This was built by Rev. J Garret who was the first school Principal of Central High School. It was bought over by the Wadiyar Maharaja of Mysore in 1873 AD for a price of forty thousand rupees which if converted on today’s rates would be a mere 600 dollars. Its 454 acres grounds have seen Rock Concerts performed by the likes of Metallica, The Rolling Stones, No Doubt, Guns N Roses and many others. It is the number one tourist attraction of Bangalore. Part of the building is a museum with audio guides; the rest of the palace is still used by the Royal Family on special occasions.