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FULL DAY TOUR OF BANGALORE
Package Name : SILICON CITY TOUR
Description :

 Full Day Bangalore City Tour:

Package Cost : Rs.2000/- Per Car

Duration : 8 Hrs - 80 Kms

Vehicle Type : Ethios / Ford Fiesta

 

Itinerary / Places covered:

Lalbagh

Surrounding one of the towers erected by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore, is the 240 acre landscaped Lal Bagh gardens. Haider Ali, the warrior-king of Mysore, decided to create this garden in 1740 on the lines of the Mughal Gardens that were popular during his time.

 

The park has some rare species of plants brought from Persia, Afghanistan and France. Hyder Ali's son, Tipu Sultan, added to the beauty of the garden by publicising his wish to receive much-sought-after species of plants from visiting dignitaries.

 

Snow City

One of the biggest indoor snow park and entertainment centre in South India.

Rs.490 per person(incl of taxes).

 

Vishweshwariah Industrial and Technological Museum

This museum is a tribute to Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah, a statesman who worked untiringly to bring science and technology to the common man.  An airplane and a steam engine are displayed in its compound. Inside there are five galleries, each dedicated to a particular aspect of technology.

 

Approach the room of electronics and the door opens on its own accord, step in and the lights come on, seat yourself and music fills the room. You can monitor your voice as you speak, and learn how things are made - from motion pictures to alarms.

 

 

 State Archaeological Museum

The State Archeological Museum (also called Government Museum) is close to the High Court with the same red colour and architectural style. The original block was designed and built by Colonel Sankey in 1876.

 

Several wings have been added on in the later years, all of which conform to the parent style. The original collection in the museum belonged to B. L. Rice of the Mysore Gazetteer. Being one of the oldest museums in the country, it has an exquisite collection of coins, sculptures, old paintings, inscriptions and excavated items.

 

Venkatappa Art Gallery

The Venkatappa Art Gallery is situated in the Karnataka Government Museum. It exhibits some of the rich art of Bangalore. The Art Gallery is comprised of two floors and displays 600 paintings.

 

The government museum was established in the year 1865. The museum has exhibits of antiquities from Mohenjadaro and terracotta from Mathura. It contains traditional paintings also. The museum is a must visit place for art lovers. It has some of the exclusive collections of scenic displays. The museum also has some of the great works of the famous artist K. Venkatappa.

 

Vidhana Soudha

The legislative House of the State of Karnataka, this granite building was built by Sri K. Hanumanthaiya, Chief Minister of the then Mysore state 1951 to 1956. The then Prime Minister Sri Pandit Jawaharalal Nehru laid the foundation on 13 July 1951. It was built at an expenditure of Rs 18.4 Million. Marvel of neo-Dravidian architecture and one of the most imposing building not only in Bengaluru but in India. One of the interesting feature of this building in grand stairs in its front.

 

The grand stairs has a flight of forty-five steps 62 m (204 ft) wide 21 m (70 ft) deep giving a direct Access to the foyer of first floor leading to an Assembly Chamber. The architecture of the building is Based on Dravidian style, comprising richly carved bases and capitals for pillars, deep friezes, kapotha Cornices, chaithya arches, heavy pediments domical finials, etc; At the same time, the construction has Been on modern designs, making use of the present-day materials like steel, reinforced cement Concrete glass, plastic, etc.

 

Bangalore Palace

It was constructed by the Maharajahs of Mysore. For many years the building was neglected as a tourist Attraction, but is now open to the public. This is a rundown building with paint peeling on the interior and Generally a tourist trap to be avoided.

 

The fee is Rs 100/200 Indian/Foreigner and Rs 500 to take photos Even of the exterior. This includes a guide to point out things like the mounted elephant head, though no Mention is made of the numerous nude paintings.

 

 

 

 St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's Basilica is a basilica located in the Archdiocese of Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the oldest church in Bangalore and is the only church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. It is famous for the festivities held during the St. Mary's Feast in the month of September each year, an event that attracts a number of devotees from in and around Bangalore.The basilica has been built in Gothic-style with arches, ornamental motifs and stained glass windows.Multiple columns and tall spires of the basilica can be seen from quite a distance. The stained glass windows were removed during World War II and were subsequently restored in 1947.

 

ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple in Bangalore city is huge cultural complex that was inaugurated in 1997 to carry out the vision of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON to promote Vedic culture and spiritual learning.

 

Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Rd, +91 80 2347 1956, +90 80 2357 8346 (fax: +91 80 2357 8625), 3:45AM-8PM. Temple built on a hillock in Rajajinagar atop scenic surroundings, is a perfect blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony. The huge cultural complex was built to promote vedic culture and spiritual learning, and abounds with shops selling devotional items and souvenirs. The annual Krishna and Balarama Rath Yatra is attended by thousands.

 

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