This is what happens when you confuse between 'Fort' and 'Palace'. While in Bangalore, few friends suggested to visit Bangalore Palace and when I booked taxi, I mentioned Bangalore Fort as destination and here I reach. When taxi guy picked me from my hotel, he confirmed where I want to go. He was not really aware of the place as it’s one of the most crowded region in Bangalore (that’s what I perceived while driving through those narrow lanes. ).
The taxi guy dropped me in front of a hospital and then I asked folks about Bangalore Fort. They gave me directions and it was just 2 mins walk towards the entry gate. There is no entry ticket for the fort. It was open at 9:15 am. The security person smiled and shared about the place. He said, it’s not huge and some parts are not approachable and closed for public. I moved in and came across this temple which is just in front of the entry gate.
It seemed security folks live inside the fort. The family was just settling in for the day. There were few buckets around the lawn. I took a walk and noticed few beautiful birds around this place. It was peaceful inside the fort and these birds made it more cheerful. I sat there for some time and talked to the security people. Soon after another gentleman joined us and asked if I am from any newspaper. I smiled and said no. Clicked some portraits but they asked not to publish those photographs, so not sharing here.
There is a huge vegetable market near the fort. Above photograph was clicked from taxi, while we were driving through this market towards the Fort.
Above photographs don't give good perspective about the scale but these are huge doors around the outer wall of Banglore Fort.
Above is the entry gate for Banglore Fort.