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Bangalore Sight Seeing
Vidhana Soudha :

 

Vidhana Soudha, seat of legislature of Karnataka, is an impressive building, commissioned in the year 1952 and completed by 1956. The breathtaking architecture in granite is blend of Neo-Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian artwork. The building comprises carved pillars, bases, pediments, cornices and arches. It was the chief minister of the old Mysore State (Karnataka) in India, Kengal Hanumanthaiah?s (from 30 March 1952 to 19 August 1956) vision and contribution to the construction of Vidhana Soudha. It stung to him when he took a Russian cultural delegate to round Bangalore and was questioned "Have you no architecture of your own? They are all European buildings". Interesting fact is that, along with relentless works of thousands of artisans, there were also the prisoners, suggested by Kenagal Humanthaiah to utilize them in building the stature. The expense of 410,206.65 at that time resulted in this beautiful structure, Vidhana Soudha.

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Lal Bagh :

 

Lal Bagh, one of the main attractions of Bangalore, was commissioned in the year 1760 by Hyder Ali and was completed by his successor Tipu Sultan. Spread over an area of 240 acres, the garden attained status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856. Situated in the southern part of the city, this botanical garden houses rarest species of plants and trees from India as well as other countries. Among other distinct attractions of the garden is the Lal Bagh Rock, which is around 3000 million years old. At present, Lal Bagh is maintained by the Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. A centre for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork, this garden is testament of natural beauty.


Nandi Hills :

 

One of the popular retreats of Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, Nandi Hills offers breathtaking getaway of the weary tourist. Tipu's Drop, a 600m high cliff face provides a magnificent panoramic view of the beautiful terrain. Nandi Hills is 60 Kms north of Bangalore.

Other attractions are Tipu's Drop, Yoga Nandishvara Temple, a beautiful Chola temple, Dravidian-style Bhoganandishvara temple and Muddenahalli, hometown of Sir M. Visvesvaraya, architect of modern Karnataka at the base of the hill.



Cubbon Park :

 

Cubbon Park is one of the biggest parks of Bangalore city. It is major landmark in Bangalore contributing to various Historical Monuments and Government Buildings, Cultural, Scientific Institutions other than just being a park. occupies over 300 acres with flowering plants, towering trees, shaded groves and vast expanse of green. Though this park is in the heart of the city it contributes to the vast expanse of greenery, protecting environment for Bangalore, a great lung space for morning joggers. It also has motor able roads, and well laid out walking paths running through the park. Lush green landscapes contribute to the rich plant wealth. Many exotic botanical species and genera grow here. They are over 6000plants and trees in the premises attributing to 68 genera and 96 species.Many ornamental and flowering trees both exotic and indigenous are found in the park.


The Bangalore Palace :

 

The Bangalore Palace was built by a Wodeyar king in 1887 on the 400 acre space. Inspired by the Windsor castle, this palace was built in the Tudor style, complete with Gothic windows, foiled windows, battlements and turrets resembling the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam, this summer palace has been constructed largely of wood and is famous for its carving and paintings.



Innovative Film City :

 

Innovative Film City is among most popular tourist attractions as it is replete with modern day entertainment and leisure venues. It is located in the city outskirts, about 40 km from Bangalore city, on the way to Mysore. Spread over an area of 58 acres, this exciting place, with innumerable amusement options, was formally opened in the year 2008.The place is segregated into three segments, namely the Innovative Attractions, Innovative Style and Innovative Studio. Innovative Attractions feature amusement centres, attractions, museums and entertainment options. Innovative Style activities include shopping, dining, leisure and lifestyle.






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