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Bangalore Tourism

Important Tourist Places in Bangalore




Apart from being the IT hub of India Bangalore is also extremely popular for its tourism. Millions of tourists flock to the city for its many historical monuments, gardens and places of worship. Although Bangalore is very important city from the commercial aspect but the city has still managed to preserve its greenery and rich cultural heritage. Tourists come to Bangalore from different corners of the globe to explore its many historical gems and unique culture. Bangalore tourism has increased considerably in the last ten years owning to the cosmopolitan nature of the city.

Bangalore Historical Monuments

Historical Monuments
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace: This is one of the most important historical monuments in Bangalore. It is situated near K R Market and was set up in 1791 by Tipu Sultan the ruler of Mysore. Tipu Sultan built quite a few palaces but this one really stands out because of its wooden architecture. The palace is a masterpiece of art that attracts tourists from all parts of the world.

Bangalore Palace: It is a beautiful replica of the Windsor Castle in England built in (1862). Known for its exquisitely carved out towers and parapets this palace today serves as a venue for functions and marriages.

Mayo Hall: It is one of the excellent pieces of British architecture set up in memory of 'Lord Mayo'. It is a town hall that simply bewilders you with its excellent Greco Roman form of architecture.

Bangalore Parks

Parks
Lal Bagh: It is a botanical garden in Bangalore that houses more than 1000 species of flowers and plants. The park also has a Glass House that is built on the lines of the London's Crystal Palace. It is used to hold horticultural shows for its visitors. The park is also well-known for the flower show that takes place annually

Cubbon Park: The Cubborn Park has almost become a landmark in the city. Covering an area of about 100 acres the Park houses diverse species of plants and trees. There are also a number of beautiful buildings and statues of famous personalities situated within the park. The park is also popular with kids for the toy train.

Bangalore Galleries and Museums

Galleries and Museums
Bangalore is also home to numerous scientific and art museums that provide details about the glorious past of the state. Some of the famous galleries and museums located in Bangalore are Bangalore Museum, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, HAL Aerospace Museum, Venkatappa Art Gallery

Government Buildings in Bangalore

Government Buildings
Among the many government buildings in the city Attara Kacheri (Karnataka High Court) holds prime importance. The Attara Kacheri was constructed way back in 1864 to accommodate the offices of the eighteen revenue departments of the state. It is a typical 19th century edifice built exclusively in pure red stone. The Vidhana Soudha is another important Government building that the city of Bangalore houses.

Places of Worship in Bangalore

Place of worship
Bull Temple: It is among the biggest Nandi statues in the entire world. It is an attractive piece of architecture carved in Dravidian style. Considered among the most frequented holy shrines in Bangalore the Bull Temple is believed to have been carved out of a single piece of stone.

St Patrick's Church: It is among the oldest churches in the city of Bangalore situated in Brigade Road. The Church is said to be a must visit for its sanctifying nature and majestic colonial architecture.

Huge Shiva in old Airport Road: It is the biggest Lord Shiva Statue in the entre world. Situated amidst the captivating backdrop of Mount Kailash this temple attracts devotees from different parts of the world.

ISKCON Temple (International Society for Krishna Consciousness): This temple is a beautiful blend of harmony, spiritualism and modern technology. Spread over acres and acres of lush greenery this temple is set amidst the captivating backdrop of a hill.

Infant Jesus Church and St. Mary's Basilica: Are also two important churches located in Bangalore which draws a lot of tourists to the place.

Others
Other Attractions
The other places in Bangalore worth visiting are Bugle Rock, Forum Mall, Brigade Road, MG Road, Bangalore, Electronics City, Lakes in Bangalore like Ulsoor lake, Hesaraghatta lake, Nagavara lake, Yediyur lake, Hebbal lake, Madiwala lake, Kempanbudi kere,varthur lake etc, IT Parks in Bangalore like Bagmane Tech Park, Village Tech Park, Manyata Tech Park, Global Electronics City Phase I & II, Kalyani Tech Park, Embassy Golf Links, Eco space Tech Park, Prestige Tech Park etc. Some nearby places that can be trip down to from Bangalore are Bannerghatta National Park, Nandi Hills, Skandagiri, Muthyalamaduvu, a picnic spot, Thottikallu falls, Savandurga hill, Wonderla amusement park etc.

Bangalore Tourism
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