Cities that symbolise the rich cultural heritage of a bygone era and cities that are high-tech and modern can both be found in man-made wonders. When you visit Bengaluru, the former Bangalore, you can find a combination of these two if you’re interested. The city’s nice climate makes both your stay and your travel enjoyable. As soon as you make the decision to visit Bangalore, make sure you do not skip any of the top 15 attractions listed below; otherwise, your trip will not be complete.
1. Cubbon Park
300 acres of land make up Cubbon Park. Richard Sankey, who served as Mysore’s Chief Engineer, built it. Massive, well-maintained green parks and lawns deserve special note. The park has a lovely walkway. During your hectic holiday journey, it is the ideal location for you to be. It is deserving of the title “Walkers’ Paradise.” Famous people’s statues are located here. When the lights are put on in the evening, Cubbon Park will be a sight to behold.
2. Bangalore Palace
In order to build Bangalore Palace in 1884, Chamaraja Wodeyar was inspired by Windsor Castle in England. The Tudor-style building, which is in the city’s centre, includes Gothic windows, woodcarvings, and turrets, all of which are evidence of the magnificent architecture of the time. The 430 acres of land where the palace is located have lovely gardens. Today, concerts and exhibitions are held in the palace.
3. Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens
One of the most stunning botanical gardens you’ll encounter in India is this one. It was built by Haider Ali and later altered by Tipu Sultan. The London Crystal Palace served as the model for the gardens’ Glass House. The garden’s expansive 240 acres of land are home to over 1800 different varieties of plants, herbs, and trees. The garden’s lawn clock is the original of its sort in India.
4. Nandi Hills
The Nandi Hills are the ideal setting for experiencing nature’s harmony. It is one of the hill stations close to Bangalore that is 60 kilometres away from the city and has a solid, monolithic granite mass that provides the best views. Here is where the rivers Palar and Arkavathi start. The well-known Nandi temple, which is found at the top of the hill, inspired the hill’s name. 1478 metres above sea level is where it is located. Any time is a good time to visit the location because of the beautiful climate. Amruth Sarovar, Tippu’s Summer Palace and Fort, Horse Way, the sources of the Palar and Arkavathi rivers, Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple, and Tippu Drop are a few of the area’s tourist attractions. Here, you may find a playground for kids with top-notch amenities to lift kids’ spirits.
5. Tipu Sultan Fort
Tipu Sultan Fort, which is situated in the busiest market area, is an example of the creative prowess that once predominated. In the year 1537, Kempegowda built it for the first time out of mud bricks. With the use of granite stones, Haider Ali improved and expanded it. It was finished in 1791 by Tipu Sultan, who used it as a getaway during the summer. The two-story building contains balconies, sculpted arches, and pillars. In addition to a Hindu god named Ganesha temple, it has Islamic architecture. This sheds information on the ruler’s demonstrated religious tolerance. Visit the fort’s art gallery, which has historical carvings, pictures, and paintings, if you enjoy learning in-depth historical details.
6. The Government Museum
It was constructed in 1886. The museum is home to priceless collections from many eras. The museum’s 18 galleries contain Neolithic artefacts from diverse cultures, antique jewellery, and more. Amazing sculptures and antiquated paintings can be seen here.
7. National Gallery of Modern Art
For all lovers of art and history, a trip to Bengaluru’s National Gallery of Modern Art is a must. There are roughly 500 artworks in its collection. Famous artists including Rabindranath Tagore, Raja Ravi Verma, Amrita Shergill, and Jamini Roy have work on display. All of the artworks have been labelled and organised for easy viewing according to various historical eras, art schools, and artists.
8. Chola Temples
The Chola dynasty, a significant royal family in the South, controlled Bangaluru. They governed Bangaluru for more than a century, and the numerous temples they constructed all across the city are evidence of their influence. These more than 1500-year-old temples serve as a reminder of Bengaluru’s formerly illustrious Chola Empire. Old Madiwala Someshwara Temple, Halasuru Someshwara Temple, Domlur Chokkanathaswamy Temple, and Sri Ananda Lingeshwara Temple are a few of the Chola temples that can be visited.
9. St. Mary’s Basilica Bengaluru
The oldest church in Bengaluru, St. Mary’s Basilica, is well-known for hosting St. Mary’s Feast in September. The church’s initial foundation was set in place in the seventeenth century, and it was renovated to its former splendour in 1875. The church is only the sixth church to be upgraded to a minor basilica in India. The church has a rich history, and the creation of the two statues of St. Mary is the subject of an intriguing mystery. This church is stunning because of its Gothic design, lovely pillars, and stained windows.
10. Vidhana Soudha
Vidhana Soudha, a magnificent example of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian architecture, is one of Bengaluru’s most recognisable landmarks. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru laid the cornerstone in 1951, and construction was finished in 1956. Due of its reputation as India’s largest legislative edifice, many people choose not to enter the premises and are content with a quick glance from the outside.