Bengaluru, which was formerly known as Bangalore, is the capital city of the state of Karnataka in Southern India. Many other names know this beautiful City: the Silicon Valley of India, the Pub Capital of India, Air Conditioned City, and the City of Gardens. However, before the I.T. revolution reached the City of India, it was widely known as the Pensioners’ Paradise.
In todays’ time, Bengaluru or Bangalore is a perfect concoction of past and present. Even though Bengaluru does not house an abundance of iconic attractions as other major cities in India do, it has one of the best mixtures of history, architecture, culture, spirituality, and nature. Below, we have mentioned the top 5 places and attractions you must consider visiting in Bengaluru.
Built for the Chamaraja Wadiyar X in 1887, the iconic Windsor Castle inspired the basic design of the Bangalore Palace in England. And as a result of taking inspiration from Windsor castle, the evocative palace has very specific Tudor-style architecture with mesmerizing fortified towers, arches, green and lush lawns, and elegant wood carvings in the interior parts of the castle.
National Gallery of Modern Art
If you are one of those people who love you should never miss the opportunity to visit the National Gallery of Modern Art at the Palace Road, Bengaluru. Inaugurated in 2009, the gallery is the third of its kind, and similar museums are located in Delhi and Mumbai.
Housed in the Colonial mansion and a garden setting and has two interconnected wings, one of these wings features works from the early 18th century until the Independence of India. In contrast, the other wing displays a large number of modern and contemporary arts from various artists.
Tipu Sultan’s Palace and Fort
The palace of Tipu Sultan is located inside the Banglore Fort area. Kempe Gowda built the palace using mud. But later, Hayder Ali started the reconstruction of the fort in Indo-Islamic architecture. His son, Tipu Sultan, completed the construction in the year 1791. The palace is open throughout the week from 8.30 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. Combine visiting the palace with nearby Krishna Rajendra Market, and you may get the best out of this trip.
Krishna Rajendra (K.R.) market
The Krishna Rajendra market of the KR market is a bright and glowing traditional local market attacks the senses. It is a literal treat for our photographer friends. In the middle of this bustling market, you can find the busiest flower market of Bengaluru. This amazing market also sells a plethora of freshly produced products, spices, and copper items.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Started as a private Mughal-themed garden for the royal rulers, the Lalbagh Botanical Garde is a very expansive garden s. Haider Ali established this park in the year 1760 and Tipu Sultan extended it.
It presently comprises 240 acres and derives its name from the red roses that flower throughout the year there. The garden has some of the most diverse species of plants in the whole world. Its focal point is a glasshouse built during the year 1889 to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales. The Crystal Palace in London designed it.
Spread across an area of 300 acres in the business district of Bangalore, the Cubbon Park is a very famous place among people who indulge in various physical activities, including walking, jogging, nature lovers, and anyone who wants to relax among nature. Various decorative and flowering trees, both exotic and indigenous, can be found here at this park. Children will particularly enjoy the special Bal Bhavan play area and aquarium located inside the park.
Expanded over 125 acres right in the heart of the City, north of M.G. Road, the very beautiful Ulsoor Lake is one of the top destinations in Bangalore It is open for visitors daily, except on Wednesdays, from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation has introduced boating facilities as well. There’s also a walking track around the lake which is truly beautiful and mesmerizing.
Spiritual and Religious Places
You should also be seeing many of the city’s attractions on a Bengaluru walking tour. Alternatively, many tourism companies offer a comprehensive private full day Bangalore (Bengaluru) city tour and experiential culture tour of Bangalore (Bengaluru).