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Bangalore palace area was owned originally by Rev J.Garret, the first principal of the Central High School (Central college). Later on, the place was purchased by the British Guardians using the funds of Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar X. It is said that the construction of the palace was started in 1874 and got completed by 1878. The palace has a floor area of about 45,000 sq ft and was built in Tudor style architecture with fortified towers, battlements, and turrets. In the ground floor, there is an open courtyard covered fluorescent blue ceramic tiles with a ballroom for holding private parties. In the first floor, one can see a Durbar Hall and it can be reached by a decorated staircase. The interiors of the palace are adorned by beautiful wall paintings of mid 19th century coupled with a few Greek and Dutch paintings.