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Built in the year 1956 during the tenure of former Karnataka Chief Minister Kengal Hanumanthaiah, this impressive building is a seat of legislature of the state. The breathtaking architectural marvel in granite is a blend of Neo-Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian artwork. Considered as the largest Legislative building in India, this 46-metre tall structure is spread over an area of 2,300 by 1,150 feet (700 m × 350 m). It comprises carved pillars, bases, pediments, cornices and arches...
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Established in 1972 just as a mini-zoo, it grew up to a huge biological park and currently spreads over 105 sq. km. Located around 22 kilometers south of Bangalore, the park is one of the profound and renowned parks in India. Its aim is to conserve the wild animals that are slowly getting extinct. It mainly houses elegant Bengal tigers, exquisite white tigers and panthers among others. The main attractions of this park are the tiger and lion safari, and the beat safari. Latest addition to...
Cubbon park road
This 300 acre park crowned Bangalore with its undisputable title ‘The Garden City’. The park is also known as Sri Jayachamarajendra Park (formerly Meade’s Park). Though the name kept on changing, the elegance and the beauty of the park never changed. Created in 1870, its primary purpose was to elate people with its charm and simplicity, which still holds strong.
Cubbon Park is the proud owner of some of the rare exotic flora. There are around 6000 plants in the park which include 6...
Built in 1894 across Arkavathy River (originating from the Nandi Hills, another magnificent tourist spot), it is a manmade reservoir located 18 kilometers north-west of Bangalore. It was planned by the then Dewan of Mysore and M. C. Hutchins Chief Engineer of Mysore, M. C. Hutchins. The lake is a major tourist attraction as it is a habitat for different kinds of birds. Be there in the wee hours (say around 5:30 am) and you will come across a range of rare birds’ species. As of now, 29 sp...
“Lal Bagh” meaning ‘red garden’ got the name for its beautiful red rose beds of various species. It is created by Hyder Ali in 1760 in compliance with the trend and taste of Mughal gardens. Initially developed on 45 acres, it now covers a massive 240 acres. It has the largest collection of tropical plants for a botanical garden in India with around 673 genera and 1845 species. Among the major attractions, the most famous are a glasshouse and a 3000 million years old rock which is one of t...
Located in Bugle Rock, the temple is dedicated to a Hindu demi-god Nandi, mount of Lord Shiva. Built during the reign of Vijayanagara empire in 1537, the shrine is considered to be the world's biggest Nandi temple. The rock idol, which is 15 ft tall is one of the largest idols of Nandi in the world. Adjacent to this temple is Dodda Ganesha temple, a very popular shrine of the city. Address
Dodda Basavana Gudi Raste, Basavanagudi, Bangalore, Karnataka
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This 37.5 acres manmade lake is built in 1882 and named after its constructor Col. Richard Hieram Sankey. It has now become a regular stroll around and hang-out spot, thanks to the boating facility. Apart from the calm and pleasing ambience created by the trees surrounding it and birds chirping, you can spot many migratory birds during winter. Timing
6.00 AM to 8.00 PM (all days except Friday) Address
Sadashivnagar, Bangalore
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Well known as “Swarna Mukhi” (Golden-Faced) falls, it is about 32 kilometers from Bangalore on Kanakpura road. Though located in an isolated place, it is popular among tourists, and is very much crowded during the weekends and holidays. You can also trek to the top of the waterfalls and watch the eye pleasing scenery stretching for miles. A temple of Muneeshwara Swamy and an Aashram of Sri Ravishankar are the other attractions near by besides the Bannergahta Forest. One piece of advice: m...
Termed as walkers’ paradise and often used as a picnic spot, this place is a history in itself. The rock in the garden is one of the oldest rock formations in the world (as old as the rock in Lalbagh) and was used by the Kempe Gowda II, the erstwhile ruler of Bangalore, to build one of the four watchtowers during the feudal wars. One of the interesting fact of this place is that most of the rocks here are hollow and were used as lamps in olden days. Timing
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM Visitin...
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Situated on the Bangalore-Mysore road (28 kilometers from Bangalore), this huge tree with a crown circumference of 250 meters is standing tall for over 400 years covering up to 3 acres. The place has become an ideal picnic spot, thanks to Savanadurga hill (3 kilometers from the tree) in its neighborhood and the backwaters of Manchanabele reservoir as its backdrop. An unending flow of cool breeze and scenic beauty makes you to spend a day here. Address:
Tavarekere Hobli, Bangalore, Kar...
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