Bengaluru or Bangalore is also known as the Garden City and Silicon Valley of India. It is city of contrasts with huge concrete buildings flanked by lush green trees. Old fashioned homes share boundaries with sprawling housing complexes. Several temples, mosques, churches standing next to urban coffee shops and hangouts.

Bengaluru counted among the fastest growing cities in Asia has an economic boom not just restricted to the IT industry. It includes aerospace, aviation and automotive industries, the biotechnology sector, rose exports and silk manufacturing industries.

Bangalore has also emerged as an education hub for foreign students and offers a wide range of graduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in a variety of programs.

Bangalore also has a variety of tourist attractions, some of which are listed below.

The Bangalore Palace

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The Bangalore Palace is strikingly similar to England’s Windsor Castle. It is a scenic tourist hot spot because of it’s majestic castle like structure surrounded by a lush green environment.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden

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Lal Bagh Botanical Garden was built in the 18th century during the reign of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. Spread over 240 acres, it has some of the rarest flora and fauna in the world. It also houses the Lalbagh Lake and a Glass house.

Cubbon Park

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Cubbon Park is spread over 300 acres and showcases more than 6,000 species of trees and plants, along with famous statues and well-planned avenues.

Bannerghatta National Park

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Bannerghatta National Park is a rich, natural zoological reserve and comprises of a zoo, safari, butterfly park and rescue center for injured animals

Venkatappa Art Gallery

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Venktappa Art Gallery is situated next to the Vishveshwaraiah museum, and is known for it’s rare collection of rare collection of archaeological and geological artifacts such as old jewellery, sculptures and coins.

Visvesvaraya Museum

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Visvesvaraya Museum hosts many scientific experiments and exhibits.
 
 
 

Vidhana soudha

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It is the seat of Karnataka’s legislature, and incorporates elements from both Indo- Sarcenic and DRavidian styles.

Tourist places in and around Bangalore.

Mysore

Considered to be the 3rd most populous city of Karnataka, it has several tourist attractions; some of which are listed below.

Mysore Palace

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Mysore is also known as the City of Palaces as it has about 7 in total and clocks more than 6 million visitors annually.

Mysore Zoo

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It is the seat of Karnataka’s legislature, and incorporates elements from both Indo- Sarcenic and DRavidian styles.

KRS Dam

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Built across the Cauvery river in 1924, and also has an ornamental garden called Brindavan Gardens attached to it.

St Philomena Cathedral

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It’s a Catholic Church built in 1936 in honour of St Philomena and it’s architecture was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.

St Philomena Cathedral

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It’s a Catholic Church built in 1936 in honour of St Philomena and it’s architecture was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.

Coorg

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Located at about a distance of 238 kms from Bangalore, Coorg is a district well known for it’s bounty of natural resources, coffee, cultural traditions and the warmth of it’s people!