Enjoying a stunning location in the Karnataka plateau of southern India, Bangalore boasts a perfect mixture of the old and new worlds. It is a very colorful city with majestic architectural grandeur, natural beauty, and interesting history. It is also an important gateway into south India with many people arriving by air from countries across the world.

Bangalore Palace

Living Large in BangaloreHosting impressive exhibitions and cultural programs on special occasions, the palace is of the landmark of the city. It is situated in the heart of Bangalore and is surrounded by beautiful gardens with many kinds of flowers. The interior features intricately carved woodwork and paintings.

Sri Banashankari Amma Temple

This temple is one of the most important and popular temples in Bangalore, boasting remarkable architecture as well as the statue of the goddess Banashankari. Many people pay their respects to this idol as it is believed that she has powers to remove hardships and poverty from those who worship her.

The Bull Temple

This is a very interesting temple, home to a 15-foot tall statue of a great bull. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva’s vehicle, Nandi. The impressive statue was carved out of one single granite block and has become one of the most-visited attractions in Bangalore.

Shiva Temple

Located behind the Kemp fort, Shiva Temple is a fascinating place to visit, largely due to the majestic 65-foot statue of Lord Shiva. There is also a holy cave where you can find several beautifully decorated Jyotir Lingas, fiery phallus emblems of the god Shiva. Those who wish for good fortune can try dropping a coin into a wishing pool and asking for it.

The State Archaeological Museum

One of the oldest museums in India, the State Archaeological Museum displays an array of old paintings, coins, inscriptions, sculptures and a number of fascinating excavated items. The museum itself has a distinctive red brick and was built in a traditional European style.