Section in Bangalore
Do & See
Despite Bangalore´s sudden development, the city preserves its charm unaltered, in a plethora of old buildings, temples, colorful markets and peaceful gardens. The extraordinary timber-built Tipu Sultan Palace, in the heart of the city, gives a fascinating glimpse into Bangalore’s past and a sense of perspective in this wannabe-modern city, projected into the future. A renowned 17th-century temple and the ruins of Bangalore´s fort are only a few steps away, creating a hub of historical constructions. Karnataka’s State Legislature and Secretariat building, one of India’s greatest buildings, is located north-west of Cubbon Park. Despite the rush of modern life, Bangalore has a strong religious tradition. Be sure to head to Bugle Hill and the Bull Temple. A favorite among travelers, this breathtaking 16th-century construction literally dwarfs whoever passes by. Bangalore is a city to be experienced and explored; the Garden City is in fact famous for its parks, some of which date back over 200 years and include the most impressive of all, the botanical gardens of Lal Bagh.