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Vidhana Soudha

 
Vidhana Soudha, A magnificent post independence structure incorporating the traditional feature of architecture, the Vidhan Soudha is located in Cubbon Park. This is an imposing granite structure with a total plinth area of over 5,00,000 sq.ft and houses the secretariat, the state legislature and several government offices. The huge carved doors of the cabinet are made of pure sandalwood.

Cubbon Park

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Cubbon Park, The park was constructed by Lord Cubbon.in 1864 over an area of 300 acre. This ravishing garden is adorned with lush green bullches, blossoming rows of flowers and some structural buildings all adding to its glory. It is an idle place for relaxing and escaping from the ciaos of the city, thronged by young crowd, families, walkers, joggers and nature lovers. Other attractions of the park are Cheshire Dyer Memorial Hall, Ottawa Chatter, Museum, Century Club and the Press Club. 
 

Government Museum

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rai ranchodjiGovernment Museum Counted among the earliest museums of India, Government Museum was established in 1886. Housing a collection of coins, art and relics from the Mohenjodaro, Halebid and Vijayanagar, Government Museum is a place worth visiting during Bangalore Tours. Watch out for relics dating back to 5000 years at none other than the historical Government Museum in Bangalore. Get to know more about the Government Museum during a visit. 
Explore prehistoric belongings of Neolithic period, which were discovered during Chandravalli excavations at the famous Government Museum in Bangalore. On exhibition in the museum are South Indian jewelry, clothing, intriguing stones and so on. Government Museum is in fact divided in to different sections like geology, natural history, sculpture, art and numismatics. 
Situated in the vicinity of Visveswaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Government Museum houses two exhibitions floors. As far as the timings of Government Museum are concerned, it remains open from 9am to 6pm. Keep in mind that Government Museum is closed on Wednesdays and public holidays. We, at HotelsBangaloreIndia.com are here to enlighten you with information and booking of tours to Government Museum Bangalore.

Tipu's Summer Palace

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Tipu's Summer Palace, is one such spot that should not be missed during your Bangalore travel. The architecture, the layout and the overall look of Tipu's Palace gives you the idea of the ethnic Mughal lifestyle. The Palace and its remains present the history of the era in which it was built. The construction of the palace of Tipu Sultan was started by Haider Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan himself.
Tipu's Palace is a two-storied ornate wooden structure with pillars, arches and balconies flanked by gardens on either sides leading to the palace. Built entirely in Teak wood, the palace is described as the "Abode of Happiness", as proclaimed by an inscription on the wooden screen. 
Apart from the palace, the remains of the Fort near the Palace are a testimony of the struggle by Tipu against the might of the British Raj in India. The eastern and western projecting balconies of the upper floor contained the seat of state from where Tipu Sultan conducted affairs of the state. The summer palace of Tipu Sultan was built in Bangalore. This palace is beautifully decorated with floral motifs on the walls and ceilings. After the death of Tipu, the British used this building as their secretariat till 1867. In the busy market place of the city are the remnants of this fort built by Tipu Sultan.
 

Durgah Of Hazrat Tawakkal Mastan Shah Suharawardi

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rai ranchodjiDurgah Of Hazrat Tawakkal Mastan Shah Suharawardi , Situated in the heart of Cottonpet this Muslim saint's shrine has been associated with the Hindu festival of 'Kangra'. The famous Kangra procession, while passing through the city, visits the 'Durgah' of the sufi saint Tawakkal Mastan whose tomb attracts thousands of both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Bull Temple

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Bull Temple, is a religious shrine that is unique in itself. Located in Basavangudi, the Temple is positioned at the southern end of Bull TempleRoad in Bangalore. The term 'Basavangudi' is derived from the word 'Basava', which means 'Bull'. The special attraction of the temple is a colossal image of bull. The temple is said to have been built by Kempe Gowda in 1537 A.D. Perched at the top of Bungle Hill, Bull Temple is easily accessible from the city of Bangalore through local buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis.
Nandi - the Bull 
The temple boasts of a huge image of Nandi (bull) that commemorates the mount of Lord Shiva. The giant image extends to 5 meters in height and 6 meters in its length. The monolithic bull is believed to be much older than thetemple itself. The image of 'Nandi' has been made out of a single granite stone. Initially, the color of the bull was grey and gradually, it turned black as devotees apply coconut oil to it. As per the sayings, the river Vishwa Bharathi originates from the feet of 'Nandi, the bull. 
Behind this enormous image, there is a Shiva lingam. Like most of the other temples of India, Bull Temple also has a story behind its establishment. It is believed that the temple was constructed to pacify a bull, who tried to gnaw away the entire groundnut grown in the fields nearby. It is also thought that the statue keeps on growing in size further and further. One can see a trident on the forehead of the bull. It is said that the trident was placed here as per the advise of Lord Shiva, to prevent the bull from growing further. 
The architectural style of the temple rejuvenates the notion of Dravidian architecture. In the vicinity of this temple, there is a shrine of Lord Ganesha by the name of Dodda Ganesha Temple. The unique feature about this shrine is that the huge image of the Lord is made out of 110 kilograms of butter after every four years. It is amazing to know that the butter never melts. After every four years, the butter deity is broken and distributed amongst the devotees.