Featuring as the third largest city in India, Bangalore is officially known as Benguluru these days. The city has seen a tremendous change in the last few centuries. Once been called as the Garden city of India has now converted into the Silicon Valley of India. The city is boasted with rich historical background, evidence of which can be seen in the present day of monuments and heritage sites in Bangalore.
So let’s get ready to be a part of the most spectacular journey of your life and learn about the most amazing heritage and monuments sites in the city.
- The Government Museum
- National Gallery of Modern Art
- St Mary’s Basilica Bangalore
- Vidhana Soudha
- Chola Temples Bangalore
1. The Government Museum
Listed among the oldest museums in India and second oldest museums in South India, The Government Museum was established in 1865 by the Mysore State. The museum is now featuring as the archaeological museum in the city and is also has a rare collection of archaeological and geological artifacts. These artifacts include old jewelry, coins and inscription. The earliest Kannada inscription namely Halmidi inscription is also featuring in this museum. The entry fees for this museum are INR 15 for Indian and INR 250 for travellers. It opens on all days except Friday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. It takes 2 and a half hour to take a complete tour of this place.
2. National Gallery of Modern Art
National Gallery of Modern Art is a beautiful and charismatic place which is located in the premises of Manikyavelu Mansion. The place was inaugurated in the year 2009. This place plays a vital role in the cultural and heritage walk in India. This modern art gallery is boasted with great architecture, amazing style and fine ambience. National Gallery of Modern Art is a perfect place for all history and art lovers. Some of the most amazing antiques that you would find in here include ancient ganjifa cards, miniatures paintings, Paintings from Raja Ravi Varma, Amrita Sher Gil, Ravindranath Tagore, M.F Hussain and many more prominent and legendary artists of the country.
The entry fee is INR 10 and INR 1 from Indian Adult and children respectively and INR 150 for foreigners. It is open for all days from 10 am to 5 pm.
3. St Mary’s Basilica Bangalore
Listed among the oldest churches in Bangalore, St. Mary’s Basilica is the only church in the state which has been promoted to the status of Minor Basilica. Travellers from all across the world visit this church the St. Mary’s Feast which usually happens in the month of September. The basilica earlier was merely a hut which was constructed in 17th century, gradually with the passage of time the place holds a marvelous architectural sight in the present time.
The idol of Mother Mary holding baby Jesus in her arms is a major centre of attraction of this basilica. This statue is 6 feet in height and is throwing all the grandeur of the church. This basilica is a prominent attraction among Christian community in Bangalore. People from in and around Bangalore always pay visit to this Basilica.
4. Vidhana Soudha
Serving as the state of Legislature of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha is a majestic building which is built in Neo-Dravidian architectural style. It was built in year 1956 AD. The building is famous among the travellers and is playing an important role in the Bangalore tourism. Vidhana Soudha is serving as the largest legislative building of India. The interior of the building is filled with the central wing, legislative council chamber along with the assembly chamber. With that there are more than 300 rooms which have 22 departments of the state government. The place is located in the hustling and bustling area thus one can find n numbers of hotels near Vidhana Soudha. These properties are available in a huge range and are considered as the best hotels in Bangalore.
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Let us take you to the pre-historic era of Mahabharata. Kaivara is a small town in Bangalore which is situated in the Chintamani Taluk of Chikkaballapura district. Serving as the prominent pilgrimage centers the town holds a historical significance. Kaivara is the place which is believed to be a sojourn of Pandavas during their exile. The place is also famous as the house of Saint Narayanappa who was bilingual poet. He has created many poems here from late 18th century to early 19th century. He has jotted his poems in Telugu and Kannada language. Travellers visiting this place have a plethora of attractions near its vicinity. Laxman Teertha, Yoginarayana Mutt, Kailasagiri Cave temple and Bheemalingeshwara Temple are the major attractions in Kaivara.
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6. Chola Temples Bangalore
Cholas holds a prominent place in forming the Indian history and shaping its present form. The Cholas were the prominent rulers in South India and ruled approximately for a century. During their reigns they have constructed many temples and architectural wonders which today are singing the glorious chapters from past. More than 1500 years old these temples tell us many things about the glorious empire of Cholas. Here are the list of some of the most visited temples of Chola Dynasty such as Someshwara Temple, Halasuru Someshwara temple, Domlus Chokkanathaswamy Temple and Sri Ananda Lingeshwara temple which are just to name a few. You can enjoy your Temple tours of India to the fullest by visiting these exotic temples.
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