Top 10 Tourist Attractions of Bengaluru
Bengaluru is known for its high-tech industries, beautiful parks, vibrant nightlife, cultural diversity, and rich history. The city’s thriving bar and restaurant scene, as well as its unique blend of tradition and modernity, make it a popular destination among leisure travellers. Read on to learn more about ten tourist attractions you must visit the next time you find yourself in Bengaluru.
Cubbon Park: Do not be fooled by the name, as it is unlike any ordinary park. Built in 1870 by the then Chief Engineer of the Mysore state at the behest of the Mysore king Chamarajendra Wodeyar, the park has gained territory over the years, and now it covers nearly 300 acres of land right in the middle of the city. Many heritage buildings and a vast number of animals are part of the park. Some of the trees here are nearly a century old. If the Bengaluru tour tires and wears you down, Cubbon Park, named after an officer, is the ideal location to rejuvenate yourself.
Someshwara Temple: Located at Halasuru, this ancient temple from the 12th century is the oldest temple in Bengaluru. It received many additions during the rule of Vijayanagara kings and local chieftains. The majestic abode of Shiva stands near Ulsoor Lake.
Bengaluru Palace: Built in the late 1870s by Mysuru king Chamaraja Wodeyar, the palace is in a large area exceeding 400 acres. It took 3 years to build the palace, and more additions were made during the next 10 years. The palace is in the Vasanth Nagar locality of the city.
Tipu Palace: Located in the Chamrajpet area of the city, it is a small palace supposedly built by Tipu as his summer getaway.
Lal Bagh: Located in the southern part of the city, the garden was a trend setter in terms of the value of plants and flowers. Innovations and experiments made here over the years have yielded great results. If you are a plant and flower lover, you will love this place.
ISKCON Temple: Located in the Rajajinagar area of the city, the massive temple is a great centre of divinity. The nearly 60 feet flag post is a notable attraction of this temple, inaugurated in 1997. It is a quiet place, and many tourists visit the temple for spiritual gains.
Bannerghatta National Park and Zoo: The thickly forested area was declared a national park in 1974. Now the city has grown, and the NP has almost become a part of the city. Leopards and other smaller animals are seen in the park. The zoo is a large open area where safari options are provided to visitors.
Bull Temple: Known as the Dodda Basavanna Temple, this ancient temple has a large monolithic statue of Nandi (bull). The statue is about 15 feet tall and is one of the major attractions of the city. The temple is in the Basavanagudi area of the city.
Vidhana Soudha: Located in the heart of the city called Sampangi Rama Nagara, this stunning structure, which houses the legislative assembly of the state, came into existence in the year 1956. The impressive architecture and design are the hallmarks of the structure, with only white marble stones being used in its construction.
Government Museum: The beautiful building of the museum, constructed in 1886, pleases the eyes with its colour and architecture. The century-old museum houses some of the rarest items in its galleries, and there are eleven of them! Apart from a tourist visit, it would be an educational tour as well. It is in Sampangi Rama Nagar and near Vidhana Soudha, across the Cubbon Park in front of it.