Monday, July 20, 2009

Places Around Bangalore on a Bangalore Tour - Section 1

Places to see in Bangalore when you Travel to Bangalore and to see Tourist Attractions.

Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka is called the Garden City. Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city. Bangalore has many tourist attractions to visit in and around or
Places to Visit in Bangalore.

Vidhana Soudha - The official building holding the Legislative Chambers of the state government.

Shiva Statue - Statue of Lord Shiva. The statue depicts Lord Shiva who is seated in Padmashan or Lotus position.

The Fort and Palace of Tipu Sultan -The construction of the palace of Tipu Sultan was started by Haider Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan himself. Tipu's Palace is a
two-storied ornate wooden structure with pillars, arches and balconies flanked by gardens on either sides leading to the palace. Built entirely in Teak wood, the palace is described as the "Abode of Happiness", as proclaimed by an inscription on the wooden screen.

Lal Bagh - The name Lal Bagh has been given to it for the wonderfully bloomed red roses that remain blooming all through the year in this garden. This garden is laid out in typical Mughal style with a separate plot for each kind of plant. Tthis garden is aesthetically designed, with lawns, flowerbeds, lotus pools and fountains.

Attara Kacheri- The State High Court located in Cubbon park and situated opposite the Vidhan Soudha and constructed in 1867. This magnificent building of stone and brick, houses the high court and several lower courts. Attara Kacheri literally means 'The eighteen offices or departments'.

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Places around Bangalore on a Bangalore Tour - Section-2

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Gandhi Bhavan

- Gandhi Bhavan of Bangalore is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. The Bhavan was set up with the intention of promoting the life and teachings of Gandhiji. Situated on the Kumara Krupa Road, Gandhi Bhawan was started as Gandhi
Smaraka Nidhi (GSN), under the chairmanship of Dr Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India. The main attraction of the Gandhi Bhawan consists in a
comprehensive picture gallery, displaying the entire life of Mahatma Gandhi.

Cubbon Park
- 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. Cubbon Park occupies over 300 acres with flowering plants, towering trees, shaded groves and vast expanse of green. Though this park is in the heart of the city it contributes to the vast expanse of greenery, protecting environment for Bangaloreans, a great lung space for morning joggers. So also for naturalists who study plants in the serene natural environment.

Ulsoor Lake
- One of the biggest lakes in Bengaluru, is located on the eastern side of the city. It derives its name from the name of the locality it is
situated, namely, Ulsoor close to M G Road, Bangalore. It is spread over 123.6 acres and has several islands. Even though the lake is dated to Kempegowdas’ time, the
present lake was created by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, the then Commissioner of Bangalore.

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