Bangalore Travel India, The capital city of Karnataka, is known for its different names
, India's Silicon Valley', 'Garden City', 'Pub City', 'Shopper's Paradise'.
The present city was founded in 16 th centuary and since then it is an
important administrative centre. Bangalore is the seventh largest city of
Karnataka and endorses many gardens.
Bangalore derives its name from an ancient legend associated with it.
According to the myth, King Veera Ballala, a ruler of the Hoysala dynasty,
was separated from his troupe, while hunting in the jungle. Tired, he
stumbled upon a tiny shack where an old woman gave him the only food she had
- a plate of 'benda kaalu' or boiled beans. The king called this place as
'benda kaalu ooru' or 'village of boiled beans'. This was later converted to
'Bangalore', an anglicized form.
» Bull Temple :
It has huge granite monolith of Nandi and was
built by Kempegowda. It is a symbolic monument of the 16th century depicting
dravidian style architecture. The statue of the bull is carved out from a
single stone and it's original colour was grey.
» Tipu's Palace :
This summer retreat of Tipu was built in
Teak wood. Built in 1791, the palace houses museum that has a collection of
artefacts relating to Hyder Tipu regime.
» Bangalore Palace :
Built in 1187 A.D., the palace is modeled
on the lines of Windsor castle in England. The palace flaunts turreted
bastions, battlements,fortified towers and archways
» Bannerghatta National Park :
The 25,000 acre park houses
elephant, gaur, leopard, jackal, fox, wild pig, sloth bear, sambar, spotted
deer, barking deer, common langur, bonnet macaque, porcupine and the hare.
North of the Park lies interesting features for tourists that includes lion
and tiger safari, a herbivore safari, a mini zoo, a reptile park, a museum
and a mini aviary .