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. Bangalore is Asia's
Silicon Valley because of its thriving information technology industry.
Bangalore is India's fifth - largest and fastest - growing city. Until its
high-tech boom began in the late 1980s, it was known as the Garden City, with
greenery flourishing in its pleasant, temperate climate.
Reasons to visit
We welcome you to the most exciting tourist attractions and travel destinations which are
given below. We take into notice each and every details about recreation, entertainment,
adventure and relaxation. By looking at the things to do in city one can see if that spot
offers romance, family fun, sightseeing or adventure. Drill down into the tourist
attractions below to find out more about each place and see how the local customs create a
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
centers 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
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness or
ISKCON Temple Complex of Bangalore is a marvelous 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 and non-members.
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 himself.
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.
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.
Shopping is a delightful experience in Bangalore. One will
find some of the most exquisite silks here. One can also take home handicrafts
in sandalwood and rose wood, available in state-owned emporia and private
stores. For gold and jewelry, one can visit the quaint Jeweler's Street.
All major Indian festivals are celebrated with
traditional pomp and gaiety. Bangalore also celebrates some regional festivals
as Karaga festival, Kadalekaye Parishe, Makara Sankranthi or
Pongal, Varamahalakshmi etc.
How to get there
Several international airlines have direct flights to Bangalore.
It is well connected to all the major cities of India by air, rail and road.
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