Bangalore, the Garden City or Silicon Valley of India is an extremely interesting destination. It offers people who come to this city, everything right from history to adventure; from natural beauty to old world charm. It boasts of many tourist places of all kinds. Known all over the country a Pub City as well, with a long list of microbreweries (which we must say make some unusual and fabulous beers) On the music scene also Bangalore is everyone favorite, Bryan Adams, Elton John, and more have had concerts here. It also plays host to the Bangalore Open Air, which is one of the biggest music events in the city, it also is home to many budding artists and fabulous singers. So when you visit next, here is a list of what you must do when in Bangalore city.
The Tudor-style palace was built by a Wodeyar King in 1887 on the 400-acre space. The construction of the magnificent palace started in 1862 and was completed only in 1944. However, during construction in 1884, the then King – Maharaja of Mysore Chamarajendra Wadiyar X bought the palace and it has been in the family ever since. The palace is surrounded by grounds that cover a 400-acre ground. The palace was used as a summer home for the Royal family and even Tipu Sultan. There are toured guides inside the palace that explain the interiors, including paintings, rooms, and photographs.
Officially the name of Cubbon Park has been changed to Sri. Chamarajendra Park, but no one in Bangalore refers to it that way. This is a historic park
Lalbagh or Lalbagh Botanical Gardens literally means Red Gardens. These botanical gardens are famous for the Flower Shows they are hosted every year at the Glass House! It is really a spectacle to watch. The shows are held on India’s Republic Day and Independence Day respectively. It attracts a huge crowd, but if you can manage that, don’t miss this at all. Believe it or not, this garden is spread over 188 acres and has 4 major entry gates. It opens the gates at open daily from 6.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m, many people take the opportunity to walk, jog and exercise in the beautiful space.
HAL Aerospace Museum
India’s first aero museum, HAL Aerospace Museum. Located at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited premises. The museum houses the history and achievements of HAL and is open 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on all days. From air crafts to helicopters, aircraft engine models to flight simulators and even a mock air traffic control tower this museum has it all! The best part of visiting this museum is the fact that you even get to use the flight simulator as well. Yay!!
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKCON as it’s more commonly known is a temple that is dedicated to Radha and Krishna. The temple is a huge cultural complex and was inaugurated in 1997 in Bangalore. Devotees or tourists from all over the world make sure they make a visit to this temple for a great spiritual experience.
Located in an area Basavanagudi in south Bangalore. The Dodda Basavana Gudi is situated on Bull Temple Road. The temple is dedicated to Nandi Bull, the vahana or vehicle of Lord Shiva. Visited more by locals than tourists, this is a sure must do on your list when in Bangalore. There is a huge idol of Nandi Bull inside the temple which is around 4.5 m in height and 6.5 m long.
Legend says that a wild bull was destroying the groundnut crops that grew in the area, and a farmer hit it in order to drive it away. The bull, however, sat down became motionless and turned into stone much to the amazement of the farmers. And despite being stone the bull continued to grow in size, the farmer prayed to Lord Shiva for help, and he sent them a trident that was placed at the feet and on the head of the bull, which in turn stopped it from growing further! Interesting isn’t it? So going to zoom there anytime soon?
One of the biggest lakes in Bangalore, Ulsoor Lake is located on the eastern side of this gorgeous city. The huge lake has many trees surrounding it and even on the man-made islands inside the lake. The lake does need to maintained better, but it does have a running or walking track all around the lake, along with boating facilities. Being here just gives you a sense of calm looking at the rippling waters after a tiring day at the office.
With a 30 km distance from the garden city of Bangalore, situated on the Bangalore-Mysore highway. This world-class amusement park with an array of attractions, with over 50 rides, 12 of which are water based, and 9 especially for small children. So, don’t worry about taking your toddlers, you can still have a good time at this park! One of the many and unique attractions, is the Rain Disco, an indoor dance floor with psychedelic laser lights and a rain system that provides showers of warm water. If you don’t want to drive back to the city, the resort also has accommodation at their for you to relax.
So, which of these must do’s when in Bangalore will you zoom to next?