Bangalore Vacations - Travel to the beautiful city of Bangalore to explore its historical legacy and modern developments and understand what makes Banglore what it is today.
Bangalore - The Ultimate Tourists Destination
Bangalore, the capital of the south west state of India, is amongst the happening cities of India. Founded by the local chieftain Kempe Gowda in 1337, Bangalore has evolved from its traditional self to a modern and a dynamic city. However this does not mean that Bangalore has lost its cultural and historical heritage. The city still exudes an old world charm that reminds visitors of its glorious past.
The city offers a congenial environment throughout the year which makes it one of the hottest tourists destination. The people of Bangalore are warm, friendly and welcome visitors with open arms.They speak numerous languages like Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Telgu and English therefore communicating in the city is not a problem.
Bangalore is the capital city and moreover it is important from commercial point of view also. As such the city is well connected by air, rail and road to almost all major cities of the country. It also has an international airport therefore foreign tourists can also take a direct flight to this place.
Places to See
Vidhan Soudha : The most important building in Bangalore, the Vidhan Souda was built , built between 1954 and 1958. This magnificient building is a unique blend of the tradional Dravidian architecture and modern architecture. Presently this beautiful structure houses both legislative chambers of the State Government. This building has become a sort of identity of the city and as such is a major tourist attraction.
Cubbon Park : Laid out in 1864, Cubbon Park has been named after Lt. General Sir Mark Cubbon who was the designer of the park. The park is spread over an area of around 120 hectares and has lush green plants and trees. Numerous fountains and statues enhance the beauty of this park. The park houses a red Gothic structure known as the Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall.A public library is housed in this hall that provides books on various topics for the benefit of readers. The High Court, the Government Museum, the Technology Museum, the Govt. Aquarium and the Jawaharlal Bal Bhavan- all major tourists attraction are also found in this park. A visit to Cubbon park is easy because it lies very near to the Vidhan Soudha.
Lal Bagh : Bangalore is known as the Garden city because of its numerous beautiful gardens. It is therefore a must for all the tourists to visit the lovely gardens of the city. One such garden visited by tourists in large number is the lal Bagh . Laid out by Hyder Ali in 1760, the garden is spread over an area of 240 acres. Apart from various colourful trees and plants, the beauty of the garden is increased by Kempegowdas watch towers, a lawn surrounded by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, an decorative clock, a beautiful lake and a glasshouse that reminds of the Crystal Palace in London. The garden is impressive and a definite picnic spot. Even a walk here is relaxing for any tourist.
Tipus Palace : Tipus Palace is one of those structure in Bangalore that is often frequented by tourists specially those who have an interest in the historical past of the city. Built in 1791, this summer retreat of Tipu Sultan was also called Rashk-e-jannat' - the Envy of Heaven. The two-storied elegant wooden structure now houses a museum containig artefacts belonging to the era of HyderAli and Tipu Sultan.Though, now the building is not as grand as the original, still it is worth visiting once.
Gavi Gangad Hareshwara Temple : Bangalore is also known for its temples.Prominent among these temples is the Gavi Gangad Hareshwara temple.This cave temple was constructed during the reign of Kempegowda, the founder of Bangalore and is dedicated to lord Shiva. Hence the significance of the temple is immense. However what attracts devotees and tourists alike is a unique occurance every year. In the month of January, on the auspicious occasion of Makarsankranti, a ray of sunlight passes through the horns of the bull Nandi which is situated outside the temple and lights up the Gavi Ganagadareshwara idol inside the cave.
Shopping in Bangalore : Bangalore offers excellent opportunity to its tourists to shop for the item of their choice. Being a modern city, it has everything that a sophisticated shopper might look for. For tourists looking for Bangalore special items, exquisite handicraft items in rosewood, sandalwood, wood-inlay, lacquerware and bidriware are available. Therefore tourists with varied interest will definetly enjoy shopping in Bangalore.
» Erotic India Vacations
Can you conceptualize the shrouded secrets on the walls of the Khajuraho temples? Visit the architectural marvel of the Chandela's that is one of the most exquisite examples of Indian erotica.
» North India Holidays
North India is a place where all of the country's motley features appear to have gathered. Do not be amazed if the memories of wrapping sand dunes of Rajasthan linger in your mind for long, and even the miraculous Taj may seem like a mirage.
» Rajasthan Holidays
Are you geared up to dig your way through the unrelenting terrain of Thar? Perhaps there is no other destination on the globe that renders such plethora of cultural, religious and historic options as rustic Rajasthan...an all-out dose of sensory pleasure.
» South India Vacations
A holiday in South India is next to none. Our vacation packages introduce you to the myriad features entailing everything from the undulating beauty of the backwaters of Cochin and Thekkady to the architectural marvels of Mahabalipuram.
» Wildlife Holidays
A loud growl, the chirping of multi-colored avians, a sighting of the lord of the jungle or just a dulcet time in the lap of nature are just some of the things which make a jaunt to the wilderness one of the most magical and exciting experiences of it all....are you up for the adventure?
» India Temples Tour
India is a land where religions and religious beliefs galore. The temple tours are bound to evoke your religious side. Even if you are not a spiritual someone, the awe inspiring architecture is plenty to magnetise your thoughts.