Raj Bhavan is the official residence of the honorable Governor of Karnataka. Raj Bhavan is an iconic building built by Sir Mark Cubbon in the 1840s. Raj Bhavan was formerly known as Bangalore Residency. Raj Bhavan is located at Bengaluru’s highest point in central Bengaluru and is surrounded by a large garden.
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The Raj Bhavan campus is spread over an area of about 18 acres of which the palace-like building complex occupies two and a half acres while rest of the campus is gardens and open area. Raj Bhavan campus borders the Vidhana Soudha at the southeast corner, the Legislators Home at the north-west side and the All India Radio Centre towards the north-east.
Raj Bhavan interiors are rich with royal furniture, top class tapestry, hunting trophies, specially designed crockery and cutlery, amazing oil paintings with golden frames, an ornate piano, an excellent billiards table and also a large collection of antiques and books.
The Raj Bhavan garden has a rich history of over one and a half centuries. This garden is a contemporary of the State Botanical Garden – the Lalbagh. The Raj Bhavan garden has lush green lawns, exotic collection of roses, jasmines, colourful flower beds and is home to a wide range of birds whose chirping sound enchants the surroundings.
The Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru is not open to tourists.
Official site: http://rajbhavan.kar.nic.in/