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The private residence of the Wodeyars, erstwhile maharajas of the state, Bangalore Palace preserves a slice of bygone royal splendour. You can view the (once) lavish interior, featuring hunting memorabilia, family photos and a collection of nude portraits. Sadly, it's all a bit neglected today, but some much-needed renovation is ongoing. Audio tours are available (deposit of ₹2000, or passport, needed).