Bangalore, bustling capital of Karnatka state of India,
is a unique combination of old world charm and modern rapid lifestyle.
Conferred with the twin titles of the Garden City and Silicon Valley of
India, Banglore offers delightful trip to the tourists. You can also take
several exquisite items back from Bangalore as souvenirs.
City Travel Attractions
||Appr. 695 sq km
||Karnatka state in India
||Salubrious climate year round; Maximum temperature of 37C and
|Best Season to Visit
||Housing the state legislature and secretariat
||Most famous park in Banglore
||Provides greenery to the heart of Bangalore
|Palace of Tipu Sultan
||A place used by Tipu
||Remarkable blend of traditional harmony and modern technology
||Holds wonderful assemblage of archaeological objects
|Gavi Gangad Hareshwara Temple
||A cool cave temple
One of the best known city landmarks of Banglore, the Vidhan Sabha
is an imposing building which houses the State Legislature and the
Secretariat. On public holidays and weekend evenings, the whole building,
built from granite in the neo-Dravidian style is floodlit.
Lalbagh is a venue for the bi-annual flower shows. It is a huge 240 acre
park having some rare species of plants, some even centuries old. Lal Bagh
has important historical connections. It was laid out by Hyder Ali and
completed by Tipu Sultan, his son. Lal Bagh has also got a beautiful lake
and a beautiful wooden bandstand. It has a glasshouse inspired by Crystal
Palace of London.
Cubbon Park provides plenty of greenery to the heart of Bangalore. Built by
Sir Mark Cubbon in 1864, the impressive park, lying across 300 acres, is
dotted with fountains and idols. The park also houses a state library.
Palace of Tipu Sultan
Tipu Sultan, a highly appreciated figure in modern Indian history, built
this palace as a summer retreat in 1791. This is a two-storeyed bedecked
This magnificent temple is remarkable blend of traditional harmony and
modern technology. Constructed at cost of whopping Rs. 32 crores, the temple
atop the Hare Krishna hill, lies on sprawling 7 acres.
Highly appreciated by the people interested in archaeology, the Government
Museum holds wonderful assemblage of archaeological objects including
pottery, stone carvings, weapons, coins, sculptures and paintings.
Gavi Gangad Hareshwara Temple
This temple was built by Kempegowda, the founder of Bangalore. The cool
cave temple has a shivalinga (phallic symbol of Lord Shiva), a granite moon
and three cave passages. Large number of pilgrims throng in the temple
during Makara Sankranthi, an important event in India.
Bangalore has a treasury of items which can be taken back as travel
souvenirs. It has silk products, handicraft products in rosewood and
sandalwood, brass and ivory. If you desire to purchase items of the leading
brands in the world, you can find them here, particularly down the Brigade
How to Reach
Bangalore is well linked by planes to all metros of India. It
is also a major international airport of the country.
Trains link Banglore to all major Indian cities including
capital New Delhi.
Buses connect Bangalore to important cities in South India.