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Bangalore - At a Glance
#1 Best Time To Visit: October to March
#2 Official Language: Kannada
#3 Languages Spoken: Kannada, English, Tamil,
Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi/Urdu
#4 Climate: Pleasant /Dry Tropical Savanna
#5 Main Attractions: Vidana Soudha, Attara
Kacheri, Lalbagh Botanical Garden , Bangalore
Palace, Tipu Sultan's Palace and Fort
What to See?
Top 5 Places to Explore in Bangalore
Vidana Soudha is the seat of legislature of Karnataka. This magnificent
building incorporates Dravidian and Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture.
An Interesting Fact: Taking 5 years to construct, nearly 15 million INR was
spent on raising this building.
Attara Kacheri is the High Court of Karnataka and is situated just opposite to
the Vidana Soudha. This two-storied building is painted in red all over!
An Interesting Fact: Attara Kacheri was built in 1857, in the reign of Tipu
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Spread across 240 acres of land, the Lalbagh Botanical Garden houses the
rarest tropical and sub-tropical trees and plants. The garden was built in 17th
Century and the main highlight of the garden is the Glass Palace which was
built in 1889.
An Interesting Fact: The Botanical Garden gets the name “Lalbagh” because
of the red roses that bloom here throughout the year!
Completed in 1944, Bangalore Palace is inspired by England’s Windsor
Castle. With Tudor style architecture, towers and arches, this palace has been
built with utmost style and taste.
An Interesting Fact: It was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar and was
originally spread across 454 acres of land!
Tipu Sultan's Fort
Originally built by Chikkadeva Raya, completely in mud, the palace was then
occupied by Hyder Ali who started to build the palace with indo-Islamic
Architecture. It was completed in 1791 by Tipu Sultan.
An Interesting Fact: The palace courtyard housed a Hindu Temple too.
Talks a lot about Tipu Sultan’s religious tolerance!
Cubbon Park is a lush green spread of exotic plants and trees across 300
acres of land in the heart of the city. It is popular amongst walkers, joggers and
An Interesting Fact: You can also find an aquarium in the park which
houses many exotic fish.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Built in 1989, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium houses the Sky Theatre
and the recently added “Definiti Optical Star Projector” which shows about 2
An Interesting Fact: The Planetarium attracts 2,00,000 visitors every year.
An artificial Lake spread across 125 acres of land was constructed by Kempe
An Interesting Tip: One could go for swimming in the recreational complex or
Crazy Waters Amusement Park
Situated on a hill, Crazy Waters Amusement Park has half a dozen water
slides which adds a lot of splash and excitement. It is a great place to unwind
and relax with your family and friends.
Inaugurated in 1997, ISKCON Temple Bangalore is one of the largest
ISKCON temples in the entire world. Situated on the Hare Krishna Hill, the
complex has 6 shrines.
One of the lightest food items, Idli is made of
rice whereas the Sambhar is made with dal and
other vegetables thrown in. Very different in
taste and very healthy, this the most loved
breakfast of the South.
Dosa is a fermented crepe made with
rice and lentils batter. Eaten with
Sambhar or some food stuffing called
“masala”, it is the staple dish of the
Bisi Bele Bhath
With South Indian origins, Bisi Bele
Bhaath is a rice lentil dish made with
A sweet dish, generally prepared
during weddings is made from Maida
and is loved in the southern part of
A street shopper’s paradise, Commercial Street is a kilometer long street
with shops selling clothing items to silver jewellery. It is thronged with
travelers, localites and especially students. One could get great bargains here.
With rows of shops selling products of international
make, Brigade Road is a little high end. You can
find out all the fast food joints and international
brands lined here.
One of the busiest roads in Bangalore, MG Road has many restaurants, offices
and retail stores lined. With street shops also available here, one could find the
best of electronics at cheaper rates. Those could be imitations too!