Bangalore is the capital city of the Karnataka state in southern India and is known by many famous names including Silicon City, Modern City, and the City of Gardens. However, the official name is now Bengaluru. One of the best things about this city is its climate which remains breezy all through the year. With so many multi-national and IT companies located in the city, Bangalore attracts head honchos and geeks from other parts of India as well as people from all over the world. It also has plenty of attractions for travelers that include majestic palaces, ancient temples, serene lake, and other sightseeing options to make your trip memorable. Lets check out what Bangalore has in store for all of us!
Here are most popular attractions…
This lake is man-made reservoir located 18 kilometers outside the Bangalore city. This fresh water lake was created in 1894 across Arkavathy River to fulfill the demand of drinking water for the growing population of the city. It looks serene and can be visited during the morning hours to listen to the melodious sounds of birds, away from citys hustle and bustle.
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
This museum has a collection of machines and artifacts related to technology. Located on the Kasturba road in Bangalore, this museum is a must visit place for budding technology enthusiasts and adults! These museum houses artefacts related to aviation, engines, telecommunication, rockets, and transportation. Additionally, you can attend shows like sky observation program, science demonstration show, Taramandal show which keep happening at the museum for visitors.
Bannerghatta National Park
Bannerghatta National Park is one of the oldest wildlife parks of India. This National Park was established and started in the year 1971 for conservation of wildlife and to promote wildlife tourism among the urban population of Bangalore as it was assumed that people are going to forget about nature with this fast pace growth of the city. The park houses animals like Tigers, bears, elephants and plenty of more animals. Visit this place and catch the glimpse of majestic and beautiful animals! Additionally, it offers safari, boating, and Butterfly Park to amuse you to the core.
Bangalore Palace was built by Rev. Garrett who became the first principal of the Central High School, now Central College. This was used as a private residence by the Wodeyar family and it resembles the Windsor Castle. This place has a collection of art and paraphernalia of ancient times and is now used as a venue for music events.
Cubbon Park is named after Sir Mark Cubbon who built this park in 1864 when he was the viceroy of India. Vidhana Souda, the administrative building of Karnataka is situated inside this park along with the other Government buildings like the public library, the Bangalore Museum and the High-Court. Other centers of attraction in this park are the Cheshire Dyer Memorial Hall, Ottawa Chatter, Doll Museum, amusement park and the Vijayranga Theater. This park also has a toy train that run all across the park is very popular among children.
Tipu Sultan Palace
Located in the heart of old Bangalore, Tipu Sultan Palace is one of the most famous monuments of Bangalore city, built during the rule of Mughal emperors in the 18th century under the supervision of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. Now this monument is used as a museum, which features various old artifacts and is considered as a heritage site. It is also popular for its architecture, made of teak wood adorned with balconies, arches, and pillars.
Vidhana Soudha is the administrative building located opposite to the High court of Karnataka on the Ambedkar Road. It is one of the frequently visited attractions for architects and people who have interest in ancient architecture. The architecturally designed pillars, cornices and arches are all made up of granite stone, inspired from Indo-Saracenic, post Dravadian and Dravidian artistry. The building is decorated with flowers and lights on various occasions and festivals, making this place a sight to remember!
Located on the Lal Bagh road, Mavalli in Bangalore, Lal Bagh is a garden inspired by the Mughal traditional concepts, built by Hyder Ali in 1760. The lush green garden is spread over an area of 240 acres and the theme of the garden is inspired by the Mughal Garden in Delhi, the capital of India. This garden features a wide variety of beautiful plants, ancient sculptures, spices, rare plants with some plants of French, Afghan and Persian origin. This garden also features fountains, pools, lawns and flowery lanes that add to the beauty of this place. Lal Bagh is also the center of study of flora and fauna and herbal medical science.