Bangalore, also called as Bengaluru is one of the most popular cities and also known as silicon valley of India were its located at a height of 949 M above sea level and also capital of Karnataka. Bangalore was founded in 1537 by Kempe Gowda.
Bangalore city is the fastest growing cities of Asia. Even the city is the hub for IT Industries, Shopping Malls, Pub Culture, aerospace, telecommunications, heavy Equipment and many more. You can enjoy a cool temperature all throughout the year.
Bangalore is home to the Kannada Film Industry and where many movies has been shoot at this place. Its an major center of Indian Classical Music and Dance. The most celebrated traditional festivals are Dasara, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Sankranthi, Ugadhi, Deepavali and Christmas.
There are many interesting tourists places like Bangalore Palace, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Iskcon Temple, Tipu Sulthan’s Palace, Dodda Ganapathi Temple, Basavanagudi Nandi Temple, and Visweswaraiah Industrial And Technological Museum.
Best Places To Visit In Bangalore
Bangalore Palace :
Bangalore Palace is one of the most eye-catching tourists attraction in Bangalore was built by King Chamaraja Wodeyar in the year 1887. This palace spread over an area of 454 acres. Mostly this palace is constructed out of wood.
Bangalore palace is a mixture of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture. There are 35 rooms in the palace along with lift facility and also few wall paintings can observe when you went inside the palace. Even it has beautiful large gardens and halls.
In the palace ground, there is possibility of conducting Cultural Events, Marriage Ceremony, Exhibitions and Musical Concerts. Famous Artists like Backstreet Boys, Akon and many more have performed here.
There is also Amusement Park house called Fun World were you can see and enjoy water rides, swimming pools and joy rides.
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens :
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens is a famous destination situated near to Lalbagh Fort Road which is developed by Hyder Ali, ruler of Mysore in the year of 1760. There are almost 1854 species of plants, flowers and medicinal herbs.
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens has rare plants brought from Persia, Afghanistan and France.Even there is a Lalbagh Rock which is over 3000 million years old. You can see Glass House inside the garden which is built out of glass, Aviary, Deer Paddock and Lecture Hall where used for horiculture lessons.
Iskcon Temple :
Iskcon Temple is a huge cultural complex and largest ISKCON temple in the world located at Rajajinagar in Bangalore. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna which was inaugurated in the year 1997 by Shankar Dayal Sharma. The temple consists of a gold plated falg post(17 m high) and a gold plated kalash (8.5 m high).
Iskcon Temple covers an area of 7 acres and is built in Dravidian style of architecture. Apart from main shrine you can see additional shrines are Sri Sri Krishna Balrama, Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Prahlada Narasimha and etc. The main hall is a huge hall with 10,000 Sq feet.
The temple has a other attraction which inculde vedic museums, Vedic Theater, a Lecture Hall, Kalyana Mantapa and a beautiful gardens. Even temple also focuses on protecting cows so that the milk of these cows is used for making various dishes. Where as temple offers a bowl of “Kichri” to each visitor.
There is a Folk Program where bachelors between the age group of 19 and 29 can be considered. This was held on Saturdays and Sundays. The best time to visit this temple is from November to February.
Iskcon Temple becomes a popular pilgrimage spot for devotees around the world. There are many festivals like Shri Vaikunta Ekadashi, Sri Nityananda Trayodashi, Sri Gaura Purnima and Mainly Sri Krishna Janmashtami. On this day of Janmashtami at Iskcon Temple is witnessed by huge number of devotees. The society arrange and prepare 108 different types of delicacies to the deity. Later they distributed to devotees as Prasad.
Tipu Sultan’s Palace :
Tipu Sultan’s Palace or Tipu’s Summer Palace is one of the Indo-Islamic architecture situated near the Tipu’s Fort at Albert Victor Road. This construction of the palace was started by Hyder Ali and later it was completed by Tipu Sulthan in 1791.
Tipu Sultan’s Palace is built of Teak wood with big fluted pillars, Mortar, Stone and Plaster. The walls and the ceilings of the palace are decorated with floral patterns. The central room on ground floor has been converted to a small museum which showcases his clothes, Swords and etc. You can see his Tiger throne picture. Tipu Sultan’s Palace attracts by many visitors.
So the museum is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. The palace daily timings from 10 am to 6 pm (expect on Sunday). Photography is also allowed into the palace. There is good transportation to reach this palace.
Dodda Ganapathi Temple :
Dodda Ganapathi Temple or Basavanagudi Ganesh Temple is one of the most popular temple located on the Bull Temple Road in Basavanagudi in state of Karnataka. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha which is about 18 feet high and 16 feet wide where built in 1971 by Kempegowda.
Dodda Ganapathi Temple also known as Satya Ganapathi or Shakthi Ganapathi. There will be special decoration in every week but one of the famous decoration is the Butter Coating, almost 100 kgs of butter is needed to apply to deity.
The temple is inside the park named as Bugle Rock Garden. So it attracts many visitors or devotees every year. Even garden is home for wildlife which inculde Bats at night time. The temple is open everyday from 6 am to 9 pm.
Basavanagudi Nandi Temple :
Basavanagudi Nandi Temple or Bull Temple is one of the oldest temple having large statue of the sacred bull, Nandi with an height of 4.6 M and length of 6.1 M where it’s said to be biggest in the world situated on top of hill at Basavanagudi in Bangalore of karnataka state. This temple was built in 1537 by Kempegowda.
Basavanagudi Nandi Temple has a past that this place is well known for its rich cultivation of groundnuts and peanuts. But there was a bull which used to damage the crops then farmers were shocked and decided to build a temple for bull. In that case farmers hopes for good cultivation. Every year they conduct a groundnut fair.
This temple is small in size which sculpture reflects Dravidian artwork. There is a festival, known as Kadalekai Parase which was celebrates by locals.
Visweswaraiah Industrial And Technological Museum :
Visweswaraiah Industrial And Technological Museum is one of the main tourist attraction which spread an area of 40,000 sq ft located on Kasturba Road in Bangalore. This science museum was inaugurated by India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the year 1962.
The first gallery was on ‘Electro Technic’ was opened to public in the year 1965. It has nine exhibitions halls as Engine Hall, Fun Science Hall, Electro Technic Hall, Space Gallery, Biotechnology Revolution Hall, BEL Hall, Science and Children, How Things Work and Dinosaur Enclave. Whereas dinosaur enclave has a replica of a Spinosaurus.
Visweswaraiah Industrial And Technological Museum attracts both children and adults were they can learn related to science. Interestingly, there is a new 3D theater is open to public which showcases interesting films.
The museum has Mobile Science Exhibition is one of the main attractions here, It explains the length and breadth of the whole South India. The musuem open every day from 10 AM to 6 PM except on Diwali and Ganesh Festival were musuem will be closed. There is a special fee for school children. This museum is a must visit place in Bangalore where you can learn science, regarding space and etc.