There are many famous tourist attractions in Bangalore to visit in and around the city. There are numerous places to see in Bangalore - from famous blossoming gardens to magnificent historical
¤ Important Tourist Places of Bangalore
The historic places to see in Bangalore hold a unique charm like the Vidhan
Sabha, Lal Bagh -famous for breathtaking rows of red
roses, Tipu's Palace and Bangalore Palace. Among the religious places, the ISKCON Temple, Shiva
Statue, and the Bull Temple are worth visiting places to visit in Bangalore. If you have some extra time then a 140 km drive from Bangalore will take you to the beautiful Mysore City Palace. A trip to this magnificent palace will surely be one affair that you will always remember.
¤ Famous Tourist Attractions In Bangalore
A must amongst the famous places to see in Bangalore, this elegant four-storied edifice is constructed out of granite stone on the pattern of temple architecture. This 46m high complex is an official building holding the Legislative Chambers of the state government. The structure houses four domes in all the four corners. There are the sculptures of 4 headed lions - the majestic beast, on the gateway of the building representing the symbol of Indian sovereignty. It also houses 22 departments and 300 rooms. The lighting up of the building on every Sunday evening holds the special charm among its visitors.
Main Attraction - The
lighting up of the building on every Sunday evening holds the special
charm among its visitors.
The park was constructed by Lord Cubbon.in 1864 over an area of 300 acre. This ravishing garden is adorned with lush green patches, blossoming rows of flowers and some structural buildings all adding to its glory. It is an idle place for relaxing and escaping from the chaos of the city, thronged by young crowd, families, walkers, joggers and nature lovers. Other attractions of the park are Cheshire Dyer Memorial Hall, Ottawa Chatter, Museum, Century Club and the Press Club. This too is amongst the most loved places to visit in Bangalore.
Location - Near Gandhi Nagar Bangalore
Timings - 5 AM to 8 AM all days
Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery
Established in 1887, the museum is the oldest structural complex of India. The Government Museum showcases medley of archaeological artifacts, exquisite collection of coins, sculptures, inscriptions, old paintings and excavated items. Whereas the art gallery houses the works of the celebrated artist of the Mysore Court like K. Venkatappa, his famous paintings, plaster of Paris works and wooden sculptures are worth a site.
Timings : Open 10.00 to 17.00 hours except on Wednesdays.
Bangalore Palace- Nestling in the heart of the city the famous Bangalore Palace captures a unique charm. It is amongst the most charming tourist places in Bangalore. Extended over an are of 45000sq.ft, this edifice is a masterpiece more then 110 year old, holding the glory of erstwhile rulers. The palace was constructed in 1880 and coasted more then 1 million Rs. The beautiful garden girdled the palace almost giving it a fairytale setting, worth a visit site.
Main Attraction - The beautiful garden girdled
the palace almost giving it a fairytale setting, worth a visit site.
Timings 10 am to 6 pm on all days except Sunday
Fees The entrance fee for Indian adult citizen is Rs 100/- and for children Rs 50/-. Foreign adult tourists are charged Rs 200/- and Rs 100/- is charged for children. Video recording charge is Rs 1000/- and photography charge is Rs 500/
Tipu Sultan's Palace
Once The Fort and Tipu Sultan's Palace was the summer residence of Tipu Sultan. Today, they are significant places to visit in Bangalore for those who want to know more about the city's past. It is a two-storied carved wooden structure, eminent for its gorgeous carved arches, pillars, and balcony haunches by gardens on either side, an ideal specimen of Islamic style of architecture. The fort also houses a well-preserved Ganapati temple. It was initially constructed in 1537 by Kempe Gowda later on it was further extended and fortified by Tipu Sultan.
Location City Market
Timings From 9:30am to 5:30pm, All days of the week.
Fees Rs. 5 for Indians and Rs. 100 for for foreigners
Lal Bagh Gardens- Lal means Red and Bagh means garden, as name suggest this is a paradise of blossoming red roses. The garden was constructed by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan in 18th century. Expanded on a 240 acre of land this exquisite garden forms one of India's most beautiful botanical gardens and amongst beautiful places to see in Bangalore. The garden also is an abode to glasshouse, its magnificent patterns and design are great source of attraction. Other attraction of the garden is the organization of grand Flower Shows. These flower shows are held annually in the month of January and August where hundred of varieties of flowers are kept on display.
Main Attraction - The annual flower show
Timings - Daily 6.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. throughout the year.
Adults: Rs.30 on weekdays, Rs.40 on holidays
Children (6-12 years): Rs.10
Parking: Rs.150 on weekdays, Rs.200 on holidays
Video Camera: Rs.50
Still Camera: Rs. 20
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium - The Planetarium located on Sankey Road was constructed in the year 1989 to study the astronomical science and to increase awareness amongst the students and the common public. This massive planetarium has a seating capacity of 225 people.
Timings : Daily two shows, at 1500 hrs and 1630 hrs except on
The Bull Temple
The Bull Temple The Bull Temple - The temple is dedicated to Nandi- a holy bull of Lord Shiva. The massive Bull structures 4.5m high and 6m in length is carved out a single piece granite rock. One of the oldest temples in Bangalore, the shrine is thronged by devotee from all over the state and from other parts of the country. It is believed that the source of the river Vishva Bharti originates at the feet of the statue.
Location - Basavanagudi
Iskcon Temple Complex
Iskcon Temple Complex - The temple structure is one of the most splendid temples building in Bangalore and hence amongst the top places to see in Bangalore. The temple displays an exquisite amalgam of modern and traditional south Indian temple architecture. The other structures in the temple are multi-vision cinema theatre and vedic library. The temple also offers staying facilities for bramacharis, devotees and people taking short term.
Location - Chord Road Rajajinagar
For people who love to hang around natural scenery, this is amongst the most beautiful places to see in Bangalore.Ulsoor Lake - The Lake is formed over an area of 125 acres of land, it is a major tourist hang out zone. There is a boat club near the lake where one can take a cruise to near by islands to spend their entire day on the island. A, must visit site.
Location - MG Road East Bangalore
Timings - Daily 6 AM to 7 PM
St. Marks Cathedral
St. Marks Cathedral - This Cathedral founded in 1808 was sanctified by the Bishop of Calcutta. It is an attractive colonial structure adorned with elegant dome over a semicircular sanctum that gives its devotee immense peace of mind.
Located at Cubbon Park, on Kasturba Road, the Aquarium is
sat up in a diamond shaped complex. The aquarium has a divergence of
extrinsic fertile as well as adorning fish.
Timings: Open from 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs.
Sri Gavi Gangadhareswara Temple
The temple is sanctified due to a strange occurrence. Every year on 14th or 15th of January-Makara Sankranthi day, a ray of sunlight passes exactly through the horns of the stone bull outside the temple and illuminates the deity (Shiva Linga) inside the cave. This displays the amazing architectural and astronomical skills of ancient sculptors and artists.
Location - 3 km from the City Market
Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum
Located on Kasturba Road, the museum is homage to Sir M. Visvesvaraya, one of the architects of modern Karnataka. It also houses an airplane and steam engine displayed in its compound. Major attraction of the museum is the mobile science exhibition that travels in the city through out the year. Museum is also a venue for exhibitions on electronics, motor power and the uses and properties of wood and metal. Seminars, demonstrations and film shows on scientific subjects are also organized here. The highlights of the museum are its galleries: Engine hall, Electronic Technology Gallery, Kimbe Paper Metals Gallery, Popular Science Gallery and Childrens' Science Gallery.
Major attraction - The mobile science exhibition that travels
in the city through out the year. Museum is also a venue for
exhibitions on electronics, motor power and the uses and properties of
wood and metal.
Jawahar Balabhavana is most popular among the young ones. The museum
has many attractions, children can indulge into a boat cruise or take
up a pony ride. There is also an attraction of a toy train.
Toy Train Timings: Sundays: 9.30 am to 6.00 PM, 9.30 am to
8.00 PM. Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays of every month.
This magnificent Statue of Lord Shiva is about 65 ft. high. The Lord
is depicted in sitting posture on the Mount Kailash with Ganga flowing
from hard rocks. The statue looks majestic during the night with its