Built in 1954, Vidhana Soudha is a very important landmark of Bangalore. This enormous building is a typical example of the neo-Dravidian school of architecture, with four domes on its four corners. It houses the Legislature of the Karnataka Government, as well as many government departments.
Built in 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Bangalore Palace has been inspired by England's Windsor Castle. This beautiful palace has Tudor style architecture, with fortified towers, arches, green lawns, and elegant woodcarvings in its interiors.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was established in 1989 with the aim of spreading awareness about astronomy among students and the public. Two shows are held here daily except on Mondays.
It is perhaps the busiest and most important commercial centre of Bangalore. It’s got everything – shops, malls, bars, discos, restaurants, movie houses. Half of Bangalore can be found here at any time of the day.
Electronic City is the nerve centre of the silicon valley of India. Companies such as Infosys, Wipro and other IT giants have their offices here.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
This enchanting garden is set on 240 acres of verdant greenery, and has a rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical trees and plants. There is a majestic glasshouse built along the lines of London's Crystal Palace. The garden was created in the 17th century; it was started by Hyder Ali, and later completed by his son Tipu Sultan. It derives its name "Lal Bagh" from a collection of red roses that bloom throughout the year there. The glasshouse, which was constructed in the year 1889 to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, is the jewel in this crown of Bangalore.
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
Built in 1791,and located near K.R Market, the Summer Palace is a beautiful two-storeyed ornate wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies. It now houses a museum that contains artefacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime.
The beautiful Ulsoor Lake is spread over an area of 125 acres. It was constructed by Kempegowda II. You can go for boat rides on this lake.
It is the first-of-its-kind Mall in Bangalore City, and is a hotspot not only for the city's youngsters, but also for those who think they are young.
Cubbon Park is located in the heart of city, and spread over on an area of 300 acres. It is a great place to while away a hot afternoon in the company of friends and loved ones. The lush greenery makes you think that you are in paradise. It is a treasure trove of different species of exotic plants. The park was named after the erstwhile Commissioner of Bangalore, Sir Mark Cubbon. Many ornamental and flowering trees, both exotic and indigenous, can be found in the park. It is a popular place for walkers, joggers, and nature lovers. Bal Bhavan in the park is a great place for the kids to freak out. An aquarium is also located in Cubbon Park, with many varieties of exotic and ornamental fish.
M G Road
MG Road named after the Mahatma was previously known as "South Parade", and is perhaps the most important street in Bangalore. You can spend an entire day walking up and down this street, and still feel that you haven't had enough. The famous Cauvery showroom is located on this road, and there is a smorgasbord of souvenirs you can pick and choose from.
It is a very busy commercial place in Bangalore; as the name implies, you can shop till you drop in Commercial Street.