The Tipu's Palace-a landmark of Banglore is housed within a fort. It was originally built by Chikkadeva Raya, but was later extended and rebuilt by Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan. The fort lies in the busy crowded market area, and reflects of a historical era frozen in time…The layout and the architecture of the palace are simply marvelous, which gives the idea of the lifestyle of the Kings those times.
The Bangalore Palace & Fort
This is situated in the Palace Gardens, at the heart of the Bangalore city of India. Built in the year 1887 by Wodeyar dynasty, It is adorned with magnificent woodcarvings and Tudor-style architecture inside. Infact, the palace is quite similar to the medieval castles that were built in Normandy and England.
It’s a Botanical Garden, Today it has been an internationally renowned centre for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork and also conservation of plants. Formal and informal styles dominate the garden in perfect harmony, which is a testimony to the beauty of nature.
One of the biggest parks of Bangalore city. It is major landmark in Bangalore contributing to various Historical Monuments and Government Buildings, Cultural, Scientific Institutions other than just being a park.
One of the important buildings, the Government Museum is one of the oldest in India(1886). A special attraction here are the antiquities from Mohenjodaro period. Near the Museum is the K.Venkatappa Art Gallery which has a permanent exhibition of the works of the great artist, K. Venkatappa. The Gallery does much to encourage art in the state.
The Bull Temple
Explore the famous Bull temple of Bangalore dedicated to Nandi, this Bull temple is built in 16 th century. As an ancient monument, this Bull temple is one famous monument that must be explored during your Bangalore tour.
The Gangadhareshwara temple
Known for its four monolithic pillars and rare idol of Agni, the God of fire, this temple was built by Kempe Gowda. A unique phenomena is witnessed here on Jan. 13/14th every year when the rays of the setting sun enter through the window, pass between the horns of the Nandi and shine on the Shivalingam.
The Dhrmaraja Temple
This temple is the starting point of the annual Karaga procession. The revered idols of this temple are the Shri Dharmaraja Swamy, hero of the Mahabharata and Lord Krishna.
Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan
This Muslim shrine,located in Cottonpet, a suburban locality, is associated with the Hindu Karaga festival too. The procession annually visits the Dargah of this Sufi Saint, Tawakkal Mastan. His tomb attracts both Muslim and non-Muslim pilgrims.
This isthe most impressive mosque in Bangalore. Designed by Rayyaz Asifuddin of Hyderabad, India, it was built in 1940 with white marble from Rajasthan and is Dedicated to Tippu Sultan. This land mark has bulbous domes, twin towers standing on exquisitely carved granite pillars and fashioned jali work in the balcony. Muslims in large numbers congregate here during the death anniversary of Tippu Sultan, to mark the "Tipu Urs".
The Kalakshetra, built to commemorate Rabindranath Tagore's centenary, promotes cultural activity in the city, It has a superb theatre and houses the Cultural Akademi Offices. Next to it is the Gothic styled Puttannachetty Town Hall whose huge auditorium can easily accommodate over 1500 persons.
St. Mary’s Church
Established by a French missionary Abbe Dubois in 1811, St.Mary's church is the only church in Karnataka state to be elevated to the status of a minor Basilica. Every September, The Virgin Mary's festival is celebrated with a procession that attracts people of all faiths.
Indian Institute of Science
This is one of the country's finest research institutions, specializing in advanced science and engineering studies.
The Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, housed in the Gandhi Bhavan, houses a comprehensive picture gallery and other exhibits of Gandhiji which depict the life and times of Gandhiji. Timing - weekdays (10:30 Am to 5:00 PM).
A picturesque lake with several tree-shaded islands in it, is an ideal picnic spot. You can go boating or go for a swim in the nearby swimming pool that is part of the recreational complex near the lake. Nearby located Gurdhwar is the largest Sikh Shrine in Bangalore.
An imposing 46m high Bangalore granite monument that resembles the Temple architectural style houses the Legislative Chambers of the state government. The building has 22 departments and 300 rooms, four domes on all its corners and the four-headed lion.
The Bangalore Race Course
This is one of the finest Race Courses in India, with racing events almost all year round (May to June and Nov to Mar). Some of the biggest field stakes in the country can be witnessed here.
Yediyur Lake is situated at Basavangudi area of Bangalore city. The beautiful lake provides facilities of boating and water scooter rides. A small park in the vicinity with a jogging track is also maintained. Local artists have installed modern sculptures inside the lake, thus creating a unique sight. Although not very gigantic in size, this lake attracts a lot of tourists from all over the state.