Places in Bangalore (Bengaluru)
An imposing edifice housing the State Legislature and the Secretariat
of Karnataka, this is one of the best-known landmarks of Bangalore
Overlooking Vidhana Soudha is this red brick and stone building
in the Greco-Roman style of architecture. It houses the state
Built in 1791, Tipu Sultan’s summer retreat is a two-storied
ornate wooden structure with fluted pillars, cusped arches
and balconies. It now houses a museum that contains artefacts
relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime.
Bangalore (Bengaluru) Palace
Modelled on the lines of the Windsor Castle in England, the
Bangalore Palace flaunts turreted parapets, battlements, fortified
towers and arches. Entry to the palace is restricted.
Take a stroll in this 240-acre park, which is home to India’s
largest collection of rare tropical and sub-tropical plants,
as well as many centuries-old trees. It contains one of Kempegowda’s
watch towers, a surreal lawn surrounded by Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs, an ornamental clock, a beautiful lake, a
topiary park, a charming wooden bandstand and a glasshouse
modelled on London’s Crystal Palace.
Cubbon Park provides Bangaloreans with over 300 acres of sprawling
greenery in the heart of the city. The park houses the State
Library, an impressive, red Gothic structure, and is dotted
with fountains, statues, flowering trees and shady groves.
Visveswaraya Industrial and Technological
Dedicated to the memory of Sir M. Visveswaraya, the architect
of modern Karnataka, the museum provides a brief history of
technological development in the country and houses many technical