Bangalore (Bengaluru), is the capital city of Karnataka in South India. Bangalore has a wonderful blend of the past and the present. Although there are not as many iconic attractions as other major cities in India, it does have a great mix of history, architecture, culture, spirituality and nature.
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The palace was inspired by Englandâ€™s Windsor Castle and was built in 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar. The royal family still lives there. This palace has Tudor-style architecture, with fortified towers, arches, green lawns, and elegant woodcarvings in its interiors. On display are all kinds of memorabilia, family photos, and portraits.
2.NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART
The gallery opened in 2009 and is the third such one in India. A Colonial mansion with a garden setting and two interconnected wings are housed in the gallery. The wing features works from the early 18th century up until India's Independence, while the new one displays works from a large number of modern and contemporary artists.
3. TIPU SULTANâ€™S PALACE AND FORT
Original built in mud by Chikkadeva Raya and situated inside the Bangalore area. In 1791 the son of Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan completed the reconstruction in Indo-Islamic architecture.The Hindu temple seen in the courtyard of the fort is the proof of Tipu Sultan's religious tolerance. You can also visit the nearby Krishna Rajendra Market.
Located next to Cubbon Park, the Vidana Soudha was built in 1954 and is a landmark of Bangalore. This enormous building is a massive example of neo-Dravidian architecture, with four domes on its four corners. The Legislative Chamber of Karnataka Government, as well as accommodates many government departments are housed here. Unfortunately, it's not open to the public but is stunningly illuminated at night.
5.ATTARA KACHERI AND SURROUNDINGS
Built in 1867 the eye-catching red, two-storied building has magnificent neoclassical architecture. Situated opposite Vidana Soudha it houses the High Court and many lower courts. The highlight at the Government Museum is a collection of artifacts and stone carvings dating back to the 12th century, and excavated from places including Hampi. Next to the museum in the Ventatappa Art Gallery a display of famous paintings, plaster of Paris works and wooden sculptures of renowned artist Venkatappa.
6.INNOVATIVE FILM CITY
Just 40 kilometres away on the outskirts of the city you will find this Indian Theme Park located at Bidadi. The Theme Park is one of Bangaloreâ€™s most popular tourist attractions and offers a wide variety of things to do, such as Cartoon City, Aqua Kingdom, Dino Park, Mini Golf, Haunted Mansion and Mirror Mazi. Other than the above-listed attractions, the Film City also houses a Petting Zoo, Mining Section and Innovative Talkies. Whether you like to shop, eat, simply walk and explore or experience your childhood again; there is something unique that the Film City has to offer you.
It is considered as one of the most beautiful shiva temples around the country. The mayor attractions are the statues of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganapathi. The temple is known for its regular festivities for the devotees for them to indulge in the worship of Lord Shiva, who is considered as one of the major gods in Southern India. The 65ft figurine of Lord Shiva is carved in white marble and placed in an artificial pool of water symbolising Lord Shiva's natural habitat. Lord Ganapathi is also worshipped in the premise of the temple and regular aarti and chanting of mantras are done by the priests.
8.HAL AEROSPACE MUSEUM
The museum is the first in India and was established by HAL in 2001.You can learn about the glory and growth of the Indian Aviation Industry through the passage of time. The museum is managed and maintained by HAL itself and attract people from all age groups for them to witness something so exquisite.
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The best way to get around in Bangalore is by road, metro or foot. You can also use the auto-richshaws, taxis, buses and care or bicycle hire.
Bangalore experiences a moderate climate throughout the year. Neither is it very hot in summers, nor is it very cold in winters. As far as the weather conditions are concerned, the best time to visit Bangalore is in the winters.