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About J.P. Nagar,Bangalore
Famous Places To See In Bangalore
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Famous Places To See In Bangalore
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Bangalore has many tourist attractions to visit in and around. The city is embellished with famous blossoming gardens, magnificent historical sites and other places of historical and religious interests. These tourists' spots can easily be accessed by local transports like autos, buses or taxis.
The historic sites in Bangalore holds a unique charm, the Vidhan Soudha, a structure complex is a marvelous specimen of neo-Dravidian style of architecture. Lal Bagh -famous for breathtaking rows of red roses, Tipu's Palace and Bangalore Palace- one of the most lavishly adorned and carved palaces of the by gone era are the treasures of Bangalore. Among the religious places, the ISKCON Temple, Shiva Statue, and the Bull Temple are worth visiting. The Venkatappa Art Gallery is an abode of about 600 paintings, all unique in themselves. Just make a travel trip to this majestic city and indulge in its gratifying attractions that will take you to the glory of erstwhile rulers of Bangalore.
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Vidhana Soudha - This elegant four-storied edifice is constructed out of granite stone on the pattern of temple architecture. This 46m high complex is an official building holding the Legislative Chambers of the state government. The structure houses four domes in all the four corners. There are the sculptures of 4 headed lions - the majestic beast, on the gateway of the building representing the symbol of Indian sovereignty. It also houses 22 departments and 300 rooms. The lighting up of the building on every Sunday evening holds the special charm among its visitors.
The park was constructed by Lord Cubbon.in 1864 over an area of 300 acre. This ravishing garden is adorned with lush green patches, blossoming rows of flowers and some structural buildings all adding to its glory. It is an idle place for relaxing and escaping from the ciaos of the city, thronged by young crowd, families, walkers, joggers and nature lovers. Other attractions of the park are Cheshire Dyer Memorial Hall, Ottawa Chatter, Museum, Century Club and the Press Club.
Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery
Established in 1887, the museum is the oldest structural complex of India. The Government Museum showcases medley of archaeological artifacts, exquisite collection of coins, sculptures, inscriptions, old paintings and excavated items. Whereas the art gallery houses the works of the celebrated artist of the Mysore Court like K. Venkatappa, his famous paintings, plaster of Paris works and wooden sculptures are worth a site.
Timings : Open 10.00 to 17.00 hours except on Wednesdays.
Bangalore Palace- Nestling in the heart of the city the famous Bangalore Palace captures a unique charm. Extended over an are of 45000sq.ft, this edifice is a masterpiece more then 110 year old, holding the glory of erstwhile rulers. The palace was constructed in 1880 and coasted more then 1 million Rs. The beautiful garden girdled the palace almost giving it a fairytale setting, worth a visit site.
Tipu Sultan's Palace
The Fort and Tipu Sultan's Palace was the summer residence of Tipu Sultan. It is a two-storied carved wooden structure, eminent for its gorgeous carved arches, pillars, and balcony haunches by gardens on either side, an ideal specimen of Islamic style of architecture. The fort also houses a well-preserved Ganapati temple. It was initially constructed in 1537 by Kempe Gowda later on it was further extended and fortified by Tipu Sultan.
Lal Bagh Gardens
Lal Bagh Gardens- Lal means Red and Bagh means garden, as name suggest this is a paradise of blossoming red roses. The garden was constructed by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan in 18th century. Expended on a 240 acre of land this exquisite garden forms one of India's most beautiful botanical gardens. The garden also abode a glasshouse, its magnificent patterns and design are great source of attraction. Other attraction of the garden is the organization of grand Flower Shows. These flower shows are held annually in the month of January and August where hundred of varieties of flowers are kept on display.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium - The Planetarium located on Sankey Road was constructed in the year 1989 to study the astronomical science and to increase awareness amongst the students and the common public. This massive planetarium has a seating capacity of 225 people.
Timings : Daily two shows, at 1500 hrs and 1630 hrs except on Mondays.
The Bull Temple
The Bull Temple - The temple is dedicated to Nandi- a holy bull of Lord Shiva. The massive Bull structures 4.5m high and 6m in length is carved out a single piece granite rock. One of the oldest temples in Bangalore, the shrine is thronged by devotee from all over the state and from other parts of the country. It is believed that the source of the river Vishva Bharti originates at the feet of the statue.
Iskcon Temple Complex
Iskcon Temple Complex - The temple structure is one of the most splendid temples building in Bangalore. The temple displays an exquisite amalgam of modern and traditional south Indian temple architecture. The other structures in the temple are multi-vision cinema theatre and vedic library. The temple also offers staying facilities for bramacharis, devotees and people taking short term courses offered here.
Ulsoor Lake - The Lake is formed over an area of 125 acres of land, it is a major tourist hang out zone. There is a boat club near the lake where one can take a cruise to near by islands to spend their entire day on the island. A, must visit site.
St. Marks Cathedral
St. Marks Cathedral - This Cathedral founded in 1808 was sanctified by the Bishop of Calcutta. It is an attractive colonial structure adorned with elegant dome over a semicircular sanctum that gives its devotee immense peace of mind.
Aquarium - Located at Cubbon Park, on Kasturba Road, the Aquarium is sat up in a diamond shaped complex. The aquarium has a divergence of extrinsic fertile as well as adorning fish. Timings: Open from 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs.
Sri Gavi Gangadhareswara Temple
The temple is sanctified due to a strange occurrence. Every year on 14th or 15th of January-Makara Sankranthi day, a ray of sunlight passes exactly through the horns of the stone bull outside the temple and illuminates the deity (Shiva Linga) inside the cave. This displays the amazing architectural and astronomical skills of ancient sculptors and artists.
Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum
Located on Kasturba Road, the museum is homage to Sir M. Visvesvaraya, one of the architects of modern Karnataka. It also houses an airplane and steam engine displayed in its compound. Major attraction of the museum is the mobile science exhibition that travels in the city through out the year. Museum is also a venue for exhibitions on electronics, motor power and the uses and properties of wood and metal. Seminars, demonstrations and film shows on scientific subjects are also organized here. The highlights of the museum are its galleries: Engine hall, Electronic Technology Gallery, Kimbe Paper Metals Gallery, Popular Science Gallery and Childrens' Science Gallery.
Jawahar Balabhavana is most popular among the young ones. The museum has many attractions, children can indulge into a boat cruise or take up a pony ride. There is also an attraction of a toy train. It is a buffer stock of fun and amusement. Toy Train Timings: Sundays: 9.30 am to 6.00 PM, 9.30 am to 8.00 PM. Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays of every month.
This magnificent Statue of Lord Shiva is about 65 ft. high. The Lord is depicted in sitting posture on the Mount Kailash with Ganga flowing from hard rocks. The statue looks majestic during the night with its lighting.
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