Bangalore Palace - Bangalore
Bangalore - The Capital of Splendor
Bangalore is among the most developed cities in India. Situated in the southern part of the state, Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka. The city is at a height of around 3113 feet above sea level. The city with many exquisite gardens and parks has acquired the name 'Garden City'. Bangalore, with the number of multi national companies and numerous IT firms, has also been termed the Silicon Valley. It has become one of the most favored places for business travelers. What attract people most to Bangalore is the fascinatingly pleasant weather conditions. And with the green belt running throughout the city, it remains pleasing throughout the year. The attractions in Bangalore are more predominantly monumental ones. The magnificent city of Mysore just few hours drive from here turns out to be a great excursion from Bangalore.
Bangalore is a city full of shopping malls and markets. And with the number of places from where you can shop for, there is no better place than Bangalore to go for a shopping extravaganza. From branded showrooms to old and traditional shopping bazaars, Bangalore is the best starting place.
Attractions - Reflection of Perfection
The historical city of Tipu Sultan, Bangalore main attractions lies in its monumental heritage. Along from Cubbon Park, all other places of interest are historica buildings that have been a part of Bangalore for long. The main tourist places are all located quite close to the city center, making it quite simple for a traveler to cover all the attraction without much of hassles.
Built in the year 1887, Bangalore Palace holds a huge similarity to Windsor Castle in England. Built by Chamaraja Wodeyar, majority of the palace is built of wood. The lavish and elegant interiors of the palace never fail to mesmerize its onlookers. It was once covered with some exquisite gardens that are no more there. The Palace is now a days used as a venue for high society parties, weddings, and music concerts. Bangalore Palace has also become a famous spot for shooting as well.
Vidhana Soudha is one of the most stunning structures that are there in Bangalore and the best example of neo Dravidian architecture. The building serves as seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. The building was completed in the year 1956. Shri Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the then chief minister of Mysore came up with the concept of Vidhana Soudha. It is said that he traveled to many countries and got the idea for its construction. The central dome is crowned by huge figure of Indian National Emblem. The workers who built the structure were mostly prisoners. They were set free after they completed the building.
Cubbon Park is one of the most important attractions in Bangalore. Set up in 1864 by Richard Sankey, Cubbon park covers an area of 334 acres. The park is named after the longest serving Commissioner of Bangalore, Sir Mark Cubbon. The park is full of green lawns, colorful flowers and shady trees. You will see a lot of people coming here for their morning walks and jogs. There are many statues and historical buildings inside the park that make the park a must visit. Seshadri Memorial hall, Attara Kacheri and Venkatappa art gallery are the most important of all.
Tipu Sultan's Fort
The storied structure built of teakwood is situated in the busiest marketplace in Bangalore. Tipu Sultan's fort was built in the period 1789-1790. The main attraction inside the fort is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple shows respect that Tipu Sultan had towards other religions. Covering as area of 400 acres, the fort was used as a secretariat by the British after the death of Tipu Sultan. The numerous carved pillars in the fort will leave you mesmerized. There is an art gallery as well that showcases many photos and paintings of Kings and Viceroys. Apart from Sundays, the fort is open to public on all days. The timings of the fort are 10 AM to 6 PM.
Accommodations In Bangalore
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Let your expectations soar as high as possible. As you will get them all fulfilled here. With few of the best hotels and resorts in South India, Bangalore promises to be ea great place to stay. Apart from ultra luxurious facilities, the major hotels are also geared with contemporary business facilities as well. If these extravagant hotels are not your cup of tea, do not worry. There are ample of budget hotels as well that will provide all the basic facilities. Few of the many luxury hotels in Bangalore are The Oberoi, Le Meridien, Taj Residency and ITC hotel, Windsor Sheraton & Towers. Major budget hotels in the city are Infantry Court, Gateway Hotel and The capitol.
Bangalore has its own airport that cater to both domestic as well as international flights. Situated just 6 km from the city center, one can easily commute to the airport from any part of the city. Bangalore is well connected to all major cities of India.
Bangalore has two stations, Bangalore City and Bangalore Cantt. Major one is Bangalore City which is where all the major trains from entire India stops and originates. Trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai are offer regular services.
Bangalore is connected to all parts of Karnataka by a network of good roads. The bus service as well is great, to and from all important and not so important towns in the state.
Buses and auto rickshaws are the major mode of transportation inside the city. To move around in Bangalore, best way is to hire a taxi.