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Formerly known as Bangalore, Bengaluru is a cosmopolitan city located on the Deccan Plateau in Sothern India. Preserving the ruins of bygone era, this flamboyant city is also the capital of Karnataka. Bengaluru is a rapidly growing city and is often known as the Silicon Valley of India due to its IT hub. Surrounded with palm trees Bengaluru is dotted with Victorian Era architecture, medieval era temple and serene parks. Showcasing the flawless blend of rich tradition and cosmopolitan culture, Bengaluru become a favorite holidaying destination for many travelers. The towering building and ancient forts are the added charm of visiting this cosmopolitan which still beats the rhythm of regal era.
Initially founded in 1537 as a mud fort Tipu Sultan Fort also known as Bangalore Fort is an iconic landmark of Bengaluru. Sited amidst the well manicure garden Tipu Sultan Fort is located in the most bustling part of Bengaluru. During 1791, this ancient fort acted as a summer retreat for the Tipu Sultan. The present two storey structure of Tipu Sultan Fort is built using Islamic Architecturing style. Apart from being an iconic landmark Tipu Sultan Fort of Bengaluru also houses an art gallery. Here in the art gallery of Tipu Sultan Fort visitors can admire the intricate design, rare painting and photograph of 17th century. Learn more about the Mughal Era in Tipu Sultan Fort of Bengaluru.
Tipu Sultan Fort Timings: 8:30am to 5:30 pm
Entry fee of Tipu Sultan Fort for: Indians- Rs 15|Forieng Nationals- Rs.200
Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, located in the core of Bengaluru is one of the most pompous botanical garden of India. Built under the commandment of Haider Ali, Lal Bagh Botanical Garden of Bengaluru with its glass house has become a famous tourist attraction. The glass house of this vibrant garden was inspired by the Crystal Palace of London. Lal Bagh Botanical Garden houses more than 1800 species of exotic flowers and is the first garden in India to have a lawn clock. Lal Bagh Botanical Garden of Bengaluru is also worldwide famous for scientific study and conservation methods. Comprising of the largest collection of India’s rare tropical plants, and many ancient trees this scenic garden has become a must visit destination of Bengaluru for Botany enthusiast and nature lover.
Lal Bagh Botanical Garden Timings: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Entrance fee of Lal Bagh Botanical Garden: Rs 10
Bangalore Palace inspired by the Windsor Castle of England is a regal structure built in 1884 by Chamaraja Wodeyar. Boasting the turreted barricades and fortified arches, Bangalore Palace has become a must visit destination of Bengaluru. The courtyard of Bangalore Palace has become a venue for hosting concerts and cultural programs. Situated amidst the well manicured garden, Bangalore Palace with its gothic window and Tudor architecturing style engulfs the visitors with its regal essence and show the glimpse of the bygone era.
Bangalore Palace Timings: 10am to 5:30pm
Entry fee of Bangalore Palace for: Indian- Rs 225 | Foreign Nationals- Rs 450
Nandi Hills also known as Nandidurga located at a distance of 60km from Bangalore is a serene hillock. Blessed with rich flora and fauna Nandi Hill is one of the closest hill stations from Bengaluru. This scenic hillock is famous for its Victorian style fort and sacred temple. Named after the bull of Lord Shiva visitors can also find a religious shrine dedicated to Nandi. The temple is situated atop a hill at an altitude of 1478 mt. Nandi Hills with its pleasant weather, serene ambiance and ancient monuments has mesmerized the travelers since British Era. Far the hassle of city life Nandi Hill has become a prefect getaway destination for the traveler who wants to spend some lone time amidst the nature.
Established in 1865 the Government Museum of Bangalore is one of the oldest museums in India. It is a two storey museum which is divided into 18 galleries. Government Museum of Bengaluru is an archeological museum which preserves and showcases artifacts like jewelry, coins, sculptures and rare paintings from Nolamba, Hoysala and Gandhara period. This museum attracts many archeologist and geologist from far and wide. Government Museum with its colossal pillars, red color walls and astounding collection related with the human civilization has become a must visit destination of Bengaluru.
Government Museum Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed on Mondays)
Entry ticket of Government Museum for: Adult-Rs 10 | Children (above 5 yrs) - Rs 5
Cubbon Park founded in 1870 by Sir John Meade is one of the prime attractions of Bengaluru for the nature lovers. It is located close to the Government Museum of Bengaluru. Sprawled with emerald green lawn Cubbon Park boasts with many exotic and indigenous botanical species. A well paved walking route has been laid through the park for the convenience of visitors. Apart from showcasing the exotic plant species, within the premises of Cubbon Park visitors can also find a library, aquarium, toy train, and tennis court. Dotted with the statues of famous persona Cubbon Park with its rich flora and serene ambiance is a perfect place to take a break from the tour of this thriving city.
Cubbon Park Timings: 5:00 am to 8:00 pm
Best time to visit Bangalore: Bangalore or Bengaluru is one of the few places in India which is blessed with moderate climate throughout the year. But one the best time to visit Bengaluru is considered from November to February.
How to reach Bangalore: Being a rapidly growing cosmopolitan city traveling to Bangalore is really convenient. Bangalore can be easily reached from the major cities of India like Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai. Visitors can take a bus or board a fight/ train for Bangalore.