May 5, 2016

Vidhana Soudha

Site Name: Vidhana Soudha 
Site Type: Monument, Legislative Assembly
Location:  Bangalore, Karnataka state, India
Highlights: An artistically beautiful monument
Nearest Railway Station: Bangalore
Nearest Airport: Bangalore
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air
Hotel: A lot of options including luxurious and budget hotels all over the city
Restaurants: A lot of options across the entire city

Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital city of Karnataka state of India. It is called as the 'Silicon Valley of India' as all IT majors have presence in the city. Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate has a lot of tourist attractions which include parks, gardens, temples, etc. Let us discuss about an interesting building from where the entire state is governed and administered.


Vidhana Soudha is the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka state. The massive structure that stands in the heart of Bangalore city is a prominent modern day structure of the entire nation. 

The building represents the mix of Dravidian and Indo Saracenic style of architecture, which is also called as Mysore Neo Dravidian. The building was constructed in 1956 CE. 

The building is rectangular in shape with two inner open quadrangles on either sides of the central wing. Another interesting feature of the building is grand stairs in the front side. There are 45 steps of 204 feet width. 

The building looks gigantic and is definitely the most impressive legislative structure of India.

Happy travelling. 



Tipu's Summer Palace - Bangalore

Site Name: Tipu's Summer Palace 
Site Type: Palace, Monument
Location:  Bangalore, Karnataka state, India
Highlights: An interesting and beautiful monument of Tipu's period in Bangalore
Nearest Railway Station: Bangalore
Nearest Airport: Bangalore
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air
Hotel: A lot of options including luxurious and budget hotels all over the city
Restaurants: A lot of options across the entire city

Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital city of Karnataka state of India. It is called as the 'Silicon Valley of India' as all IT majors have presence in the city. Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate has a lot of tourist attractions which include parks, gardens, temples, etc. Let us discuss about an interesting and beautiful site called Tipu's Summer Palace in this article.


Tipu's Summer Palace is a small palace built in the blend of Indo Islamic architecture style. It is situated within Bangalore Fort. The structure which was built entirely with teak was started by Hyder Ali and was completed by his son Tipu Sultan in the year 1791 CE. As Tipu used this palace as his residence during the summer times, it is called as Tipu's Summer Palace.

This well maintained palace is adorned with beautiful pillars and floral motifs. Some old paintings are also found in this palace. The silver vessels, dress materials and other such items used by Tipu are also displayed in this palace.

Happy travelling.





ISKCON Temple - Bangalore

Site Name: ISKCON Temple 
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location:  Bangalore, Karnataka state, India
Highlights: One of the biggest ISKCON temples in the world
Nearest Railway Station: Bangalore
Nearest Airport: Bangalore
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air
Hotel: A lot of options including luxurious and budget hotels all over the city
Restaurants: A lot of options across the entire city

ISKCON stands for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. ISKCON society was formed by Sri Prabhupada in 1967 CE in the US. The society considers Lord Krishna as the supreme deity. There are millions of followers for ISKCON society all over the world. There are about 50 ISKCON temples found mostly in India and USA. Bangalore city also has an ISKCON temple. It is situated in north Bangalore and it is one of the biggest ISKCON temples.

ISKCON temple complex in Bangalore is very huge and is a prominent tourist attraction in the city. It was inaugurated in 1997 CE. The small mound where the temple is located is called as Hare Krishna Hill.


The 56 feet high gold plated flag staff is a major highlight of this beautiful temple. The temple has five tiered gopura in all the four directions. 

The sanctum enshrines the beautiful idols of Radha and Krishna. There are other shrines in the temple that are dedicated to Krishna & Balram, Nitai Gauranga (Chaitanya & Nityananda), Venkateshwara, Narasimha along with Prahalad and Sri Prabhupada.

As usual to any other ISKCON temple, the prayer hall in front of the main shrine is huge and the evening prayers and devotional songs are very pleasant to the ears.

Happy travelling.