Bangalore Landmarks- What to see in Bangalore?

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Vidhana Soudha

Vidhana soudha was built by Sri Kengal Hanumanthaiya in the year 1956, the building is an extraordinary example of "Neo-Dravidian" style of architecture & vast interior, this building is the most impressive & magnificent building in the Bangalore city of India. It is mainly famous for the legislative chambers of the state Government, it consists of 300 rooms, it consists of 22 departments of the height of this building is 46m, is one of the most imposing structures in the city of Bangalore.
Vidhana soudha is constructed purely out of granite & porphyry, it is adorned with four domes on its four corners, the entrance of the building is the four headed lion which is the national symbol of India & the cabinet room had a huge sandalwood doors.
The vidhana soudha can be accessed from all the four directions of the city, the lights are kept on from 6.00 to 8.30 in the evening, this is the must visit place for sightseeign tour in Bangalore.

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was founded by the Bangalore City Corporation in 1989. Later in 1992, the administration of the Planetarium was entrusted to the newly formed autonomous body, the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE). It is devoted to dissemination of science among the public and the student community. Inside the planetarium there is a  sky theatre with a huge dome that has a diameter of fifteen meters.
The main objective behind the establishment of the planetarium was to promote an understanding of astronomy, amongst students as well as the other individuals.
The timings of the show are 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm, with the exception of Mondays, the shows held are extremely good and provide a good view as well as factual knowledge on astronomy.

State Central library

The State Central Library (SCL), is a reader's paradise with a collection of 2,40,093 books and periodicals and is one of the landmarks of Bangalore. The library attracts passers-by with its imposing structure in Pompeian red amid the greenery of Cubbon Park. A beautiful rose garden in front of it enhances its beauty.
The State central library is situated in the historical building Sir Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall at Cubbon Park Bangalore.The present building is one of the oldest monumental buildings having 300 Sq. meters of accommodation.This building was built in the memory of Divan Sir Seshadri Iyer. Sir Seshadri Iyer Memorial hall is in many respects Lord Nathaniel Curzon of Kedleston's contribution. Whose viceroyalty at the heady high noon of British imperialism in the sub continent straddled the 19th and 20th centuries, is known for deciding on the construction of the famous Victoria Memorial in Calcutta and Sir Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall in Bangalore.
The library has a massive collection of books on various subjects like literature, science and social sciences. A few racks also contain books in other languages like Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam
The timing of the library is 8.oo am to 7.00 pm except Monday.

Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace was built by a Wodeyar king in 1887.In the Tudor style of architecture characterized by Gothic windows, battlements, fortified towers and turreted parapets.
The palace is complete with Gothic windows, battlements and turrets.
The main attraction of Bangalore Palace Bangalore is an art gallery that displays several historical photos, including those of viceroys, maharajas and other royal personages and exquisite paintings and carvings.
The palace ground has a convention halls which can be hired by any private citizens for marriage and other functions.
The palace now launched  audio guide instead of the traditional tour guides. It is a boon for foreign tourists, now the tourist could also decide on the spots of interest. 
Entry Fee:
Indian tourists are charged Rs 175 and Foreign tourists Rs 350.
Video Recording: Rs 1,000, Photography: Rs 500.
Visiting Hours
10 AM to 6 PM (Sunday Holiday).
Phone: +91-80-2336 0818, 2331 5789

Visvesvaraya Museum

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is one of the units of National Council of Science Museums an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Around 1960 prominent industrialists acted on an idea of setting up an industrial museum & Visvesvaraya Industrial Museum society was formed. Building of about 40,000 sq. ft. area was built in Cubbon Park with the financial support of industrialists, State & Government of India. On 11th Nov. 1962 late Prime minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the museum. The first gallery on "Electro Technic" was opened to the public on 27th July, 1965.
There is the most interesting `Space Gallery` that shows the history of space exploration and rocket science. The exhibits in the `Biotechnology Hall` are those of applications of Biotechnology. There are also other displays on Electronics housed in the `BEL Hall of Electronics`. 3D films along with a mini planetarium show called `Taramandal` are also showed at regular intervals. The most interesting point to note is that this museum is the only museum in the world other than the Smithsonians Institution in US to boast a full-scale facsimile of the 1903 flyer of Wright Brothers.
Entry Fee
General Visitors: Rs.20/-
Students/Organized Groups: Rs.10/-
Taramandal Show: Rs.5/-
Science Demonstration Show: Rs.2/-
3D Film Show: Rs.10/ for school group, Rs. 20/- for general visitors
Visiting Hours
The museum remains open from 10am to 6pm except Mondays, Dussera and Diwali.

Chinnaswamy Stadium

Chinnaswamy Stadium is located in Bangalore. This is one of the premier cricket stadiums of India. Flanked by the picturesque Cubbon Park and uptown MG Road, this three–decade–old stadium is situated in the heart of the city of Bangalore. Formerly known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, This stadium with a seating capacity of 42,000 not only regularly hosts Test cricket, One day International and other first class cricket matches.

Ulsoor Lake

This Lake is centrally located, over a space of 1.5 sq. km. It was originally known as Halsur. It then extended over an area of 125 acres. It was constructed by Kempegowda in the second half of the 16th century, and was a major source of water for the inhabitants then. Now it no longer supplies water but is a great place to beat the heat. It is a major tourist attraction with a boat club.

Venkatappa Art Gallery

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.

Government Museum

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.

Tippu Sultan Palace

Tippu Sultan Fort is close to the city Market in Bangalore, It is now converted to a museum. The building of the palace was started by Hyder Ali and it was completed by Tippu 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 Tippu 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.

Kanteerva Indoor Stadium

Kanteerva Indoor Stadium is the major landmark in the city of Bangalore. The stadium, with an area of about 10800 m2, has a seating capacity of 4000 spectators and can be used of all types of sports and cultural events. Designed in the shape of an ellipse in plan view, the new stadium has a reinforced concrete roof instead of a more conventional fibre-glass roof.

Garuda Mall

Garuda Mall is a Shopping mall in Bangalore. It is situated on Magrath Road near to Brigade Road and one of the popular malls in Bangalore. This is one of the biggest malls in southern India. It is spread out over 75,000 sq. meters and includes 26,000 sq. meters of shopping and entertainment space on five floors and 120 stores. The facilities of this mall are Retail Stores, Entertainment/Activity Centers, Multiplex Cinemas, Multi–Storey Parking, Food Court, and Multi–Cuisine Restaurants.

The Forum

The Forum is the popular shopping mall located on Hosur Road in Koramangala, the Mall is popular among the youth in Bangalore and an attraction to those coming to Bangalore. The shopping mall houses 625,000 sq ft of shops over four levels. A major attraction at the mall is the multiplex, PVR, which houses 11 screens and it features the latest Hollywood, Bollywood and regional movies. The food court is called The Transit Lounge and is designed like an airport Transit Lounge. One can indulge one's taste buds at Transit KFC, Mc Donald’s.

Mantri Square Mall

This is Mall situated in Bangalore It has a gross built–up area of 1.3 million sq. ft. and a gross leasable area of 924,000 sq. ft. and is the largest mall in India. This mall was developed by Mantri developers and is located on Sampige road Malleshwaram. The mall opened on March 1, 2010. It will eventually have over 250 outlets, a six–screen multiplex operated by Inox Cinemas; five separate Reliance based outlets, a bowling alley by Amoeba and has a parking area sufficient for 2000 cars. The first Taco Bell outlet in India is located in this mall.

UB City

UB city is located in the heart of Bangalore. Pioneered by the chairman of UB Group Dr. Vijay Malya. It stands at the corner of Vittal Malaya Road and Kasturba Road just 600 metres away from Bangalore's commercial hub, M. G. Road. UB City has four towers namely, UB Tower (19 Floors), Comet (11 Floors), Canberra (17 Floors) and Concorde(19 Floors). The later three towers are all named after aircraft. UB City will house the Group offices under one roof - UB Tower. Concorde & Canberra will have retail space on the lower floors and office space in the higher levels, while Comet will have Hotels. It will house commercial offices, banks, high–end retail stores, a five star hotel, Hotels, restaurants, food courts, pubs, health clubs and cafes. Multi–level parking areas will offer virtually unlimited parking spaces. Also on the blueprint is an amphitheatre with food courts and landscaped gardens. UB City will provide parking space for over 1,100 cars.

The Innovative Film City

The Innovative Film City located on the Bangalore Mysore highway at Bidadi. Built on an area of around 50 acres it is supposed to be the biggest entertainment centre, theme park and much more. The film city has several small attractions such as world famous Ripley's Believe it or not museum, Louis Tussad wax museum, Funplex, Aqua Kingdom (artificial beach), Dinosaur world, and cartoon city. It is also having a go–carting zone, a mini golf course, a 4D amphitheater, fossil museum. The entry fee to the park is Rs.50. There is a separate fee for each of the attractions.



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