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Things to do in Bengaluru

Bengaluru or also known as “Bangalore” is in southern India and is the capital of Karnataka state. In this city, you will find many great parks and touristic places to visit. The city is also famous for its nightlife and historical landmarks. There you will find also many former royal residences like Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bangalore Palace and more. So, if you are in India and you are fan of history, high tech industry and fan of the nightlife, Bengaluru is your ideal destination.

Bengaluru India

Bengaluru (likewise called Bangalore) is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state. The focal point of India's cutting edge industry, the city is additionally known for its parks and nightlife. By Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha is a Neo-Dravidian authoritative building. Previous illustrious living arrangements incorporate nineteenth century Bangalore Palace, displayed after England's Windsor Castle, and Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, an eighteenth century teak structure. It is situated in southern India on the Deccan Plateau. Its rise is more than 900 m (3,000 ft) above ocean level, the most noteworthy of India's significant urban communities. Bangalore is infrequently alluded to as the "Silicon Valley of India" (or "IT capital of India") in light of its part as the country's driving data innovation (IT) exporter.


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Bengaluru was a standout amongst the most essential visitor focuses of the Karnataka state. Focal business area of Bengaluru comprises of spots MG Road, Brigade Road, Commercial Street, Vidhana Soudha and so on. Bengaluru had numerous lakes and parks. BMTC offers uncommon transports for touring in Bengaluru, including Cauveri - a twofold decker open rooftop transport. Lal Bagh is a greenhouse, charged by the Hyder Ali in 1760. The 240-section of land (0.97 km2) stop is home to more than 1000 types of vegetation and a Glass House. Cubbon Park is situated in the heart of the city and spreads more than 300 sections of land (1.2 km2). The recreation center was made in 1884, by Major General Richard Sankey.

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Bangalore Fort

Bangalore Fort

Bangalore Fort was initially nothing but a mud fort in the year 1537 and was built by Kempe Gowda I., but later replaced with a stone fort by Haider Ali in 1761, later to be captured by the British East India Company in 1791. In the 21st Century, the prime remains of the fort are its Delhi gate, two bastions, and a marble plaque commemorating the British’s violation of the fort wall and eventually capturing it.

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Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace is one of the main tourist attractions of India due to the historical background and beauty of the palace architecturally. It was established by Rev. J. Garrett., in the year 1944 even though it was under construction since 1862. The interior of the palace features an open courtyard with granite seats on the ground floor as well as a gorgeous ballroom that can be booked for hosting parties as well. A gorgeous decorated stairwell leads up to the first floor where the Durbar Hall can be found. Paintings from the 19th century are displayed all around the inside of the palace.

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Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park is a beautiful recreational area located near Bangalore. Although the park was founded in 1970, it was not declared to be a national park till 1974, and later in 2002, a section of it was turned into a biological reserve which is now known as Bannerghatta Biological Park. Ancient temples for worship also exist in the park as well as trekking and hiking. The Bannerghatta National Park’s biological portion is the prime tourist attraction and consists of an elephant sanctuary, a butterfly park, a zoo, as well as safari expeditions.

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Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park

Covering an area of 100 acres when it was first established in 1870, the Cubbon Park has since then been expanded and reached a total area coverage of 300 acres or more. Initially referred to as Meade’s Park in respect of Sir John Meade, the park was later renamed to Cubbon Park after Sir Mark Cubbon, one of the longest serving commissioners back then. Cubbon Park is an exceptionally beautiful location consisting of native and exotic botanical species of around 96 species, 68 genera and 6000 plants and trees. It was nicknamed “Garden City” by tourists.

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Hebbal Lake

Hebbal Lake

Hebbal Lake is home to a lot of water birds but is mostly eutrophic since the sewage is mixed into the water and can lead to diseases and the death of many water animals and fishes. It is located at the start of the Highway 7 in Bangalore, and was founded by Kempe Gowda in 1537, along with two other lakes. However, it is not possible for the people of the urban areas to drink water from the lake due to the unhealthy state of it.

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ISKCON Temple Bangalore

ISKCON Temple Bangalore

The ISKCON Temple in Bangalore, better known as Sri Radha Krishna Temple, is among the prime ISKCON temples in the world. Inaugurated by Shankar Dayal Sharma in 1997, the temple consists of deities of Krishna and Radha and it located at Rajajinagar in North Bangalore, on the Hare Krishna Hill. There are a total of six shrines within the premises of ISKCON Bangalore. The main attractions of the temple are gold plated kalash shikara which is 28 ft high and the gold plated flag post which is 56 ft high.

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Lal Bagh

Lal Bagh

Originally commissioned by the ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali, before being taken over by his son Tipu Sultan, Lalbagh is famous for the special glass house in the botanical garden. Lalbagh literally translates to Red Garden in English and is quite popularly known for its beautiful botanical garden, which is home to various species of birds. There is a total of four gates to Lalbagh, each carefully placed to match and complement the beauty of the architecture of the garden.

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Nandi Temple

Nandi Temple

Nandi Temple was built as a dedication to Nandi – the bull from the Hindu mythology that Shiva mounts, while the Vishvanatha Temple was built as a dedication to Shiva, which is located right about the Nandi Temple. The architecture of the temple features a variety of intricate designs and carvings illustrating elephants and human figures on either side of the elephant. The structure of the Nandi temple is in the shape that is a mix of a rectangle and a cross.

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Vidhana Soudha

Vidhana Soudha

The Vidhana Soudha is the largest Legislative building in India and is spread over an area of 2,300 by 1,150 feet. 12 granite columns that are 40 feet tall are featured on a porch, designed on the left side of the Vidhana Soudha. The central dome is 60 feet in diameter and the flight of stairs that lead to the vestibule comprise of 45 steps that are 200 feet wide. The slogan “Government’s Work is God’s Work” are inscribed into the front of the building.