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Prasanna Veeranjaneya Temple
The uniqueness of the Prasanna Veeranjaneya temple, apart from the 22-foot-high deity of Veeranjaneya, is its peaceful atmosphere. The cool breeze and surrounding greenery, coupled with an aura of mysticism, bring solace to devotees visiting the temple. Read more...

Gavi Gangadareshwara Temple
his temple, also located near Basavanagudi, is well known for its remarkable architecture. The Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore. Legend has it that the cave temple dates back to the Tretha Yuga. Kempegowda built two of the oldest temples in Bangalore: the Bull temple and the Gavi Gangadareshwara Temple. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi is inside a natural cave in Gavipuram. Read more...

Shiva Statue: Airport Road
The Shiva Temple, located on Airport Road, is seated Shiva in the Himalayas, built in the year 1995. Shiva's idol is a great crowd puller due to its grandeur, aesthetic values, scenic beauty and majestic look. During festivals it draws nearly four to five lakhs of devotees in a day. Puja seva (service) is free of cost for everyoneIt boasts of Awesome 65 feet high depiction of Lord Shiva seated in Lotus position. Read more...

Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy
Built in one of the oldest areas in Bangalore - Malleswaram, the temple is on a hillock. As the legend goes, the temple belonged to Chatrapati Shivaji's stepbrother Venkoji, who came upon a 'shivalingam' in 1669 and consecrated the temple around it.Read more...

Banashankari Temple
The uniqueness of Sri Banashankari Amma Temple is that the deity, Banashankari Amma is worshipped in Rahukala, an inauspicious time according to Hindu belief. The area, Banashankari is named after the goddess. Situated on the busy Kanakapura Road, it is one of the most popular temples of Bangalore.Read more...

Bull Temple
The Bull Temple is located at Basavangudi, atop 'Bugle hill' in Bangalore. Kempe Gowda, who is known as founder of Bangalore, constructed this temple in a typical Dravadian style. The temple has a mammoth monolithic bull called 'Nandi' which is 4.5m high and 6.5m long. It is believed that the statue keeps on growing in size further and further.Read more...

Baidhanmai and Cawasji Dadabhai Dar-E-Meher
This Parsi temple, situated at the corner of Queen's Road and Cunningham Road, has carvings of bulls on its many pillars.It is open only to Zoroastrians, the followers of Zoroaster - the prophet of the ancient religion of Iran.Read more...

ISKCON Temple
Sri Sri Radha Krishna Chandra Temple is accredited for having the ISKCON's largest temple complex in the world. Being made by the Iskcon cult, the magnificent shrine is commonly known as Iskcon Temple. Located on west of Chord Road in Bangalore, the colossal shrine sprawls on seven-acres of 'Hare Krishna Hill'. This outstanding temple is one amongst the best shrines constructed by the ISKCON. Iskcon Temple can be reached easily by taking regular buses, local vehicles or by hiring taxis from the city of Bangalore.Read more...

DoddaGanesha Temple
The monolithic Ganesha is about 18 ft in height and 16 ft in width. The God is also known as Shakthi Ganapathi or Satya Ganapathi. People from all walks of life come here to seek blessings. What makes this idol more attractive to the devotees is, the different types of decorations that are done during the week. The most famous is the butter coating of the idol. More than 100 kgs of butter is used for this purpose.Read more...

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Mosque in Bangalore

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To the religious-minded and the devotees of every denomination, there are places worthy of a visit. To the Muslim, one of the oldest mosques of Karnataka is in the Gulbarga Fort, built in 1367. by the Bahmani King Muhammad Shah I. It is the biggest mosque in Karnataka, and when compared in plan and design, the mosque resembles the mosque at Cardova in Spain. The Jamiya masjid in Ferozabad of Gulbarga Tq is of Bahamani period. Hirabibi masjid at Hirapur (Gulbarga), masjids at Gogi, Sagar etc. are noteworthy. The Jamiya mosque in Bijapur is another wonderful huge monument built by All Adilshah (16th century). It has a proportionate dome and its mihrab is gorgeously painted.

The Malika Jahan mosque in black stone is another notable mosque in Bijapur. Bidar has the famous Solha-kamb mosque with 16 cylindrical pillars was raised in 1423. The Andu masjid, (Bijapur), the Mahal masjid of Afzalpur and the Khali masjid of Aland built during Adilshahi period are some beautiful examples of Islamic architecture. Raichur has Ekminar mosque and Lakshmeshwar (Gadag dt) has artistically raised mosque in the style of a Hindu temple of Adilshahi times. Belgaum has the fine Safa mosque of Adilshahi times in the fort built by Asad Khan Lahiri. Another mosque in the fort is Jamia Masjid raised by Sher Khan of Bijapur in 1586-87. Bhatkal has magnificent Chinnada Palli and the mosque at Mangalore port is known for its fine wood work. The Jamiya Mosque at Srirangapattana with its two tall minarets is the creation of Tipu. Sira has a mosque of Mughul times. The Mosque in the City Market, Bangalore, is a large modern structure in marble with a series of windows crowned by arched canopies and rows of minaret-like pillasters.

The Dargas of Muslim Saints and Kings are equally famous. The Bande Nawaz Darga at Gulbarga is in a vast sprawling complex where a Mughul
mosque is also seen. The Mausoleum of Ahmed Shah Wali, at Ashtur near Bidar is a tall structure with paintings in it. The prince is venerated as a saint by both the Hindus and Muslims. Bijapur has two princely Mausoleums. Ibrahim Rauza, a twin structure is standing on arched platform. One end of the platform has a tomb and another end a mosque, both domed structures with the domes emerging from lotus petals and having metallic pinnacles on them. Gol Gumbaz is the most famous mausoleum of another prince. The Yakub Kadri darga at Yadagiri, Sarmast darga at Sagar, Ladle Mashak darga at Aland, Amin Sab darga at Ijeri (Jevargi tq), Chanda Husaini darga at Gogi, Sayad Abib Sha Wali darga at Hirapur near Gulbarga. Haji Khudanma Husaini darga at Chincholi, Chita Sha Wali darga at Chitapur, Khaji Shahabuddin darga at Karjagi (Afzalpur tq) are some of the Important dargas situated in Gulbarga District. The Panje Sab Darga at Talikote. Hajisab and adakalsab darga at Tikota (Bijapur tq) and Hasan Dongri dargah at Bilgi are noteworthy.

Darga of Malik Rihan is the most notable with its Polygonal layout, a Mughul Structure at Sira. The Gumbaz where rest Haider and Tipu’s mortal remains is a tall structure with a huge dome at Shrirangapattana. Its doors have fine inlay work. Syed Madani Darga at Ullala near Mangalore is a modern structure. At the Asar Mahal palace of Bijapur, Hazrat Bal, a hair of the Prophet is believed to be preserved in a casket. Wherever there is Muslim population they also raise dargas (“chillas”) of Mehboob Subani (famous Saint from Baghdad) and Chamansha Wali. Uruses are also held at these places. Many of the uruses are very large gatherings, attended by Hindus also as at the Raja Bagh Sawar urns at Yamanur near Navalgund or the one of Ahmadshah Wali at Ashtur near Bidar, which is also considered as the jatra of Veerashaiva Saint Allamaprabhu. A Veerashaiva priest officiates at it, beginning the rituals by doning green robes.

  1. Tawakkal Mastan

    Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan Vali is a Sufi Saint from the Saharwardia Order of the 17th Century. His mausoleum is located in the Cottonpet area of Bangalore, India (Near Majestic).
    He is a disciple of Sufi saint Hazarat Baba Fakruddin of Penukonda read more..
  2. Jumma Masjid
  3. Jumma Masjid,K.R Market
  4. Mavalli Mosque,Dodda Mavalli
  5. Masjid-E-Khadriya,Benson Town
  6. Masjid-E-Muzzammil,Nagavara
  7. Masjid E Umer E Farooq,Ashok Nagar
  8. Masjid-E-Sultan Shah (Daawah Markaz),Shivaji Nagar
  9. Jumma Masjid,Shivaji Nagar
  10. Military Masjid,St. John's Road
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Church in Bangalore

Church in Bangalore (10)

For those interested in seeing churches, the best are at Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore. Though Christianity was propagated by the efforts of the Portuguese in Kanara {coastal area) far earlier than on the plateau, many of the churches they raised on the coast during the 16th to 18th Century were razed to the ground by the Mysore ruler in 1790s. Mangalore has the magnificent St. Rozario Cathedral church with its tall frontal towers. The original building was of 1526, rebuilt in 1910. Milagres Church with beautiful tall facade accommodating many artistic images on its parapet, reminds one of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Equally notable is Our Lady of Sorrow church at Kodialbail
built in 1857. It has a frontal tall wall facade divided into four rectangles of equal size with a pediment atop them. Mangalore has the Shanti Cathedral of the Basel Mission (now C.S.I.) raised in 1862 which is a beautiful simple structure with its complex well-planned layout.Virajpeth in Kodagu has a Catholic Church in Gothic style. It celebrated its bicentenary in 1993. The small Anglican Church in Madikeri, now houses the Government Museum managed by the State Archaeology Department has some rare antiquities and beautiful glass paintings.

The St. Mary’s Church in Belgaum is a huge granite structure built in 1869 in the Camp area with fine piers in the prayer hall and gorgeous stained glass windows. The St. Philomina Church at Mysore with its two tall towers of imposing size can be the pride of any town and the building has a crypt. The Abbe Dubois Church (Srirangapattana) is worth mentioning. Bangalore has its oldest St. Mary’s Basilica in Shivajinagar supposed to be raised around 1600, rebuilt in 1832, and it has a tall Gothic tower at the entrance. St. Marks Cathedral that took the present shape in 1927, is another Imposing structure in the former Cantonment area, now of the Church of South India. The St. Patrick’s Church with North-South alignment is in Greeco-Roman style, was originally built for Irish soldiers in 1844 and rebuilt in 1898. he Trinity Church on the Mahatma Gandhi Road was the official Anglican Church of British times which was attended by Residents and other officers. It took its present shape in 1908, though originally built in 1851, it has fine ionic pillars and a portico with a majestic look. Its nave is 90 feet long and the back-wall has fine wooden carvings.

 

Holy Trinity Church
This beautiful landmark at the east end of the M.G. Road was built in 1848-51. It is built in the English Renaissance style.The church can accommodate 700 people and is regarded as the largest "military" church in Southern India. Read more...

St. Andrew's Kir
The only Scottish Kirk in Bangalore, situated on Cubon Road parallel to MG Road contains stained glass windows depicting Lord Jesus and his eight apostles. A pipe organ was also installed here in 1881. The walls are adorned with polished brass plaques. There is also a plaque of John Cook, the Principal of Central College in Bangalore in 1915.Read more...

Infant Jesus Church
A place happen lots of miracles. prayers are never failed. Visit once or, ask the community to pray. all group will pray for you! The Church has a long history of sacrifice and devotion from the time it was first conceived by Fr Paul Kinatukara in the sixties.Read more...

St Patricks Church
The Parish Priest, Assistant Parish Priest and the Congregation of St. Patrick's Church wish you all a Joyful Easter. May the Peace, Love and Joy of the Risen Lord be with you and your families. Read more...

St Mary's Basilica
This Church situated opposite the Russel Market Square was built as a small chapel in 1818 by Abbe Dubois, oldest Church in Bangalore is the St Mary's Basilica in Shivajinagar which dates back to 1685. St Mary's Basilica, in its present form was bulit in 1875-82 at a total cost of about Rs 30,000. Read more...

Chowdiah Memorial Hall
The Chowdiah Memorial Hall, named after the violin maestro Tirumakudalu Chowdiah, is one of the most prominent landmarks of Malleswaram. Designed in the shape of a violin, the venue is a hub of arts and culture, playing host to a wide array of events - ranging from classical music concerts, to theatre and drama, to prestigious quiz competitions. Read more...

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Monuments in Bangalore

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Bangalore Palace
Bangalore Palace, a palace located in the city of Bangalore, India, was built to look like a smaller replica of the Windsor Castle in England.It was built by Rev. Garrett, who was the first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now known as Central College.The construction of the palace was started in 1862 and completed in 1944. Read more...

Ravindra Kalakshetra
The renovated Ravindra Kalakshetra, which was inaugurated, has a truly welcoming atmosphere. Seating arrangements, audio and light system and other basic facilities have been addressed by the Kannada and Culture Department. Emphasis has been given to audio and lighting. Read more...

Attara Kacheri
The Attara Kacheri, is a beautiful 19th century stone structure in an intense red hue.which is known as Karnataka High Court is the High Court of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. The high court functions out of a red brick building known as Attara Kacheri. It is in front of Vidhana Soudha, which is the seat of the legislature of Karnataka. Attara Kacheri radiant in its vibrant hues boasts of Karnataka’s history from the glorious days of Tipu Sultan’s reign and hence is one of Bangalore’s most popular tourist spots.Read more...

Vidhan Soudha
Built in 1956, Vidhana Soudha is located in the famous Cubbon Park Bangalore. Get to see the superb Dravidian architecture as portrayed in the Vidhana Soudha Bangalore. Known as the famous landmark of Bangalore, Vidhana Soudha houses the Legislative Chambers of the state government.Read more...

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Gardens & Parks in Bangalore

Gardens & Parks in Bangalore (9)

Lumbini Gardens
Lumbini Gardens on the Nagawara lake front near Hebbal is an exclusive boating and leisure complex with a variety of entertainment activities introduced for the first time in Bangalore. The leisure park is set up at a cost of over Rs 10 crore.Lumbini Gardens is situated on the Outer Ring Road. It is located on the banks of the Nagawara Lake. Read more...

Cubbon Park
The Cubbon Park of Bangalore has a history of more than 100 years. It has been a part of Bangalore’s landscape since 1870. The Cubbon Park, officially known as Sri. Chamarajendra Park, is an historic park, located in the heart of city in the Central Administrative Area. The park provides sylvan surroundings to the State Legislature building- the Vidhana Soudha, the High Court Buildings – the Attara Kacheri and a number of other organizations located along the periphery and within the park which constitute the Central Administrative Area.Read more...

Cariappa Memorial Park

Lalbagh Botanical Garden
The Garden City, Bangalore offers wonderful sightseeing options to tourists and the Lal Bagh Gardens is one such spot that should not be missed during your Bangalore travel. Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is a well known botanical garden in Bangalore, India The garden was commissioned by the ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali. It has a famous glass house which hosts yearly flower show. It also has an aquarium and a lake, and one of the tourist attractions in Bangalore.Read more...

Bannerghatta National Park
Bannerghatta National Park is situated 22 km south of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The journey to the park takes nearly half an hour from Bangalore. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km²) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.The Bannerghatta Tiger and Lion Reserve has a reserve of Indian tigers, lions and other mammals. A mini safari here helps to fund the reserve. The Tiger Reserve of the park has been recognised by the Forest Department of India. Read more...

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Amusement Parks in Bangalore

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  • WonderLa
  • Crazy Waters
  • Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain
    The B N A Technology Consulting Ltd Created, Hong Kong, the Musical fountain of Bangalore was inaugurated in 1995 with work starting on it in 1997,is perhaps the most technically advanced and the biggest fountains in India. Based on multimedia technology, industry standard MIDI interfaces and hardware architecture the Musical fountain in Bangalore has unimaginable features that enthrall the audience.
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Museums and aquarium in Bangalore

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HAL Heritage Center and Aerospace Museum
HAL Heritage Center and Aerospace Museum, situated on the Airport Road at Bangalore, is the second largest public aviation museum in the country with ten aircraft and two mockups. The museum and heritage centre has been established on 10 acres of land and depicts the growth of aviation industry. Read More...

Aquarium
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The Govt. Aquarium is in is an octagonal shaped building. This is one of the largest Aquariums in India, showcasing a variety of indigenous and exotic, cultivable as well as ornamental pet fish. The Bangalore Aquarium is amongst the city's most popular tourist attractions and perfect for a family day out, being founded in 1983. Housed within an imposing diamond-shaped building and located at the very entrance to Cubbon Park, you can expect to see many colourful and indigenous fish, displayed in a series of aquariums, both large and small, recreating natural habitats.Read More...

Government Museum
A beautiful 1877 structure with Corinthian columns. Being one of the oldest museums in the country, this museum boasts an exquisite collection of coins, sculptures, inscriptions, old paintings and excavated items. The Venkatappa Art Gallery adjacent to the Museum is named after Late K. Venkatappa, a noted artist. You will find a selection of his famous paintings, Plaster of Paris works and wooden sculptures. Also on view are works of various contemporary artists.Read More...

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Founded in the year 1989 Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is worth a visit during Bangalore Sightseeing Tours. Come explore the mysteries of outer space with a simple visit at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bangalore. Get to know more about Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium during Bangalore Sightseeing Tours.Read More...

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Temples in Bangalore

Temples in Bangalore (22)

Prasanna Veeranjaneya Temple
The uniqueness of the Prasanna Veeranjaneya temple, apart from the 22-foot-high deity of Veeranjaneya, is its peaceful atmosphere. The cool breeze and surrounding greenery, coupled with an aura of mysticism, bring solace to devotees visiting the temple. Read more...

Gavi Gangadareshwara Temple
his temple, also located near Basavanagudi, is well known for its remarkable architecture. The Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore. Legend has it that the cave temple dates back to the Tretha Yuga. Kempegowda built two of the oldest temples in Bangalore: the Bull temple and the Gavi Gangadareshwara Temple. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi is inside a natural cave in Gavipuram. Read more...

Shiva Statue: Airport Road
The Shiva Temple, located on Airport Road, is seated Shiva in the Himalayas, built in the year 1995. Shiva's idol is a great crowd puller due to its grandeur, aesthetic values, scenic beauty and majestic look. During festivals it draws nearly four to five lakhs of devotees in a day. Puja seva (service) is free of cost for everyoneIt boasts of Awesome 65 feet high depiction of Lord Shiva seated in Lotus position. Read more...

Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy
Built in one of the oldest areas in Bangalore - Malleswaram, the temple is on a hillock. As the legend goes, the temple belonged to Chatrapati Shivaji's stepbrother Venkoji, who came upon a 'shivalingam' in 1669 and consecrated the temple around it.Read more...

Banashankari Temple
The uniqueness of Sri Banashankari Amma Temple is that the deity, Banashankari Amma is worshipped in Rahukala, an inauspicious time according to Hindu belief. The area, Banashankari is named after the goddess. Situated on the busy Kanakapura Road, it is one of the most popular temples of Bangalore.Read more...

Bull Temple
The Bull Temple is located at Basavangudi, atop 'Bugle hill' in Bangalore. Kempe Gowda, who is known as founder of Bangalore, constructed this temple in a typical Dravadian style. The temple has a mammoth monolithic bull called 'Nandi' which is 4.5m high and 6.5m long. It is believed that the statue keeps on growing in size further and further.Read more...

Baidhanmai and Cawasji Dadabhai Dar-E-Meher
This Parsi temple, situated at the corner of Queen's Road and Cunningham Road, has carvings of bulls on its many pillars.It is open only to Zoroastrians, the followers of Zoroaster - the prophet of the ancient religion of Iran.Read more...

ISKCON Temple
Sri Sri Radha Krishna Chandra Temple is accredited for having the ISKCON's largest temple complex in the world. Being made by the Iskcon cult, the magnificent shrine is commonly known as Iskcon Temple. Located on west of Chord Road in Bangalore, the colossal shrine sprawls on seven-acres of 'Hare Krishna Hill'. This outstanding temple is one amongst the best shrines constructed by the ISKCON. Iskcon Temple can be reached easily by taking regular buses, local vehicles or by hiring taxis from the city of Bangalore.Read more...

DoddaGanesha Temple
The monolithic Ganesha is about 18 ft in height and 16 ft in width. The God is also known as Shakthi Ganapathi or Satya Ganapathi. People from all walks of life come here to seek blessings. What makes this idol more attractive to the devotees is, the different types of decorations that are done during the week. The most famous is the butter coating of the idol. More than 100 kgs of butter is used for this purpose.Read more...

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Mosque in Bangalore

Mosque in Bangalore (3)

To the religious-minded and the devotees of every denomination, there are places worthy of a visit. To the Muslim, one of the oldest mosques of Karnataka is in the Gulbarga Fort, built in 1367. by the Bahmani King Muhammad Shah I. It is the biggest mosque in Karnataka, and when compared in plan and design, the mosque resembles the mosque at Cardova in Spain. The Jamiya masjid in Ferozabad of Gulbarga Tq is of Bahamani period. Hirabibi masjid at Hirapur (Gulbarga), masjids at Gogi, Sagar etc. are noteworthy. The Jamiya mosque in Bijapur is another wonderful huge monument built by All Adilshah (16th century). It has a proportionate dome and its mihrab is gorgeously painted.

The Malika Jahan mosque in black stone is another notable mosque in Bijapur. Bidar has the famous Solha-kamb mosque with 16 cylindrical pillars was raised in 1423. The Andu masjid, (Bijapur), the Mahal masjid of Afzalpur and the Khali masjid of Aland built during Adilshahi period are some beautiful examples of Islamic architecture. Raichur has Ekminar mosque and Lakshmeshwar (Gadag dt) has artistically raised mosque in the style of a Hindu temple of Adilshahi times. Belgaum has the fine Safa mosque of Adilshahi times in the fort built by Asad Khan Lahiri. Another mosque in the fort is Jamia Masjid raised by Sher Khan of Bijapur in 1586-87. Bhatkal has magnificent Chinnada Palli and the mosque at Mangalore port is known for its fine wood work. The Jamiya Mosque at Srirangapattana with its two tall minarets is the creation of Tipu. Sira has a mosque of Mughul times. The Mosque in the City Market, Bangalore, is a large modern structure in marble with a series of windows crowned by arched canopies and rows of minaret-like pillasters.

The Dargas of Muslim Saints and Kings are equally famous. The Bande Nawaz Darga at Gulbarga is in a vast sprawling complex where a Mughul
mosque is also seen. The Mausoleum of Ahmed Shah Wali, at Ashtur near Bidar is a tall structure with paintings in it. The prince is venerated as a saint by both the Hindus and Muslims. Bijapur has two princely Mausoleums. Ibrahim Rauza, a twin structure is standing on arched platform. One end of the platform has a tomb and another end a mosque, both domed structures with the domes emerging from lotus petals and having metallic pinnacles on them. Gol Gumbaz is the most famous mausoleum of another prince. The Yakub Kadri darga at Yadagiri, Sarmast darga at Sagar, Ladle Mashak darga at Aland, Amin Sab darga at Ijeri (Jevargi tq), Chanda Husaini darga at Gogi, Sayad Abib Sha Wali darga at Hirapur near Gulbarga. Haji Khudanma Husaini darga at Chincholi, Chita Sha Wali darga at Chitapur, Khaji Shahabuddin darga at Karjagi (Afzalpur tq) are some of the Important dargas situated in Gulbarga District. The Panje Sab Darga at Talikote. Hajisab and adakalsab darga at Tikota (Bijapur tq) and Hasan Dongri dargah at Bilgi are noteworthy.

Darga of Malik Rihan is the most notable with its Polygonal layout, a Mughul Structure at Sira. The Gumbaz where rest Haider and Tipu’s mortal remains is a tall structure with a huge dome at Shrirangapattana. Its doors have fine inlay work. Syed Madani Darga at Ullala near Mangalore is a modern structure. At the Asar Mahal palace of Bijapur, Hazrat Bal, a hair of the Prophet is believed to be preserved in a casket. Wherever there is Muslim population they also raise dargas (“chillas”) of Mehboob Subani (famous Saint from Baghdad) and Chamansha Wali. Uruses are also held at these places. Many of the uruses are very large gatherings, attended by Hindus also as at the Raja Bagh Sawar urns at Yamanur near Navalgund or the one of Ahmadshah Wali at Ashtur near Bidar, which is also considered as the jatra of Veerashaiva Saint Allamaprabhu. A Veerashaiva priest officiates at it, beginning the rituals by doning green robes.

  1. Tawakkal Mastan

    Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan Vali is a Sufi Saint from the Saharwardia Order of the 17th Century. His mausoleum is located in the Cottonpet area of Bangalore, India (Near Majestic).
    He is a disciple of Sufi saint Hazarat Baba Fakruddin of Penukonda read more..
  2. Jumma Masjid
  3. Jumma Masjid,K.R Market
  4. Mavalli Mosque,Dodda Mavalli
  5. Masjid-E-Khadriya,Benson Town
  6. Masjid-E-Muzzammil,Nagavara
  7. Masjid E Umer E Farooq,Ashok Nagar
  8. Masjid-E-Sultan Shah (Daawah Markaz),Shivaji Nagar
  9. Jumma Masjid,Shivaji Nagar
  10. Military Masjid,St. John's Road
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Church in Bangalore

Church in Bangalore (10)

For those interested in seeing churches, the best are at Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore. Though Christianity was propagated by the efforts of the Portuguese in Kanara {coastal area) far earlier than on the plateau, many of the churches they raised on the coast during the 16th to 18th Century were razed to the ground by the Mysore ruler in 1790s. Mangalore has the magnificent St. Rozario Cathedral church with its tall frontal towers. The original building was of 1526, rebuilt in 1910. Milagres Church with beautiful tall facade accommodating many artistic images on its parapet, reminds one of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Equally notable is Our Lady of Sorrow church at Kodialbail
built in 1857. It has a frontal tall wall facade divided into four rectangles of equal size with a pediment atop them. Mangalore has the Shanti Cathedral of the Basel Mission (now C.S.I.) raised in 1862 which is a beautiful simple structure with its complex well-planned layout.Virajpeth in Kodagu has a Catholic Church in Gothic style. It celebrated its bicentenary in 1993. The small Anglican Church in Madikeri, now houses the Government Museum managed by the State Archaeology Department has some rare antiquities and beautiful glass paintings.

The St. Mary’s Church in Belgaum is a huge granite structure built in 1869 in the Camp area with fine piers in the prayer hall and gorgeous stained glass windows. The St. Philomina Church at Mysore with its two tall towers of imposing size can be the pride of any town and the building has a crypt. The Abbe Dubois Church (Srirangapattana) is worth mentioning. Bangalore has its oldest St. Mary’s Basilica in Shivajinagar supposed to be raised around 1600, rebuilt in 1832, and it has a tall Gothic tower at the entrance. St. Marks Cathedral that took the present shape in 1927, is another Imposing structure in the former Cantonment area, now of the Church of South India. The St. Patrick’s Church with North-South alignment is in Greeco-Roman style, was originally built for Irish soldiers in 1844 and rebuilt in 1898. he Trinity Church on the Mahatma Gandhi Road was the official Anglican Church of British times which was attended by Residents and other officers. It took its present shape in 1908, though originally built in 1851, it has fine ionic pillars and a portico with a majestic look. Its nave is 90 feet long and the back-wall has fine wooden carvings.


Holy Trinity Church
This beautiful landmark at the east end of the M.G. Road was built in 1848-51. It is built in the English Renaissance style.The church can accommodate 700 people and is regarded as the largest "military" church in Southern India. Read more...

St. Andrew's Kir
The only Scottish Kirk in Bangalore, situated on Cubon Road parallel to MG Road contains stained glass windows depicting Lord Jesus and his eight apostles. A pipe organ was also installed here in 1881. The walls are adorned with polished brass plaques. There is also a plaque of John Cook, the Principal of Central College in Bangalore in 1915.Read more...

Infant Jesus Church
A place happen lots of miracles. prayers are never failed. Visit once or, ask the community to pray. all group will pray for you! The Church has a long history of sacrifice and devotion from the time it was first conceived by Fr Paul Kinatukara in the sixties.Read more...

St Patricks Church
The Parish Priest, Assistant Parish Priest and the Congregation of St. Patrick's Church wish you all a Joyful Easter. May the Peace, Love and Joy of the Risen Lord be with you and your families. Read more...

St Mary's Basilica
This Church situated opposite the Russel Market Square was built as a small chapel in 1818 by Abbe Dubois, oldest Church in Bangalore is the St Mary's Basilica in Shivajinagar which dates back to 1685. St Mary's Basilica, in its present form was bulit in 1875-82 at a total cost of about Rs 30,000. Read more...

Chowdiah Memorial Hall
The Chowdiah Memorial Hall, named after the violin maestro Tirumakudalu Chowdiah, is one of the most prominent landmarks of Malleswaram. Designed in the shape of a violin, the venue is a hub of arts and culture, playing host to a wide array of events - ranging from classical music concerts, to theatre and drama, to prestigious quiz competitions. Read more...

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Monuments in Bangalore

Monuments in Bangalore (5)

Bangalore Palace
Bangalore Palace, a palace located in the city of Bangalore, India, was built to look like a smaller replica of the Windsor Castle in England.It was built by Rev. Garrett, who was the first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now known as Central College.The construction of the palace was started in 1862 and completed in 1944. Read more...

Ravindra Kalakshetra
The renovated Ravindra Kalakshetra, which was inaugurated, has a truly welcoming atmosphere. Seating arrangements, audio and light system and other basic facilities have been addressed by the Kannada and Culture Department. Emphasis has been given to audio and lighting. Read more...

Attara Kacheri
The Attara Kacheri, is a beautiful 19th century stone structure in an intense red hue.which is known as Karnataka High Court is the High Court of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. The high court functions out of a red brick building known as Attara Kacheri. It is in front of Vidhana Soudha, which is the seat of the legislature of Karnataka. Attara Kacheri radiant in its vibrant hues boasts of Karnataka’s history from the glorious days of Tipu Sultan’s reign and hence is one of Bangalore’s most popular tourist spots.Read more...

Vidhan Soudha
Built in 1956, Vidhana Soudha is located in the famous Cubbon Park Bangalore. Get to see the superb Dravidian architecture as portrayed in the Vidhana Soudha Bangalore. Known as the famous landmark of Bangalore, Vidhana Soudha houses the Legislative Chambers of the state government.Read more...

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Gardens & Parks in Bangalore

Gardens & Parks in Bangalore (8)

Lumbini Gardens
Lumbini Gardens on the Nagawara lake front near Hebbal is an exclusive boating and leisure complex with a variety of entertainment activities introduced for the first time in Bangalore. The leisure park is set up at a cost of over Rs 10 crore.Lumbini Gardens is situated on the Outer Ring Road. It is located on the banks of the Nagawara Lake. Read more...

Cubbon Park
The Cubbon Park of Bangalore has a history of more than 100 years. It has been a part of Bangalore’s landscape since 1870. The Cubbon Park, officially known as Sri. Chamarajendra Park, is an historic park, located in the heart of city in the Central Administrative Area. The park provides sylvan surroundings to the State Legislature building- the Vidhana Soudha, the High Court Buildings – the Attara Kacheri and a number of other organizations located along the periphery and within the park which constitute the Central Administrative Area.Read more...

Cariappa Memorial Park

Lalbagh Botanical Garden
The Garden City, Bangalore offers wonderful sightseeing options to tourists and the Lal Bagh Gardens is one such spot that should not be missed during your Bangalore travel. Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is a well known botanical garden in Bangalore, India The garden was commissioned by the ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali. It has a famous glass house which hosts yearly flower show. It also has an aquarium and a lake, and one of the tourist attractions in Bangalore.Read more...

Bannerghatta National Park
Bannerghatta National Park is situated 22 km south of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The journey to the park takes nearly half an hour from Bangalore. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km²) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.The Bannerghatta Tiger and Lion Reserve has a reserve of Indian tigers, lions and other mammals. A mini safari here helps to fund the reserve. The Tiger Reserve of the park has been recognised by the Forest Department of India. Read more...

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Amusement Parks in Bangalore

Amusement Parks in Bangalore (5)

  • WonderLa

  • Crazy Waters

  • Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain
    The B N A Technology Consulting Ltd Created, Hong Kong, the Musical fountain of Bangalore was inaugurated in 1995 with work starting on it in 1997,is perhaps the most technically advanced and the biggest fountains in India. Based on multimedia technology, industry standard MIDI interfaces and hardware architecture the Musical fountain in Bangalore has unimaginable features that enthrall the audience.
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Museums and aquarium in Bangalore

Museums and aquarium in Bangalore (5)

HAL Heritage Center and Aerospace Museum
HAL Heritage Center and Aerospace Museum, situated on the Airport Road at Bangalore, is the second largest public aviation museum in the country with ten aircraft and two mockups. The museum and heritage centre has been established on 10 acres of land and depicts the growth of aviation industry. Read More...

Aquarium
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The Govt. Aquarium is in is an octagonal shaped building. This is one of the largest Aquariums in India, showcasing a variety of indigenous and exotic, cultivable as well as ornamental pet fish. The Bangalore Aquarium is amongst the city's most popular tourist attractions and perfect for a family day out, being founded in 1983. Housed within an imposing diamond-shaped building and located at the very entrance to Cubbon Park, you can expect to see many colourful and indigenous fish, displayed in a series of aquariums, both large and small, recreating natural habitats.Read More...

Government Museum
A beautiful 1877 structure with Corinthian columns. Being one of the oldest museums in the country, this museum boasts an exquisite collection of coins, sculptures, inscriptions, old paintings and excavated items. The Venkatappa Art Gallery adjacent to the Museum is named after Late K. Venkatappa, a noted artist. You will find a selection of his famous paintings, Plaster of Paris works and wooden sculptures. Also on view are works of various contemporary artists.Read More...

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Founded in the year 1989 Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is worth a visit during Bangalore Sightseeing Tours. Come explore the mysteries of outer space with a simple visit at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bangalore. Get to know more about Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium during Bangalore Sightseeing Tours.Read More...

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Hill Climb near Kanakpura road Nice road signal in Bangalore

Hill Climb near Kanakpura road Nice road signal in Bangalore

RajHill

A Good place to Hill Climb near Kanakpura road nice road signal. reach to Nice Road Signal, Take turn towards Bannerrghatta Road. Just after 1km From Kanakpura Singal You will find, left hand side RajHill.

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SIKH GURUDHWARA : Ulsoor Lake - Sikh Gurudwara

SIKH GURUDHWARA : Ulsoor Lake - Sikh Gurudwara
Near the Ulsoor Lake stands the elegant and white Sikh Gurudwara. Opened on 13 April 1946, it is the main Sikh temple in Bangalore. Having been renovated recently, the temple looks resplendent with marble floors.

The Sikhs have a unique belief: all human beings are one.
Devotees from all religions and communities are welcome to the temple.The prayer hall is large and well-ventilated. It can accommodate about 500 devotees at a time. Special prayers are offered every Sunday and the temple wears a colourful look. Nearly a thousand people from all religions come here to worship. Bhajans and kirtanas are sung in praise of Guru Nanak and Guru Granth Sahib. After this, meals (vegetables, dal, chapatis and payasam) are served to all.
There is a school, a medical centre and a function hall in the premises. The temple also provides accommodation (a day's stay) to the tourists. The Sri Guru Singh Sabha manages the affairs of the temple, but it is the devotees who sponsor free medical consultancy and Sunday meals.
Routine prayers are held everyday from

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    • 4:00 am to 7:30 am &
    • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  



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Orissa lies beneath Calcutta and has a coastline stretching all the way down to Andhra Pradesh. Inbetween lies sandy palmcovered beaches, nature, wildlife and religious art/architechture.The Bhubaneswar, Puri, Konark circuit, popularly known as the Golden Triangle of Eastern India, provides an ideal trip of exquisite architectural monuments and historical sites of Orissa.
Orissa, also known as The Soul of India, is a state that has been drenched in mystery for decades. It has now slowly started to show its secrets to the outside world. The state is scattered with temples and holy shrines. Puri, one of the 4 most holy cities in India is also located here. Numerous wildlife sanctuaries, stunning natural landscapes. Orissa is home to Indias ancient civili

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Orissa, also known as The Soul of India, is a state that has been drenched in mystery for decades. It has now slowly started to show its secrets to the outside world. The state is scattered with temples and holy shrines. Puri, one of the 4 most holy cities in India is also located here. Numerous wildlife sanctuaries, stunning natural landscapes. Orissa is home to Indias ancient civili

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Big Banyan Tree

Big Banyan Tree (Ramohalli)-18 Kms. from Bangalore on the Mysore Road. The famed Big Banyan tree spread over nearly four acres is located here. The tree has an awe-inspiring appearance and consists of a vertical root system forming a pleasant complex. Age of this massive tree is around four hundred year.

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HAL Heritage Center and Aerospace Museum

Name: HAL Heritage Center and Aerospace Museum

Location: Airport-Varthur Road,

next to HAL police station on Marathahalli road
 
Bangalore 560 017

Main attraction: Aviation museum

HAL Heritage Center and Aerospace Museum, situated on the Airport Road at Bangalore, is the second largest public aviation museum in the country with ten aircraft and two mockups. The museum and heritage centre has been established on 10 acres of land and depicts the growth of aviation industry.
Established on AUGUST 30, 2001 was a milestone day in the annals of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, India's aircraft manufacturer., it displays aircraft models, photographs, fighter planes, and helicopters. Most of the aircrafts are displayed outside the museum except HUL-26 Pushpak and the HAL Basant. The photo gallery of the museum contains pictures of Vengeance bombers under construction in the 40s, Dakotas being overhauled, Tempests, Devons, under overhaul in the 50s, Vampires, Gnats, and Maruts under construction in the 60s. An air control building is also available in the museum.

Models of GSLV and PSLV Satellite launch vehicles are also exhibited. The Museum also houses a small souvenir shop that sells mementos, postcards and posters. There are also aircraft simulators, air traffic control towers and an aero-modeling club.

In a country of one billion with an aviation history stretching way back into the second decade of the last century, the absence of aviation museums in good numbers is a huge surprise. Till recently the only two public museums on aviation were the Indian Air Force Museum at Palam and the Naval Aviation Museum at Dabolim, Goa. No other museum devoted exclusively to aviation or aerospace existed. There were a few museums around the country operated by the odd air force establishment but these were of restricted entry. The common public nor the international tourist could ever hope to visit these "private" museums without some kind of pull in the political or military circles. Even then, taking photographs was a "no-no".

Thus the opening of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Heritage Center and Aerospace Museum in the garden city of Bangalore is a whiff of fresh air to the aviation enthusiast in India. The Museum was opened on August 31st, 2001 by the then Chairman of HAL, Dr. K D Nair. The museum with its collection of ten aircraft and two mockups can claim to be the second largest public aviation museum in the country, next only to the IAF Museum in palam with its 40+ aircraft. The Museum is located on the Airport road at Bangalore. Just besides the HAL's helicopter complex and hardly 2 km from the Bangalore airport. 

 Visitors at the Museum's lobby watching the glowboards explaining HAL's various exepertises. A Video of the LCA Test flight was playing in the Television during our visit.

The Museum houses a collection of aircraft, plus a gallery of rare photographs that chronicles the history of aircraft manufacturing and aviation industry in India since its inception. There is a staff of ten to look after the Museum's operations, including a security detail to keep the visitor off from touching the exhibits. The Museum houses a small souvenir shop that sells mementos , postcards and posters for reasonable rates.

The visitor has several galleries to choose from. Most of the aircraft are displayed outside the main building. The two exceptions are the HUL-26 Pushpak and the HAL Basant which are inside the Hall 2. Hall 1 is a circular building with seven galleries chronicling HAL through the years. Photographs of key visitors visiting the HAL premises over the years (including Lord Mountbatten, King Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, the late King birendra of Nepal) to important milestones like the first flight of the HT-2, the HF-24 Marut etc are on display here. Many of these pictures are rare and have never been seen before. Pictures of Vultee Vengeance bombers under construction in the 40s, Dakotas being overhauled, Tempests, Devons, under overhaul in the 50s, Vampires, Gnats, Maruts under construction in the 60s etc can be seen in the galleries. Each gallery has metal models of the aircraft from that decade on display. Several photo mosaics illustrating HAL's expertise in Trainer aircraft, Combat aircraft, Transport Aircraft are also seen.

One of the rare photographs in the HAL Hall 1 shows the handing over ceremony of the B-24 Liberator to the Royal Air Force Museum in 1975. Note the plaque mounted on the nose portion of the aircraft.  Pic Courtesy : HAL Museum via Dr. Shiv Shankar Sastry 
 Another one from the photo gallery shows the Vampire FB.52 Production line in Bangalore. The inset picture incorrectly shows a RAF T.55 trainer variant.

Hall 2 has a small hall where two aircraft, the HUL-26 Pushpak and the HA-31 Basant are on display. There are several models of aero engines on display including a radial engine from a Dakota. Several models of aircraft are also on display here. Hall 2 also hosts a couple of flight simulators running PC Flight sims to give the visitor a feel of what it is sitting in a cockpit. using overhead projectors, and Pentium PCs, the experience is novel enough for the Indian visitor, whereas visitors from abroad might view the crude attempt to recreate the experience of flight with mild amusement.

The most enjoyable experience in the hall 2 is the Air Traffic Control building. A charge of Rs 10 is levied from the visitor to go to level 3 where a dummy ATC has been built. The ATC gives a clear view of the Bangalore airport. With aircraft taking off every hour, the ATC is a good experience. Here again, the obssesiveness of Indian security agencies shows. Cameras are not allowed beyond Level two as taking photographs of the airport are considered "Detrimental to the security". The Museum staff are always at hand to explain how the ATC works and were helpful in explaining the dummy equipment and its roll in the ATC

Ofcourse the star attraction would be the Aircraft collection which is spread out in the open area outside the HAL Museum main building. The aircraft are displayed in individual display zones and are properly fenced off with chains. The impessive collection of aircraft includes the following:

Aircraft Type Serial No Remarks
BAe Canberra B(I) 58 BF-597 HAL Heritage Center
De Havilland Devon HW-201 HAL Heritage Center
HAL HF-24 Marut 1T D-1695 HAL Heritage Center
HAL HT-2  IX-480 HAL Heritage Center - Lycoming Version
HAL HJT-16 Kiran II  U-784 HAL Heritage Center - Mk II Prototype
MiG-21 U U-2974 HAL Heritage Center
HAL Cheetah Z-1897 HAL Heritage Center
HAL HA-31 Basant NA HAL Heritage Center
HAL HUL-26 Pushpak NA HAL Heritage Center
Westland Sea King Mk 42a IN-504 HAL Heritage Center
HAL LCA Mockup NA HAL Heritage Center
HAL ALH Mockup 'IN-701' HAL Heritage Center
NAL Hansa VT-XIM HAL Heritage Center

What the aircraft collection sorely lacks are examples of the De Havilland Vampire and the Folland Gnat. Both these aircraft were manufactured in good numbers with nearly 400 built of each type. Yet surprisingly no examples were found to be put up on display here. The HAL Corporate Office does boast one HAL Ajeet [E-1083] (Gnat Mk II) on display outside on a traffic island. But regretfully the Museum does not have an example of the aircraft in its collection.

The "Space" component of the Museum comes from the fact that it holds several scale models of the GSLV and PSLV Satellite launch vehicles. The Heatshield/Nose cone of the PSLV is on display too. HAL had been involved in fabricating several components for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which is responsible for India's Space Program.

The inside of the PSLV Nosecone, Heat shield. Click on the image to see the inset picture more in detail. The Nosecone is mounted on a concrete platform with pillars that enables the viewer to walk inside and see the inside of the nosecone. The description of the heat shield is given in the Information board.

The opening of the HAL museum is a step in the right direction. In a country where preservation of Aviation History is not on the priority list, this attempt to educate the common visitor by HAL is praiseworthy. In doing so, HAL has also underlined the point that Corporate involvement and sponsorship is very much necessary in such an effort.

Timings: 
Open on all days between 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Charges: 

Visitors Rs 20 per head
Camera Charges Rs 25 
Video Camera Charges Rs 45
For HAL Employees Rs 10 per head
ATC and Flight Simulator Rs 10

Children: Rs 10

HAL Heritage Centerand Aerospace Museum Photo Gallery

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Aquarium

Name : Aquarium

Main Attraction: Octagonal shaped building.

Location: #4, Kasturibai Road, Cubbon Park
Bangalore G.P.O, Bangaluru, Karnataka 560001
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The Govt. Aquarium is in is an octagonal shaped building. This is one of the largest Aquariums in India, showcasing a variety of indigenous and exotic, cultivable as well as ornamental pet fish.

The Bangalore Aquarium is amongst the city's most popular tourist attractions and perfect for a family day out, being founded in 1983. Housed within an imposing diamond-shaped building and located at the very entrance to Cubbon Park, you can expect to see many colourful and indigenous fish, displayed in a series of aquariums, both large and small, recreating natural habitats.

The city of Bangalore is built in the 16th century, is as a valued spot for travel and tourism. The Government Aquarium is a destination which should be visited, once a tourist is in the Cubbon Park. The center has various species of fishes from Chennai, Mumbai, South East Asia, South America, Sri Lanka and Japan.

Government Aquarium was inaugurated in 1983 and it is maintained by the Department of Fisheries of Karnataka. It is situated only at a distance of 2 km from M.G Road and it further increases the scenic beauty of the Cubbon Park. This place remains open from 10 am to 5:15 pm for its visitors, except on Mondays and second Tuesdays of every month. It also remains closed on general holidays. All most 1000 people visit this Government Aquarium in Bangalore, everyday.

The Government Aquarium in Bangalore is a home to a variety of species of fishes that are exotic and indigenous. There are species that can be kept in the aquarium of the drawing room of a house or those that are meant for pisci-culture. There are about 70 varieties of fishes in the aquarium. Some of the species of fish kept in the Government Aquarium are Kissing Gouramy, Buenous-Aires Tetra, Serpant Treta, Striped Loach, Hocks stick, Pearl Coushmi, India Tiger Borb and Moon Tail.

The vibrant colored, swiftly moving shoal of fishes in the aquarium of this center are ever welcoming to the visitors dropping in the Government Aquarium in Bangalore. Aquarists Society of Karnataka is adjacent to this institute, that encourages the visitors to keep the ornamental fishes in their home. There is also a fish stall in the same campus. 

The Hocks stick, the Pearl Coushmi, the India Tiger Borb, the Moon Tail, as well as edible fish are a feast to the visitors. The Aquarium provides food for thought, but if you want to taste the fish, there is a fish stall here.


Timings 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m (Closed on Thursdays)
Admission by Tickets.

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Government Museum

Name : Government Museum

Location: Kasturba Road , Bangalore- 560001 

Main Attraction: Museum , Art Gallery

A beautiful 1877 structure with Corinthian columns. Being one of the oldest museums in the country, this museum boasts an exquisite collection of coins, sculptures, inscriptions, old paintings and excavated items. The Venkatappa Art Gallery adjacent to the Museum is named after Late K. Venkatappa, a noted artist. You will find a selection of his famous paintings, Plaster of Paris works and wooden sculptures. Also on view are works of various contemporary artists.

Bangalore is one of the most ancient museums of India. This popular museum was established in the year 1866 AD. This museum is regularly visited by tourists all across the globe.In the extremely popular State Government Museum, Bangalore the visitors will come across some rare and beautiful artistic works belonging to ancient times. Some of the ancient artifact found in this museum includes artistic works such as sculpture coins and inscriptions. These inscriptions were found in different parts of ancient Karnataka. The visitors can admire the paintings of the well renowned artist Venkatappa and some other eminent artists. Some of the artifacts include Watercolor paintings, and other works of art. In this State Government Museum, Bangalore there is a separate section displaying the works of Major Cheppudira Ponnappa Rajaram .His works mainly consists of wooden sculptures.

The other attraction of the State Government Museum, Bangalore is the Venkatappa Art Gallery. This art gallery lies close to o the Museum. The Venkatappa Art Gallery is named in honor of the popular artist Venkatappa. In the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore the visitors can view about 600 paintings by different renowned painters. On the ground floor of the museum you will come across beautiful paintings by the famous painter K. Venkatappa. The works of this famous painter are generally nature based. Some of his popular paintings include view of Nilgiri Mountains, Kodaikanal, Sunrise in Ooty, a painting on Monsoon and other paintings. Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore also displays works of eminent artists like M. F. Hussain, N. S. Bendre, Vasudev, Hanumaiah, Hariram, Rekha Rao, and Yusuf Arakkal and other contemporary painters. On the first floor of the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore you can admire the works of C. P. Rajaram's and others.

The museum also houses terracotta works from West Bengal, sculpture from the Nolamba, Hoysala, Chola, Chalukya, Pala and Gandhara periods. Other than the traditional paintings and work of art, the Government Museum also possess contemporary and modern paintings and works of plaster of Paris.

Opening timings:
The State Government Museum, Bangalore remains open from 9am to 6pm on all days of a week for public viewing. The museum remains closed on Wednesday and on public holidays
State Government Museum, Bangalore is one of the oldest museums of India. If you once visit this museum you will love to visit this museum over and again.

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