Bangalore the popular Garden City is
now the the capital of Karnataka state. It is also know as Silicon Valley of India.
was founded by Kempegowda, a petty
chieftain, around 1537 with the construction of a mud fort ,but paved in stone by Tipu
in the 18th century.
This Fort, close to the city
market, within its premises is a Ganapathi
Temple belonging to the sixteenth century. Beside the fort, is the wonderful
fort palace constructed by Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, famous for its
woodcarvings and paintings.
It is a fine example of Dravidian architecture.
was under the control of Hyder Ali in 1761 and later his illustrious
son Tipu Sultan, the ‘Tiger of Mysore’.
Bangalore attractions include the Mahatma Gandhi Road, better known as MG Road is
one of the arterial roads of Bangalore. Along with Brigade Road and
Residency Road, MG Road forms the most happening 'H' in Bangalore. This
entire zone is truly a shopper's paradise.Bangalore
has also emerged as a major commercial center and a large
of Tourist Interest
One of the most
prominent landmarks of the city,The
Vidhan Soudha Built
in 1958, this is the Secretariat and used by the state legislature. This
building is standing tribute to the Indian Temple architecture and the
Pride of Bangalore.
It is an
impressive, neo-Dravidian structure built of
granite like the Public Library and the High Court are located here.
It’s a treat to
watch it floodlit, on Sunday nights.
This beautiful 300 acre park built by Lieutenant General Sir Mark Cubbon in
1864, located in the heart of the city is the
is named after This beautiful 300 acre park. There is a
that exhibits the ancient weapons, stone carvings, pottery, painting and
relics of the 5000-year-old
was found of good living, and palaces throughout his state. The
, the south of
, were initially laid out by Hyder Ali but developed by developed by
Tipu Sultan. Covering an extensive area of 96 hectares, the gardens
have a rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants.
lake being one of the eight lakes built by Kempe Gowda
around then Bangalore is spread over an area of 1.5 sq.km. Dotted with
picturesque tiny islands, it provides a welcome break from busy sightseeing
and shopping. One can take boat rides or just watch the cool ripples of the
Sultan’s summer palace on
Albert Victor Road
was completed in 1791 and closely resembles his palace at
is an elegant two storey wooden structure with ornate pillars, balconies,
arches and a well-maintained garden. was begun by Hyder Ali and completed by
This palace took ten years to complete. Though called by Tipu Sultan as
‘Lask-e-Jannat’ meaning the envy of heaven… there is not much to see
near Tipu's palace was built by Chikka Deva Raja Wodeyar nearly 300 years
ago, in the typical Dravidian style.
ISKCON temple is situated at Hare Krishna Hill.
was built recently by
the International Society for Krishan Consciousness. As you climb the
granite steps you will encounter three small shrines The three idols of Lord
Krishna in the main shrine are made of brass. The three idols of Lord
Krishna in the main shrine are
you can relax in the sylvan surroundings of the temple and feel one with the
Fort and Tipu Sultan's Palace
initially in 1537 by Kempe Gowda as a crude mud structure, it was rebuilt by
Hyder Ali in 1761. In this
Ali had imprisoned David Baird along with a number of British army officers.
the fort has well preserved Ganapati temple within it's precincts and the
temple on the outer wall carries exquisite carvings of Sri Krishna playing
his flute and inside, there is a fine statue of Lord Ganesh which still
attracts devotees. Near the fort is Tipu's palace, begum by Hyder Ali and
completed by Tipu Sultan in 1791. It resembles Daria Daulat Palace of
Of Hazrat Tawakkal Mastan Shah Suharawardi
in the heart of Cottonpet this Muslim saint's shrine has been associated
with the Hindu festival of 'Kangra'. The famous Kangra procession, while
passing through the city, visits the 'Durgah' of the sufi saint Tawakkal
Mastan whose tomb attracts thousands of both Muslims and non-Muslims.
by Kempe Gowda, this temple with four remarkable monolithic pillars, is
dedicated to Lord Shiva. It also has a rare idol of Agni, God of fire.
on the majestic Bugle hill, this temple was constructed by Kempe Gowda,in Dravidian
style of architecture
’s founder. There is a huge Nandi bull here over 500 years old. It is 5m
(16.5 ft) high and 6m (20ft) long, carved from a single stone. Also there is
a Ganesh temple, with a large deity made of 110 kg of butter
Mosque built Mughal Killedar, was damaged by cannon fire during the
war and renovated in 1836.
by French missionary in 1882 AD it is a grand Basillica with an
impressive tower and typically gothic pointed arches.
The climate of Bangalore is very fine
it is never too hot -never to cold .
The best time to visit :- The best
time to visit is between October
Air port connecting
some of the major cities of the world.
Railhead is at Bangalore.
||It is well connected by road.