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Top things to do in Bangalore

Aptly known as the garden city of India, Bangalore is blessed with beauty akin to no other city in the country. This cosmopolitan zone nestles within its borders deep rooted history by the side of towering sky scrapers. It is India's Silicon Valley and India's life of the party, it is India's past and it is India's present; when you visit Bangalore you will find it hard not to drown in the plethora of attractions that adorns this beautiful city. There are however, a few that top the chart and it is those at

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Lal Bagh

Lal Bagh

Since Bangalore is the garden city of India it comes as no surprise that its gardens are its biggest attractions. The enchanting Lal Bag gets its name from the plethora of budding red roses that bloom throughout the year giving this lush blossom filled garden the most heavenly ambience. Apart from the roses and flowers, the Lal Bagh houses a treasure-trove of rare plant species that have been incorporated into the garden from around the globe.

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Vidhan Soudha

Vidhan Soudha

If you are looking for an architectural spectacle in Bangalore, the Vidhan Soudha is just the place. Built entirely using granite with a design that boasts a neo Dravidian style along with a touch of Chola, Rajasthani and Kannada architecture, the Vidhan Soudha displays an overall structure completely unique to India.

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Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park

The Cubbon Park with its perfectly landscaped lush greenery and plethora of flowers in full bloom, is so much more than just a Park for those seeking relaxation or fitness. Named after Sir Mark Cubbon, this park houses some of the city's most significant buildings such as the Government Museum, Visveswaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, Venkatappa Art Gallery along with an Aquarium. Whoever you are, from whatever age group, the Cubbon Park will certainly have something to delight you.

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Attara Kacheri

Attara Kacheri

In fact even the Atta Katcheri, the court house of Bangalore is located at the entrance to the Cubbon Park. A remnant from the reign of the great Tip Sultan, the Atta Kacheri goes back all the way to 1897. Boasting Gothic style architecture with Corinthian columns, the entire structure is painted in a bright red color.

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Bull Temple

Bull Temple

Have you ever noticed the gigantic statue of a Bull that symbolizes Bangalore in post cards and advertisements? This is the massive structure of the seated bull found on the face of the bull temple that is 4.5 meters in height and 6 meters in width. The Bull Nandi believed to be the vehicle of the most venerated Lord Shiva is a highly significant figure in Indian Hinduism.

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Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace

This palace marks India's success in creating a building that resembles the great Windsor castle in England. Complete with Tudor style architecture with fortified towers and a large lush green lawn, the visions of Chamaraja Wodeyar was successfully fulfilled with the Bangalore Palace.

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Tipu Sultan's Palace & Fort

Tipu Sultan's Palace & Fort

Tipu Sultan, although a Muslim, was a religiously tolerant leader. This palace built in the 18th century boasts Indo Islamic architecture and showcases the ethnic Mughal lifestyle, however Tipu Sultans unique qualities is perfectly reflected from the large Hindu temple that he constructed in his courtyard.

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Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake

The artificial Ulsoor Lake of Bangalore is spread across 125 acres of massive space in Bangalore and is one of the most picturesque sites in the city. If you choose to stay in a Bangalore serviced apartment accommodation like the Citadines Richmond Bangalore, the Ulsoor Lake along with several of the city's other attractions will be just a hop, skip and a jump away.