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Bangalore Travel Locations

Gardens

  • Cubbon Park
  • Lalbagh
  • Cariappa Park

Buildings

  • Bangalore Palace
  • General Post Office
  • Attara Kacheri ( High Court Building )
  • Puttana Chetty Town Hall
  • Sheshadri Memorial Hall
  • Vidhana Soudha
  • Nehru Planetarium

Lakes

  • Sankey Lake
  • Ulsoor Lake

Art Galleries

  • Chitrakala Parishat
  • Venkatappa Art Gallery

Museums

  • Visveswaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum
  • Government Museum

Sights to see

Vidhana Soudha
Built in the year 1956 in neo-dravidian style by the renowned architect Kengal Hanumanthiah, the Vidhana Soudha houses the Vidhana Sabha (The state legislature). It is one of the largest secretariats in India. Floodlit in the evenings on weekends, the building looks quite majestic and grandiose.

Bangalore Palace
Built in the year 1887 by the then king Wodeyar, the building stands in grandeur on palace grounds in the heart of the city. During a trip to England the King was inspired by Windsor Castle in London, and along similar lines he built this palace in Tudor style.

Tippu Sultan's Fort and Palace
Built in the year 1791, the fort and the palace are situated in the busy city market area.The palace, which was once Tippu's summer retreat, is a two-storeyed ornate wooden structure.

Lal Bagh
This park, started in the year 1740 by Hyder Ali, was later completed by his son Tippu Sultan. Lal Bagh houses the majestic glass house, which holds a bi-annual flower show around Independence Day and Republic Day. The park, set up on a sprawling 240-acre landscape is one of the largest botanical gardens in India wherein your eyes can feast on rare species of flora and fauna brought from Afghanistan, France and Persia. Of particular interest is the expanse of grey, sloping rock which is as old as three million years.

Attara Kacheri
Built in the year 1868, this Gothic structure houses the State High Court and is just opposite the Vidhana Soudha.

Bangalore Palace
Built in the year 1887 by the then king Wodeyar, the building stands in grandeur on palace grounds in the heart of the city. During a trip to England the King was inspired by Windsor Castle in London, and along similar lines he built this palace in Tudor style.

Cubbon Park
The park was laid out by Sir Mark Cubbon in the year 1864 over a 300-acre area in the heart of the city. It houses an aquarium; Bal Bhavan, a recreational place for children during the weekends; and the Press Club of India. The park is a delight for joggers, walkers and nature lovers.

Ulsoor Lake
Spread over an area of 1.5 sq km, this lake, centrally located in the city, is dotted with tiny, picturesque islands. It has facilities for boating and is maintained by the Army.

Shopping
Bangalore is a shopper's delight and is bound to have you in raptures if you love shopping. You can shop for everything from handicrafts, antiques, jewellery, clothes and silks to the latest electronic products. Places known for shopping in the city are the busy Commercial Street, Mahatma Gandhi Road (commonly called MG Road), Brigade road, Kempegowda road and the Chickpet area.