Places to Visit

Bengaluru (bangalore)

Cosmopolitan Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) is one of India’s most progressive and developed cities, blessed with a benevolent climate, a modern metro system, and a burgeoning drinking, dining and shopping scene. Its creature comforts are a godsend to the weary traveller who has done the hard yards, and it’s a great city for mixing with locals in craft-beer joints or quirky independent cafes. Though there are no world-class sights, you’ll find lovely parks and striking Victorian-era architecture.

The past decade or so has seen a mad surge of development, coupled with traffic congestion and rising pollution levels. But the central district (dating back to the British Raj years) remains little changed, and the landmark corporate headquarters and business parks of the city’s booming IT industry are mostly in the outer suburbs.

Bannerghatta National Park

The Bannerghatta National Park is hailed as one of the most famous and prominent of all national parks in India. This man-made park is home to several species of birds and animals and it attracts children and adults alike through its varied wildlife.

Spread across a sprawling area of over 104.27 sq. km, the Bannerghatta National Park was established in the year 1971. The park has been famously hailed for housing a wide variety of birds and animals, and is especially known for its tiger and lion safari. Boasting of an exquisite variety of flora and fauna, the park is a treat for animal lovers and children.

Iskcon Temple

A perfect and breathtaking blend of modern and traditional south Indian temple architecture, the ISKCON temple houses a multi-vision cinema theatre, computer aided presentation theatres, vedic library and a preaching library. The temple should be a must-see on your itinerary.

Ulsoor Lake

Right in the heart of the city, the lake was earlier known as “Halsur” or “Alasur”. Constructed by KempeGowda, it is a major draw for tourists. The lake also has many tiny islands. The beautiful Ulsoor Lake is spread over an area of 125 acres. Boating and swimming pool are the great attractions of the lake.

Vidhana Soudha

A magnificent building of the Neo-Dravidian style, houses the State Legislature. It was conceived and executed by KengalHanumanthaiah, the former Chief Minister of Karnataka in 1956. This imposing building houses the Legislative Chambers of the state government and is Bengaluru’s best-known landmark. The building has four domes in its four corners and houses 22 departments and 300 rooms.

Visvesvaraya Industrial andTechnological Museum

In order to honour Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, the All India Manufacturers’ Organisation, Mysore State Board, decided to set up a science and technology museum at Bangalore, and the foundation stone was laid by Shri B. D. Jatti, Chief Minister of Mysore, on 15 September 1958. The Visvesvaraya Industrial Museum Society (VIMS) came to be registered as the nodal agency in order to pool resources from various industrial houses. A building with a display space of 4,000 m2 (43,000 sq ft), which was constructed in Cubbon Park, houses displays of industrial products and engines. it was opened by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on 14 July 1962

Lalbagh Gardens

This enchanting garden is set on 240 acres with a rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical trees and plants, and a majestic glasshouse built on the lines of London’s Crystal Palace. It is one of India’s most beautiful botanical gardens. The garden was made in the 17th century – started by Hyder Ali, and later completed by his son Tipu Sultan. It derives its name “Lalbagh” from a collection of red roses that bloom throughout the year there. The glasshouse, which was constructed in the year 1889 to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, is the jewel of this garden. Within the gardens there is a beautiful lake spread over an area of 1.5 Sq.Kms dotted with picturesque tiny islands. Most of the centuries old trees are labelled for easy identification. The Lal Bagh Rock, one of the oldest rock formations on earth, dating back to 3,000 million years, is another attraction for the crowds.

Mysuru City

Mysore (or Mysuru), a city in India’s southwestern Karnataka state, was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. In its center is opulent Mysore Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. Mysore is also home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood. Distance from Bangalore is 150 kms.

Belur and Halebidu

Belur and Halebidu are the best known temples of the Hoysala dynasty. The Belur and Halebid temples give a glimpse of Hindu temple art at its glorious best of the 16th century. They are famous for their carvings and splendid architecture. The Hoysalas improved on the Calukyan style of architecture by building extremely ornate temples in many parts of Karnataka noted for the sculptures in the walls, ceilings, curved pillars and many more. They followed Dravidian style, vesara style of architecture. Distance from Bangalore is around 230 kms.

Shravanabelagola, Hassan

Shravanabelagola is a town located near Channarayapatna of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is 144 kms from Bangalore, the capital of the state. The Gommateshwara Bahubali statue at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad. Chandragupta Maurya is said to have died here in 298 BCE after he became a Jain monk and assumed an ascetic life style.

  • DATE

    February 28th, 2020

    Bengaluru, India


    International & National