Best Tourism places in BangalorePosted By jai hanu on July 14, 2015 at 8:23pm | Asia, Blog, India
Bangalore is the capital of the Indian state Karnataka. The city is known as the “Garden City of India”.Bangalore is one of the most important tourist centers of the Karnataka state. Central business district of Bangalore consists of places MG Road, Brigade Road, Commercial Street, Vidhana Soudha etc. Bangalore has many lakes and parks. BMTC offers special buses for sightseeing in Bangalore.
Bangalore Palace (Tourism in Bangalore)
A charming palace which endures striking resemblance to England’s Windsor Castle, Bangalore Palace is a scenic tourist hotspot with a majestic castle-like structure set amidst lush green environs. The huge palace grounds are used for organizing various types of events and musical shows, most of which include rock concerts. While you are here, don’t miss the immaculately designed interiors of the palace filled with magnificent paintings and stained glass windows. Photography is allowed within the premises so capture some of the greatness in your lens..
Lal Bagh Overview(Tourism in Bangalore)
Lal Bagh is the most famous tourist attraction in Bangalore and is spread out over 240 acres. The botanical garden was built in the 18th century during the reign of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. The fascinating garden has well-preserved some of the rarest species of flora and fauna and also houses a lake and a glasshouse. Flower shows held at Lal Bagh is something you wouldn’t want to miss out on…
Tipu Sultan’s Palace Overview(Tourism in Bangalore)
The grand summer palace of Tipu Sultan has now been renewed into a museum, and it is a must-see attraction in Bangalore. Magnificent figures, paintings and other artwork adorn this palace. A unique feature of the palace is that it had been constructed using pure teak wood, something that is hard to find in today’s world.
Vidhan Soudha Overview (Tourism in Bangalore)
This is one of the most important organizations in Bangalore. The 46-metre tall imposing building comprises 300 rooms, each of which reflects the impressive Dravidian style of architecture. Housing 22 departments of the Government of Karnataka, Vidhan Soudha also happens to be one of the one of the largest legislative buildings and is a must-see tourist attraction in Bangalore.
Cubbon Park (Tourism in Bangalore)
This beautiful park platforms more than 6,000 species of trees and plants, along with famous statues and well-planned avenues spread out over an area of 300 acres. Cubbon Park is frequented by nature lovers as well as those who wish to explore the magnificent landscaping and architecture of this park situated right in the heart of Bangalore city.
Innovative Film City(Tourism in Bangalore)
Innovative Film City is a famous entertainment landmark in Bangalore and has been entertaining visitors since 2008. About 40 kilometres from the heart of Bangalore and spread across 50 acres of land, IFC is an entertainment hub with 27 different facilities ranging from an amphitheatre, an entertainment district, food courts and theme restaurants.
It also boats of India’s first Dinosaur Park, Haunted Mansion, Cartoon City, Aqua Kingdom, Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, Funplex within 4D – Theatre, Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Go-Karting, Mini Golf, Innovative Wannado City, Adventure Sports, Roller Skates, Fossil Museum, Fossil Hunt and Double Decker Carrousel amongst other fun activities.
Bull Temple (Tourism in Bangalore)
The Bull Temple or Dodda Basavana Gudi in Basavanagudi is devoted to Nandi Bull, the vahana or vehicle of Lord Shiva. Built in the 16th century in Dravidian style architecture, the temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore. The temple has one of the biggest idols of Nandi in granite – measuring about 15 feet in height and 20 feet in length. Legend has it that this temple was built to appease a bull that used to devour and destroy all the groundnuts and peanuts cultivated in this area. It is believed that after the temple was built, the bull stopped hampering the crop. To celebrate this, the farmers systematized a Groundnut Fair .
Dodda Ganesha Temple (tourism in Bangalore)
The Dodda Ganesha Temple, a popular landmark of Bangalore, is located just next to the Bull Temple close to Bugle Rock Park. The Ganesha idol here is 18 feet tall and 16 feet wide. The idol is decorated in different ways during the week and one of the most popular attractions is when idol is coated with butter . It is said that more than 100 kg of butter is needed to apply on the idol.The temple attracts many devotees from all over Bangalore.
GETTING THERE – Bangalore
Bangalore By Air
Bangalore is extremely well-connected by regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and most other important cities in India and also has international carriers flowing in and out of the Bengaluru International Airport, which is located about 40 kilometres from the main city. A taxi from the airport would take about 45 minutes to reach the city.
Bangalore By Bus
Bangalore is well-connected by a network of buses from cities like Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Coimbatore and Mangalore. The options range from regular buses to air-conditioned, Volvo and sleeper coaches. While some of the buses are run by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, there are also a number of private bus operators who run inter-city buses to and from Bangalore.
Bangalore By Train
Bangalore has two important railway stations – Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeswantpur Junction. Both railway stations have regular trains running from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and other major cities. For travelling within Bangalore, there is Namma Metro (with limited connectivity), which is an intra-city rail network set up by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation.
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