Every place in India has been captured by many rulers which have left a history of rich knowledge for the future to remember them by. Bangalore is such a place which was founded by Kempe Gowda I; who built a mud fort at the site in the 15th century. Since then it has been a great influence of the Mughal Era and the Maratha Era. There was one significant period that put forth Bangalore into what it is today and that was the time when Tipu Sultan ruled the city of Bangalore which became prosperous economically through the port of Mangalore where foreign nations came for trading.
Now that you know how Bangalore became one of the most economically efficient city. Let’s take a tour of Banglore and 10 things you should do while you are in this city.
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1. The Tipu Sultan Palace (Bangalore Palace) :
The building of this palace was begun by Haider Ali in 1781 and was only completed in 1791 by his son Tipu Sultan, 10 years later. The palace is somewhat similar in its use of stone pillars, wooden arches and painted walls to the other more ornate palace at Srirangapatna. Tipu named the Bangalore palace “Rash-e-Jannat” — meaning the abode of happiness and the envy of heaven. It is now owned by the Mysore Royal Family. This palace is completely lit in the evening with lights and recommended to visit in different periods of the day i.e morning and Evening post-sunset.
2. Lumbini Garden :
Bangalore is known for its gardens and public park and the Lumbini garden is one of the most beautiful gardens you will see. After spending your time in the heat this is a soothing place to be with your family.
3. Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park is another major attraction and sightseeing in the list and it’s recommended to visit in the early mornings if you want to have a wow experience it’s open from 6 am -6 pm.
4. Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Lalbagh Botanical Garden is the prettiest structure I’ve seen when I had gone with my family to Mysore. The transparent glass and the beautiful array of flowers being shined upon by yellow light is just majestic.
5. Ulsoor Lake :
If you are a person who gets a feeling of peace when you are sitting close to a water body then this lake is meant for you. Constructed by Kempe Gowda 2nd this lake is not recommended for swimming unless you want to get bitten by aquatic creatures. Although you can enjoy boating.
6. Wonderla Amusement Park.
With the many rides that it offers, it is a must-visit place for kids to bring them back out of their shell of fear while going high above the ground. It’s one of the best in the country
7. Bannerghatta National park
Bannerghatta National park is located 22 kms from the city and it serves as a sanctuary for a large variety of Flora Fauna. Don’t forget to book a jungle Safari because you will see animals up close for sure. And I had personally seen a hornbill about 10 ft from the safari.
8. Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta
Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is located about 70 km away from the city and is a well-known hiking region. You will get to see elephants and similar sized animals on your way.
9. Freedom Park :
This park was previously a Central Jail spread over 21 acres of land. Water Fountain, Jail Museum, a Sculpture court, Book Museum and People Courtyard are other attractions here.
10. The Bugle Rock Park :
Situated in Basavanagudi in the South of Bangalore. The main attraction of the park is the group of natural rock formations called the Peninsular Gneiss. These formations are assessed to be more than 3,000 million years old. The lush green spread of tree cover will give you a feeling of calm.
If you are visiting Bangalore make it a point to plan at least a 4 day stay without which you would not have explored Bangalore.
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