Located: Bangalore is located in the southern state of India "Karnataka"
Main Tourist Attractions: Vidhan Sudha, Cubbon Park, Lalgabh Gardern, Goverment Museum, Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Banglore Palace, The Fort and Tipu Sultan's Palace, The Bull Temple, ISKCON Temple Complex
Best Time To Visit: Actober to February
Bangalore is a gateway to Southern India., located 1000 Mts. above sea level, was formed by Kempegowda. Today it has almost become the fifth metro of India and is fastest growing city in Asia. Its known as The Garden City of India & The Neon City. Bangalore is really a cool place to be in if you want to relax as well as enjoy your life. Details given here make a perfect guide for tourists and enrich the knowledge of local people about the city and state.
This imposing edifice built almost entirely of dressed Bangalore granite is a tribute to temple architecture. Housing the Legislative Chambers of the state government, this 46 meter high seat of the government is Bangalore's best known landmark. This is one of Bangalore's most important buildings. There are four domes on all the four corners. The main entrance is overshadowed by the four headed lion,the symbol of Indian sovereignty. It houses 22 departments and 300 rooms
In 1864, Lord Cubbon, the viceroy of India, laid out 300 acres of verdant tranquility. Today, it remains anoasis of greenery in the heart of modern Bangalore. Complementing the natural beauty of the park are the red Gothic structures of the State Central Library and the High Court. Situated close to the High Court is the State Central Library, worth a visit for its rare treasure of books and building has the "pompeian red" colour and architectural style of stone and fluted pillars, with walls finished in lime plaster. This beautiful park is the haunt of the seeker of pleasure and tranquillity and is highly popular with walkers, joggers and nature lovers.
Lal Bagh Gardens
This 240 acre expanse of greenery forms one of India's most beautiful botanical gardens. The credit for Lal Bagh goes to the rulers Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, who laid out an 18th century paradise with rare trees brought from far off Persia, Afghanistan and France. At the heart of the gardens is situated the Glass House. Its design was obviously inspired by the Crystal Palace, London.
Being one of the oldest museums in the country, this museum boasts an exquisite collection of coins, sculptures, inscriptions, old paintings and excavated items. A beautiful 1877 structure with Corinthian columns. The Venkatappa Art Gallery adjacent to the Museum is named after Late K. Venkatappa, a noted artist.
Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum
This museum is a tribute to the brilliance of Sir M. Visvesvaraya, one of the architects of modern Karnataka. . Visitors who have a deep interest in popular science can work on some of the exhibits here. One of the specialties of the museum is the mobile science exhibition which tours the state the whole year round. It displays an airplane and steam engine in its compound. There is a comprehensive range of exhibits on electronics,motor power and the uses and properties of wood and metalSeminars, demonstrations and film shows on scientific subjects are organized periodically.
The highlight of the museum are the five galleries Engine hall, Electronic Technology Gallery, Kimbe Paper Metals Gallery, Popular Science Gallery and Childrens' Science Gallery.
Built by Wodeyar King built-up area of around 45,000 sq. ft., this 110 year old monument is a popular touristBanglor Palace attraction is located in the heart of the city is a unique edifice inspired by Windsor castle and built in the Tudor style in 1880 at the cost of Rs 1 million. It is surrounded by a garden all around, almost giving it a fairytale setting.
The Fort and Tipu Sultan's Palace
Only parts of the fort remain, standing in mute testimony to the struggle of Tipu Sultan against British domination. The fort is noted for its beautifully carved arches in Islamic style and for the well preserved Ganapati temple. Originally built by Kempe Gowda in 1537. It was extended and fortified by Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali, Tipu's father had imprisoned David Baird along with a number of British army officers here. Tipu Sultan's Palace close to the fort is now a museum. The palace was started by Hyder Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan in 1791 it took ten years of planning and construction. This was one of Tipu Sultan's summer retreats.
The Bull Temple
One of the oldest temples in Bangalore situated in Basavanagudi and dedicated to Nandi, the mount of lord Shiva. The awesome monolithic deity in this temple, Nandi, draws devotees from all over the country. This 4.5 meters tall and six meters long monolithic bull is supposed to be older than the temple housing it.
ISKCON Temple Complex
This temple is an exquisite blend of modern and traditional south Indian temple architecture. The temple has varieties of accommodations to house various types of people, like bramacharis, members, devotees and people taking short term courses offered here. Finally we would like to say that this structure is on of the most beautiful buildings one can ever see. You really have to see it to believe it. So just say Hare Krishna, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare and look forward to a visit to this place.
Other Places of Interest Are
Gandhi Bhavan, Attara Kacheri (High Court) , Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium , Jumma Masjid , Karnataka Folk Museum , Kumara Park Kanyakaparameshwari Temple , St. Marks Cathedral , St. Mary's Basilica , St. Andrew's Kirk , Shiva Statue , Sri Gavi Gangadhar-Eshwara Temple , Aquarium , Bal Bhavan
Air : Bangalore has flights to Major cities of India and International Destinations. Airport is 13 km east of the city center.
Train : There are two railway stations in Bangalore. The main station is well connected to all major Indian cities with number of daily express trains from Bangalore to other cities of India.
Road : The city has a large bus terminus, which is near the railway station and is well connected to major cities.