Bangalore is a big commercialized city and the hub of Information Technology in India. It is also a popular tourist destination and houses some unique and wonderful tourist attractions like Bangalore Fort, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain and Park, Bannerghatta National Park, Innovative Film City, Lal Bagh, etc.
Bangalore, a city home to about 8.42 million and a major metropolitan in India is the capital of Karnataka. Due to its significant role in the domain of World’s Information Technology, it is just often referred as the “Silicon Valley of India”. It is one of the fastest developing cities in India and quickly getting draped with commercialization. It is also a chief educational hub and attracts enthusiastic students from all over the nation. Situated over 900 meters from the sea level, the city is also distinctively known for its pleasant weather that remains almost the same throughout the year.
Bangalore is also a historic city. A land that was ruled by a succession of south Indian dynasties, namely Hoysalas, Gangas, and Cholas before it came under the reign of Marathas who were then followed by Mughals and British, the history of the city is long, glorious, and checkered. It is believed that the establishment of a mud fort in the region by ruler Kempe Gowda around 1537 C.E. laid the actual foundation of the present day city. Today, the city is dotted with numerous old monuments, remnants, and historical structures that not only give the city a unique outlook but also make it a highly sought-after tourist destination. Sightseeing spots like Bangalore Fort, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain and Park, Bannerghatta National Park, Innovative Film City, Lal Bagh, National Gallery of Modern Art, etc. are simply the not-to-miss tourist attractions. Additional to these, the other significant places of interest that are worth checking-out include:
Built as a mini-copy of England’s Windsor Castle, the palace was the residence of Bangalore’s Royal Family. It is one of the most beautiful and most prominent landmarks of the city. It was completed in 1944 and has a sprawling expanse of 450 acres of land. There are nearly 30000 paintings, elegant wood carvings and plush luxuries in the interiors. This one is a must-visit!
It is one of the most beautiful parks in the city. Interspersed with several historical buildings and statues the park sits in the midst of the busy city. Visit the park to laze around and watch the city race towards modernization. It is a lush green park covering an area of about 300 acres and with a treasure of different kinds of exotic plants and trees.
The lake is one of the oldest and most beautiful lakes of Bangalore. Spreading over 125 acres it is a popular tourist site in the city. It was built by Kempegowda II and is very tranquil. People come here to relish boating and picnics. There are multiple islands in the lake, which are major tourist attractions.
A tour of the city is considered incomplete without a visit to the Bull Temple. It is an ornate temple built in Dravidian style of temple architecture. It is dedicated to the Nandi, the bull of Lord Shiva and temple has a religious legend associated with it. Close to the temple is the famous Dodda Ganesha Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
Visit the city on your next holiday as vacationing in this amazing city is an experience of a lifetime. There are a number of trains and flights to the city from all major Indian cities. If you are coming from Mumbai, hop in on a Mumbai to Bangalore train and be there in no time. There is a good frequency of trains between the two cities.