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 What to see - Bangalore Aquarium
The Bangalore Aquarium was opened in 1973 and is situated in Cubbon Park on Kasturba Road. The aquarium houses an assortment of fish.
 
 Bangalore Palace
The Bangalore Palace was built in 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar depicting the Tudor-style. Windsor Castle was the brainchild, behind the construction of this Palace. The construction has fortified towers and its interiors are elegant carved of wood. The palace is complete with Gothic windows, battlements and turrets.
 
 Bannerghatta National Park
The Bannerghatta National Park is situated 22 km away from the city. A variety of fauna in the picturesque surroundings of the park can be seen. Crocodiles, picnic corner, pets corner and serpentarium with lion's safari are among the many attractions in the park.

The country's first butterfly park was set up in the Bannerghatta National Park on 25th of November 2006. The butterfly park is spread over 7.5 acres of land and constitutes a butterfly conservatory, museum and an audio-visual room. The conservatory is made of polycarbonate roof. The living environment has been so designed that it supports 20 species of butterflies.
 
 Bull Temple
The Bull Temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore. It is located in Basavanagudi. The temple is dedicated to Nandi, the bull, which is the mount of Lord Shiva.

Nandi, the awesome monolithic deity of the Bull Temple, attracts visitors, tourists and devotees from all parts of the country and outside the country also. The statute is 4.5 metres tall and six meters long and is carved out of a single granite rock. The statute is older than the temple in which it is housed.
 
 Chunchi Falls
The city bursts in natural grandeur, and that is evident in the showers of the colorful Chunchi Falls. The falls is settled 90 km away from Bangalore city. It is 16 km before the Sangama and is near to the old world Yelagiri village.
 
 Commercial Street
Commercial Street in Bangalore is one of the main shopping complexes in India and is one of the busiest areas in Bangalore. It is placed between Shivaji Nagar and Kamaraj Road. Garments, hosiery and textile stores form the major part of the shops. In addition there are shops selling shoes, art materials, jewellery, sport goods and other general goods.
 
 Cubbon Park
In 300 acres of abundant serenity lies the Cubbon Park. It was laid out by Lord Cubbon who was the viceroy of India in the year 1864. The park, in the present days, is a haven of Green foliage, in the center of modern Bangalore.
 
 Dodda Ganapathi Temple
The Dodda Ganesha Temple is located on the Bull Temple Road in Basavanagudi. It was built by Dempegowda I. Once while he was strolling, he came across several rocks and one of the boulders had a figure of Ganesha engraved on them. He ordered his sculptors to convert the figure into a huge and fantastic single stone idol of Lord Ganesha. The massive Ganesha of this famous temple is about 18 ft tall in height and 16 ft wide. The lord is also known as Shakthi Ganapathi and Satya Ganapthi. The idol is believed to be growing on its right side.
 
 Fun World
In 300 acres of abundant serenity lies the Cubbon Park. It was laid out by Lord Cubbon who was the viceroy of India in the year 1864. The park, in the present days, is a haven of Green foliage, in the center of modern Bangalore.
 
 Gavi Gangadeshwara Cave Temple
The Gavi Gangadeshwara Cave Temple is an unusual cave temple. It was built by Kempe Gowda. The temple is situated near Basavanagudi. It is well known for its architecture. The temple is so constructed that on Sankaranti, the sun's rays enter the temple between the horns of Nandi outside the temple. This helps in illuminating the image of Lord Shiva. The architecture of the temple is a combination of 'Vastukala' with astronomy. The temple in all contains 33 idols.
 
 High Court (Attara Kacheri)
Karnataka High Court located in Bangalore is also known as Attara Kacheri, literal meaning being eighteen offices. The High Court is situated opposite to the Vidhana Soudha in Cubbon Park and was instituted in the year 1884.
 
 ISKCON Temple
The Temple is a dainty blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony with a unique combination of glass and gopurams. It is built on a hillock. The surroundings are beautiful. This temple was built to promote vedic culture and spiritual learning.
 
 Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium
The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was built in the year 1989. The planetarium presents the visitors an opportunity to unscramble the myths of outer space.
 
 Lal Bagh
The Lal Bagh is one of India's most beautiful botanical gardens. The garden has about 1000 species of rare plants and herbs. The park is constructed in about 2400 acres. There is a glass house depicting London's Crystal Palace and this is the main center of attraction. The garden is well protected with stone walls which act as enclosures. It has four approach gates.
 
 Lumbini Gardens
Lumbini Gardens is situated on the Outer Ring Road. It is located on the banks of the Nagawara Lake. Lumbini Gardens is a wave pool with an artificial beach.
 
 Maha Bodhi Society Temple
The Maha Bodhi Society Temple is a comparatively new social system. The main shrine is built as a reproduction of the historical stupa at Bodh Gaya. The temple has a library with books on Buddhism.
 
 Pearl Valley (Muthyala Maduvu)
Muthyala Maduvu which means pearl valley is a picnic spot with a captivating waterfall. The attraction of the spot is the waterfalls which is formed by thin jets of water which gushes down from a height of 90 meters. The jets of water form a pond giving it the notion of pearls.
 
 Seshadari Iyer Memorial - Architectural
Seshadri Iyer was a Dewan of Mysore from the year 1883 to 1901. The memorial is built to immortalize the Dewan. It is constructed of red bricks and the whole building looks red. The Memorial is situated in Cubban Park. A State Central Library was set up inside the Memorial in the year 1915.

The statue of Seshadri Iyer can be seen in a small rose garden. It was put up in the year 1913. The construction with the statue in front constitutes a central point of a long boulevard approaching from Hudson Circle. (less)
 
 Shiva Statue
The Shiva Statue is 65 feet. and depicts Lord Shiva seated in Padmashan or Lotus position. The background has been made to look as if it is Kailash. The River Ganga flows from the entangled rocks. The statute looks majestic during the night when it is lighted.
 
 Tip Sultan's Palace
Tipu Sultan's Palace is located very close to the fort. It is now converted to a museum. The building of the palace was started by Hyder Ali and it was completed by Tipu Sultan. The construction of the Palace was completed in the year 1791 and it took ten years to plan and construct the palace.

The Palace was one of Tipu Sultan's summer retirements. It is a double storied flowery wooden structure. It has columns, curves and balconies which are laid with gardens on both sides of the path which leads to the palace. A dedication on the wooden screen reports the palace to be an "Abode of Happiness". (less)
 
 Ulsoor Lake
Beaches, Lakes & Falls
Ulsoor lake is centrally located. It is spread over an area of 1.5 sq km. The lake dates back to the time of Kempe Gowda I and II. The then Commissioner of Bangalore Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring constructed the lake.
Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government Museum
The Venkatappa Art Gallery is situated in the Karnataka Government Museum. It exhibits some of the rich art of Bangalore. The Art Gallery is comprised of two floors and displays 600 paintings.

The government museum was established in the year 1865. The museum has exhibits of antiquities from Mohenjadaro and terracotta from Mathura. It contains traditional paintings also. The museum is a must visit place for art lovers. It has some of the exclusive collections of scenic displays. The museum also has some of the great works of the famous artist K. Venkatappa. (less)(less)
 
 Venkataramana Swamy Temple
The Venkataramana Swamy Temple was built by Maharajah Chikka Devaraya Wodiyar. The temple is 300 years old and some of the best characteristics of the Dravidian temple art is depicted in the temple.
 
 Vidhan Soudha
Vidhana Soudha is a noble building built exclusively of dressed Bangalore granite. It is a testimonial to temple architecture. The building is Bangalore’s best known landmark. It is 46 meter high.
 
 Tip Sultan's Palace
Tipu Sultan's Palace is located very close to the fort. It is now converted to a museum. The building of the palace was started by Hyder Ali and it was completed by Tipu Sultan. The construction of the Palace was completed in the year 1791 and it took ten years to plan and construct the palace.

The Palace was one of Tipu Sultan's summer retirements. It is a double storied flowery wooden structure. It has columns, curves and balconies which are laid with gardens on both sides of the path which leads to the palace. A dedication on the wooden screen reports the palace to be an "Abode of Happiness". (less)
 
 Vikasa Soudha
Architectural
Vikasa Soudha is a building which is located adjoining to Vidhana Soudha follows the modern construction.
 
 Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
Art & Museum
The Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is built for the various scientific disciplines.
 
 
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