Bangalore Tourist Attractions
Also known as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is a fast growing cosmopolitan city. The city filled with garden is also called the Garden City at times. The magnificent palaces, placid lakes and various other sightseeing spots make Bangalore a place worth a visit more than once. The major sites of tourist interest in Bangalore are discussed below:
Bangalore Bal Bhavan
A beautifully designed amusement park for children, Bangalore Bal Bhavan is also ideal for family outings. The main attraction of the park is a toy train.
Located on Kasturba Road this Aquarium has different types of marine life displayed for visitors. The octagonal shape of the building makes it special. The species that you can find here are Siamese fighters, catla, Indian tiger barb, mahseer, freshwater prawns and blue gourami.
Bangalore Gandhi Bhavan
A tribute paid to Mahatma Gandhi, Bangalore Gandhi Bhavan, is a place to learn about the life and teachings of the freedom fighter also known as Father of the Nation.
This is the building of High Court in Bangalore and is opposite the state secretariat which is also referred to as Vidhana Soudha. This two storied building was constructed in 1867 and its architecture is Gothic.
The Wodeyar kings made the Bangalore Palace in 1887 and it sprawls over 400 acres. This construction has been inspired by the Windsor castle and you can see Todor style of work with Gothic windows and foiled windows. There is an audio tour, which attracts tourists a lot. The major sites of tourist interest here are A Chair to weigh Jockeys and Coat Of Arms.
Lakes in Bangalore
There are several lakes in Bangalore where you can visit with friends and family to enjoy the scenic charm and boating. Some well known lakes to be visited here are, Ulsoor lake, Sankey tank, Madiwala Lake, Lalbagh lake, Puttenahalli WS Lake, Hebbal Lake and Beniganahalli Lake.
St. Mary's Church
Abbe Dubois, a French missionary established this church in 1811. This church has the status of a minor Basilica and it is the only church in Bangalore to have this status. Located at Shivaji Nagar Bus Terminal here Virgin Mary’s festival is celebrated in a grand way.
This is the State Secretariat and it was built in 1954. The blend of customary Dravidian and modern styles reflects in the architecture.
The Government Museum of Bangalore
This is one of the older museums in Bangalore. It has also been categorized as a Visvesvaraya Technological and Industrial Museum. This significant tourist attraction is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
The other attractions of Bangalore are mentioned below:
- Botanical Garden
- Bannerghata National Park
- Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
- Tipu Sultan Fort
- Cubbon Park