Bangalore, which first started off as a pensioner’s paradise has been called the Garden City of Bangalore due to the beautiful greenery that abounds in the city. There are many parks, gardens and lakes which enhance the beauty of the city. One can also enjoy the weather that is cool and pleasant for most part of the year. Today, this Silicon Valley has become a leading IT sector and many modern multi-storeyed complexes are coming up in every nook and corner. Anyone visiting the city can avail of the tours arranged by KSTD Corp. Ltd and “Bangalore Round” to check out the Bangalore tourist places.
If you are interested in visiting famous temples, you can take a trip to the Ganapathy Temple, Gavi Gangadhareswara Temple or the ISKCON Temple Complex. Every year, on the 14th or 15th of January, a strange phenomena occurs, at the Gangadhareswara Temple. The diety (Shiva Linga) is illuminated, as a ray of sunlight is seen to pass through the horns of the stone bull that is erected outside the temple. This displays the architectural skills of the artisans and sculptors who worked tirelessly to glorify the temples with their carvings and paintings. The other temple that is worth visiting is the Bull Temple dedicated to the Nandi Bull in Basvangudi Road.
The Art of Living foundation is also located 21 km south of Bangalore and lures many tourists. They hold residential courses and meditative walks. Many Bangaloreans attend these courses and come away from the ashram feeling enlightened as if they have left their troubles behind.
St. Mary’s Basilica, is the oldest church in Bangalore and a place of pilgrimage for tourists, who come in from different cities and countries to pay homage. This Gothic Church was designed by a French architect and was built by Rev. Fr. Kleiner in 1882. It has an imposing tower that forms the façade of the Church which is built in the form of a Cross.
There is nothing more energizing than walking through the Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, or strolling through Cubbon Park and enjoying the crisp clean air, as you look at the various flora and fauna that is a welcome treat to your eyes. The other Bangalore tourist places are the Bangalore Palace and Tipu Sultan’s Palace where it is possible to spend a couple of hours, viewing the architectural details, paintings and craftsmanship of the artisans of early Bangalore.
The Banerghatta National Park was built in 1974 and lies 22km south of Bangalore. Here you can see many wild elephants, sambhar and monitor lizards, spotted deer and if you are lucky, you could even spot a leopard. The KST Department organizes Tiger and Lion Safari tours for the adventurous. When walking in the sylvan surroundings, you will be able to spot different species of birds and butterflies and even snakes.
One of the Bangalore Tourist Places that everyone generally heads to is the Vidhana Soudha which houses the Legislative Assembly Chamber and Council Chamber. Convicts and unskilled workers were deployed in the construction of this beautiful granite building which uses pink and black stones in the construction. The architecture of this building is based on the Dravidian style and includes modern designs. If you are into astronomy, you should take time off to visit the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium that consists of a sky theatre that has a dome that is 15 meters in diameter.