Tourist Spot in Bangalore

Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state Karnataka. The city was known as the "Garden City of India".

Bengaluru was one of the most important tourist centers of the Karnataka state. Central business district of Bengaluru consists of places MG Road, Brigade Road, Commercial Street, Vidhana Soudha etc. Bengaluru had many lakes and parks. BMTC offers special buses for sightseeing in Bengaluru, including Cauveri - a double-decker open roof bus.

Lal Bagh is a botanical garden, commissioned by the Hyder Ali in 1760. The 240-acre (0.97 km2) park is home to over 1000 species of flora and a Glass House. The park is known for its annual flower show. The garden surrounds one of the towers erected by the founder of Bangalore, Kempe Gowda I. The Lal Bagh Rock, dates back to 3000 million years, is another attraction.

Cubbon Park is located in the heart of the city and spreads over 300 acres (1.2 km2). The park was created in 1884, by Major General Richard Sankey. The park is home to numerous trees and plants that span over 68 general and 96 species. The park is also known for its kids train.

Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park (JP park) is on an 85-acre (340,000 m2) site at Mathikere in the north-west area of Bangalore. The park has four lakes, lawns spread over 25 acres (100,000 m2), over 250 varieties of trees and shrubs can be found there all the time.

Historical monuments
Bangalore Fort originally built by Kempegowda in 1537 A D. It is located next to the Victoria Hospital Gate in the K.R Market area. The original mudfort was replaced by a stone fort in 1761 by Mysuru ruler Hyder Ali.

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace was built in 1791, is a two-storied ornate wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies. It houses a museum that contains artifacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime.

Bangalore Palace (1862) is located near Mekhri Circle and Cantonment Railway station and is built to look like a smaller replica of the Windsor Castle in England.

Mayo Hall was designed in memory of the Lord Mayo and is regarded as one of the finest designs of British architecture.

Kempe Gowda Watch towers were built by Immadi Kempegowda (Kempe Gowda II) in the 16th century to watch over the boundaries of the city. The four watch towers Mehkri Circle tower, Halasuru Rock tower, Lalbagh rock tower and Kempambudhi Hillock tower. These towers feature symbolically in the icon of the Bengaluru's Municipal Corporation BBMP.

War Memorials
Mysore Lancers WW-I memorial: A war memorial[3] was erected at JC Road in memory of the contributions of the Mysore Lancers in World War I. The Mysore lancers were involved in the campaigns of the Suez Canal, Gaza, Meggiodo, Sharon, Damascus and Palestine. On September 23, 1918, the Mysore Lancers[4] along with the Jodhpur lancers liberated Haifa in Israel from Ottoman and German control.

World War I memorial (Sapper War Memorial): It is located at the intersection of Brigade Road and Residency Road. It was raised in honour the fallen of the Madras Sappers & Miners (Madras Engineer Group).
National Military Memorial located near the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was constructed to honour the sacrifices of Indian soldiers over the years.

Government buildings
Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing granite building, built in 1956 in the 'Neo-Dravidian' style, incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic, Rajasthani Jharokha and Dravidian styles. Vidhana Soudha is the brainchild of Kengal Hanumanthaiah and built by chief engineer B.R. Manickam.
Attara Kacheri, (Karnataka High Court), overlooks Vidhana Sabha. It is a red brick and stone building in the Greco-Roman style of architecture. It houses the High Court for the state of Karnataka.

Government Museum was established in 1865 has a rare collection of archaeological and geological artifacts including old jewellery, sculpture, coins and inscriptions. The museum is also home to the Halmidi inscription, the earliest Kannada inscription ever found (450 AD).

Kempegowda Museum is dedicated to Yelahanka chieftain Kempegowda (1513-1569) who is the founder of Bangalore city. The museum is located on the first floor of Mayo Hall. The museum has Kempegowda's statue as well as posters and pictures of forts, temples, reservoirs and inscriptions from his time.

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum was instituted as part of the centenary celebrations of the engineer-statesman Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1861–1962) at Kasturba Road.

NIMHANS Brain Museum showcases the human brain and its functions. It is located in the Wilson garden area. The museum has a diverse collection of over 600 brain samples and is the result of over 30 years of research.[6] The museum seeks to help visitors understand how the brain works and get an insight into the kind of diseases that can affect it.

HAL Aerospace Museum showcases the growth of the Indian aviation industry and HAL for six decades. The museum is maintained by HAL (one of Asia's largest Aerospace companies). The museum houses displays of various aircraft and helicopters, Aircraft engine models, Flight simulators, a mock Air Traffic Control Tower and exhibit of Indian aviation history.

Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) is south India's first private art museum, showcasing the country's rich visual culture. The museum's collection includes modern and contemporary artworks, traditional paintings, photographs, sculptures, textiles, crafts, and more, ranging from the 10th century to the present.

Madras Sappers Museum & Archives, inaugurated in 1979, showcases the history of the Madras Engineer Group (called the Sappers, established in 1803). The Madras Sappers are the oldest regiment of the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army. The museum chronicles their history and achievements and houses armoury used by the regiment, medals, their attire and a sports gallery.

Karnataka Folk Museum is located in a 15-acre campus at Kumara Park West has an excellent collection of Folk puppets, costumes, utensils, instruments, weapons and masks. folk music collections and dance videotapes.

Gandhi Bhavan established in 1965 at Kumara Park is showcase of Mahatma Gandhi's life. It houses a photo gallery, his letters, a library and audio visuals.

Philatelic Museum is located at the first floor of the Bangalore General Post Office near Vidhana Soudha.

Law Museum is a museum (established in 2006) dedicated to the legal profession. It was the brainchild of Karnataka High Court Chief justice Cyriac Joseph. The museum houses an original print of the Constitution of India, articles and documents related to the legal profession, seals, insignia and books. It also showcases the history of the High Court and the development of courts over the ages.

Legends Motorcycle Museum is a collection of 20 plus vintage motorcycles in working condition whose vintage dates back to 1924. The museum is the lifelong collection of motorcycle enthusiast SK Prabhu. The museum walls are covered with biker memorabilia and photographs. The collection includes a 1924 BSA 250 cc, a Cezeta 1962 and some rare motorcycles from World War II: the BSA M20 1942 500 cc, James ML 1942 and the Norton 500cc 1942.

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is one of the five Planetariums named after India's first prime minister. It was founded by Bangalore City Corporation in 1989.

National Gallery of Modern Art is an art gallery in Bangalore. It was inaugurated in the year 2009. It showcases modern Indian art and houses paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, Rabindranath Tagore and a large number of Modern and Contemporary artists. NGMA also organizes art walks.
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, is an art Gallery of high standards. It is the home to traditional Mysore art, as well as European Art, mainly Russian.

Big banyan tree is 400 years old and has a span of 3 acres
The watch tower on the Bugle Rock built by Kempegowda II
Nandi hills
Ulsoor lake
White tiger at Bannerghatta National Park
Butterfly Park

Koravakunda: Koravakunda is a hill station, which is around 250 m high and 65 km from Bangalore. It's a beautiful short trek to enjoy with friends. Dodda Alada Mara, a big banyan tree located in Ramohalli (28 km away). This tree covers 3 acres (12,000 m2) and is one of the largest of its kind. It is at least 400 years old.

Bugle Rock (called Kahale Bande (ಕಹಳೆ ಬ೦ಡೆ)) is a massive rock situated in Basavanagudi which is an abrupt rise above the ground of peninsular gneiss as the main rock formation and with an assessed age of about 3000 million years.

Lakes in Bangalore include Ulsoor Lake, DRDO Lake, Sankey tank, Hesaraghatta Lake, Yediyur Lake, Nagavara Lake (also called Lumbini Lake), Hebbal Lake, Madiwala Lake, Kempanbudi Lake, Varthur Lake, Bellandur Lake among others.

Thottikallu is a place 25 km from Bangalore off the Kanakapura road which is famous for a falls called Thottikallu falls more popularly known as TK falls.

Tippagondanahalli Reservoir, also known as T G Halli or Chamarajsagar, is located at the confluence of the Arkavathy River and Kumudavathi River, 35 km west of Bangalore.

Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is a hill fortress of southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. It is located just 3 to 5 km from Chickballapur Taluq, 60 km from Bangalore. It is 4851 ft (1478 m) above sea level. Nandidurg hill, known commonly as Nandi Hills, is the source of the Penner, Ponnaiyar and Palar rivers. Nandi Hills gets its name from an ancient Nandi temple situated on this hill. This temple has a thousand year old sculpture of Nandi. An ancient lord Shiva and Parvati temple also adorns this hill.

Kaivara, cave temples 60 km away near Chikkaballapur.

Makalidurga - is a great place near Doddaballapura, around 60 km from Bangalore which offers a great opportunity to trek and enjoy the surroundings. Savandurga is a hill 60 km west of Bangalore off the Magadi road. The hill is famous for Narasimhaswamy temple and is also believed to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia. The hill rises to 1226 m above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli Reservoir and on towards Manchanabele dam(feverpitch basecamp-located in banks of manchanabele dam). It is ideal for trekking. The peak offers a great view of the surrounding landscape.

Fever Pitch Basecamp near Savanadurga is a camping destination with woodsball, all terrain vehicle rides, kayaking, canoeing, swimming in natural waters, Rappelling, Zipline across terrain and jungle camping in Tents with sleeping bags and campfires.

Bannerghatta National Park is situated 22 km south of Bangalore. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km2) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore, which is very crowded during weekends and holidays.

Butterfly Park is spread across 7.5 acres (30,000 m2) of land. It comprises a butterfly conservatory, museum and an audio-visual room. The butterfly conservatory has a polycarbonate roof and is a 10,000 sq ft (1,000 m2). circular enclosure, inside which the living environment has been carefully designed to support over 20 species of butterflies. The environment has a tropical setting — complete with the humid climate, an artificial waterfall, a narrow walking bridge and host plants and shrubs that attract butterflies.

Birds at Hebbal lake - The habitat at Hebbal Lake is favoured by many species of water birds including large waterbirds such as the spot-billed pelican, Eurasian spoonbill, shoveller, pintail, garganey, little grebe, coot and the Indian spot-billed duck. The shallow zone supports sandpipers and other waders as well as purple moorhens, purple herons and grey herons.[10] Nearly 350 species of birds have been recorded from the Bangalore region[11] of which around 60 species may be seen with ease. Bangalore has an active bird watching club that meets every Sunday.

Bangalore Aquarium is the second largest aquarium in India. It is located at the entrance of Cubbon Park in Bangalore, India, and was established in 1983. It has a variety of exotic cultivable as well as ornamental fish on display.

Amusement parks
Lumbini Gardens is an eco friendly public park on the banks of the Nagawara Lake near Hennur. It has a swimming pool, rides and water boating facility.

Wonderla is an amusement park located near Bidadi, 28 kilometers from Bangalore.

Innovative Film City is an amusement and theme park with go karting, and stage and studio facilities.

iplay is an ice-skating rink at the phoenix market city. It is the only natural ice rink in Karnataka.

Fun World is an amusement park in Jayamahal road close to Palace Grounds.

Snow City is an indoor snow centre in Jayamahal road close to Palace Grounds.

Flight 4 Fantasy is an entertainment flight simulation centre located in The Forum Mall in Koramangala.

Talk To The Hand at Jayanagar 4th block is a Laser Tag Entertainment center for all age groups.

Breakout Escape Experience: Located in Koramangala, this place offers a unique experience for thrill and fun seekers. Visitors, as a team, are locked in a room. They have a mystery to solve in less than 60-mins and escape from the room.

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