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Bangalore

Agara Lake Bangalore (Bengaluru) is located in Southeastern Karnataka (one of the four southern states of India), and is India's fifth largest metropolitan area and third largest city.  Popular nicknames for Bangalore include: Garden City, Silicon Valley of India, Pensioners' Paradise, Pub City, and Science City.

Landmarks

Vidhana Soudha

Vidhan Soudha, Bangalore, India The Legislative House of the State of Karnataka - one of the interesting features of this building is the grand stairs in its front. The grand stairs has a flight of 45 steps, 204 feet wide 70 feet, deep giving a direct access to the foyer of the first floor.

Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace, Bangalore, India Bangalore Palace, inspired by the Windsor Castle, was built in 1887 AD by Chamaraja Wodeyar in Tudor-style. Largely constructed of wood, the Bangalore Palace is famous for its carving and paintings.

Lal Bagh

Lal Bagh, Bangalore, India Most romantic garden in India - Lal Bagh is a meticulously cared for garden located on the southern fringes of the city. Throughout its 240 acres, there are lotus ponds, fountains, glass houses and stone formations that date back over 3000 million years.

Bull Temple

Bull Temple, Bangalore, India Built in the 16th century, this is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore dedicated to Nandi, the mount of Lord Shiva. The magnificent Nandi, 15 feet tall and over 20 feet long has been carved out of single granite rock.

Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery

Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore, India Established in 1886, it's one of the oldest museums in the country. Highlights of this museum include a unique collection of sculptures, inscriptions, paintings, icons and also some relics from Mohenjadaro.



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