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Top 5 places to visit in Bangalore, Karnataka India

Updated on October 10, 2015

The Bangalore Palace

Bangalore is a metropolitan city officially known as Bengaluru in Karnataka state of India. It is capital of Karnataka and its also called Silicon Valley of India as it has the hub of IT. Apart from that their are lot of forts, palaces and temples that are really worth visiting once in your lifetime if you are connoisseur of historical places.Out of so many options available to explore best 7 are enumerated here. The first palace to visit should be Bangalore palace that was build by Rev. J. Garrett, the first principal of the Central High School, which was later bought by then King of Mysore Chamarajendra Wadiyar X. After recent renovation many Bollywood movies also use the palace for the shooting.. Really mesmerizing palace with belongings of royal family kept there.

Bangalore Palace Karnataka

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is an Indo Islamic architecture exemplar. The palace is majorly made of teek wood. There is a painting in the palace that depicts Tipus's throne coated with gold sheets and stuck with precious emerald stones, Tipu had vowed never to use it until he completely defeated the English Army. After Tipu Sultan's death, the throne was dismantled and parts were auctioned as it was too expensive for a single person to buy complete, Really beautiful place to visit and the small museum exhibits several conquests of Tipu Sultan.

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

ISCON temple

Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna

Nandi Temple

Nandikeshwar is the vehicle of Lord Shiva as per Hindu mythology. There are six huge idols of Nandi in India and in Bangalore its 15ft in height and 20 feet in length.This idol is said to have been carved out of a single rock. The bull also has a small iron plate on its head. As per the legend, this plate prevents the bull from growing. Providing a great backdrop to the statue are the idols of God Surya and Goddess Chandra, on their chariots. It is believed that the Vishva Bharti River originates at the feet of this statue.

Bull Temple

Nandi Temple
Nandi Temple

Bangalore fort

It was constructed as Mud fort by Kempe Gowda I, who was a vassal of the Vijaynagar Empire and the founder of Bangalore. Haider Ali father of Tipu sultan in 1761 replaced the mud fort with a stone fort. Now as days the fort's Delhi gate, and two bastions are the primary remains of the fort. A marble plaque commemorates the spot where the British breached fort's wall, leading to its capture.

Bangalore fort

Bangalore fort
Bangalore fort

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      nishikha 21 months ago

      Nice ... List...

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      Shikha Sharma 22 months ago from India

      Thanks Anna C Taylor!!!... Its my earnest endeavour to share my experience in Bangalore.. Keep following for related articles. :)

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      Anna 22 months ago from Around the World

      Thanks for this list! I'm going to Bangalore in January and I'm looking forward to visiting some of these famous places. Especially the ISCON Temple.