Jayamahal Palace Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

1 Jaymahal Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560001, India

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    Historic Palace hotel

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    I have visited here on several occasions just for dinner. With the new swimming pool and renovations I am recommending this as the best place to stay in Bangalore.

    This hotel was originally the summer palace of the Maharaja of Gujarat but now has been transformed into a hotel.

    The grounds are fantastic. You are completely cut off from the traffic snarled city.

    Unique Quality: The place has an old time charm and the grounds are fantastic. You are completely cut off from the traffic snarled city.

    Directions: Just by the Contonement Railway station

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Kuteeram Resort get away

by bradbeaman

Go have a meal at Kuteeram (or just tea) You can't beleive the song birds you will hear.

Suggested routes
M S Ramaiah Rd
31.9 km 44 mins

Hesarghatta Main Rd
31.9 km 48 mins

NH 4
39.0 km 51 mins

Benson Town
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
1. Head west 63 m
2. Take the 1st left
toward Benson Cross Rd 0.1 km
3. Turn right at Benson Cross Rd
Pass by Fairfield Apt
(on the left) 0.4 km
4. Take the 3rd right
onto Nandi Durga Rd
Pass by Coffee Day Jayamahal
(on the left in 0.6 km) 0.7 km
5. Turn left to stay on Nandi Durga Rd
Pass by HP Petrol Pump Jayamahal
(on the left in 0.4 km) 0.4 km
6. Turn right at Jayamahal Rd 1.6 km
7. Continue onto CV Raman Rd 1.9 km
8. Turn right to stay on CV Raman Rd
Pass by BHEL ltd
(on the left) 0.7 km
9. Take the 2nd right
onto M S Ramaiah Rd
Pass by Traffic Sagnal
(on the left) 15.6 km
10. Turn right
toward Hesarghatta Main Rd 2.6 km
11. Turn right at Hesarghatta Main Rd 4.9 km
12. Turn right 3.1 km
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Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Visit Bangalore palace

by Justin_goa

Bangalore Palace, inspired by the Windsor Castle, was built in 1887 AD by Chamaraja Wodeyar in Tudor-style.

Standing in the heart of the city, the palace was earlier surrounded by beautiful gardens in the midst of a vast open area, which has reduced considerably today.

This unique edifice gives the impression of a piece of England's architecture in Bangalore. Largely constructed of wood, the Bangalore Palace is famous for its carving and paintings.

The structure has fortified towers and its interiors boast of elegant woodcarvings and Tudor-style architecture, complete with Gothic windows, battlements and turrets.

An exquisite door panel at the entrance leads to grand settings inside. The interiors have breathtaking floral motifs, cornices, mouldings and relief paintings on its ceiling.

It is said that the construction cost of this exquisite palace was just over Rs 1 lakh. The huge 45,000 sq. feet mansion on which the palace stands was originally owned by Reverend Garret.

The palace ground, located between Jayamahal and Sadashivanagar areas, has now become the venue for various exhibitions, concerts and cultural programmes.

Bangalore Palace

by mallyak

Anyone who sees the Bangalore Palace is bound to fall in love with it. Once youget over the initial shock of finding Tudor architecture surrounded by Indian urban scenery, it's quite an intriguing place worth exploring. It was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore in 1887. The Palace flaunts turreted parapets, battlements, fortified towers and arches. At that time it costed about Rs One lakh to construct it. The land cost Rs 10 lakh.

During a visit to England, Chamaraja Wodeyar was inspired by the Windsor
Castle in London, and along similar lines he built this palace in Tudor style. The palace was earlier surrounded by beautiful gardens in the midst of a vast open rea, which have reduced considerably today.
Spread over an area of about 430 acres, the Palace is famous for its elegantly carved woodwork. It is right in the heart of the city. With a built-up area of around 45,000 sq. ft., this 120 year old monument is a popular tourist attraction. It is surrounded by a garden all around, almost giving it a fairytale setting.

The structure has fortified towers complete with Gothic windows, battlements and turrets. This palace is largely constructed of wood, and is famous for its carving and paintings. An exquisite door panel at the entrance leads to grand settings inside.

Reverend Garret originally owned the land, on which the palace stands today. Located between Jayamahal and Sadashivanagar areas, the palace ground has become a venue for various exhibitions, concerts and cultural programs. The palace is truly an architectural splendour. The interiors have breathtaking floral motifs, cornices, mouldings and relief paintings on its ceilings. However, entry to the palace is restricted.

Historic Bangalore

by bradbeaman

Tipu Sultans Palace Bangalore

Tipu Sultan, also known as Tipu Sahib (c.1750-May 4, 1799). Ruler of Mysore from 1782, and one of the primary native sources of resistance to the establishment of British rule in India. Nicknamed The Tiger of Mysore for this resistance.

Tipu Sultan's death was caused by the Fourth Mysore War. Napoleon's landing in Egypt in 1798 was intended to threaten India, and Mysore was a key to that next step. Although Horatio Nelson crushed Napoleon's ambitions at the Battle of the Nile, three armies -- one from Bombay, and two British (one of which was commanded by Arthur Wellesley the future 1st Duke of Wellington) -- nevertheless marched into Mysore in 1799 and besieged the capital, Seringapatam. On May 4th, the armies broke through the defending walls and Tipu Sultan, rushing to the breach, was shot and killed.

One notable military advance championed by Tipu Sultan was the use of mass attacks with rocket brigades in the army. The effect of these weapons on the British during the Third and Fourth Mysore Wars was sufficiently impressive to inspire William Congreve to invent Congreve rockets.

The Jaymahal Palace Bangalore was built by the Gujarat King. It now is a restaurant serving from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Construction is underway to make this into a three star hotel.

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Jaymahal Palace may earn its rightful place in history

http://www.hindu.com/2001/05/03/stories/0403402q.htm

By Divya Sreedharan

BANGALORE, APRIL 29. It has been a forgotten slice of history for years. While its famous counterpart, the Bangalore Palace, corners all the attention and glory, the Jayamahal Palace has to contend with being a bar and restaurant.

But now the palace has a chance to recapture its glorious years. Its owner, the Royal family of Gondal, plan to convert it into a heritage hotel.

The palace has always been an intriguing feature of the Bangalore landscape. Little is known about the building or even the present owner, Maharaja Jyotindrasinghji Jadeja of Gondal (a place near Rajkot). In fact, few of Bangalore's eminent citizens seem to be aware of its existence.

For instance, the State Gazeteer glosses over the palace, while its former Editor, Dr. Suryanath Kamath, admits that he is totally ignorant about the palace. So does the former Chief Secretary, Mr. T.P.Issar, whose book, ``The City Beautiful'', lists beautiful buildings in Bangalore.

The only person who is in touch with the Gondal Royal Family is the caretaker of the Jayamahal Palace Hotel. Mr. Vallabh Rathanpura and his brother-in-law, Mr. Girish, have been living in the palace premises since June last year. They claim that the Gondal Royal Family plan to visit the City this June to begin the work on transforming the palace into a heritage hotel.

``The Gondal's already have heritage hotels at Gondal and at Bhavnagar. In fact, the Riverside Orchard Hotel run by them was recently honoured as the Best Heritage Hotel in India,'' says Mr. Vallabh.

The caretaker says that the Gondal family acquired the palace in the late Forties from the Mysore Maharaja. He is, however, not sure of the ties between the two royal families.

In fact, the Mysore royal family and the princes of Gujarat are related. For instance, the wife of Krishnaraja Wadiyar the fourth was a Gujarati Princess. Moreover, Jayachamaraja Wadiyar's two younger sisters were also married to Gujarathi princes. A son-in- law of Jayachamaraja Wadiyar's was also from Wadhwan in Gujarat.

Mr. Vallabh says that the palace is situated on 24 acres of land. ``An adjoining three-acre plot belongs to the Maharajah of Dharampuri''. But there is neglect in every corner. The whole area is overgrown with shrubs and plants and there are blatant encroachments. A part of the property has been under a legal dispute for several years now.

But all this may change once the royal family comes down. There is an enormous amount of work to be done because apart from the palace, about three dilapidated bungalows (which used to be guest houses) and a mini theatre also have to renovated.

Maharajah Jyotindrasinghji is reputed to be a racing-car enthusiast, who had around 46 cars. He also loved horses. There is still a sprawling garage and a stud farm a little further away, but there is nothing left of the royal passion. An old Jaguar lies forgotten in a shed, but its engine and gears could not be found.

Likewise, the palace though awe-inspiring, is also totally bare. ``All the furniture and most of the artefacts have been stolen,'' Mr. Vallabh and Mr. Girish say. They say that the palace has had numerous caretakers after the Gondal family left the place in the mid-Sixties.

The palace now functions as a bar that operates till 11 p.m. every night. It also plays host to events, including the Bacardi blast, and is rented out for film shootings.

The caretaker says that ``experts'' will come to assist the renovation of the palace. The royal family of Gondal already has some experience in the matter. If all goes well, a royal heritage will soon get its rightful place in history and the world.

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Address: 1 Jaymahal Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560001, India