Bangalore - Tourist Attractions
There are a number of tourist
attractions to visit in and around the city of Bangalore.
Of historical, religious and contemporary interests, these
tourists spots are easily accessible and worth a visit. The
Vidhan Soudha makes the major attraction in Bangalore. The
building is a massive neo-Dravidian architecture presently
functioning as the state legislative assembly. The Cubbon
Park in the heart of the city, Lal Bagh (famous for the blooming
red roses), and the Bangalore Palace are some of the other
must see attractions of this garden city.
The Venkatappa Art Gallery houses about 600 paintings on display.
The Tipu's Palace and the adjoining fort are fine examples
of Indo-Islamic architecture that also offer a glimpse into
the Mughal lifestyle of the day. Among the religious places,
the ISKCON Temple, Shiva Statue, and the Bull Temple are worth
visiting. Besides, one can also visit the Aquarium, which
is the second largest in the country, as well as the Jawaharlal
Lal Bagh Gardens
Lal Bagh is a must see while visiting Bangalore. The name
Lal Bagh has been given to it for the wonderfully bloomed
red roses that remain blooming all through the year in this
garden. The garden has also a collection of famous Botanical
species. Though the flow of visitors to the park is a regular
affair, the garden gets a festive look during the Republic
Day and on the days of flower shows that are held here.
Vidhan Soudha, built in the year 1954 is one of the major
centres of attraction in Bangalore. The architecture of the
building is based on the neo Dravidian style and it presently
houses the Legislative Assembly of the state of Karnataka.
The building also houses a part of the Karnataka secretariat.
Situated in the heart of the Bangalore city, the Cubbon
Park is an interesting tourist spot which one should not miss
out. The park was laid by Lord Cubbon in the year 1864. It
is spread over an area of about 300 acres and the layout is
Built in the year 1887, Bangalore palace is a must see
tourist spot in the garden city. The architecture of the palace
is based on the Tudor style. The palace is situated in the
middle of the Bangalore city making it easily accessible for
the tourists. Covering an area of about 800 acres, the palace
gives a look of the Windsor Palace of England.
Venkatappa Art Gallery
Venkatappa art gallery is a pleasant treat for the art
lovers. It has about 600 paintings on display that you can
see all through the year. The art gallery also has some of
the exclusive collections of scenic displays.
The palace and the fort of Tipu Sultan are the must see spot
in Bangalore. The architecture, the layout and the overall
look of the palace gives you the idea of the ethnic Mughal
lifestyle. The fort and its remains present the history of
the era in which it was built. The construction of the Tipu
palace was started by Haider Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness or
ISKCON Temple Complex of Bangalore is a marvellous building
structure that has blended the Dravidian and modern architecture
in its construction. The building has some of the modern facilities
like the multi-vision cinema theatre, computer aided presentation
theatres along with vedic library and a preaching library.
The temple also has good accommodation facility for its members
The statue is a 65 feet high depiction of Lord Shiva
in a position of Padmashan or Lotus position. The statue is
complete with Mount Kailash, the Lord's heavenly abode and
the river Ganga flowing from his matted locks in the background.
The entire area gives you a clear picture of the mythological
legend related to it.
The Bull Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva's Vahana (vehicle),
Nandi the bull. Here you can find a huge monolithic statue
of the sitting bull that draws a large number of people to
this place every day. The statue is 4.5 meters tall and 6
meters long and has been at this place long before the present
temple was built.
The sight of the Aquarium, which is the second largest
in the country, is quite fascinating. Built in a well-planned
manner, the Aquarium has a good collection of a variety of
aquatic life. The Aquarium remains closed on Mondays.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Among the other places to visit, the Jawaharlal Nehru
Planetarium is a must see. Visiting any of the shows here
gives you a good view as well as factual knowledge on astronomy.
Easily accessible from any corner of the city, the planetarium
hosts daily shows of astronomy. It is a fascinating experience
for the children.