Bangalore - Tourist Attractions in Bangalore 

Bangalore, Tourist Attractions in Bangalore, Bangalore Tour

Tourist Attractions in Bangalore

The major tourist attractions in Bangalore are the Bull Temple, Vidhan Saudha, Lalbagh, the Tipu Sultan's Palace, the Tipu's Fort, and the Tipu's Summer Palace. The bull temple was constructed in the 16th century AD. The main attraction of the temple is the sacred huge monolithic Nandi bull after which the temple has been named. The sacred bull has been carved out of a single grey granite block. The bull is about 4.57 metres in height and 6.10 metres in length.

Lalbagh is a botanical garden, which is spread over 240 acres of land. This beautiful garden was laid by Hyder Ali in 1760 and later developed by Tipu Sultan. This garden was originally known as Lalbagh because the garden had a profusion of red roses. This garden houses over 1,800 species of rare herbs, plants and centuries-old trees. The garden is known for its exotic trees, lakes, lotus ponds, lawns and rare plants brought from abroad. A green house is also placed in the middle of the garden which has a collection of various kinds of flora. The Glass House is built on the lines of the Crystal Palace in London and is the main attraction of this huge park and also the venue of the colourful Flower Show.

The Vidhan Saudha 
The Vidhan Saudha is a four storeyed building which was built after the India's independence. This magnificent building was conceived and executed by Chief Minister Kengal Hanumanthaiya in 1956. The Vidhan Saudha houses the State Legislative Assembly and part of the secretariat. This building is the combination of ancient and modern style of architecture and built in the neo-Dravidian style out of the Bangalore granite. The building is illuminated on Sunday evenings, weekends and public holidays

The Tipu Sultan's Palace
The Tipu Sultan's palace is built out of the teakwood. This palace was built between 1781-1791. The major attraction of the palace are the floral designs on the walls and ceilings. After Tipuís death the palace was used as a Secretariat by the British until 1867.

Tipuís Fort was originally constructed by Kempe Gowda out of the mud and brick. Later, Hyder Ali, rebuilt this fort out of stone. Though most of the fort was destroyed during the war and now only ruins remains. Now the crumbling walls of the fort form a backdrop in the city market of Bangalore. 

Tipuís Summer Palace, one of the Tipuís summer retreats was laid by Hyder Ali and later on completed by Tipu Sultan. It is an elegant two storey wooden structure with ornate pillars, balconies, arches and a well maintained garden. Tipu Sultanís summer palace now houses the collection of the old things of his times. 

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