy. Some paintings of Raja Ravi Verma are also present here. The sprawling grounds surrounding the palace are used for holding public events including music concerts. Many international artists have performed in the grounds.