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Places And Attractions To See In Bangalore

Discussion in 'Karnataka' started by ChaiNashta, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. ChaiNashta

    ChaiNashta Active Member

    Without any doubt, Bangalore is one of the most beautiful cities in India. For the same, Bangalore makes visitors to permanently shift there. Bangalore recently changed its name to Bengaluru. This city has many names attached to it including ‘The Garden City of India’, ‘The Silicone Valley of India’ etc. It is also the capital of Karnataka state situated in South India. The cool climate is one of the best things about Bangalore. Also, the city is home to a large number of young IT professionals from all over India. Despite the modernization, the city has managed to strike a perfect balance between present and past. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest attractions and places to see in Bangalore below.

    • Lal Bagh

    This is a must-see place if you are visiting Bangalore city. This beautiful and sprawling garden got its name from the red roses that blossom throughout the year. For your information, this garden hosts some of the rare species of plants brought from Afghanistan, France and Persia. The lakes inside the garden provide enough water for irrigation. So it enjoys an intricate watering system. You will find many flower beds, pools, springs and lotus inside the garden. Notably, the Lal Bagh Rock inside the garden is one of the oldest rock formations. The beautiful Glass House is now a venue for flower shows. On Republic Day and Independence Day, the garden adorns a festive look. The timing is 9 am to 6 pm.

    • Vidhan Soudha

    This is another major attraction of Bangalore that you shouldn’t miss. This building is a proud symbol of neo Dravidian style. However, you will find inspirations from Rajasthani, Chola and Kannada architecture as well. This building was built in 1954. Karnataka secretariat is part of this massive building. The work of this building took long four years. Thousands of workers, including chisels, masons and wood carvers worked in this building for four years. For building this, they relied totally on floral motifs and Bangalore granite. Situated in an area of 5,50,505 square feet, this is one of the major attractions in Bangalore.

    • Cubbon Park

    It is indeed a green paradise that you don’t want to miss in the Garden City. This famous park got its name from Bangalore’s longest serving commissioner named Sir Mark Cubbon. Inside the park, you will find many buildings like Technological Museum, Government Museum, and Aquarium etc. It is a home to many exotic plants and trees from all over the world. If you are going there with kids, I would suggest you to visit the Bal Bhavan; kids will definitely love it. Without any doubt, it is the ideal place for nature lovers and walkers. As far as the timing is concerned, except for the 5 am to 8 am window, it remains open 24x7.

    • Attara Kacheri

    This beautiful building was built by Tipu Sultan in 1867. Today, it houses High Court and many lower courts. As for the location, it is located next to the entrance of Cubbon Park. The Gothic style architecture is something that you will enjoy immensely here. The red color of the building is a distinctive feature. You will also find the building of State Central Library next to it. This building is indeed an architectural marvel. I would suggest you to visit the famous Venkatappa Art Gallery which is very close by.

    • Bull Temple

    Kempe Gowda is the original architecture of the city and he built this temple as well. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva’s vehicle, Nandi Bull. You will be amazed to see the statue of the sitting bull carved out of a single rock. You have to go to Basavangudi to see this temple. They followed the Dravidian style architecture of the temple. You can also visit the nearby Sri Dodda Ganapathi temple.

    • Bangalore Palace

    This is another must-see attraction in the garden city. The palace was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar, the Mysore Maharaja in 1887. It has followed the Tudor style architecture and it was inspired by England’s Windsor Castle. This is indeed an architectural marvel and you will be floored by the beauty of this palace.

    • Tipu Sultan’s Palace and Fort

    Tipu Sultan is one of the biggest Indian warriors who fought the British army. The very famous palace was built at the end of the 18th century. Though the palace was initially made in mud by Chikkadeva Raya, Hyder Ali reconstructed it with Indo-Islamic architecture. The second time they used timber. This palace displays the glory of Mughal lifestyle. One can especially notice the carved arches on the gate. You can also find a Hindu temple in the courtyard which speaks volumes about the religious tolerance of Tipu Sultan.

    • Venkatappa Art Gallery

    If you are an art lover, you should definitely visit this place. It showcases the rich art of Bangalore. This two-storey building has 600+ paintings in it. It also has antique elements from Mohenjedaro civilization. You will also find terracotta from Mathura. You will be definitely pleased with the collection offered by this gallery.

    • Ulsoor Lake

    Though it is an artificial lake spread, it is one of the most attractive things about Bangalore today. This lake is spread over 125 acres. None other than Kempegowda constructed this lake. Boating facility is available for those who are looking for it. Swimming pools are also available. You can hire boats from the boat club nearby.

    • Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

    This was founded in 1989 with the aim of spreading awareness about astronomy. If you have kids, you should definitely take them there. Except Mondays, they run two shows every day here.

    • Iskon Temple

    The significance of this temple is that it one of the largest Iskon temples in the world. You can worship both Krishna and Radha here. It is one of the must-see places in Bangalore for its architecture alone. Visitors come from all over the world to this temple. If you are a spiritual person, you should definitely pay a visit here as you will find the atmosphere here very calming.
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