BANGALORE
   
FACTS & FIGURES
Area 366 Sq. Kms
Altitute 1000 mts.
Rainfall 89 cm every year
Languages Kannada, Hindi, English & Tamil
Std Code 080
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN BANGLORE
TVidhana Soudha : This magnificent building was conceived and executed by Chief Minister Kengal Hanumanthaiya in 1956, in the neo- Dravidian style and built entirely from Bangalore Granite.

Cubbon Park : In the heart of the city is the Cubbon Park, 300 acres of lush green. Laid out by Lieutenant General Sir Mark Cubbon in 1864.

Aquarium : At the entrance to the Cubbon Park is the Aquarium with a variety of sea life in different shapes and sizes.

Bangalore Palace : Palace modelled on the lines of the Windsor Castle, was built in the Tudor style, by a Wodyar king in 1887.

Bull Temple : This temple is said to have been constructed in the 16th century. It has a 15 feet high monolith of Nandi, the sacred bull that carries Lord Shiva.

LalBagh : Sprawled across 240 acres of land is LalBagh - a beautiful park begun by Hyder Ali in 1760 and completed by Tipu Sultan. It houses over 1,800 species of rare herbs, plants and centuries - old trees.

Tipu Sultan's Palace : The Palace which is built of teakwood was constructed between 1781 - 1791.

Gavi Gandeshwara Cave Temple : This temple in Gavipuram, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvathi, has 33 idols. On the day of Makar Sakranti ( the harvest festival in January), a large number of devotees gather to witness the last rays of the evening sun passing through an archway and window, between the horns of the Nandi Bull to alight on Shiva's image.

 

Shopping

Bangalore is a shopper's delight. You'll find here some of the exquisite silks in India. Whether it's a pure Mysore Silk that you are looking at, a traditional Bangalore Silk Saree or silk dresses and scarves, you'll find them in abundance at any of the exclusive stores on M.G. Road or at the Mysore Silk Showrooms. Bangalore also offers you a wide choice of handicrafts in sandalwood, rosewood and bronze.
M.G. road, Brigade Road, Residency Road and Commercial Street are popular shopping areas.

 

Museums

Government Museum

Established in 1886, the Government Museum has on display ancient weapons, stone carvings, pottery, paintings and relics of the 5,000 - year old Mohenjo - Daro civilization.

Visvesvaraya Technological and Industrial Museum

A favourite with school children, the exhibits at this museum reflect India's technological progress.

 

Access

AIR : Bangalore is well connected by air to all major cities. Indian Airlines connects Bangalore by regular flights to Delhi, Bombay, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa and Thiruvanathapuram among other cities. Bangalore Airport is located about 8 km from the M.G. Road area in the city.

RAIL : Bangalore is connected to the rest of the country both by metre gauge and broad gauge rail services. It is an important railway station on the southern railway network.

ROAD : Bangalore is located at the junction of National Highways 4,7 and 48 which connect it to all parts of the country with goad road.

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