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Culture of Bangalore. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Diamond district Bangalore Holidays in Bangalore simply cannot be imagined without attending various excursions and visiting numerous local attractions and places of interest. Tipu Sultan's Fort built in the end of the 18th century is known as the most important place of interest in the city. For a long time the fort has remained the main residence of the city’s governor. Nowadays the building is converted into a museum, which offers its guests to see a large collection of valuable historical artifacts. A beautiful two-story building with graceful columns and elegant balconies - the fort has the full right to be called the most attractive architectural construction in Bangalore. Bangalore Palace belongs to newer architectural monuments of the city. The construction of the palace was completed in 1887. The building is made in a style that is quite unusual for the city. Bangalore Castle is more reminiscent of an old Norman castle. The inner decoration of the palace is no less remarkable. Visitors will find here a skilled wood carving, beautiful furniture and precious furnishings. The luxury of the palace’s design is simply breathtaking.
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Many attractions of the city have religious nature. A huge statue of Shiva, which height estimates 20 meters, is a truly interesting destination from the sightseeing point of view. Tourists prefer to make an excursion to the statue late in the evening, when Shiva is highlighted with a special lighting. In the lights of multi-colored spotlights the statue of Indian deity looks even more impressive. Bangalore is home to one of the oldest temples of the country - Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple. The main decoration of the temple is a statue of Nandi, the sacred bull. The height of the statue estimates 4.5 meters. There is an interesting legend associated with this ancient temple. The local residents decided to make a building in order to achieve the mercy of the greedy bull that had been threatening to destroy the city. Once the construction of the temple was completed, the bull left Bangalore. For many centuries the local residents of the city have been conducting memorable festivals in honor of that memorable event.
Bangalore is also home to several unique natural attractions, the most famous of which is Lake Ulsur. Every day the lake is visited by thousands of tourists who want to make a walk along the picturesque shore or enjoy a boat ride, during which they can slowly examine the local beauty. Travelers, who arrive in Bangalore in late August, are very lucky as they can visit the festival of Ganesh. The holiday in honor of the god of wisdom is held annually. All major celebrations are primary located on the Ulsur Lake. Finally, do not forget to visit the local Botanic Garden, which was founded in 1760 by order of Sultan Haider Ali. The territory of the garden is also the location of a beautiful glass palace. Every year the botanic garden houses a large and truly magnificent Flower Show. Copyright
The city is also full of interesting museums. Just look at its name “NIMHANS Brain Museum”. The fact is that this museum is under the control of the National Institute of Mental Health, and among its exhibits as you can guess, are real human brains. The idea behind its foundation is that people can get closer acquainted with the work of the principal organ. You will be told about new discoveries in this field here. Another museum worth visiting is dedicated to Indian aviation and it is called Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. Exhibits in the form of airplanes are positioned in the garden. Also, there is a shop where you can buy models of airplanes.
Mysore Palace - A treat To Watch Bengaluru is a modern city. It is even called the “Silicon Valley of India”. There are many interesting futuristic buildings here. One of such is the Art of Living International Center. This building was constructed in 1986, and is a combination of the traditions of the past and the innovations of modernity. As a result, a unique building was achieved. In a similar vein, this is a very peaceful place. Another modern building is that of the Karnataka High Court. It looks grand, standing out against the others in its red color and Greek style architecture.
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One of the places in Bengaluru brings to mind a cult personality not only in the history of the individual, but also of the rest of the world. We are talking about Indira Gandhi, in whose honor the Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park is established. The park is drowned in greenery and flowers. In the evening, it shimmers beautifully, creating a romantic atmosphere. Nearby is located the Military Museum, where you can see samples of military equipment from as far back as 50 years ago. Another great place to find peace and tranquility is Pyramid Valley International. Locals come here to meditate and find peace of mind.
Night view of Bangalore In addition to the fact that Bengaluru has a huge number of Hindu temples of extraordinary beauty (Malleswaram, Chikka Tirupati Temple, Parshwanath Sushil Dham), as well as religious statues (Sri Dharmaraya Swamy, Dodda Ganapathi, Hanuman Temple), there are also Christian religious monuments here. The Infant Jesus Shrine is one of such and was built in 1970. It is a small place, but it is considered interesting due to the feeling that comes to the soul of everyone who decides to visit it. St. Mary’s Basilica looks monumental and beautiful. As befitting of any Indian temple (albeit Catholic), everything inside is decorated very colorfully. The church was constructed in the year 1813.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Bangalore and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Bangalore and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Bangalore

Nandi Temple
Where: Bugle Hill, Bangalore;
Bangalore Palace
Where: Palace Road, Bangalore; Telephone: +91 (0)80 23315789;
Cubbon Park
Where: M.G. Road, Kasturba road, Bangalore;
Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery
Where: Cubbon Park, Bangalore; Telephone: +91 (0)80 22864483; Opening hours: Closed on Wednesdays;
Vidhana Soudha
Where: Cubbon Park, Bangalore;
Lal Bagh
Where: K R Road, Bangalore; Telephone: +91 (80) 26573667;
Tipu Sultan´s Summer Palace
Where: Mari Gowda Rd, Shanti Nagar, Bangalore;
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat
Where: Kumarakrupa Rd, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore; Telephone: +91 (80) 2226 1816;
Ulsoor Lake
Where: M.G. Road, Bangalore;
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Where: Sri. T. Chowdaiah Road, High Grounds, Bangalore; Telephone: +91 (80) 22266084;
Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technical Museum
Where: Kasturba Rd, Cubbonpet, Bangalore; Telephone: +91 (80) 22864009;
Iskcon Temple
Where: Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Rd, Bangalore;
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Bangalore
♥   Palace 'Bangalore Palace' , 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bangalore and around
♥   Art museum 'National Gallery of Modern Art' Bangalore, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Bangalore' Bangalore, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Bangalore
♥   St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Bengaluru, 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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