Vidhana Soudha- This is the administrative building of the State Government of Karnataka. It houses the state legislature and the secretariat. The magnificent structure was constructed in the year 1956 when the ruling Wodeyar dynasty transferred power to the central government. The then chief minister of the state, Kengal Hanumanthalah, symbolized the structure as the reflection of the power and dignity of the people. On every Sunday the building looks spectacular with Illumination.
Attara Kacheri - The red two-storied building known as Attara Kacheri is the High Court of the state of Karnataka. It was completed in the year 1864 and housed the public offices from 1868 to 1956. On the ceiling of its Central Hall you can see the portrait of Sir Mark Cubbon, commissioner of Mysore from 1834 to 1861. The Corinthian columns present in the building are wonderful and behind the building you can also see the statue of Sir Mark Cubbon designed by Baron Marochetti.
Bangalore Palace- The Bangalore Palace is worth exploring monument situated at Palace Guttahaill in Bangalore. It was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore in 1887. The Palace has turreted parapets, battlements, fortified owers and arches. The king Chamaraja Wodeyar, during his visit to England, had seen several structures of architectural importance but was greatly inspired by the Windsor Castle. Hence, he decided to build a palace in the Tudo style. The entire palace is spread over an area of about 430 acres.
Tipu Sultan Fort -This grand palace of Tipu Sultan is situated near Albert Victor Road in Bangalore. It is made up of teak wood with floral patterns on the walls and ceilings. This two-storied structure is a replica of the Dana Dauiat Bagh in Srirangapattana which was the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan. The magnificent structure was called Envy of Heaven by the king. After the death of Tipu Sultan the palace was used as an administrative building by the British.
Lal Bagh- The rich and beautiful Lal Bagh Garden is a pleasant 240 acre park in the southern suburbs of Bangalore. One of the many gardens in the city, Lal Bagh is the most famous garden of Bangalore. The Lal Bagh rock is one of the oldest rock formations on earth and is believed to be 3000 million years old.The pleasant and superb gardens were laid out by Hyderali in 1760 and his son Tipu Sultan added a wealth of plants and trees from many countries. It was originally called Lalbagh because the garden had a profusion of red roses, it has a very good collection of tropical, sub-tropical and medicinal plants. The glass house, present inside the park, is designed on the same lines as London's Crystal Palace and is one of the main attractions of the park. Bal Bhavan is another small park meant for children which offers pony rides, boat rides, toy train rides and other attractions. Rose Garden, placed in the heart of the Lal Bagh, has 150 different kinds of roses and is another prime attraction of the Lal Bagh Gardens.
Cubbon Park- It is officially known as Sri Chamarajendra Park, a serene place in the heart of Bangalore. The park is over 100 years old. The park provides sylvan surroundings to the state legislative assembly and a number of other administrative buildings located in the periphery of the park. This park is named after the great commissioner of Mysore, Sir Mark Cubbon and is situated near Cantonment. This 334-acres land is filled with groves of trees and giant bamboos. There are also marble statues of 19th-century ruler Chamarajendra Wodeyar and Queen Victoria inside the park.
Nrityagram- It is situated at about 30 km from Bangalore. It is a unique cultural village that offers aspiring dancers a chance to study and train all disciplines of traditional Indian dances, choreography, mythology, music, philosophy and painting. It hosts the annual musical fest 'Vasant Habba' where artists from all over India showcase their talents in an all-night program. The program also includes an explanation of history in a 60-minute training session of Guru-Shishya (teacher and student) relation, followed by a pure vegetarian lunch with teachers and students, served in a traditional manner.
Bull temple- The Bull Temple of Bangalore is a unique place of worship that houses the 4.57m high and 6.10m long image of Nandi, Lord Shiva's bull. This sacred bull of the temple has been carved out of a single granite stone and is a 16th-century old monument. It is a classic example of Dravidian architecture. An annual festival to celebrate the harvesting of peanuts, Kallekai parse, is held during the time of Nov-Dec which attracts thousands of tourists from all over the state.