Bangalore is the silicon valley of South India. But have you ever considered what is some of the historical places to visit in Bangalore? Was Bangalore always an IT hub or are there some historical tech parks!
Though Bangalore is not on the same level as Jaipur in the ‘Historical Places Game’ Bangalore still has some important and worth mentioning sites.
If you are a person that likes to step into the past then you should definitely visit these sites during your weekends.
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
The Mysuru ruler had his summer retreat in Srirangapatna, Bangalore. The palace is an example Indo-Islamic architecture and it is within the premises of the Bangalore Fort. The construction of the palace was completed in 1784. Interiors are well decorated with floral motifs and paintings showcasing historic events and battles. The burial ground of Tipu Sultan is also nearby.
Location: Chamrajpet, Bangalore
Initially, the fort was built with mud and the first construction began in 1537. In the year 1761, Hyder Ali replaces the mud with stones and it was again further improved by Tipu Sultan. The fort has some slight damage from the Mysore Anglo War.
Location: New Tharagupet, Bangalore
The magnificent Bangalore Palace was built in 1887 and is spread across a vast area of 45000 square feet. The exceptional work inspired by Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture enhances the beauty of this impressive palace with imposing towers, battlements Gothic-styled windows and so much more.
Location: Vasanth Nagar, Banglore
The Fort is situated in North Bangalore and it is believed to be the birthplace of Tipu Sultan. The complex sprawls across an area of 20 acres and is essentially built from stone and mortar. As battles were fought in the fort and centuries of negligence have reduced the fort to ruins but
the chief residence of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali is worth checking. In addition to being one of the most visited monuments in Bangalore, this fort is also important from an archaeological point of view
Location: HWY, Devanahally, Bangalore
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
In addition to being a prominent religious site for Hindus. This brilliantly designed ancient cave is one of the finest examples of rock-cut architecture in the country.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Studies reveal that the history of the temple traces back to the 9th Century. It is believed that certain aspects of the temple’s architecture involving astrological elements are nothing short of an unsolved mystery.
Location: Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore
Bugle Rock Park
Bugle Rock Park is one of the most famous places in Bangalore historical places. It is a formation of rock that is approximately 3000 million years old. During the reign of Kempe Gowda, a tower was built on this rock which gave a bird’s eye view of the city. Making sure that no intruders were attempting to break in.
Here you can find many hollow rocks which were mainly used for lightning at that time. Bugle Rock Park also referred to as “walker’s paradise” has a serene atmosphere with a gushing waterfall and greenery all around. The park also houses a small Hindu temple.
Location: Basavanagudi, Bangalore
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