Bangalore Tourist Attractions
Bangalore, capital of Karnatake state, is well known as an intellectual center with numerous colleges. It is also a thriving city of business. The city offers green space with parks and botanical gardens, and much to see with temples, palaces, and museums.The best time to visit Bangalore is during the winter months, which is the dry season.
The Bangalore Palace is a beautiful structure with turrets and towers, arches, balconies, and a generally regal appearance. The design of the palace is based on that of Windsor Castle, but with some obvious differences. The castle is not open to the public but can be appreciated simply by walking by and viewing it from the exterior.
ISKCON Temple (International Society For Krishna Consciousness)
The ISKCON Temple in Bangalore is an ornate temple of granite, marble, and glass that is an interesting site by day or at night when it is lit up. The temple is devoted to Vedic culture.
Kadalekayi Parishe and the Bull Temple
Kadalekayi Parishe (the groundnut festival) is held in celebration of the groundnut harvest in November. Local farmers attend the Bull Temple in Bangalore for a blessing and call for a good years harvest.
Shree Ramaseva Mandali
In Bangalore, the Shree Ramaseva Mandali is a colorful music festival held to celebrate Ramanavami. Concerts of traditional music accompanied by dancing are all part of this cultural event held annually in April.
Tipu's Fort and Palace
Located in Bangalore, Tipu's Fort was the summer palace of Tipu Sultan. It was built in the late 18th Century and boasts of pillars, cusped arches, and interesting detail. Inside Tipu's Fort is a small museum dedicated to the Hyder-Tipu era.
There are numerous day trips to be had from Bangalore, with many forts and temples in the surrounding country side.
Chitradurga Kallina Kote Fort
Chitradurga with the Kallina Kote Fort (Palace of Stone) is an interesting site that can be done as a day trip from Bangalore. The complex is huge with many structures, including a palace, mosque, and temples. There are also huge military style walls, water tanks, and other interesting aspects to this fort.
Shravanabelagola is a Jain pilgrim centre which can be visited on a day trip from Banaglore. One of the key highlights of Shravanabelagola is the 58ft statue of Lord Gomateswara. The statue dwarfs the entire complex and stands tall on the horizon.