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Places to Visit in Bangalore

Bengaluru is one of the Karnatka city and formely known as Bangalore which has witnessed the fall and rise of great empires in indian history. Many tourist people visit Bangalore and search places to visit in Bangalore and near bangalore.

Jumma Masjid (Old Poor House street), Jami Masjid (City Market) and Military Masjid (St. John’s Road) are the important places to see in Bangalore. The Parsi Fire Temple is in Queen’s road. The Sikh Gurudwara is at Kensington road are also one of the monuments in bangalore where you can travel. Here we provide some list of travel places in bangalore to choose from. On your Bangalore tour you have many choice for travel places to see like entertainment places, temples, museums, shopping malls, parks, zoos and national parks.

Places to Visit in Bangalore

Bangalore forts and Tippu Sultan’s Palace : The historic mud fort around Bangalore was originally built by Kempegowda, a local chieftain in 1537. Two centuries later, it was rebuilt by Haidar Ali and subsequently strengthened by his son Tippu Sultan. It is a fine specimen of Military architecture of the 18 the century. The palace of Tippu Sultan which was originally inside the fort now looks as through it is far outside the fort. This is a two storeyed ornate structure built entirely in wood. The ground floor hoses a museum tracing the history of Haidar Ali and Tippu sultan. A stone tablet in the palace records that the palace construction was commenced by Haidar Ali in 1778 and completed by his son Tippu in 1789. almost adjoining the palace is the ancient temple of Venkateshwara which was respectfully patronized by Tippu Sultan. Jami Masjid, one of the Oldest mosques, is situated in the fort area near the market. Later constructions within the fort area include the Victoria Hospital, Minto Ophthalmic Hospital, the fort area include the Victoria Hospital, Minto Ophthalmic Hospital, the Vanivilas Hospital for women and the Hospital for children.

Cubbon Park : A big park which is responsible for getting the name to Bangalore as the Garden City, is the Cubbon Park situated between the city and the old Cantonment. Originally designed and laid out by Major General Richard Sankey in 1868, it was later enlaged as a garden by Col. Meade during the years 1870-75 However, it was named after sir Mark Cubbon the Chief Commissionr of Mysore. The park has some beautiful old building like the Attara Katechery, State Central library, New General Post Offices, etc. The most imposing and eye-catching building is the High court. These building were built with stone and brick in the Graeco-Roman architecture. The Pompaien red color adds special grace to these buildings.

The statue of Sir Mark Cubbon is the oldest in the park. It is one of the most beautiful bronze statues in the country. The second oldest statue in the park is that of Queen Victoria. The park was the venue of many cultural festivals and musical performances in the olden days. A beautiful band stand was constructed in 1917 on the circular lawns known earlier as Ringwood Circle. It was a gift by Sri Krishnaraja Wadeyar, the Maharaja of Mysore to the music lovers of the city. In the evenings of every Wednesday and Saturday, performances were held at this Band Stand by the Mysore Infantry Band group. Cubbon Park has many rare species of plants. There is a fountain in front of the statue of Chamaraja Wodeyar. This fountain is said to be the Royal Gift of the Maharani Savita of Bajang (Nepal)

A Musical Fountains is a newly added attraction in the park. With the illumination and fine Karnatik and English music has been set and controlled by a computer to the rhythm which attracts a large number of visitors in the evenings. The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is another newly eracted building in the park. It caters to the public interesting programmes on the same lines of the planetariums at Bombay and Calcutta.

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens : The genesis of Lalbagh Gardens tradition can be traced back ti our erstwhile Indian rulers like Haildar Ali, Tippu Sultan and the successive rulers of Mysore. Haidar Ali is considered as the founder of the gardens in Mysore State, all called as Lalbagh; one at Srirangpattana, the other at Malavalli and the third at Bangalore. At Sira in Tumkur district, there was a beautiful flower garden maintained by Haidar Ali who planned the Lalbagh gardens at Bangalore on the model of that garden. He selected a spot away from the old city of Bangalore and created a royal retreat and an orchard of about 40 acres. Since then, it has developed into a world famous Botanical Garden due to the efforts of various British and Indian horticulturists. For most people around the area and the visiting tourists tourists, Lalbagh is a beautiful garden which has hundreds of species of plants and trees important from various parts of the world. It is a nice place for picnic and an ideal ground for jogging. There is a large lake at one side of the garden where many water birds can be seen.

The Glass House in the garden is a lovely monument and really the jewels of Lalbagh. Modelled on the lines of the Crystal Palace of London it was constructed in 1890 by John Camron. It was named as Albert Victor Conservatory and was the venue for flower, fruit and vegetable shows conducted twice a year in January and August. In front of the Glass houses is a century old band stand. It is a circular wooden structure with an artistic elevated roof supported by wooden pillars which are fixed to a granite platform. This beautiful band stand is located annually on a small scale in this band stand before the constructed of the Glass House. In addition, Military band used to be played here on week ends. To the left of the Glass House is the deer park and a curious looking circular room, the top of which accommodates a number of pigeons. In the olden days, this building was used as a watchmen’s room. The main entrance to the park is in the northern side. It faces the statue garden. Behind the artistically designed floral clock is the elegant metallic cruestrain statue of His Highness Chamaraja Wadeyar. Originally this statue was at Curzon Park at Mysore and was shifted to Lalbagh in 1908 and installed on a marble pedestal which has four mini platforms in four directions. The original statues on these pedestals are now missing. Plant lovers can buy plant and seedling from the Horticultural Society at Lalbagh.

Sankey Tank and Ulsoor Lake : One the outskirts of the city Bangalore has two lakes. The Sankey tank near Sadashivanagar is a large lake in beautiful setting. The Mayra Sankey Boat Club is operated by the K.S.T.D.C. The Ulsoor Tank is a wide spread of water with a natural island in the middle. It is a popular picnic resort with boating facility.

Vidhna Soudha : This magnificent building is a centre of attraction for every visitor to the city Built in Neo-dravidian style of architecture using polished blocks of granite, it was the brainchild of Sri. K. Hanumanthiah, a former chief minister of the erstwhile Mysore. Most of the important offices of the state Government are located her the Banquet hall and the assembly hall are worth a visit. The entrance has an ornately carved sandal wood door. Prior permission is necessary to visit the interior of the halls.

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