The Lal Bagh , famous for its flower shows was commissioned in Bangalore palace Lal Bagh is a botanical garden , commissioned by the Hyder Ali in 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 million years, is another attraction. Cubbon Park is located in the heart of the city and spreads over acres 1. The park was created in , 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. The park has four lakes, lawns spread over 25 acres , m2 , over varieties of trees and shrubs can be found there all the time. It is located next to the Victoria Hospital Gate in the K.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace was built in , 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 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.
It is an imposing granite building, built in 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. 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. It showcases six decades of aviation heritage. The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium , Bangalore Government Museum was established in 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 AD. 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. Karnataka Folk Museum is located in a acre campus at Kumara Park West has an excellent collection of Folk puppets, costumes, utensils, instruments, weapons and masks.
It houses a photo gallery, his letters, a library and audio visuals. 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. The museum chronicles their history and achievements and houses armoury used by the regiment, medals, their attire and a sports gallery. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum was instituted as part of the centenary celebrations of the engineer-statesman Sir M.
Visvesvaraya — at Kasturba Road. The museum has a diverse collection of over brain samples and is the result of over 30 years of research. The museum is open to the public for guided tours on Saturdays between 9 a. On remaining days, the museum is open between 9 a. Law Museum is a museum established in dedicated to the legal profession. 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 The museum is the lifelong collection of motorcycle enthusiast SK Prabhu. The museum walls are covered with biker memorabilia and photographs.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is one of the five Planetariums named after India's first prime minister. It was founded by Bangalore City Corporation in It was inaugurated in the year NGMA also organizes art walks.
It is the home to traditional Mysore art, as well as European Art, mainly Russian. This tree covers 3 acres 12, m2 and is one of the largest of its kind. It is at least years old. Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is a hill fortress of southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state.
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. 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 just 55 km from Bangalore and is considered one of the largest monolithic rocks in Asia. It is an ideal trekking place.
The peak offers a great view of the surrounding landscape. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. Butterfly Park is spread across 7.
It comprises a butterfly conservatory , museum and an audio-visual room. 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 spot-billed duck.
The shallow zone supports sandpipers and other waders as well as purple moorhens , purple herons and grey herons. 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 It has a variety of exotic cultivable as well as ornamental fish on display.
Amusement parks[ edit ] 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. 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. Fever Pitch Basecamp near Savanadurga is an 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.
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 mins and escape from the room. Places of worship[ edit ] St. The oldest church in Bangalore.
The temple is situated in Rajaji Nagar, and finest fusion of modern and traditional elements of architecture. Ranganathaswamy temple a 16th-century temple built by the Vijayanagara empire, located off Avenue Road.
Halasuru Someshwara Temple a 16th-century temple located in Ulsoor built by the founder of Bangalore, Kempegowda in Dravidian style. Bull Temple was built by Kempe Gowda I. It is reminiscent of the 16th-century Dravidian-style architecture. It has a huge granite monolith of Nandi. This landmark is situated at bull temple road, Basavangudi.
Kote Jalakantheshwara temple the oldest temple in bangalore dating back to the Chola era and is situated in Kalasipalya. Kote Venkataramana Temple a 17th-century temple located the old fort area next to tippu's palace in Chamrajpet. The temple has beautiful granite sculptures. The temple kalyani is said to be the source of the Vrishabhavati River. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is a temple known as Dakshina Kashi. The sun's rays fall on the Shivalinga only on the day of Makara Sankranthi.
They are located at Whitefield Outer Circle and Basavanguddi respectively. Mary's Basilica is the oldest church in Bangalore and is the only church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. Mary's Feast in the month of September each year, an event that attracts a number of devotees from in and around Bangalore. Infant Jesus Church , established in by Rev. Lourduswamy, the then Archbishop of Bangalore, the church draws huge crowds on Thursday, the day dedicated to Infant Jesus.
Masjid-e-Khadria is one of the most beautiful mosques in Bengaluru,  located on Millers Road , this mosque hosts the prayers on Eid and also hosts the Haj camp. It is situated on the bank of Ulsoor lake. Traditional prayers start every morning 3am with the "Prakash" of Guru Granth Sahib followed by customary "Nitnem" recitation of morning prayers and kirtan.