The Best Travel Guide to Bangalore
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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.

Tipu Sultan´s Summer Palace

Constructed by the end of the 18th century entirely from teak, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is an elaborately decorated relic of Bangalore’s royal past, complete with arches and minarets. Originally a summer retreat, the palace now serves as a detailed museum of Tipu Sultan´s life and glorious conquests. Next door is the Venkataramanaswamy Temple, a 300 year old temple built by the Wodeyars. The ruins of Bangalore Fort are also located a few steps away, bearing the testimony of Tipu´s struggle against the British Raj in India.
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