Bangalore tourist places
Places of Interests in Bangalore
A 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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Art Gallery has a permanent display of paintings and sculpture by the
renowned artist K.Venkatappa.
The 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.
A variety of exotic fishes are the attraction in this diamond shaped
Aquarium, which is at the enterance of the Cubbon Park.
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.
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
A huge monolithic statue of Gapnapati, which attracts thousands of devotees
every day. One of the oldest temples of Bangalore.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This ancient temple built by Maharaja Chikka Devaraya Wodeyar, situated next
to the summer palace of Tipu Sultan, is a fine example of Dravidian
A religious festival celebrated every year during March/April with lots of
religious fervour by the people of Bangalore is celebrated in the night.
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
Infant Jesus Church:
The 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.
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.
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.
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.