Art - The Leela Palace Bengaluru

Drawing inspiration from the grand architectural style of the Royal Palace of Mysore, The Leela Palace Bengaluru is built in an art-deco form, adorned with copper domes, arches, and ornate ceilings that reflect the grandeur of palaces of a bygone era.

Sculptures that adorn many Hindu Temples like the mythical creature, Yali, often sculpted on pillars and portrayed as part lion, part elephant and part horse, inspire the architecture at The Leela Palace Bengaluru evoking the South Indian temple architecture of the 16th Century. Sometimes described as a leogryph (part lion and part griffin), with some bird-like features, this sculpture forms a perfect backdrop as you meander through the gardens and soak in the historic grandeur of the palace architecture.

Art at The Leela Palace Bengaluru seamlessly blends into the architecture to create a unique and distinctive sense of place.

Art - The Leela Palace Bengaluru

Art Walk at the Palace

Inspired by the towering presence of the Royal Palace of Mysore, The Leela Palace Bengaluru brings together traditional as well as contemporary elements in its art-deco induced architectural style. Adorned with copper domes, arches and ornate ceilings, this property perfectly reflects the grandeur of palaces belonging to a bygone era.

influenced by the mythical creature of ancient India, the hotel has many nuances of medieval creatures decorating it. Yali, which is said to be part lion, part elephant and part horse is said to inspire the art and sculptures on the pillars, reminiscent of South Indian temples dating all the way back to the 16th century. One can even spot the Leogryph, which is said to be half lion and half griffin, which acts as a perfect reminder of the times that were, while you meander through the gardens of the Palace. 

To book your experience, please call on +91 8722556500 or email us at concierge.tlpb@theleela.com

Cultural Artefacts and Paintings

Artist Bhim Singh Hada’s work has been portrayed across the Palace, taking inspiration from famous artists such as Franz Xaver Winterhalter who was also regarded as Queen Victoria’s favourite painter. Winterhalter’s famous painting of the daughter of Mysore’s last Rajah has been adapted by Hada and can be seen on Palace walls. The artist’s work at the hotel also includes the portrayal of the Wadiyar brothers from the royal family of Mysore and one of Lord Cornwallis taking Tipu Sultan’s sons hostage.

Other noteworthy pieces of artwork include a reproduction painting of the Muhammad Ali Khan the Nawab of Arcot, with the original painting by Tilly Kettle (painted between 1772-1776) which can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum and a silver and brass scroll used as a communicative tool which contained confidential information, used by the kings during the royal era. Art at The Leela Palace Bengaluru seamlessly blends into the architecture to create a unique and distinctive sense of place. 

To book your experience, please call on +91 8722556500 or email us at concierge.tlpb@theleela.com

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