Bengaluru ( formerly Bangalore ), one of India's most developed city is blessed with benevolent , astonishing and adorable climate and a expanding or flourishing drinking , dining and shopping scene . The city has earned several names such as Silicon Valley of India , Pub capital of India , Air Conditioned City and City of gardens . Before the IT revolution , it was known as PENSIONERS' PARADISE . Although there are no world class sights , you can find lovely parks , an arresting , astonishing and incredible victorian era architecture , culture , spirituality and nature . I am sharing with you the top 4 popular tourist places to visit in bangalore:-
# Must read : https://thecampusconnect.com/2018/06/26/must-visit-die/
1. BANGALORE PALACE
# Built in 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar
# Tudor - style architecture , fortified towers , arches , green lawns and elegant wood carvings
# Opening hours : 10 am - 5:30 pm
# Entry fee : Rs. 230 for indians and 460 for foreigners. There is a 675 rupee camera fee also.
2. NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART
# Opened in 2009 , the third such one in India .
# Housed in Colonial mansion with a garden setting with two interconnected wings .
# Old wing features works from the 18 century
# New one displays a large number of modern and contemporary art work .
# There is a cafe on premises.
# Opening hours : 10 am - 5 pm ( except mondays )
# Entry Fee : Rupees 20 for Indians and 500 rupees for foreigners ( unfortunately this fee was recently increased) .
# In love with history , do read : https://thecampusconnect.com/2018/07/29/5-outstanding-museums-india/
3. LALBAGH BOTANICAL GARDEN
# Established in 1760 by Hyder Ali and extended by his son Tipu Sultan
# Derives its name from the red roses that bloom throughout the year there .
# Have the most diverse species of plants in the world .
# Centre of attraction is a majestic glasshouse .
# On a festival , the garden shows a captivating view of 200 varities of flowers.
# Opening hours : 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
4. ULSOOR LAKE
# Worth watching and breathtakingly beautiful Ulsoor lake is located in the heart of city .
# Boating facilities are provided by Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation .
# Opening hours : 6:00 am - 8:00 pm ( except Wednesdays )