The city of Bangalore has witnessed the rise and fall of great empires as history progressed. The throne of the great warrior Tipu Sultan and then the rule of the East India Company are to name a few among them. The city therefore not only has pleasant weather and modern way of living to attract visitors but also holds historic importance. There are a lot of places to visit in Bangalore. From temples to museums, from malls to entertainment places, from parks and zoos to a national park, the city has it all.
Vidhana Soudha counts amongst the most impressive as well as the most magnificent buildings in the Bangalore city of India. It is mainly famous for housing the Legislative Chambers of the state government. The three hundred rooms of Vidhan Soudha accommodate approximately twenty-two departments of the state government. The building rises to a height of almost 46 m, making it one of the most imposing structures in the city of Bangalore.
Haider Ali laid out the garden while Tipu Sultan added plants and trees for other countries. The place has over 1800 species of tropical, sub tropical, medicinal and floral plants. One of the four Kempe Gowda tower is located in this garden. Flower shows are organized here in Republic Day and Independence Day weeks.LalBagh Garden is most beautiful among the places to visit in bangalore. Take a virtual tour of LalBagh Botanical garden in Bangalore.
It is located in the cantonment of the city. The high court state library and museums are also located here apart from fountains, bandstand and statues.It has a history of more the 100 years.There are some statues in the park such as Queen Victoria Statue, Major Gen.Sir Mark Cubbon, Rajya Dhurandhar, Sri. K. Sheshadri Iyer, and Sri Chamrajendra Wodeyar.
Located on Kasturba Gandhi road, this place has an excellent fresh water collection. A fish restaurant and fresh fish stalls surround the place.
Established in 1886, it is one of the oldest museums in the country. It has 18 galleries comprising of Neolithic finds from various civilizations, antique jewellery, textiles, coins, art and miniature paintings among other reserves.
The Bangalore Palace was built by the then King of Mysore, Chamaraja Wodeyar. He bought the land from Rev. Garret and build a majestic palace on it, in 1884. The architecture represents Tudor style. The construction of this palace is inspired by the Windsor Castle of England.
This place displays the works of painter Venkatappa, wood sculptor Rajaram, Hebbar and many others.
Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is a hill station, situated 1,478 mt. above sea level and 65 km from Bangalore, in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. It gets its name from the ancient Nandi or bull which is meant to be the mount of Lord Shiva. Beautiful, cool and serene, Nandi Hills have a lot more in store than just perfect scenic landscape. There are 1,175 steps to reach the top of the hill but the view of the whole city below is wonderful from up there.
The temple was built at Basavangudi in the Kempe Gowda period in 16th century. The monolithic Nandi bull made of grey granite polished with mixture of groundnut oil and charcoal is believed to have grown and now measures nearly 5m in height and over 6m in length.
ISKCON Temple Complex is one of the popular tourist attractions of Bangalore. Specially for the Hindu religious tourists it holds great significance. ISKCON stands for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Founded by Srila Prabhupada in 1966, the ISKCON society's ambit has crossed the national boundaries.
Bannerghatta National Park is about 22 km from Bangalore in Karnataka. It is a home to many endangered animal species. It is a natural forest and has one of the largest collections of carnivores in any bio-park in the state. This zoological garden is spread over area of about 25000 acres. It consists of dense forest and scrub land becoming home for wild animals like bison, leopard, wild boar as well as being an important corridor for elephants.
Close to the M.G.Road this lake is one of the main attractions of the holiday goers in the city. With a radius of about 3-Km, this lake is ideal for rowing around in a boat or to sprawl on the green grass that surrounds the lake. People could also sit and relax on the small islands that are on the lake.
The unique feature of this Shiva temple is the 65 ft tall Shiva statue with a background of cement carved hills. Lord Shiva is seated in Lotus position and river Ganga is flowing from his hair locks. Entrance is from the left hand side of Total Mall and exit from right hand side. It is located right behind Total Mall.
Muthyala Maduvu which means pearl valley is a picnic spot with a captivating waterfall. The attraction of the spot is the waterfalls which is formed by thin jets of water which gushes down from a height of 90 meters. The jets of water form a pond giving it the notion of pearls. The Pearl Valley is 40 kms away from Bangalore. At the bottom of the valley lots of rocks under shady trees can be seen.