Bangalore is considered as one of the most beautiful places and one of the largest cities in India. This magnificent destination is the capital of Karnataka state in southern India. Every year tourists all over the world visit Bangalore to admire the impressive monuments, the endless parks, the blooming trees and the full of life, green landscape that looks like an Asian, more majestic California.
Explore the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, a place which became a model for the growth of biodiversity. Full of indigenous and exotic vegetation, it justifiably earned a significant place as one of the most varicolored and well-preserved gardens widely. This green king-size paradise remains the epitome of developing horticulture. Used, primarily, as a private garden in 1760, it was designed by the Emperor of Old Mysore, Hyder Ali, while his son, Tipu Sultan, continued his father’s work. Today, Lalbagh has evolved into a wonderful garden, consisted of 240 acres of land in the heart of the city. There you will also admire an amazing construction, the Glass House where flower shows and happenings take place throughout the year.
Discover another must-see attraction, the Cubbon Park, also known as Sri. Chamarajendra Park. Located in the Central Administrative Area, remains under control of the Department of Horticulture. Established in 1870, it is actually a historic public park with a vast green area, surrounded by museums, significant elegant buildings, government and organizations offices. There you can also find many magnificent statues of remarkable personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi and Queen Victoria. Additionally, you can wander around the musical fountain, the Central Library, the aquarium and the amusement park, walking through the unnumbered tree avenues, like Araucarias.
As former royal residences are the diamond of Bangalore, don’t lose the chance to visit the Tipu Sultan Fort with the monumental Delhi Gate. Built, at first, as a mud fort in 1537 by the founder of Bangalore, Kempe Gowda, it was later renovated by Hyder Ali, the father of Tipu Sultan. Its existence witness the controversy between Sultan’s forces and the British troops in the Third Anglo-Mysore War. Within the fort stands proudly the Sultan’s Summer Palace, known as The Abode of Peace. Admire the exquisite 18th-century Islamic architecture, the unique teak wood construction, decorated with arches and pillars, the floral patterns on the walls, the many paintings and the artwork.
Marvel the Mysore Maharaja Palace and be impressed with the characteristic Indo-Saracenic style which spreads around you. This vast monument, also known as Amba Vilas, was the luxury dwelling of the Wodeyar Maharaja dynasty, the Royal family who ruled Mysore for almost six centuries. As the original palace reconstructed several times, finally destroyed in a fire in 1897. The new one was rebuilt fifteen years later becoming the present Palace you can see now. Hindu, Muslim and Gothic forms are harmoniously combined with the dominant style of the Palace and as a result, you can admire a giant multi-floor stone structure made of grey granite. The spectacular scenery continues with the marble domes, the extraordinary tower, the ceremonial halls, the sculpture of the Goddess Gajalakshmi and the countless secret tunnels goes to mystic places. The Palace complex comprises gardens, courtyards and many other temples devoted to Hindu Gods. Don’t be late. Explore the most stunning attractions of the city!