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With near perfect weather, very hospitable people and a cosmopolitan environment, Bangalore is one gem of a city. Popularly known as the garden city and the IT hub of India, Bangalore is truly a diverse city with people from all over the country embracing it. A top tourist destination, a visit to this city is always special!
Vidhana Soudha, the Legislative house of Karnataka with its magnificent granite edifice is built in a neo-dravidian style of architecture. The tomb inside the premises is open to the tourists on weekdays between 15:00hrs to 17:30 hrs with official permissions. You must visit the place on Sunday evening to have a spectacular view of floodlit Soudha. The structure towering over Cubbon Park gives an enchanting view of the lush greenery and fresh air to breath. Once you finish visiting Vidhana Soudha you can take stroll inside the park.
Vidhana Soudha (Source: soham_pablo)
Contact number for getting entry permission: 080-2200112
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The granite building towering over Cubbon park houses the Secretariat and the Legislative Assembly. This is one of India's most magnificent public buildings. On Sunday evenings when floodlit, it presents a breathtaking picture. The building has a total plinth area of over 500,000 sq. ft spread through four stories.
(Source: Vidhana Soudha - VirtualTourist)
Beautiful Cubbon Park (Source: soham_pablo)
Housing the largest collection of tropical plants in the world, Lal bagh is quite easily one of the foremost attractions of the city. Built by Hyder Ali in the 19th century, this beautiful enclosure is the epitome of Bangalore’s charm which woes a large number of tourists every year. Offering a contrast to the fast paced city-life, this is a perfect place to relax and unwind.
Lal Bagh glass house on a cloudy day (Source: Dinuraj K)
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Spread over 96 acres of landscaped terrain, Lalbagh or the Red Garden was laid out in 1760 by Hyder Ali, and is now one of Bengaluru's most famous greens. Ten-seater ecofriendly buggies (per head Rs100) can take you on a guided tour across the garden, telling you more about the centuries-old trees and collections of plants from around the world. A beautiful glasshouse, modelled on the original Crystal Palace in London, is the venue for flower shows in the weeks preceding Republic Day (26 January) and Independence Day (15 August). Walk in early on Sundays, and you can also hear the police band perform at the Police Bandstand.
(Source: Lonely Planet)
Address: The Directorate of Horticulture, Lalbagh, Mavalli, Bangalore
Tele: 080 26571925
Open Hours: 06:00 - 19:00
Entry: Rs. 10.00 per person.
Resting in the heart of Krishna Rajendra City Market is the elegant Palace of Tipu Sultan, notable for its teak pillars and ornamental frescoes. Though not as beautiful as the Mysore palace, this offbeat destination is worth a visit. After a walk in the palace, enjoy the freshness of the lush and natural beauty around.
Tipu Sultan's Palace (Source: Indi Samarajiva)
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Liked the architecture of mughalai times!!!! but being a south indian im used to seeing huge architecture.... the simple yet majestic palace reflects the greatness of Tipu Sultan. A ruler who appeared to have been more close to the earth and his people rather than being trapped by profane materialistic luxuries that most rulers indulged in. It is a big miss for those people especially those from outside of India to expect a lot out of this heritage site...it is pretty small and not much to describe about architectural beautiful facade.
Address: Albert Victor Rd, Chamrajpet, KC Market, Bangalore
Tele: 080 2203234, 2266084
Open Hours: 08:30 - 17:30
Entry: Rs. 5.00 per person.
Bugle Rock is a huge rock formation that can be seen at Basavangudi. It is supposed to be about 300o million years old and also has a watchtower which was built on it by Kempe Gowda II, and gives you a beautiful panorama of the city. There is a small park in the area which has waterfalls and fountains, in addition to two other Temples-Bull Temple and Dodda Ganesh Temple.
In Dodda Ganesh Temple rests an enormous idol of Lord Ganesha and the Bull Temple is a 16th century Dravidian style temple, containing a huge granite monolith of Nandi.
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Bugle Rock Park encapsulated inside the M.N. Krishna Rao Park, Bangalore, is one of the grand old parks of the area. The park is visited by large number of joggers every morning. The waterfalls and fountains created using natural rock formations add beauty to the park. The Bull Temple and Ramakrishna Ashram are the nearby attraction. The park is also close to the airport and railway station.
Address: M.N. Krishna Rao Park, Basavanagudi, Bangalore
Timings: 09:00 AM To 07:00 PM
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