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Attara Kacheri Vidhana Soudha Cubbon Park Lalbagh Garden
Museums Nehru Planetarium Tipu Sultan Palace Ulsoor Lake
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Attara Kacheri - 2 kms From MG Road

The Attara Kacheri, is a beautiful 19th century stone structure in an intense red hue.This graceful, two storeyed Building with Corinthian columns, was completed in 1864 and housed the Public Offices from 1868 until 1956. These were later moved to the Vidhana Soudha, and this building became the high court. On the ceiling of its Central Hall is a Portrait of Sir Mark Cubbon, Commissioner of Mysore from 1834 to 1861. Behind the building is an equestrian statue of him by Baron Marochetti.
 
   
     
     
Vidhana Soudha - 2 kms From MG Road

Built of Granite and Porphyry this imposing building houses the Secretariat and the State Legislature of Karnataka. Constructed in 1956 after the transfer of power from the ruling Wodeyar dynasty to the central government, it was designed by Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the then Cheif Minister, who intended it to "Reflect thr Power and Dignity of the People". It is capped by a 20-m (66ft) dome, which is surmounted by the four-headed Ashokan lion, symbol of the Indian State. With Rajasthani Jharokhas, Indo-Saracenic pillars and other decorative elements, the Vidhana Soudha exemplifies the Neo-Dravidian style of Post-Independence Bangalore. The woodwork inside is noteworthy. Especially the sandalwood door to the Cabinet Room, and the Speaker's Chair was made of rosewood from Mysore. The Building looks spectacular on sunday evenings when it is beautifully illuminated.
 
   
     
     

Cubbon Park - 2 kms From MG Road

Laid out in 1864 by Richard Sankey, The chief engineer of Mysore, and named in honour of the Commissioner, Cubbon Park extends over an area of 135-ha (334 acres). Its partly formal landscaping imaginatively integrates natural rock out croppings with groves of trees and giant bamboos. The park is liberally dotted with statues, such as that of the 19th Century ruler Chamarajendra Wodeyar ( 1868 - 94 ) over looking the pond near an Octagonal, cast-iron bandstand. There are also marble statues of Queen Victoria and Edward VII. In the middle of the park a red painted, Neo-Classical building known as the Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Houses a Public Library.

 
   
     
     

Lalbagh Botanical Garden 4 kms from MG Road

Regarded as one of the most richly diverse Botanical Garden's in South Asia. Lalbagh in the Southern part of the city, was laid out by Haider Ali in 1740. Spread over 97-ha (240 acres) of Parkland, many of its tropical plants were brought here by Haider Ali's son Tipu Sultan. Later, John Cameron, the Garden's Superintendent in the 1870s, imported several more rare species from Kew Gardens in London. Cameron was also responsible for initiating work on Lalbagh's famous Glass House, modelled on London's Crystal Palace and Conceived as a venue for horticultural shows. Surrounded by champaka trees and pencil cedars, the Glass House has played host to several visiting dignitaries. An Annual Flower show will be held here.
The Entrance to the Park is marked by an equestrian statue of Chamaraja Wodeyar of Mysore. Another popular attraction is the surreal Floral Clock, surrounded by Snow White and the Seven dwarfs. This was a gift from Hindustan Machine Tools, leading Indian Manufacturers of Watches.

 
   
     
     

Government Museum - Kasturba Gandhi Road

Established in 1866, this is one of the oldest museums in the Country. Housed in a red stucco Neo-Classical Building with Corinthian Columns, it has 18 sections with a fine collection of jewellery, miniature paintings sculpture, artifacts from Mohenjodaro and 5,000 years old neolithic relics. The Venkatappa Art Gallery, named after an early 20th century artist patronized by the wodeyar rules of Mysore, forms one wing of this museum. It has watercolours and paintings made in mysore style. These works still retain a greenish coating imparted by a finishing rub with jade. The Gallery also has a collection of leather puppets made of deer and fine sculptures from the satvahana, Hoysala and Vijayanagar periods. Visveswaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum
This Museum is a tribute to the graet Sir M.Vishveshwariah, a Stateman who worked dedicatedly to bring science and technology to the common man. See an unconnected tubelight glow watch your voices as you speak, learn to make motion http://www.giftbangalore.com/Pictures, alarms etc. This museum has wonderful of Informations about the marvels of science.

   
     
     

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Among the tourist attractions in Bangalore, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is a must to see during vacation in Bangalore. Visiting any of the shows here gives you a good view as well as factual knowledge on astronomy. Easily accessible from any corner of the city, the planetarium hosts daily shows of astronomy. It is a fascinating experience for the children. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was founded in the year 1989. The sky theatre inside with a dome of fifteen meters in diameter has a sitting capacity of 225. The Planetarium gives the opportunity to tourists on vacations in Bangalore to unravel the mysteries of outer space. The Planetarium aims to provide an awareness of astronomy amongst students as well as the common public. Daily two shows are held here for everyone interested in knowing the mysteries of outer space. A visit to this planetarium while on vacation in Bangalore is an experience that one cannot forget. Once you have explored the fascinating world of astronomy through the shows, you are sure to be inspired to learn, explore, discover more about the universe.

 
   
     
     
Tipu Sultan,s Palace

Within the original citadel, a mudbrick fort built by Kempe Gowda in 1537, lies Tipu Sultan's Palace, dating from about 1790. Made mostly out of wood with finely embellished balconies, Pillars and arches this two-storeyed structure, a replica of the Daria Daulat Bagh in Srirangapattana served as a summer retreat of Tipu sultan. He endearingly called it Rashk-e-Jannat, or the "Envy of Heaven". Although now dilapidated, it is still a hauntingly atmospheric place. While the palace retains the original elegant teak pillars, most of the painted decorations have been destroyed. The palace housed the public administrative offices from 1831, until they were shifted to the Attara Kacheri in 1868.
 
   
     
     

Ulsoor Lake
Close to the M.G.Road this lake is one of the main attractions of the holiday goers in the city. With a radius of about 3-Km, this lake is ideal for rowing around in a boat or to sprawl on the green grass that surrounds the lake. People could also sit and relax on the small islands that are on the lake.