There are a number of tourist destinations
to be visited in Bangalore. Most of the travel agencies in Bangalore
offer travel services like air tickets, car rental, hotel room reservation
and packaged tours. .
Some of the most important places
worth being visited in Bangalore are:
The Vidhan Soudha that is based on the neo-Dravidian style
of architecture is an imposing building that currently houses the
Legislative Assembly and part of the Karnataka secretariat.
The Cubbon Park has an exquisite layout spread over an area
of about 300 acres. The Lal Bagh is a riot of red roses in bloom
throughout the year. This garden is well frequented at all times.
Venkatappa Art Gallery has about 600 paintings and some exclusive
collections of scenic displays.
The Bangalore Palace was built in the Tudor style in 1887
and is located in the middle of the city. It covers an area of about
800 acres and resembles the Windsor Palace of England.
A visit to the palace and fort of Tipu Sultan must not be
missed by any tourist. The architecture and layout are a reflection
of the ethnic Mughal lifestyle.
The Bull Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva's Vahana (vehicle),
Nandi the bull. The huge monolithic statue of the sitting bull draws
a large number of people every day. It is 4.5 meters high and 6
meters long and was built much before the temple.
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The Aquarium and the Jawaharlal
Nehru Planetarium are both worth a visit. The former is the
second largest in the country and has a good collection of a variety
of aquatic life is a must see.
The Shiva Statue statue is 65 feet high and depicts Lord
Shiva in the Padmashan or Lotus position. Mount Kailash, the Lord's
heavenly abode and the river Ganga flowfrom his matted locks in
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKCON Temple
Complex of Bangalore is a marvellous blend of Dravidian and modern
architecture. The building has modern facilities like a cinema theatre,
computer aided presentation theatres, and a vedic and a preaching
library. There is also provision for good accommodation facilities
for members and guests.
Bangalore has a number of excursion sites. Some of the better
known ones are:
Nandi Hill is situated 60 kilometres from the city, about 1,615
m above sea level. Its shimmering lake and green valley make it
a popular summer retreat
The Big Banyan Tree is located about 28 kilometres away and
is spread over almost three acres of land.
The Banerghatta National Park is a birdwatcher's paradise
with more than a thousand species of birds in it. Located about
11 kilometres away from the main city, one can also explore the
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