Saturday, October 22, 2011

About Bangalore

Once upon a time Bangalore was known as Garden City of India and paradise for pensioners but now it is losing ground with lack of green spaces and increasing population. Bangalore is now hub of IT industry in India and famous as Silicon Valley of India. Bangalore is one of the cities which has power to attract casual visitors from all over the world and later on moved them permanently. Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka state in south India and good place to live because of pleasant weather.

Bangalore has many places which attracts large number of domestic and international tourists. Let me introduce some of the place that you should consider while visiting Bangalore.

Bangalore Place:  This palace is spread across 45,000 square feet with mixture of Scottish and Tudor architecture and took 2 years to build this with cost of around Rs 198,000. In year 2005 Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar has declared this palace open for general public to gather fund require to keep it running. The main attraction in the palace is gallery of historical photos of maharajas, viceroys and famous personalities. It also has rich collection of wonderful carvings and paintings. Convention Hall of the palace can be rented by citizen for social activity, function and marriages.

Lakes: Bangalore has large number Lakes such as Ulsoor Lake, Sankey tank, Madiwala Lake, Lalbagh Lake, Puttenahalli WS Lake, Hebbal Lake, Agara Lake, Nagavara Lake, etc. You can enjoy boating facility at some of the Lakes mentioned above.

Lalbagh: This is place is currently under the control of Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka and has been internationally renowned centre for scientific study of botanical artwork, plantation and conversion of plants. Lalbagh is spread across area of 240 acres and has about 675 genera and 1855 spices of plants which make this place house of plants. There are some exotic places to watch inside Lalbagh such as Kempegowda Tower, Bandstand, Lalbagh House, The Glass House, Pigeon House,  The Museum, Lalbagh lake, Statue of Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar, Deer Paddock, Natural Clock, etc.

Gardens: City has variety of parks where you can spend time and feel the nature’s beauty. Some of them are Coles Park, Cubbon Park, Bugle Rock Park, M.N. Krishna Rao Park, Cariappa Memorial Park, Jayamahal Park, etc.

Vidhana Soudha: It is one of the important buildings of Bangalore. Housing the Legislative Chambers of the state government, this 46 meter high seat of the government is Bangalore's best known landmark.

Museums: Bangalore has number of museum to visit such as Government Museum, Government Museum, The State Archeological Museum, Gandhi Bhavan, Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Karnataka Folk Museum, etc.

Tipu’s Summer Palace: This palace was built from mud-brick in 1537 and renovated by Tipu Sultan in 1791 and this 2 story building serve as summer retreat to Tipu sultan.

Temples: Bull Temple at Basavanagudi, Banashankari Temple, Shiva Statue near airport, ISCON temple are some of the worship places in Bangalore.

The latest attraction is Namma Bangalore Metro rail project was inaugurated in October 2011 and possibly will become lifeline for the people of Bangalore.

India Holiday is all about experiencing Indian values, traditions and variety in culture.


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