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Bangalore Travel Guide

Places of Interests in Bangalore

Vidhana Soudha:
Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore Travel VacationsA magnificent building of the Neo-Dravidian style ,houses the State Legislature. It was conceived and executed by Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the former Chief Minister of Karnataka in 1956.

Attara Kacheri (High Court):
"Eighteen offices" is the literal meaning of this very elegant two storied building facing Vidhana far from there is the sprawling Cubbon Park, Vishveshwarajap Museum of Science and Technology and Venkatappa Art Gallery.

Lalbagh Gardens:
This expanse of greenery is one of India's most beautiful botanical gardens. It was laid out by Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan in the 18th century, Within the Gardens there is a beautiful lake with a water spread area of 1.5 Sq.Kms dotted with picturesque tiny islands. It is a good picnic spot.

Cubbon Park:
This beautiful park, which spreads over 300 acres in the heart of the city, serves as the lung space of the evergrowing Banglore city. Designed by Lt. General Sir Mark Cubbon, in 1864, is dotted with beautiful statues, flowering trees, fountains and a library its midst.

The Government Museum:
One of the oldest museums in the country, established in 1886, has a unique collection of sculptures, inscriptions, paintings, icons and also some relics from Mohenjodaro.

Visweswaraiah Industrial & Technological Museum:
This museum is tribute to Sir. M. Vishweswaraiah the Architect of modern Karnataka, a must see for students and Science buffs, Which presents the amazing wealth of modern science.

Venkatappa Art Gallery:
The Art Gallery has a permanent display of paintings and sculpture by the renowned artist K.Venkatappa.

Karnataka Folk Museum:
Bull Temple, Bangalore TravelsThe Karnataka janapada trust manages this museum where many rare masks, artifacts and costumes are displayed. It also boasts of an impressive collection of folk music and videos of folk dances. It is located at Kumara Park West, Sheshadripuram.

Aquarium:
A variety of exotic fishes are the attraction in this diamond shaped Aquarium, which is at the enterance of the Cubbon Park.

Jawahar Bal Bhavan:
A children's theatre, an amusement park and a toy train are the main attractions here. Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month.

Bull Temple (Dodda Basavanna Temple):
The gigantic image of the celestial bull, Nandi, which stands at 4.57 meters. in height, is a classic example of Dravidian architecture. A yearly festival to celebrate the harvesting of peanuts, (Kallekai parse) is held here during the month of Nov-Dec. which attracts large crowds from all over the state.

Dodda Ganapathi Temple:
A huge monolithic statue of Gapnapati, which attracts thousands of devotees every day. One of the oldest temples of Bangalore.

Bugle Rock:
This rock stands as a mute witness to the bygone era of the founder of Bangalore, when it served as the watchtower and incase of any attack, a bugle call from here alerted the inhabitants of the town.

Sri Gavi Gangadareshwara Temple:
A unique phenomenon of this cave temple is the sunlight passes through the horns of the bull to light up the Gavi Ganagadareshwara idol on the day of Makara Sankranthi i.e. January 14th or 15th every year.

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium:
The sky threatre with a dome of fifteen metres in diameter attracts all the amateur astronomers and the commoners to this Planetarium, founded in 1989 to commemorate the birth centenary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the First Prime Minister of India.

Musical Fountain:
Another attraction opposite the planetarium is the musical fountain and its dancing waters. The Bangalore Palace: Modeled after the Windsor Palace, this beautiful granite palace was built by the Wodeyars, the erstwhile rulers of Mysore.

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ISKCON Temple:
A blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony is the Hare Krishna Temple, built on the hillock with a panoramic beauty, which attracts thousands of devotees.

Tipu Sultan's Fort and Palace:
A very small portion of the mud fort built by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, stands to this day, which is a far cry from the original. But the summer Palace of the great hero, Tipu Sultan, built in wood and ornately decorated, remains untouched by the vagaries of time.

Venkataramanswamy Temple:
This ancient temple built by Maharaja Chikka Devaraya Wodeyar, situated next to the summer palace of Tipu Sultan, is a fine example of Dravidian architecture.

Dharmarayana Karaga:
A religious festival celebrated every year during March/April with lots of religious fervour by the people of Bangalore is celebrated in the night.

Thavakkal Mastan Saab Dargah:
This Durgah of the Sufi saint Thavakkal Mastan is associated with the Karagega festival as the procession always stops to pay respects before it proceeds to the
temple of Dharmaraya. A true symbol of the unity that exists amongst the people of different faiths.

Infant Jesus Church:
Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore Travel PackagesThe Infant Jesus Church in Viveknagar is another world famous wonder, which attracts thousands of devotees from all castes, creeds and religions for thanks giving and rejoicing.

Whitefield:
It is synonymous with the Ashram of Sri Satya Sai Baba, which is thronged by devotees from the world over.

International Tech Park:
Located at Whitefield, it is most modern and successful software tech park, acting as the frontline Institution for export oriented software units, thus emphasizing the status of Bangalore as the IT capital, as also the Silicon Valley of India.

Ulsoor Lake:
This lake is the heart of the city which attracts people for its boat rides and its picturesque tiny islands. The Someshwara Temple, built by Kempegowda is located nearby.

St. Mary's Basilica:
Abbe Dubois, a French missionary built a small chapel in 1818 and later this was transformed into a huge Gothic style church by Rev. Kleiner in 1882 which is decorated with stained glass from Europe. The Church was given the status of a Basilica in 1973 through a papal order by Pope John Paul IV.

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