Bangalore the Garden city

Karnataka in South India has got a lot of tourist destinations.  One who visits  here, will be rewarded with a memorable  moments of nature, history and beach. There are many tourist destinations in karnataka of which bangalore is the most important one which has many places to visit and enjoy and improve the knowledge as well.

"Lal bagh glass house in Bangalore"

Lal bagh botancial garden in bangalore

Hub of Industries:

Bangalore which is  the capital of Karnataka is a fast growing and prosperous place and  is home of   high tech industries in India. The IT  industries view Bangalore as the “byte- basket of India”.  Bangalore can be called as place of relaxation  as it is full of greenery .  Bangalore is

Third largest city in India:

India’s third largest city which has a population of 5,310,318 as in the year 2009.  It’s full of young professionals and has a vibrant cosmopolitan air about why  many people love Bangalore. Bangalore has earned names like ‘Silicon Valley of India’,Pub capital of India’ and ’City of Gardens’.    Bangalore is” breathing with life and energy” as it is with  its beautiful historical monuments, multiplexes, parks and avenues.

Banglore is Asians Silicon Valley:

Bangalore is India’s fifth largest and fastest growing city and Asia’s Silicon Valley because of its thriving information technological industries.  In  the late 1980s, until its high-tech boom began it was known as the Garden city, with greenery flourishing in its pleasant, temperate climate.  Bangalore is the ideal gateway to India and beyond and is also home  of  few India’s premier scientific establishments.

History of Bangalore:

Bangalore’s other name as Bengaluru. According to state historians, Bangalore got its name from Bendakalooru (the town of boiled beans).  In the late fourteenth century a king strayed into the area during a hunting trip and a woman offered him a meal of boiled beans which the king enjoyed so much,  that he named the town after the dish.  According to state historians, Bengaluru is a transliteration of the original spelling.  Today Bangalore is getting popular for a different variety of Beans variety of Beans-JavaBeans.

Places to visit in Bangalore:

The Bangalore Palace and Fort:

The fort was built by Kempe Gowda and later expanded by Tippu Sultan.  Within its walls is the well preserved Ganapathi temple of sixteenth century.

The Palace was built in 1887 by Wodeyar king on the four hundred acre space.  This palace was built in the Tudor style, complete with Gothic, foiled windows, battlements and a turret resembling the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam, this  palace is  constructed mostly of wood and is famous for its carving and paintings.

Bangalore palace

Bangalore palace

In the year June 2005 , Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar decided to open the palace to the public to meet its twenty lakh annual upkeep costs.  The main attractions are the  gallery which consists of nearly  thousand historical photos, including of Maharajas, Viceroys and other famous personalities inside and exquisite carvings and paintings.

The Bangalore race course

This race course is one of the finest in India, with racing events almost all year round (i.e. May to June and November to March).  Some of the biggest field stakes in the country can be viewed here.

Tipu’s Palace

Tipu’s Palace built in 1791.  This beautiful palace with two-storeyed ornate wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies was one of Tipu’s favorite summer retreats.

"Tipu's palace"

Tipu palace in bangalore

Lal Bagh

This is famous botanical garden in India. This garden was founded by the ruler of Mysore ,Hyder Ali.

"Lal bagh at night"

Lal bagh in bangalore

"View of lake in lal bagh"

Lake view in lal bagh

It has a famous Glass house which organizes a flower show every year. This is one of the best tourist destination in Bangalore.

Other places to visit in Bangalore:

There are several tourist places located in Bangalore.  Some are  Iskcon, Bull temple, Gangadhareshware temple, Dharmaraja temple, Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan, Jumma Masjid, Ravindra Kalakshetra, St. Mary’s Church and many more.

How to reach this Garden city:

Bangalore is well connected by air, rail and road to all the major cities.  The cities such as Delhi, Madras, Mumbai, Calcutta and to most other important cities and towns.

By Train: There are regular train services from Chennai (Four trains per day), Mysore (Seven trains per day), Calcutta (Weekly twice), New Delhi (one service daily).

By Air: Bangalore airport has got services for both domestic and international flights.

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