Bangalore , Karnataka

Description

 Located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau, at a height of over 900 m above sea level, Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. Its elevation is the highest among the major large cities of India. The two urban settlements of Bangalore – city and cantonment – which had developed as independent entities merged into a single urban centre in 1949. The existing Kannada name, Bengal?ru, was declared the official name of the city in 2006. Bangalore is known as the "Garden City of India" because of its gentle climate, broad streets, greenery and the presence of many public parks, such as Lal Bagh and ubbon Park.

Bangalore is known as the "Silican Valley of India" (or "IT capital of India") because of its role as the nation's leading information technology (IT) exporter.

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Lal Bagh, Bengaluru

Lal bagh is a botanical garden, commissioned by the Hyder Ali in 1760. The  park is home to over 1000 species of flora and a Glass House. The park is known for its annual flower show. 

 

 


Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park is located in the heart of the city and spreads over 300 acres. The park was created in 1884, by Major General Richard Sankey.The park is home to numerous trees and plants that span over 68 general and 96 species.The park is also known for its kids train.


ISKCON Temple

 It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world.There is a gold-plated dwajastambha (flag post) 56 ft high and a gold plated kalash shikara 28 ft high. ISKCON Bangalore celebrates festivals that are either related to avatars of Lord Vishnu or with Vedic culture.


Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace is located near Mekhri Circle and Cantonment Railway station and is built to look like a smaller replica of the Windsor Castle in England.


Bannerghatta National Park

It is situated 22 km south of Bangalore. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves.


Tippu Sultan's summer Palace

This Summer Palace was built in 1791, is a two-storied ornate wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies. 


Vidhan Soudha

 Vidhan Soudha is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing granite building, built in 1956 in the 'Neo Dravidian style', incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic, Rajasthani Jharokha and Dravidian styles. 


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