Vidana Soudha is a landmark of Bangalore, built in 1954. This enormous building is a massive example of neo-Dravidian architecture, with four domes on its four corners. It houses the Legislative Chamber of Karnataka Government, as well as accommodates many government departments. It’s stunningly illuminated at night.
Attara Kacheri and Surroundings
Attara Kacheri and Surroundings this two-storied building, it’s located at the entrance to Cubbon Park, and houses the High Court and many lower courts. Built in 1867 under the reign of Tipu Sultan, is painted in red with Corinthian columns in Gothic style architecture.
Close to the Court is the State Central Library building, which has the “Pompeian red” color and architectural style of stone and fluted pillars, with walls finished in lime plaster. Nearby, the Government Museum houses many exotic collections of coins, sculptures, inscriptions, and old paintings. Adjacent to the Museum is Venkatappa Art Gallery, displaying famous paintings, plaster of Paris works and wooden sculptures of the well known artist Venkatappa, and of other contemporary artists.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Lalbagh Botanical Garden enchanting garden is set on 240 acres with a rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical trees and plants, and a majestic glasshouse built on the lines of London’s Crystal Palace. The garden was made in 17th century started by Hyder Ali, and later completed by his son Tipu Sultan. It derives its name “Lal Bagh” from a collection of red roses that bloom throughout the year there. The glasshouse, which was constructed in the year 1889 to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, is the jewel of this garden. Lalbagh takes on a festive look during India’s Independence Day and Republic Day, with a captivating show of over 200 varieties of flowers.
Cubbon Park located in the heart of city, set on a 300 acre area; The Park was named after the erstwhile Commissioner of Bangalore, Sir Mark Cubbon. Cubbon Park is a great place to laze around in the lush green paradise. It has a treasure of different species of exotic plants. Many ornamental and flowering trees, both exotic and indigenous, can be found in the park. It’s a popular place for walkers, joggers, and nature lovers. Bal Bhavan in the park is a great place for the kids to enjoy. An aquarium is also located in Cubbon Park, with many varieties of exotic and ornamental fish.
Bangalore Palace built in 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Bangalore Palace is inspired by England’s Windsor Castle. This beautiful palace has Tudor style architecture, with fortified towers, arches, green lawns, and elegant woodcarvings in its interiors.
Tipu Sultan’s Palace and Fort
Tipu Sultan’s Palace and Fort was originally built by Chikkadeva Raya in mud. Later, Hyder Ali started reconstruction in Indo-Islamic architecture. This was completed by his son Tipu Sultan in 1791.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was founded in 1989, with an aim of spreading awareness among students and the public about astronomy. Two shows are held here daily except on Mondays.
Crazy Waters Amusement Park
This amusement park is located amidst a rocky landscape in Bannerghatta Main Road, and provides thrill, splash and excitement.