India - Bangalore City Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Bangalore City Information

The name "Bangalore" is an anglicised version of "Bengalooru," and this city is most upwardly mobile city in Asia.

It is the Capital of Karnataka State in South India and is also called the Garden City for its delicate blossoms and greenery that impart a unique beauty to this lovely city.

It is known for its sprawling gardens, stylish shopping malls, well designed arcades, emporia, galleries, restaurants, and pubs. Also known as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is the home for some of the most prestigious Educational Institutions, Multinational Companies and has hosted several National and International events.

It is also the center of the nation's massive computer hardware and software industries.

Places of Interest:

Ulsoor Lake - Ulsoor Lake is a perfect gateway dotted with picturesque islands and has Kempegowda's Watch Tower.

Lalbagh Botanical gardens - The garden has a very good collection of tropical and sub tropical and medicinal plants. The glass house, based on London Crystal Palace, is the main attraction. There are major flower displays apart from famous Rose garden with 150 different kinds of roses.

Cubbon Park - Cubbon Park planned by Sir. Richard Sankey has the Attara Kacheri, the central library, the aquarium, the Jawahar bal-bhavan with its mini theatre and toy train, the museum, VITM and KSLTA tennis court.

Vidhan Soudha - It is a beautiful building which houses the state legislature and the secretariat.

Nehru Planetarium - The Planetarium has a seating capacity of 200 and conducts special shows for schools on astronomy.

Tipu's Summer Palace - The Palace is similar to the Daria Daulat Palace of Srirangapatnam.    

Bull Temple - It is one of the oldest temples in the city and is built by Kempegowda, the founder of Bangalore. This typical Dravidian style temple has a mammoth, monolithic bull, 15ft high and 20ft long. The temple is dedicated to Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva.

Visveswaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum - It is a wonder land of information on science and technology. The museum has various technological gadgets, working model and diagrams and displays. The museum is dedicated to the memory of Sir. M. Visveswaraiah.

Government Museum - The Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country and has 18 galleries including Neolithic finds from the Chandravalli excavations, and from the Indus valley, especially Mohanjedaro antiquities. 

Bannerghatta National Park - The Park is situated in a picturesque surrounding with a variety of fauna, snake park and lion and tiger safari.

 

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