A fast growing cosmopolitan, Bangalore is also home to some of the most remarkable tourist attractions in the southern part of the country. From vast, lavish gardens to gigantic structures from the princely era, the city of Bangalore is an amazing place to explore. A Chennai to Bangalore distance by train is hardly 6-7 hours, so it won’t be long before you’re right into the heart of the wonderland.
Bengaluru is a a great mix of people and culture coming together to form one of the best cities to live in the country. The city definitely draws a heavy tourist influx from all corners of the country and the world and with its amazing weather and array of pubs, has been voted several times as one of the best places to work. And, it’s not just pubs and tech hubs that does the play. The city also boasts of several fantastic tourists attractions. If you ever wish to going on a tour to these amazing places, a Chennai to Bangalore distance by train is hardly 6-7 hours. Take a look at some of the well-known places.
Tipu Sultan’s Palace and Fort
This spectacular fortress was initially constructed by king Chikka Deva Raya and after was rebuilt into an Indo Islamic structure as a summer residence for the emperor Tipu Sultan. The edifice is popular for ornamental columns, paintings, elaborate wood carving, its gorgeous figurines, and lovely balconies offering a view of the beautiful city.
The palace might look like England’s Windsor Castle, as it is the place from where the architects drew their architectural inspiration from. It was king Chamaraja Wodeyar of Bangalore, under whose reign this magnificent palace was constructed in the late 19th century. The princely property showcases Tudor style of architecture with big Gothic windows, wooden carvings, and hallways reflecting stunning architecture of the ancient period. It also has beautiful, sprawling gardens and halls, which today serves as a venue for organizing exhibitions and concerts.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
The Lalbagh Botanical Garden is a famous spot in the city. This grand glass house was constructed by Haider Ali and later modified by his son, Tipu Sultan. The house shelters approximately 1800 species of herbs, plants, trees, and several rare collections of tropical and subtropical plants. In fact, this place got its names from a massive collection of red roses, which blooms almost all year round.
This lovely lake is spread over 125 acres of area and is counted amongst one of the largest lakes in the region. The lake serves as a refreshing picnic getaway with the family, along with providing recreational facilities like swimming and boating.
Vidana Soudha is one of the most significant buildings, placing the state legislature of Karnataka in Bangalore. It’s built in the Neo-Dravidian style with elaborate woodwork on cabinet rooms and doors, that are created of Rosewood and Sandalwood from Mysore. The building looks completely gorgeous and lights up in the evening, adding to the beauty of Bangalore tourism.
Richard Sankey, Chief Engineer of Mysore designed and built this huge green park, to offer walkers, joggers, and nature fans a refreshing atmosphere. This lush green nirvana has various species of flowering trees, exotic plants, and ornamental plants.