Enjoy The Exuberance Of The IT City – Best Things To Do In Bangalore!

Bangalore has been going by the names ‘Garden City’, ‘IT Hub’ and ‘Silicon Valley’ for years now. However, this pleasant place has much to offer to both residents and tourists. It has monuments and temples which belong to another era. It has hills, waterfalls and even bird sanctuaries in close proximity. It is home to the Bannerghatta Forest and Zoo and houses numerous serene lakes within the city.

Bangalore City

Bangalore City | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

IT Hub Bangalore

IT Hub Bangalore | Image Resource : ostrichtours.com

Bird watching is one of the best things to do in Bangalore, which are enjoyed by many tourists. The Mysore city is approximately 150 km from the city of Bangalore and is home to the Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary, which is one of the largest in the state. The sanctuary is also home to a large number of fresh water crocodiles and is visited by a variety of birds throughout the year.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Bangalore

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Bangalore | Image Resource : .team-bhp.com

Walk On The Lanes of the Busy MG and Brigade Roads – Things To Do in Bangalore!

Bird watching, are important things to do in Bangalore and most frequently happens in the town of Ramanagara. The town is famous because the popular cult movie ‘Sholay’ was shot in this location. The town is dotted with hillocks piled high and small water spots. It is home to the Long Billed Vultures, which have been declared as an endangered species. The pick – up location is Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore and the guests are welcomed with a cool drink and complimentary breakfast.

Bannerghatta Forest

Bannerghatta Forest | Image Resource : tourmyindia.com

Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore

Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore | Image Resource : newindianexpress.com

Horse Riding, Shopping Are Few More Preferred Things To Do In Bangalore

Going on road trips is an exciting thing to do in Bangalore. Bheemeshwari, Saavandurga and Shivagange. Shivagange & Devarayanadurga trips via Sedan are being held at Arekere Mico Layout as the starting point. Trips are also organized to historical places like Belur, Halebeedu, Sravana Belegola which have temples and monuments belonging to the royal era. They are being covered via Indica at Arekere Mico layout as the start point.

Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwari | Image Resource : trekkerpedia.com

Some event organizers arrange for day tours to other cities like Mysore and nearby locations like treks to Tadiandamol peak at Yavakapadi village.

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Visit to the Royal Bangalore Palace – Pride of Bangalore City

After a wonderful trip to the Cubbons Park of the city, it was now turn to visit one of the biggest landmarks of Bangalore, the Bangalore Palace. The palace is a renowned place in the city and is known for its wooden structure and amazing carvings both inside and outside which depicts different architectural styles and is reminiscent of the royal culture of the city. The Palace grounds are also known for hosting concerts, cultural programs and events which involve a high number of audience and spectators.

The construction of the palace started in the year 1862 and was completed by 1944. There have been constant changes to the ownership of the empire from the Woddeyar Dynasty to the British.it is said that on his visit to England, Wadiyar Dynasty King was highly impressed with the architecture of the Windsor castle and this inspired him to build a similar style palace in Bangalore.

Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace | Image Resource : mapsofindia.com

The Palace is currently under the ownership of the Royal family of Mysore and since 2005 it is opened for the public. The entry fees and charges collected are all used for the maintenance of the Palace. The palace has many artefacts which are made from the trunk and body parts of animals like elephants and tigers which were hunted by the Woodeyar Kings.

The gardens of the Palace are spread across more than 450 acres. The furniture which is kept inside the palace is equally stunning reminiscent of the Victorian style and Edwardian styles. Floral motifs, wooden carvings are used everywhere to decorate the interiors of the Palace. There are 35 rooms inside the Palace. The Palace has undergone a massive renovation program. There are many artefacts which are now publicly exhibited like old photographs and silk clothes used by the Royal families.

Bangalore Palace is used by many Rock bands and Pop starts for their tour to India. Once I was done with the visit to the Palace I headed back to my hotel for spending the night and having dinner. The hotel which I had booked for this trip was Hotel Clarks Exotica  Resort& Spa.

Cubbon Park – A Jewel on the Crown of Bangalore City

After an awe inspiring visit to the exotic summer palace of Tipu Sultan, we decided to have a relaxing time at one of the most famous attractions of the city known as the Cubbons Park. The park which is located in the administrative area of the city is full of aesthetically designed buildings and statues of some of the famous personalities of the world. It is also famous for the rich flora and fauna. Bangalore is known as the Garden City just because of the beauty of this park.

Cubbon Park Bangalore

Cubbon Park Bangalore | Image Resource : travel.siliconindia.com

The place excites one and all. Not only the joggers, botany enthusiast or kids but also nature lovers and people of all ages love to hangout here and spend some time amidst the beauty of this place. The park was created in the year 1870 Major General Richard Shankey. The park has undergone many name changes ever since but the people of Bangalore fondly remember and name it as Cubbons Park.

Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park | Image Resource : mouthshut.com

The park houses statues of King Edward, Queen Mary, Mark Cubbon and Maharaja Woodeyar. One can find very beautiful species of many plants specie inside the park. The most renowned spot inside the park is Band Stand which has hosted many rock shows, musicians and concerts. The amusement park for the kids was loved by my kids the most. The Express Ride train and many other games can be enjoyed there by children.

Statues of Cubbon Park Bangalore

Statues of Cubbon Park Bangalore | Image Resource : mpmurthy.wordpress.com

The park is a jewel in the cap of Bangalore. A city which is known for its multi-cultural ethnicity and home to so many IT firms desperately deserves a place like Cubbons Park where one can simply enjoy nature far away from the noises and hustle bustle of city life. The park is open to general public all time and from 5 AM to * Am no vehicle is allowed on the Park Road making it a silent zone.

Seshadri Iyer Memorial Library in Cubbon Park

Seshadri Iyer Memorial Library in Cubbon Park | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

The visit to the beautiful Cubbons Park refreshed us all. We were also a bit tired so we decided to try some exotic and delicious food of this side of the country. the next place which we visited after this was the Bangalore Palace.

Destination Of The Week : Bugle Rock Park Bangalore

Bugle Rock Park Bangalore

Bugle Rock Park Bangalore | Image Resource : admirableindia.com

Summarization : Many of the travelers are astounded when I tell them that there is a natural rock park in Bangalore which is estimated to be over three million years old. It is a hill of rock which rises above the sea level and is now converted into a historical site and visited by many.

Destination Of The Week : Bangalore Fort

Bangalore Fort

Bangalore Fort | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

About Bangalore Fort : The fort of Bangalore was built by the Famous Kempe Gowda who also named the city. It was initially a mud fort built in the fifteen hundreds and was later developed into a big fort. It is centuries old and I could appreciate the historical importance of this place on my visit here.

Tipu Sultan Summer Palace – An Inspiring and Historical Monument of Bangalore

The trip to the HAL aerospace museum was not only informative but also very exciting. We were thrilled to see the simulators producing the real life like effects of aircrafts and planes and the library was simply stunning. It was now time to visit a historical place located in the city which was made as a summer retreat by Tipu Sultan. The city of Bangalore which is regarded as one of the modern metros of the country also has a bit of history to it in the form of Tipu Sultan’s bravery.

The Tipu Sultan fort lies in the crowded City market area of Bangalore and the palace is situated within the premises of the fort. An important landmark of the city it is also one of the most important historical monument built in Islamic architecture. The palace used to be called as Raash-e-jannat or the Heaven’s Envy. The fort was built by the King to protect his kingdom from the British.

Tipu Sultan Summer Palace Banglore

Tipu Sultan Summer Palace Banglore | Image Rsource : nyainswe.wordpress.com

The palace is a majestic structure which is built from teak wood, mortar and stones. It is one of the most beautiful palaces you get to see in India. The charming carvings done on the pillars which support the palace structure are worth admiration. Floral motifs decorate the walls and ceilings of the palace giving it a magnificent look. This palace is a fine example of Indo Islamic architecture and art school.

Amazing Interiors Of Tippu's Summer Palace

Amazing Interiors Of Tippu’s Summer Palace | Image Resource : wkitravel.com

When Tipu Sultan died the British used this palace as their secretariat. The museum inside the palace is the most stunning part which houses many artefacts of that era. The museum presents a picture of the mighty Tipu Sultan and his bravery along with the luxurious life style of the royals. The crown and clothes of the Sultan are also placed there. One can also find a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha inside the palace complex which speaks a lot of religious tolerance of the King.

Entrance of Tipu Sultan Summer Palace

Entrance of Tipu Sultan Summer Palace | Image Resource : flickr.com

The visit to the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan amazed us all. We were awe inspired by the architecture and the designs of the palace. When we were done with the visit to the palace, we headed for our next place which was Cubbon Park.

HAL Aerospace Museum – A Repertoire of Knowledge on Aircrafts and Carriers

The visit to International Technology Park of Bangalore at Whitefield was a good one. We came to know as to why the city is known as India’s Silicon Valley. The number of MNCs having office there proves what a big player India is when it comes to IT and software industry. Once we were done with the visit to the IT Park, we headed for our next place of visit. This place got the kids very excited. It was the HAL heritage centre and aerospace museum.

The museum is located at a distance of 10 km from the Airport road and 10 km from the Bengaluru City Railway Station. Spread across an area of more than 4 hectares the museum is first of its kind in India which houses many interesting aircrafts and rare aeronautical devices. It is a reservoir of knowledge for anyone.

HAL Aerospace Museum

HAL Aerospace Museum | Image Resource : lilbunnyrabbitz.com

There are two major halls which divides the main entrance. One of the halls inside the main building contains the various photographs and also shows the growth of the aviation industry in all the decades following 1940s till today. The second hall inside the museum houses some of the best and rare models of aero engines and also highlights the various functions of the engine and other machines. There are also some real engines which are housed like the Garret, Adour and Orpheus engines.

There is also a library in the house which contains abundant knowledge for those interested in aerospace and its historical development over the years. The best thing inside the museum which all of us liked was the motion simulator which accentuates the user experience and gives a real life feeling of the fighter jets and the commercial aircrafts.

One may also want to check out the herbal garden; children’s play area and a souvenir shop. A sustainability park is also present which educates the visitors on solar system and renewable energy. It was a good informative visit. Once we were done with the museum we went to visit another prominent and historical attraction of the city, the summer palace of Tipu Sultan.