Bangalore is a city which is supported on majestic pillars of economic importance and also of a rich cultural heritage. This city has the prominence of age old tradition which reflects in its historic monuments and other places of visit. One of the remarkable places to which I paid a visit in Bangalore is the magnificent botanical gardens called the Lal Bagh. I found this place as a rich cultural backdrop. Stationed in the south of Bangalore the roots of its existence were sown by the great emperor Hyder Ali himself. The ruler of Mysore Tipu Sultan, predecessor of Hyder Ali finished the building of this beautiful garden.
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This place is one of the main tourist attractions in Bangalore and my job at a travel desk found my curiosity to drag me to this unmatchable manmade beauty. I witnessed the annual flower show inside the glass house in this garden and to my surprise the apple of my eyes was fixed to this beauty. The total land mass of this place is around 240 acres and to my surprise I found this place extremely well maintained and clean. I was surprised when I was asked to pay a meager entry fee keeping in mind the cleanliness and fame of this place. For joggers this fee is also not asked for during early morning hours and so is there a concession for school students.
One marvel that fixed my attention was the “The Lal Bagh Rock” which is considered to be over three thousand years old is one of the oldest formations. The splendid lighting display in this place set my kids dancing and it was a wonderful sight to see them enjoying without a worry in this world! These gleaming sights rendered a view that I can call as a visual treat.
I found each side of this park named under the direction of its associativity guarded by huge gates. Each direction and its respective gate contain in itself its own share of physical and cultural importance in association with this park. I was dumbstruck when I witnessed a fantabulous point in this green mainland. It is a lake view point which offered a soothing view of sparkling water under mild sunshine and exotic reflections of flowers with a touch of the magical Bangalore weather! There was only one unanimous shout of glee from all the members of the family and that was to visit this place next summer too!
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Every vacation lies on its edge of fantasy which is firmly roped about by certain determining factors. Needless to mention the location where the holiday plans are to be stationed claim maximum potential for being the deciding factors for the success of a vacation. One of the liveliest and happening vacations I planned with my family was a visit to the garden city of Bangalore. More commonly known as the IT hub of India, the silicon city has carved its own commercial and tourist expectation over the years.
My occupation at a travel desk seemed to guide my vision of a family vacation to this city. To my surprise I could sketch a comparison between the hyper malls of this city with any leading malls in South Asia. My family vacation was of ensuring a total package. This definitely included different age groups and correspondingly interesting factors which tickle their fun roots!
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Arriving at the Bangalore airport the cab services projected to our vision a big list of amazing hotels in the city each at its prime importance of accessing several tourist spots. Bangalore is home to the finest luxury hotels rated best across several sources. Our exuberant visit to the places of cultural importance like the Ravindra Kalakshetra, and the beautifully maintained gardens of Lal Bagh indeed rendered a soothing experience for my family. Being a working woman in the early thirties, the shopping extravaganza streets of the Brigade road and M.G road gave me a take off to update my wardrobe. This definitely proved to be a tough time for the men while me and my daughter set foot on the commercial streets. This place offered to us a wide and exciting variety of clothing, accessories and apparel which came along with the best cracked deals.
I could reach to several famous tourist locations like Mysore, Coorg, and the hills of Nandi with ease keeping Bangalore in the centre of my compass. Further my family had riotous fun at Wonderla theme park on the Mysore Road, where we paid a visit to the kids within us. Indeed fantastic is this place and my vacation was truly a framed picture in the priciest of my memories!