June 2018

Tipu Sultan’s Palace

Tipu Sultan Palace

Tipu Sultan’s Palace or Tipu’s Summer Palace is situated near the Tipu’s Fort at Albert Victor Road. This palace stands as one of the notable Islamic buildings and an important landmark in the city of Bangalore. This was used as a summer retreat by the Sultan, who lovingly called it the Rash-e-Jannat meaning Envy of Haven.Hyder Ali started the construction of the palace within the walls of the Bangalore Fort and it was completed by Tipu Sultan in 1791. Used as a summer retreat, the structure is similar to the Daria Daulat palace of Srirangapatnam. After Tipu Sultan’s death in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, the British Administration used the palace for its Secretariat before moving to Attara Kacheri in 1868

Bangalore Palace

Bangalore-Palace

Bangalore Place is one of the best palaces in South India. This is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore city.The Palace was first built by Rev. J. Garrett, who was the first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now known as Central College. Spread over an area of 454 acres, the construction of the palace was started in 1862 and completed in 1944. In 1887, it was bought by the then Maharaja of Mysore Chamarajendra Wodeyar X.

Lal Bagh

Lal_Bagh

The ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali commissioned the development of the garden in 1760. Initially designed in Mughal style, this garden was further developed by Hyder Ali’s son Tipu Sultan. Sprawling over an area of 240 acres, there are more than 1,800 species of flora, including plants, shrubs, and trees, most of them from outside India. The garden attained the status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856. The garden surrounds one of the towers erected by Kempe Gowda. The park has some rare species of plants brought from Persia, Afghanistan, and France. With an intricate watering system for irrigation, this garden is aesthetically designed with lawns, flowerbeds, lotus pools, and fountains. The Lalbagh Rock, one of the oldest rock formations on earth dating back to 3,000 million years, is another attraction.

Vidhan Soudha

Vidhana_Soudha

Vidhan Soudha is the state legislature building located on Dr. Ambedkar road at the northern end of Cubbon Park. It houses the Legislative Chambers of Karnataka State. This is one of the top tourist places to visit in Bangalore and also the largest Legislative building of India. This is one of the prime attractions of Bangalore city and also most commonly used to represent Bangalore.